de-sensitization failed

By rellypoo Latest Reply 2012-12-07 01:28:08 -0600
Started 2012-11-09 23:40:29 -0600

Hello everybody I am finally back from hospital again, I started the de-sensitization for my insulin allergy and I had a bad reaction to the first injection so they canned it as it was too dangerous to continue. They now want me to have lap band surgery to get my weight and hopefully my bsl's down low. My eysight and neuropathy are both getting worse so they have to do something fast, they are hoping to get it done before xmas or a little bit after. They had to get a special insulin from America for me and I still reacted to that, I am on 28 pills and 2 byetta injections a day and my levels are still high I am also on a very low carb diet. Everybody tells me that I am a very strong woman, but the truth is I have a good cry at least once a week, but I can still smile thats the main thing. I hope that you are all safe and recovering from the horrible weather that you have been dealt with over there.

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25 replies

JSJB 2012-11-12 04:04:55 -0600 Report

I am so sorry to read about your situation. As jigsaw wrote, you can beat this thing but it will take work and hard work. There is always hope and new things are being developed to help people with this condition. My prayers are for you, so stay strong and sometimes it takes a good cry to get through the day.

Fefe12 2012-11-10 23:27:53 -0600 Report

Oh my, that sucks. Prayers coming your way. Please take care. Research everything they do to you. And remember laughter is still the best medicine. Mixed with a few tears of course!

granniesophie 2012-11-10 18:17:41 -0600 Report

Well, crudpuppies, I was really hoping your body would respond well. I'm sorry it didn't-betrayed by your own body-that truly sucks! I guess its on to Plan B-the lapband. So, when you are all nice and svelte and have wonderful BG on no meds at all, will you still be friends with us all-cause we want to be friends with you forever!
Take care my friend, and keep us posted on what happens next :)

Caroltoo 2012-12-07 01:28:08 -0600 Report

Sonya, I haven't heard anyone say 'crudpuppies' for a long time. That triggered some fond and funny memories. Thanks.

Caroltoo 2012-11-10 15:37:39 -0600 Report

Hi, Rellypoo: how disappointing to have the desensitization fail. Hope you find the lap band works for you! Even us strong women have a good cry every once in a while. Don't you think for a moment that letting yourself grieve when you need to means you aren't a strong woman!! You most definitely are cause you pick up the pieces and go right on living! Keep up the fight, Rellypoo, cause that's the only way to win the battle. Carol

Linda crutch
Linda crutch 2012-11-10 09:14:40 -0600 Report

P.S. may you get the right meds to control your blood sugars. I pray too, that you stay out of hospital and can get better soon.

Linda crutch
Linda crutch 2012-11-10 09:03:18 -0600 Report

I was on Lantus insulin and sliding scale with Novolin R and still couldn't get my bs down. This was since last December . In march Endo changed me. I now take Lantus every 12 hours and changed to Novolog (fast acting insulin) 4 times a day. It was controlled within first week of change. I don't have to do the novolog as much as I was. Down to 1 or 2 times a day. My A1c went from 10 1/2 down to 7.5, which is a lot more manageable and I'm feeling better.

jayabee52 2012-11-10 00:02:33 -0600 Report

I am REALLY sorry to learn that Relly.

I've been wondering how you were doing! I continue to pray for you and will now pray that God will send His holy angels to protect you during your surgery.