Don't have that second donut!

By mebetty Latest Reply 2011-09-26 13:05:03 -0500
Started 2011-09-24 18:41:24 -0500

It was a Friday. I never brought in goodies to work. This Friday will start out different. I bought 2 dozen donuts for our department and anyone else that wanted one. I made sure I bought some bavarian creme, since that is the only donut I would crave whenever I went in for Dunkin Donuts coffee. Well after 2 hours I noticed almost every donut was gone except the bavarian! So I had a second one. 1 hour later I took the last bavarian creme. No lunch today! At the end of the morning my right arm fell limp to my side and I couldn't lift it up again. Then this eery sensation started creeping up my entire right side. My co-worker came into the office and noticed my strange look. Long story short I was having a stroke. By the grace of God I worked directly across Doctors' Hospital in Sarasota and I was attended to immediately. I had suffered a stroke, secondary to diabetes. I didn't even know I was diabetic. DON'T TAKE THAT SECOND DONUT. You may get more than you bargained for. I was lucky with no long after effects because I got immediate attention. A stroke can have devastating long-term effects. Not worth the risk. Be healthy, be wise, don't take a chance. You may regret it.

7 replies

Harlen 2011-09-25 21:25:16 -0500 Report

WOW and I love donut's
But I dont eat them anymore lol
Hope your feeling better soon and you may wish to test a little more ??
Best wishes

robertoj 2011-09-24 20:50:56 -0500 Report

It makes me sad that you had a stroke. What a terrible way to find out that you are a diabetic. That is good advice for people that don't have (or don't know) diabetes. For us it isn't worth the risk. I have always loved food but was surprised at how easy it was for me to stop eating sweets. I eliminated all the things that I knew I would crave. After over a year I had a tiny slice of cake and it was way too sweet. I still have strong memories of the old treats and I have to remind myself that my tastes have changed. There are temptations everywhere but if we give in the results could be dire so thank you very much for the post. God bless.

MEGriff1950 2011-09-24 21:34:43 -0500 Report

I have been going through all of my favorite recipes to take to my sisters next week. Ugh, I cannot believe the memories even a recipe can stir up. Cooking, baking and eating with both my Grandmothers. And yes Roberto the sweets most definately do taste different.

mebetty 2011-09-24 21:32:09 -0500 Report

Roberto, I agree that changing eating habits (or any habit) is so difficult. But the amazing thing about changing eating habits is that your body usually reacts within a relatively short time to the adjustment. Yes! once you start eliminating some of those bad cravings you can see the reaction almost immediately if you decide to 'cheat'. Thank you for your feedback.

MEGriff1950 2011-09-24 19:49:55 -0500 Report

Oh oh oh Dear Betty, this is the first post on this site that has made me cry literally. I know that addiction for certin sweets especially and being generous in offering co workers some too. Then the thought only one of my favorites is left, I better get it now. I could almost feel what you were going through as you described what lead up to your stroke.
You did an excellent job here and I will be telling my daugher about this no I will copy and paste it for her. She is pre diabetic. I hope this hits home with her, nothing I talk to her about stays. In one ear and out the other. But then I am only Mom and not too bright.
Thank you so much for sharing,
May God continue to watch over you,

mebetty 2011-09-24 20:15:30 -0500 Report

it is scary. Friday June 13, 2005. My very last bavarian creme. Daughters are difficult for moms to get through to. They listen more to their fathers usually. I have one and there isn't a conversation that doesn't become combative or confrontational. I hope she can learn through my experience. God bless your home and loved one.