Saturday, December 20, 2008

Thanks!

I just wanted to say thanks to everyone for your concern and advice on the health update. I went to the doctor yesterday morning. Matt was so sweet to go with me and it was good thing he did... I'm going to try a few different things and the doctor gave me two prescriptions. He gave me some pamphlets, a glucometer for my hypoglycemia and wanted to do a blood test... see I have issues in this area. I'd only had my blood taken once before and I passed out, they had to lay me down and draw more from the other arm. The few times I've had my finger pricked I've also either passed out or come really close. I also pass out when I get flu shots or immunizations. And now... they wanted to draw some blood and run some tests. I warned them of my history and so they had me lay down while they did it. I was holding on to Matt for dear life - poor guy... whilst I passed in and out of consciousness. I was breathing so hard and couldn't relax so she had to take from two different veins... I'm getting light headed just thinking about it! She kept trying to ask me questions.. which I refused to answer because I was too busy freaking out and blacking out. She wasn't able to get very much because I was hyperventilating.... but it was enough to run the tests. I don't know why I am so bad with this... I keep thinking I'll get over it...

This morning we decided we should test my blood sugar, but I couldn't do it to myself so I turned Gilmore girls on to distract me while Matt read the instructions. I then gave him my hand and told him to just do it while I wasn't looking. I guess I moved my finger a little because I felt it but it didn't bleed. But at this point I was starting to see stars again so I wouldn't let him try again. So that was the end of that and I am seriously getting close to passing out just writing about it. I decided if I was diabetic I would die because I couldn't test my blood or give myself shots. So there you have it - Im a wimp in this area... I always have been. I still freak out a little at the dentist when they give me the shot and I may or may not have punched the dentist who removed my wisdom teeth... :) But anyway that was my experience at the doctors and now I'll just be trying a few different things to see what works best. Thanks for your love and support - it really means a lot.

4 comments:

Bryan and Sarah said...

It sounds like you and Bryan would really get along in the hating needles/getting nauseated about them area. Are you sure you want to be a nurse?

lartobs said...

I hated needles too! But, with my recent EMT class we were giving each other shots and IV's daily. You get used to it, i promise! :D

Adam and Natalie Loris said...

Oh Stephie!!! How scary! I'm sorry you don't do well with getting your blood drawn or anything. You shouldn't come to where I work then... I work at a Dental office :) I love you and I hope everything goes well. Keep us posted!

The Martin Family said...

So sorry about all the health issues. Stay up on it. You are just too cute to be sick. Happy holidays. I remember my first Christmas with Ry. You will have so much fun!