Monday, June 29, 2015

Injured Leg Again

I know I have been watching Duchess do some weird things when walking and I am trying to now have video's with the help of my friends to show the vet. She when standing up looks completely normal but when walking I thought at first it was her being difficult but I even see the issues when she is running as well. She is very quick but her leg when watching it seems like it has to be painful or possibly another issue. I am not sure what the issue is but it is not fun to see how she walks currently it can be very difficult to watch for me personally. I know previous times when this injury started a while back they always treat it the same way but I have a feeling they have misdiagnosed the problem because they are not seeing the injury to the full extent. So I am hoping that I can capture this injury the best I can because I feel like they are not really seeing what I am able to see on a daily basis.

I know the injury did not look so bad previously but I feel like it looks worse now than it did in the past.  So I know the key hopefully to me finding out what needs to be done to address this issue. I know Duchess tends to hide issues from me such as when she injures herself so I know I need to be careful because she is not really able to tell me when things are painful or bother her.  So I make sure to try to catch things as early as possible. I know this injury seems to be recurring and that makes me think that the vet is not addressing the real issue because it seems to be an ongoing issue. I am hoping that with some good videos that I can get Duchess back to a point where she is comfortable as possible.

Friday, June 26, 2015


I know I hate the word control because it comes with connotations of responsibility and failure. I know when I hear the word control and Diabetes in the same sentence it makes me angry. I know I hear that word way too frequently from Emergency room Dr.'s about how I need to work harder to control my Diabetes. I then do my song and dance about the fact that how many things can affect one's blood sugar.  I know I manage is my preferred word of choice because I do the best I can with what I have. Even with all the technologies today I find myself in not so great places such as bad lows and previously seizures. I know no matter how much I work I cannot guarantee that I will do the right thing every time. It is so easy to over estimate carbohydrate or under estimate carbohydrates. It is also so easy for my setting to be great for a while and then one day I need to change several setting because I need more or less insulin.

I know when I talk with my family they seem to think I am not controlling my Diabetes well. The truth of the matter is that Hypoglycemia Unawareness has made me even more prone to lows in general. I know I exercise frequently to recover from bad lows without assistance when possible. I work really hard to make the proper adjustments. I know I have made very difficult decisions as a person with complications will have to make. I know at the end of the day I manage my Diabetes very well even though I do have the occasional low. I know ideally I would have none but I also am realistic that even when I was a kid I had quite a few bad lows.

I know I don't control my Diabetes I can only manage it. I know I am tired of people assuming that you can prevent them all when I know not all things can be prevented. I also hate that I have ever had to deal with bad lows at all but sadly I find that is part of being a Diabetic. I really wish the word control and Diabetes will never ever be used. I know it tends to be used by people who really have no real understanding of what it is like to live with Diabetes.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

When Frustration Gets In the Way

I know recently I have been noticing my self start to slack on testing and especially at night. I know right now since I moved I have not heard my Dexcom at night at all. So I know I need to work on making sure I can hear my Dexcom again. I know that my current system is not working because hearing my Dexcom is really helpful in me treating issue promptly. I know I also have in general been slower to test when I am low as well which is never good. I am also aware this could cause Duchess to delay alerting or stop alerting in general which is never a good thing.

I know I am doing better today and trying my best to get back to a normal routine. I know everything is starting to get back to old way of doing things. I have made some permanent changes in some ways which will help me in the long run. I know my frustration in general has been high at times and I know this is also playing a part in my lack of motivation. I do test numerous times a day but not as much I normally do. I do test before I eat like normal but I am slacking on the 2 hour post meal tests. So I am having to get myself back on track is going well but I know it taking some effort. I know in the long run I need to keep myself on track. I also know that this month has been difficult and full of change.

So I am not going to be hard on myself because it happens to us all. I also know that even with all the tools I have we all get frustrated with the technology. I know for example the Dexcom is not right quite a bit of the time. I can move up slightly and Dexcom thinks I jumped up 50 points when it was only 5. So I know that does play a part in feeling frustrated with my technology. I know for example I woke up at 4:30am this morning to hearing that the batter was low, insulin was low and it saying my blood sugar was 150. So I had to get up to address all three issues at once. I know days like this can only add to the frustration at times.

