For the first time since being diagnosed, I had to go to the ER because I was unable to eat properly. I woke up Saturday with a lump under my jaw. At first I thought it was an abscess on a tooth but I didn't have a tooth ache. By Sunday evening I could not chew without excruciating pain. I started taking Tylenol which was no help.
I started looking for foods I could eat that didn't require chewing. and ended up with cream soups and pudding. Yesterday morning I woke up and my neck was really swollen so off to the ER I go. It turns out I have an infected Lymph Node. The doctor told me not to eat anything tart and to try to get my blood sugar back up. He gave me antibiotics and something for pain.
The challenge was what can I eat that will help me feel full and bring my blood sugar up. I was blending vegetable soup in a blender just so I could drink it. I was still eating the pudding but not the jello or yogurt. Last night my blood sugar was down to 48 and there was nothing I could think of that I could eat that would help bring it up. My sister suggested making iced tea with real sugar. I did that and started sipping it. My blood sugar came up slowly. I put it in the fridge to keep until I can start eating the proper foods. The only good thing about this is I have lost 4lbs which is good.
What do you do when you are ill and cannot eat properly?
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