Thursday, February 28, 2008

Well I'm sure glad I made that appointment on Monday!!
I woke up and my face was all rashy again and my eyes were really swollen!
I had difficulty breathing and my heart had a few palpitations. I saw the nurse at the diabetes specialist and she told me to quit taking metformin immediately! She gave me a prescription for gliburide and I am to go back to see them in June. So I have a few months to see if I can keep off insulin, but at this point I will do whatever they tell me to do.
I went to pick my brother up at his chemo appointment and when I walked in there I was panting, and the nurse looked at me and asked me if I am like that all the time and I told her no, that I was having a reaction to metformin. She said I was going into anaphylaxis!! I live two blocks from the hospital so I wasn't worried about going home, but I think I better listen more closely to my body for now on.
puffy face,
itchy rashy face, (hives)
constricting throat,
difficulty breathing,
fast heart rate,
Sounds like a severe allergic reaction to me, YA THINK??!! And I teach first aid and was an EMT on an ambulance. DOH! I should've known.

I was out from work for two days and was busy today and tomorrow, but next week I will get back to the Fitness Center! I really liked the feeling after I did an hours workout!

I won't be able to go to my AA meeting tomorrow because my Church is having a "Seder Feast". A Jewish man is coming to give us a teaching on what the Jewish celebrate during the Passover. (I know it isn't Passover yet but this is a teaching). I am bringing the salad. I was going to bring a Greek Salad but it has Feta cheese, and I was told NO DAIRY. Well there goes that idea. Maybe a salad with walnuts and apples in it.

Hope everyone has a great weekend! Spring is sneaking in on us s-l-o-w-l-y.