I know tomorrow is a new day and also a day I can start fresh and stay on top of my blood sugars in my normal manner. It is also another chance of getting things done right and also allowing myself to move on from my week and half of feeling frustrated. Thankfully I tend to get back to my normal pretty quickly.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Getting Back to Normal Routine

I know recently with all the constant changes I know it has been challenging. I know last night I finally am back to my normal routine of going to the gym after work as normal. I know last week I was just exhausted from the move and I was trying to just get my life into a routine of sorts. I know I was worried how Duchess would react to going to a new gym. I know she loved going to old gym they all new her by name and they seemed to love having her there. I know last night it was nice the gym was double in size and had more machines. I was able to workout on the machines I needed and no one bothered me. I did have quite a few who came up attempting to pet Duchess. So I know I will have to battle this issue again but I will educate them as I go.

Duchess was really happy to go to the gym and seemed not fazed by the fact that it was not our normal gym. She loved just being back at the gym. I didn't realize how much more energy I would have waking up this morning. It was a good reminder of how much better I will feel  being back to working out frequently. I also know that I did quite well even with lows overnight which was great. I know I use the exercise as a stress reliever and I also know it seemed to make Duchess happy as well. I know in some ways even with it being a different location Duchess seemed to be happy just to be back at the gym. She was on top of letting me know early that my blood sugar was dropping quickly.

I know yesterday Duchess decided to not be her normal cooperative self. I know she was really testing me in some ways. I know Duchess can be challenging at times. She used to have a back yard but where I am staying now only has the option to be outside when I walk her or take her out. So I know that is a big reason for the struggle. I did get her to do what I needed her to do but it was not much fun doing so. I know this morning she was really needing to have things be back to normal. She put her paw on my foot the whole bus ride into work. She was much more affectionate than usual. I am glad we got through the struggle and was able to get things back to normal today. She tends to apologize in her own way.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Changing Alerts

I know recently I have noticed that Duchess has been changing her alerts. She now is making it less clear because at times she will bring a toy to a person instead of her Bringsel. So I am not reviewing how I want Duchess to alert people. She normally will alert with the agreed upon alerts but at times she will randomly want to change the alerts to most of the time things I really don't like. I know at times she likes to bump my hands but I find that one drives me crazy.

 So I am always looking for a very clear alert verses an alert that can be confused. I know I let my friend know about the changes in the alerts so they have an idea of what she might possibly do during an alert. I like the Bringsel as an alert and also the licking of the hands. She will whine or make noises at times if she feels the people are not paying enough attention. She always seems to get their attention but I prefer it to be quickly so they can get it treated and it not involve EMS.

So I am working with her to use the Bringsel more and try  to use the less clear alerts. I know when I am traveling especially I don't want to get myself in a bad situation. Thankfully when I am travelings she tends to be especially vigilant with keeping me safe. She tends to alert earlier and stay on top of my blood sugars better.  I know with moving and being around other people I think it is very important to let her use the most obvious of alerts because it will benefit me the most. I know I am hoping that Duchess will go along with the changes in the alerts. At times we disagree greatly on what the alerts should be. I know I have to work with her to get this figured out pretty quickly.

Friday, June 19, 2015

I Was Unsure of the Effects

I know I have been worried a great deal this week about Duchess because of all the changes the move has brought. There is really very little that is the same these days. Which I know can be very difficult for Duchess to handle. I know Duchess has lows some weight and is not eating as much at times. So I am going to have to add more to her diet. I know I normally use Greek yogurt full fat to get her to gain weight which is what I am going to do now. I know she was losing weight during all the commotion I call my life during this past month. I know that is she is my partner and means the world to me. I will always worry like she is my child. She has kept me safe for the past five year and I am blessed to have her. I am trying to figure out my life and also try to put the pieces back together. I know my blood sugars actually have been great since I moved so I can now focus on what I need to do for Duchess.

