Back again!

Okay I’ve left it far too long to post anything, so I’m really sorry! (Because I’m sure you have ALL noticed my absence!!)

I’ve had a bit of a rough time since moving into my new flat, it’s been one thing after another and eventually it all caught up with me and I was absolutely floored with the flu for 2 weeks! Luckily, I’m finally feeling better, still a bit achey, but definitely feel  less like I die anyway!

Seriously though, what a horrible experience! It’s bad enough coming down with flu at any time, imagine doing it when you’ve just moved out of your parents house and you’ve got no-one to look after you! Not that I felt much like being looked after, but silly things like the days I didn’t have the energy to get out of bed, it would have been great to have someone to at least bring me a drink! I ended up setting up camp in my front room so I didn’t have to move very far for anything! But, I suppose this is all part of this grown up world I’ve been thrust into.

Oh, managing blood glucose whilst suffering from flu? IMPOSSIBLE…

Okay, obviously not impossible, but damn near enough. I was doing up to 10 injections a day, just to try keep my bloods level and ensure I had enough insulin in my system. I didn’t eat for days and I struggled even keeping water down. I  I honestly lost count of the amount of times I wanted to cry when my glucose monitor flashed up yet another high number at me. Plus the constant battle to stop my ketone levels creeping up, the amount of things I had to keep on top of when all I wanted to do was curl up in a ball and hibernate was overwhelming at times. However, ever positive, I’m feeling way better now, and I’ve never been so grateful to feel well again! I will never ever make the careless remark that “I feel a bit fluey” ever again after having survived a proper dose of it, haha!

I’ve got a couple of ideas floating around my head anyway for various subjects for me to cover on here, so I’ve said it before but I really mean it this time, I’ll be back to writing regularly now!

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