Yesterday, September 15th, was a remarkably close call
. I had awoken feeling "weird" with a general sense of foreboding, malaise, and nausea. This only usually happens when something weird/bad happens to me, a friend, or a family member.
I took a Zofran™ (nausea medication) and thought nothing of it. Mid-Afternoon, I was still feeling that way and I was running down the list of nursing possibilities (gosh knows how)
. And I brought out the dreaded glucometer, and it read I was 44
. A blood glucose of forty-four.
I ran in (I stumbled in, according to my wife)
, proclaimed this and collapsed in the bed.
The above is the same scenario that has landed me in the ICU twice already.
Knowing I didn't want to go back AGAIN
, just so they could pump me full of liters of sugar water and withhold my normal (pain and anxiety medications, because the staff is too busy for such things) my wife became crafty
this time so that I didn't end up in the ICU or even the ER!
She says she somehow coaxed me into eating M&M's™
, this brought it up to seventy-five, but somehow, I crashed back down to fifty-three. I was more with it at the time, so more M&M's™
, orange juice
, and a Subway™ sandwich
(thank you DoorDash™
!) brought me up and stabilized me at 101, and I felt safe enough to go to bed (by this time it was 11PM/2300hrs).
I woke up this morning with a reading of ninety-nine. So, I'm "out of the woods" per se. But it does begrudgingly bring up the unfortunate situation that I must return to the endocrinologist, as well as my neurologist as there was some seizure activity noted by my wife.
I am incredibly lucky to have a loving wife who looks out for me and can relate to my blood glucose situation even though I'm not a diabetic (she is, type 1). Without her help, I'd be back in the ICU, and who knows what the update today might have been?
--------------------------------VERY IMPORTANT NEWS!!!--------------------------------
On November 28th, the future of all the sites on the ElviCities servers itself are in jeopardy. That is when the multi-year contract with my server provider and other contracts are up, and when it would normally be time for renewal.
I was hoping beyond hope that I would have met my GoFundMe goal as that had a built-in buffer to provide for this. (Previous cash on hand).
But in my state of mind, that buffer went towards my medical bills. I have nobody to blame for this but myself.
But it would kill me to know that my servers and all the sites on it would disappear because of it!
If there is any way ya'll could contribute it would not only help with my medical related costs, but it would also ensure that some of your favorite sites stay online.
So, I kindly ask for you to contribute as every dollar counts! And I am sorry to involve everyone in this cluster-youknowwhat !!!!!
THANK YOU for your consideration, thoughts, and prayers through all of this!
And if you can please share the link below my signature to friends, family, co-workers, anyone you can think of! It would be appreciated more than you know!