Tuesday, November 29, 2011


He did not eat last night - nauseated.

He did not sleep, went from hot flashes to chills to sweats.

Today he has a migraine headache, a stiff neck, entire body pain,  is having chills at the moment and said the back of his head and neck feel like they are going to explode.

"you could be having an aneurism, or scar tissue in your back could have dislodged.  do you want to call your doctor?"

No, I just want to sit here - his reply

I said, "do you want me to call your doctor or sent him and email?"

No, just let me sit here.

Impossible.  He expects me to just let him sit there.

OK, I am going to just sit here with him.

For an hour.  If it's still this bad in an hour, I'll start to push.

On the other hand, should I push him to call the doctor?

Just a completely impossible situation.


roro1981 said...

Thank you for this blog. I just stumbled on it. A lot of people don't realize all the complications that come with diabetes. They just think it's a high low sugar thing and ur is sooooo much more. As the wife if a diabetic myself I totally understand what you are going through. Thank you so much for sharing, now I know that I am not alone. It can get lonely sometimes cause the diabetes affects their memory so constantly arguing or repeating the same things. Erratic sleep patterns and bathroom patterns, don't take his meds like he should(it's a fight), and it always seems like they don't care about their health or yours. it takes a toll on you being a caretaker. So sorry for going on. Just wanted to say thank you. Crying tears of relief cause I thought I was alone.

Lilly said...

Oh my goodness . . . hope the rest of your day went better! A few Christmases ago, I am convinced my hubby had a small heart attack. He would not let me take him to the emergency room, telling me he would rather "die at home." We do what we can, when they let us . . .

Take care,


Lilly said...


I felt the same way when I found this blog, as I wondered if I was all alone with the craziness! Thank God for this woman, who had the courage to start sharing the highs and lows of being the wife of a diabetic . . . she saved my life. (Thanks AGAIN, Diabeteswife!) Please feel free to visit my blog as well:


Take care,