SWIMMING AFTER DIAGNOSIS EXPERIMENT # 1:
first let me say that all your prayers got me through these past 2 weeks. so thank you all very much. the “mass” on my spine turned out to be just a shadow, and nothing more than that. HOWEVER, it turns out that i have bi-lateral lumbar osteoarthritis as well as a lower disc that is pushing out from my spine and into several nerves on my right side. this is where all the pain is coming from. for pain management for this type of problem, most pain management doctors are using medicinal marijuana; b/c i have schizophrenia, i am not eligable as it exhasserbates the negative symptoms of the disease. so, right now i am taking 800mg of ibuprofin with percocet twice to 3 times per day. i am also going to have PT twice a week for the next 4 weeks. i also must see a neurologist. all that being said, lets get to the matter at hand: SWIMMING !!!
i have to put in a plug for exercise. all of my week’s fears and aggrevation melted away in the pool with each and every stroke i took. it was sheer Heaven. my numbers were great, too. so i am in a very good mood with the wonderful endorphin rush that comes as a cheap bi-product of the workout.
here are today’s stats:
at 1pm i left the house with a BG of 101. by the time i got to the pool, i had been off all IOB as well as 2.5 hours of 0% basal. from the time i left the house, till the time i got to the pool, my BG jumped from 101 to 120 !! wow, huh? )
1:20 bg120 ( took 1/2 gtab and jumped in)
1:55 bg 112 (took 1/2 gtab)
2:25 bg 103
2:55 bg 93 (bolused 1.6 units, showered dressed, hooked up my pump and walked home)
3:25 bg 110 (bolused 60% of my Boost shakes, 32gms, and its anyone’s best guess if that was enough or too much insulin; who knows, maybe i nailed it. hope so!!! )
(does anyone out there have back issues as i have? if so, how do you manage it? i would love to know. )
Have a GREAT weekend everyone!!!