Home from surgery BG levels stayed good!

Graylin Bee
By Graylin Bee Latest Reply 2010-08-06 21:39:36 -0500
Started 2010-08-05 18:31:11 -0500

Had surgery on Monday and was concerned how the stress would affect my Diabetes. Also I was very worried about managing my BG levels for the few days I would be on a liquid diet. All went good. My BG was 96 at 5AM. They checked it pre-op it was 100 at 8 AM. Next thing I knew it was 2 PM post-op BG 155, GYN had ordered insulin if I was above 150. Then at 7 PM BG was 153. Was on a liguid diet for Monday and Tuesday. Wed. I was allowed to eat a few soft foods. But when my BG was 75 at 6 PM Thursay they let me have some Roast Beef with the soft diet. Today they sent me home and I start my Metformin in the AM. I will be getting an A1c test sometime in the next month or so and that should tell me a little more. Also I will ask my GYN at my next appt. what they did to check during the surgery.

6 replies

MAYS 2010-08-06 20:37:35 -0500 Report

I am always glad to hear about good news pertaining to others, all I ask is that they try to deal with or take their individual cases of diabetes very seriously.
I am glad to hear that your surgery has been successful, here's to a speedy and safe recovery (and low glucose numbers).

((( H )))'s


Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2010-08-06 21:39:36 -0500 Report

Thanks. My nurses were glad I was so serious about it too. Made complications less likely. They were worried I might get to low during the night. Healing fairly fast, had staples removed on day 3, some people have to wait until 7-10 days out.

GabbyPA 2010-08-06 09:30:39 -0500 Report

That is great to hear. Surgery does mess with our numbers a lot, so it is great that you had such good ones. I see you deposited some hugs in the bank, so you must be feeling pretty good, and we are glad to hear it.

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2010-08-06 20:26:07 -0500 Report

Still sore and needing a few hugs I kept in reserve. BG was 93 this morning, which is around my normal. About time for supper and BG is 97. So far the meds, pain and stress haven't caused any problems, so I'm relaxing a little bit.

RAYT721 2010-08-05 18:49:54 -0500 Report

Thanks for the update on the hospital stay and numbers. Bet you're glad that is over with. How are you doing with the recovery??? Know that we are thinking of you and wishing you a speedy recovery. Keep us posted.

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2010-08-06 20:18:22 -0500 Report

I am so glad it's over. This was my last planned surgery. My husband pointed out I have not been on the 4th floor yet. I've been to the 1st, 2nd 3rd and 5th.I even saw the basement to get some medical records. I told him he gets the 4th.