I did actually start my “what’s up with my heart” post over the weekend but I have more heart stuff on Thursday so I figure I should combine it all into one post about the whole experience and heart health, blah, blah, blah or thump, thump.
Until then, here’s what I learned last night.
1. Having the heater break (less than a month old) really stinks.
2. My workouts might be more significant that I think. Proof positive that I should have reduced my overnight basal rate (look at the time range on that baby):
I treated a lot of lows last night and this morning. I woke up in a zillion layers of clothing and the whole bottle of Glucolifts in my bed. At 5am I was awake and answering emails. Somewhere around 6ish I remember the Dexcom buzzing and thinking that 88 wasn’t the end of the world and I’d wait until it was time to get up. It buzzed again in the 70s and I remember thinking I must be getting cavities so I only took one more Glucolift instead of 2. A low bg and tired brain are not a good combo. I ate a lot of Glucolifts last night. My head still hurts but my bgs are in target now. If I workout right after work I MUST remember to reduce bedtime basal. Point made. Live and learn (again, and again, and again).
3. Always ask where the customer service person on the phone is located, before you complain about being cold. No matter how cold it is in NYC, customer service lady in Chicago suburbs beats me. Every. Damn. Time.
I have promised myself that I will write a blog post this weekend. It will be about my echocardiogram experience Tuesday morning (right before/during NYC’s snowmaggedon). While I attempt to organize my thoughts, if you’d like some insight into MY heart, you can check THIS out. Yes, there are a lot of pages and I’m being a wee bit cheeky.
Note: the restaurant on the corner in the background is called “Rare”. They have a delicious brisket quesadilla which I have become violently ill after eating on two separate occasions, which is incredibly disappointing. I do LOVE the fact that I call this photo “Rare Heart” due to the restaurant in the background. This is close to my home and appeared out of nowhere on a day where I REALLY needed to see a heart. Life is sweet like that sometimes.
I re-read this earlier today and thought it was worthy of a repost (I should make myself read this daily along with a note to bolus earlier before lunch):
“Promise yourself to be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind. Look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true. Think only of the best, work only for the best, and expect only the best. Forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future. Give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others. Live in the faith that the whole world is on your side so long as you are true to the best that is in you!”
Christian D. Larson
See ya over the weekend. Thump, thump.