By runthe Latest Reply 2011-12-27 02:01:23 -0600
Started 2011-12-26 14:14:03 -0600

Hello everyone, I am so tired that I can drop. My husband have been sick for about 2 weeks with chest congestions. after being sick for a 2 wk he finally went to the er for treatment. they told him that he had bronchitis. (Sorry about the spelling). I have been taking care of two dogs, cooking cleaning and taking care of all the things with running a house. I have not had a good night sleep or a nap in about a month. I have to make sure that my husband takes his meds and do his breating treatment every 4 hours. On top of that check his gluclose. I have not been taking to good of care of myself lately. I have not been taking my insulin or eating right. One day last week my levels were really low 43 because I took my insulin but did'nt eat. Sorry for letting me vent. I feel so stressful right now.
Hope that everyone have a great day.
lots of internet hug to you.

6 replies

jayabee52 2011-12-27 01:51:11 -0600 Report

Howdy Rhonda! I am concerned for your well being lady!

If you've ever been on a flight on a jetliner one of the things they instruct you to to is to get the oxygen mask on FIRST before helping someone else. You cannot be of help to others if you don't take care of yourself first.

Yes you want to be a good help to your hubby, but you need to let some things slide to care for yourself too! Please take care of yourself girl!

hugs to you


Young1s 2011-12-26 19:07:14 -0600 Report

It sounds like you are in dire need of a breather. You just have to let something slide for an hour or so in order to recharge yourself. Ask yourself this, can the dishes, laundry, etc wait or do they have to be done right at that moment? It's not selfish to acknowledge the fact that you need to take care of yourself first so that can take care of your household. You were able to get past one dangerous low unscathed but that might not be true for the next one. Do you really want to take the chance? Take care of you and be blessed.

Caroltoo 2011-12-26 14:30:09 -0600 Report

Runthie, you sound just plain frazzled! Is it possible for you to take care of your husband, walk the dogs quickly, and then go take a nap until husband wakes up again. You need some rest! Any friends or neighbors or adult children who could give you a break for part of one day? Carol

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