Thursday, July 21, 2011

100 Days

On the 99th day of pregnancy,my body gave to me
A raging,snotty,stay-in-bed flu .

Yesterday's Babyscope:

Jul 20, 2011
Staying Healthy
As if you didn't have enough pregnancy symptoms to contend with, you're also more susceptible to colds, flu, and other bugs when you're expecting. That's because nature wisely suppresses your immune system during pregnancy to keep your fetus (a foreigner to your body) from being rejected. The key to staying healthy during pregnancy is to engage in some germ warfare. More than ever, the best defense is a strong offense. Wash your hands often (and carry liquid sanitizer for times when a sink's not handy), don't share drinks or food or toothbrushes, and avoid sick people like the plague. If you think you've caught something, check with your practitioner ASAP, who will treat what you've got with your special needs in mind.

Wow,seriously? Talk about great timing.(telling me after I've already caught the thing,how about 3 weeks ago?)I wash my hands a billion times a day as it is.(so much for that,I suspect someone gave it to me at the airport) The wording of that is also quite interesting ("foreigner to body?" whatever happened to it being the most natural thing in the world?)

100 degrees outside.

100 degrees inside.(me)

100 days of pregnancy.

100 (what my blood sugar should be,& is so NOT,& not from lack of trying,fever raises my basal insulin requirements)

As for symptom relief,the only thing you're really allowed to take is Tylenol.(Sudafed in some cases,but I'm not one of those cases) My "special needs" mainly consist of keeping the blood sugars in line,(emailing Endo 2x/week)& keeping hydrated. Can't use my CGM,because Tylenol messes up the readings so I just have to check a zillion times a day. And is that helping,not really, I need my CGM to alert me before(not after) the fact.

I'm pretty sure that if Michelle Duggar had diabetes...there is no way she'd go through pregnancy 19 times. It's possible,but that doesn't mean that there's anything easy about it.(the real question is,it possible for me to do it.I'm 50/50 on that one.)

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Colleen said...

Hope you feel better soon.
Hope it cools off soon.

Wendy said...

I have a horrible cold. I blame the airplane. Feel better fast!!!! Or I will send Petunia to give you doggie licks to get better.

Scott K. Johnson said...

Dang - hope you're feeling better!