It was a bit of a hodgepodge week for me. Monday, I had to prep for a fasting SIBO (small intestine bacterial overgrowth) test, which meant I wasn’t allowed to eat any dairy or fiber. The office wasn’t very specific on what qualified as having fiber (was I allowed to eat fruit? Cereal with a gram or two of fiber? Did I need to stick with horrible white bread?), so it was a junk food kind of day, which didn’t help with the hormone-based headache I had that day.
Tuesday was the fasting SIBO test, which turned out to be three hours long. I hadn’t expected that, so the only thing I’d had to “eat” since 7pm the previous night was a six-ounce orange glucose drink at 8am, and I was finally set to go home at 11. Not expecting the extra-long fast, I didn’t pack a snack or anything, and about halfway through my trip home, my blood sugar crashed. Suddenly, I had no distance perception, and I basically did the second half of the drive in a state of half-consciousness. It was like being drunk without drinking a thing, and I’m just thankful that 1) the drive was a short one, so this was only like five mins, and 2) it was a route I drive all the time so it was like muscle memory took over. I got home and essentially fell down on the couch while Jason rushed to get some quick energy (sugar) and long-energy (real food) into me. I was basically sick for the rest of the day. It’s been a very, very long time since I had a hypoglycemia attack that sudden and that severe!
On Wednesday, I took that very painful hike I wrote about the other day, and Ambrose began experiencing dizziness and nausea that prevented him from driving or going to work until yesterday. Thursday involved getting him to an Urgent Care appointment so we could get him tested for covid (negative), and Friday it was off for a CT scan of my head and brain! My first Enbrel injections arrived from the specialty pharmacy as well, though I saved the actual injection til yesterday, so that if I had any side effects or reactions, Jason wouldn’t miss work because of it.
Then yesterday, it was Jason’s birthday! Jason doesn’t like a big to-do for his birthday, and the boys were off all day at work and drama rehearsal, so we kept things quiet. You know, old people stuff, like napping. Ha! There was a big windstorm yesterday, so we mostly stayed inside, until the late afternoon, when we hiked up to the top of our local park for some sunset photos. And hey, I don’t know if my body was just in a better place or if the injection mid-day yesterday already helped (probably the former, as it’s WAY too early for the med to kick in), but the hike didn’t cause my back to seize up this time! We watched the sun disappear behind the horizon along with a group of other folks who were clearly there for the same purpose, and then had to rush back down to the car to pick up Laurence from rehearsal. We got Indian food for dinner and sang Happy Birthday to Jason. Cake will be today as it didn’t get finished until too late last night (that’s what being lazy all day will do to you, ha!).
Anyway, I don’t really have much to talk about this week, it was just a busy week of lots of little things (including lots of cat-snuggles, so I had to include one photo above!). I hope y’all are having a good weekend!