Surgery and diabetes!

By Scarlet03 Latest Reply 2014-02-17 08:15:51 -0600
Started 2014-02-15 12:03:59 -0600

4months ago I had cervical neck surgery. I ended up with 3 all together due to some complications.
Being on insulin and having to stay in the hospital for a at least a month and a half. I had no control over my dosage. I learned while healing your blood sugar levels are really sensitive. Pain is mostly responsible for it.
When I finally came home. I realized that I had to adjust my dosage. Cause I was dropping to 60s in the middle of the night.
Also losing 45pounds added to this adjustment.

I'm still on the mend and flare with pain.

My question is? If you had a major surgery did this happen to you.

11 replies

jayabee52 2014-02-15 18:49:03 -0600 Report

I am sorry you are experiencing that Scarlet. I do not and would not like to have the same problems as I have enough on my own. I had cataract surgery and had diabetes and I don't remember my Blood Gluose (BG - aka "sugar") levels behaving like that. I do understand that because of the injury of the surgery and inflammation it brings that can affect the BG levels as well as does the pain.

You specified "major surgery", and you might not think that cataract surgery is major surgery. All I gotta say to that is the difference between major surgery and minor surgery is whether is is being done on you. If done on you it is major no matter how small the cut.

Praying for your full, safe and speedy recovery Scarlet

God's best to you and yours
James Baker

Silicone eyes
Silicone eyes 2014-02-16 10:31:16 -0600 Report

James, I've had 4 eye surgeries and am getting the 5th one scheduled, a cataract on my one working eye. I am more nervous about this one than all the others combined. It's a 20 minute routine surgery, but I've only got one left. I know everything will be fine, but time to consider all the possibilities makes the mind race and sometimes run the numbers high.

Scarlet03 2014-02-16 10:39:14 -0600 Report

I wish you well and hope for the best ??

Silicone eyes
Silicone eyes 2014-02-16 10:44:32 -0600 Report

Thanks, I didn't mean to hijack your post, I hope everything turns out well from your surgery and you're not always dealing with the pain.

Scarlet03 2014-02-16 10:47:42 -0600 Report

No worries… share away. I'm 4 months post-op neck surgery. It's put a different outlook on how I see things.

Silicone eyes
Silicone eyes 2014-02-16 10:51:31 -0600 Report

I can imagine, kind of like wandering around with no depth perception. I decided when I started the surgeries, I wasn't ready to retire to the front porch just yet.

Silicone eyes
Silicone eyes 2014-02-15 14:24:00 -0600 Report

I was told that mine were all over the place, but they were in my eyes and I was legally blind at the time, so I'll have to take everyone's word for it.