Monday, January 14, 2008

A Gift In The Form of A High...Who knew?

Started to sound husky on Friday night, which is pretty "ironical"because my voice is pretty smoky to begin with - no I don't smoke, I'm being descriptive.
Have been somewhat foggy all weekend, and I'm not talking about the weather folks.

Of course, this isn't really the best time for me to be horse & foggy, A.K.A sick due to the fact that I'm prepping for a great opportunity on the 18th that requires my voice, my quick thinking and my lightening quick wit. Combine all three and they equal a K-Force of energy that helps me to make my living. I need to be in shape, mentally and physically.


Here's how. Diabetes allows me to recognize that something is not quite right, before I'm symptomatic a la high blood sugars. The high blood sugars started on Friday, for no apparent reason. So, I paid attention and started treat. I'm drinking "Throat Coat Tea," sipping soup; drinking Airborne, using the Vicks Vapor Rub, and gargling with warm salt water. Making myself work on my assignments that are due on the 18th.

Sugars are now stable and if I can get a good night sleep the next few nights, I'll tackle this cold ASAP.

Why am I sharing? I think it's a gift that we as diabetics are not only given signs by our bodies for the Highs and Lows, but for any sign of infection and sickness as well. We just have to be open to receiving it.


Scott K. Johnson said...

I'm usually a little too dense to notice those telltale signs until it's too late.

That or I blame the highs on all the potatoes I eat... :-)

Jeff said...

Kelly, sorry to hear you're not feeling up to par. I hope things clear up fast, and that you're at your best on the 18th.

Chris said...

Good luck on kicking this quickly and good luck on your endeavors on the 18th.