Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Huh, peanuts.

Over the last couple of weeks I've had a couple of low blood sugar events.  Not a fun thing.  The first time my blood sugar was 42.  I've greened in my part of the happy time:

Signs and Symptoms:

Since glucose (sugar) is the brain's primary fuel, your brain feels the following effects of hypoglycemia:
  • Headache
  • Excessive sweating
  • Blurred vision, dizziness
  • Trembling, lack of coordination
  • Depression, anxiety
  • Mental confusion, irritability
  • Heart palpitations
  • Slurred speech
  • Seizures
  • Fatigue
  • Coma
Luckily, Shannon grabbed me a Coke that I slammed and within an hour I felt okay.  The second time my sugar got down to the low 60s and I couldn't figure out what the deal was.  After a Coke and an ice cream drumstick (an over-compensation), I started feeling better for about twenty minutes and then started feeling crappy again.  Blood sugar check showed me at 220!  After a little thought, I tried a little experiment:  I'd been eating A LOT of peanuts lately.  I ate two handfuls of peanuts and within ten minutes, my blood sugar had dropped 60 points.  Huh, who'd'a thunk it?

Peanut info!

Next week: Sleep study and blood donation #2!


Wednesday, July 21, 2010


Due to the passing-out-ness I've been feeling lately, and the fact that Shannon's all but threatened to knock me out if I don't get some sleep, I went to bed at normal human times last night and kinda had a normal night's sleep.  I'm still exhausted, so I'll be getting in a couple more hours this morning, but I'll be at the store before most of you!  Next week is Orderform Week and check-up with the endocrinologist and the following week is Sleep Study at St. Elizabeth's.  I'll let you know what's what when I do.


Wednesday, July 7, 2010

X-Men #1, Steve #1, Hit-Monkey #1, Batman: Odyssey #1 (by Neil Adams!!!), and bunches more for all tastes ship this week.  In addition to that, we'll all be slap-happy and playing Magic after FNM in our M11 Sealed PreRelease.

As you can tell by the time-stamp on this post, I'm still not sleeping normal hours, but I'll have to chance to get yelled at by professionals in my sleep study later this month.  I'm also only a couple of weeks away from Blood Donation #2.

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Anybody up for Drew & Alyssa doing a video podcast?  We're thinking about getting one started...