Thursday, February 19, 2009

A Rough Night

Firstly, I want to thank my Leprechaun for making me another header for my blog, and this one is in Gaelic even for St. Patty's Day. Bless you baby. He did this following a very bad and sleepless night. My dizziness has persisted to the point that Rob has been driving me until I get this under control. It seems there are two separate causes for it. On Saturday it was low blood pressure but today it was too low blood sugar. It is going to take time to get this in check. Last night I awoke at 4 a.m. and with only a nightlight attempted to brush my teeth. Once the brush was in my mouth I tasted something fowl and realized that although it was the size of my toothpaste (I was looking at the back not front of the tube) I had put some ointment on the brush. YIKES. I put on the light and read the fine print and saw it said to call a poison control IF ingested. Of course I was spitting it out, certainly not swallowing it but the worrier inside of me was screaming "Call the poison control and why would you be so careless?" I woke Rob up in my panic and he helped me to find the number in a phone book after the number 411 gave me wasn't working. A very nice young man told me that drug companies do this to protect themselves and not to worry that a small amount of cortizone was not going to harm me if absorbed. Had I eaten the tube (huh?) I would have some serious intestinal distress. Now I climbed back into bed but was in alert mode and it took hours to fall back to sleep. Today we moved about like zombies. I tried to take a nap and but neighbor was yelling and dogs were barking and that was the end of that. So tonight I am exhausted and hoping for a good night's sleep tonight. The temperature has dropped and winds are howling. I always think of homeless people when it gets this cold. I cannot imagine having to endure the elements in bitter cold. Although times are rough and we are cutting corners and have concerns I am so grateful for our warm little home and food to eat and health insurance. Somedays I truly feel that my cup overfloweth.


jennifer said...

So you brushed your teeth with cortisone? I mistook my hair spray once for deodorant. Ever tried to wash hair spray off of your armpits? And it wasn't even dark. I was getting ready to go to my mother's funeral. I'm scrubbing my armpits and laughing hysterically at my own stupidity. It's one of the few things I remember from that day.

Hope you're feeling better very soon! I am loving the St. Paddy's Day look!

Missie said...

It could have been worse than cortisone! LOL Imagine brushing your teeth with hemorroid creme?

Hope you have a better night!