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So... I'm in the Hospital · 5:30pm May 17th

Okay, before anyone starts to panic - I don't have the virus, I'm not dying, but I did find out something that I didn't know about until yesterday.

Over the past couple of weeks or probably a month, I noticed that I wasn't getting enough sleep at night, due to having to get up and going to the bathroom. Honestly, I thought it might be a sleeping problem or something. What I didn't know, was that my dad noticed that my clothing was becoming loose.

Yesterday, I decided to go with dad to a place near Arco, Idaho. The reason is that my dad is a rockhound and we went to visit a gorgeous place in the mountains in an attempt to find agents. On the way back when we picked up lunch, I opened up my mouth about me not being able to sleep longer than I'd liked. The more details I gave, the more concerned he became because he's a Type 1 Diabetic. He heard what I was describing as classic symptoms. So he pulled over on the side of the road and pulled out his insulin bag to pull out a machine that tests for blood sugar. My finger was pricked and he tested the drop - it came out to about 500 (for anyone else, a normal person would have on average 100). Needless to say, he said I needed to go see a doctor that very day.

Soon enough, I was taken to a doctor's place to get me tested. And it turns out that not only do I have diabetes, but I've most likely have been high for days now. After that, I was sent to the ER. What followed was a confusion of sighing papers, answering the same questions to the different people, and having my fingers pricked every hour, even during the night. As I'm typing this, my left arm is covered in wires, surgical tape, and IV tubes that are connected by a complicated system into three bags. There's a staff of nurses that come in and out to record my blood sugar, which apparently has come to an average of about 300.

It seems surreal to me. To be honest, I don't feel that sick, and this may sound odd but it's weird to be pampered over. I can't put my finger on what exactly it is that seems so off. Is it the fact that normally if I do get ill, it's not an excuse for not working/running errands. Or that I'm so used to taking care of others like a butler that the idea that someone takes care of me that I find alienating.

I don't know if I'll be released by the end of the day or even tomorrow, but my family was surprised by the diagnosis. Being in my late 20s, all of us, myself included, thought that we were out of the clear. Dad was hopeful that we'd escaped what he has, and he has expressed that he feels guilty for giving me a genetic inheritance that he hoped none of us would have.

Fortunately, since I'm on Medicaid, the hospital bills and future insulin bills shouldn't be a problem for me. I also have my dad as he has been through this before. Naturally, I have no idea what my diet is going to be like now which is a pain because I have a sweet tooth. And the thing is, I don't want people to treat me any differently than before; especially when it comes to food. I don't want people to think that I'm now weak or incompetent because in light of this.

The best course of action on my part is to face this with stoic calm and let the hospital staff do whatever it is they need to do to me so I could go home. In the meantime, I do have some writing that needs to be done.

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Comments ( 16 )

I send prayers and hope for a speedy recovery.

Oh god
I’m so sorry

For what? You didn't cause it.

At least it was caught early. Get well soon!

I’m sorry that you got sick

So, more burgers and less Ice cream, cutting out soda entirely? Bummer man, hope you get better soon.

I hope you start feeling better soon!

I recommend this channel in YouTube Mastering Diabetes, and recommend it's course for you, it will help you a lot, and dude don't it burgers or any animal fat, is bad for diabetics, whole food carbohydrates is the way to go, not refined ones like white rice or flour, cokkies, cake etc. In the channel I gave you is all well explained backed by real scientific studies.

Well, send Mr. Inkwell our regards for his fast thinking. I hope you get out as soon as possible!

Sorry to hear you have diabetes. Hope you get well

Holy Celestia. I hope you start feeling better.

In our thougts and prayers :twilightsmile:
Yeah the sweat-tooth thing is a pain but you get used to it. :pinkiehappy:

To the author - :pinkiegasp: oh my god please be alright...that crazy virus is still out there stay safe
get better man:heart::heart::heart:

p.s: since you're going through a rough time here's a classic yet known country song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7AxgkXn2y0g
it's ring of fire song by Johnny cash, covered by tori amos. don't know if you know these artists or have headphones on ya?

this message was written like several hours ago on Sunday into monday (yesterday) then tuesday night

I'm alright. The hospital here in my town in Idaho is surprisingly quiet. And also I'm told that I may be released by tomorrow morning.

Oh...that's great👍:pinkiehappy:

p.s: just so you're aware i'm really surprised about your town's hospital being quiet, no offense:derpyderp1:

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