I know she will adjust over the next couple of weeks and I know having a week off from work July 2 for a week will really help her. I know I am looking forward to taking her to the beach and hiking while in Sonoma. I know visiting my friends will also help me as well. I feel like some one dropped a brick on my life and It destroyed a great deal of things in my life. I know I will always be concerned about my blood sugars and this time period is no exception. I know I am really looking forward to sky diving again. I know it really made my life so much more exciting in a good way. I know I feel like a good day of Sky diving would really be great right now but it will have to wait till my vacation. I know things will get better with time in general. I know concerning my Diabetes things have continually seemed to be improving with less and less issues. 

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Changes Equals Surprises

I have noticed that both Duchess and I are adjusting to all the changes this week. I have noticed that Duchess is not eating as much as she normally does as well. I know we all deal with change in different ways. I know she has been sad in some ways because of the changes. I know we have taken the same bus for three and half years with the same people. We have good friends I would ride the bus with and I know I miss them as well. I know we will make new friends soon but I know I will need to move to a new location in next couple of months. I am hoping to find a great place to live where I can be comfortable and also stay for a bit if I decide to stay in the current city I live. I know I am still evaluating my life and what I need for me personally.

I know I am working on making sure Duchess is happy as well because I depend upon her. Her being happy will make her work easier for both of us and I truly want a happy and healthy service dog. So I know this is a learning curve for me as well since we have never moved until last weekend. So I am also learning so much from Duchess through this experience. I know I have been so much more tired than usual but that I am sure is from all the change and new routines. I know I am trying to keep up my old workout routine as well which means a  new location. I also am learning where my favorite store are located as well. So I am taking everything in and pretty happy that I am in a more relaxed place.

I know Duchess will adjust like I have to the changes but I am sure for her it can take a little longer. I know I have kept as much as possible the same so she has some familiarity in her routine. I know she was really excited that she has her regular toys at reach and has her familiar favorite dog treats. So I am also trying to introduce her to other dogs in our area as well because she needs to make new friends as well. I am sure in time she will adjust to all the changes.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Another Option To Try

I was recently given the opportunity to try NuGo Slim bars which offer some gluten free and even vegan options as well. I know I have tried quite a few gluten free bars. The really nice part is that I personally experienced a very slow rise in blood sugar. I was using the bars in the middle of the night for lows that would not go away. I tend to have one's where I end up treating it several times. I know most of the time if I do treat with food is that I can end up high or higher than I would like. Normally if I ate half a bar I would end up coasting along around 130 till morning which was wonderful. I know most nights it is a challenge to find the right foods that take care of the low so I can sleep. I also used one before working out which did help me avoid some of the lows after and kept me level while working out. 














 I know the bars are great they actually use real dark chocolate which was nice because most of the health bars do not. I also think the taste was better than quite a few brands I have tried in the past as well. I know my favorite flavor was the Raspberry Truffle, Brownie Crunch and  Crunchy Peanut Butter. The bars do not have artificial sweeteners, or sugar alcohol. I know was impressed that the bars had a great level of protein and also fiber as well. I know it was nice for once to read the ingredients in the bars and actually know what it really is. I know I was pleasantly surprised that when I did use the bars that my blood sugars the next day tended to be much more stable with less large fluctuations.

I know I do plan on continuing to use these I was given free samples of the product. My opinion is mine and not the companies.I know I loved them and I hope you will too. I know I was able to find these at my local grocery store. There is a link on the website to where you can find these bars locally as well.

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Grocery Store Adventures

I know yesterday I went to the same local grocery store I would normally go to. It was an interesting experience to say the least. I had people asking me if they could help which is nice but I was just trying to learn where everything is at this new store. I had not really shopped at this location previously but another location about five miles down the road I used to shop at frequently. I find it interesting to hear the conversations with kids and parents. I heard a great deal of parents explaining why the dog was in the store to their children which I do appreciate. I did get the typical that scream because a dog is in the store response. I absolutely hate because they really are making a huge deal out of nothing. I know there will always be people making things more stressful because they get so uptight about Duchess being in the store. I know I will always run into people who are afraid of dogs but coming down the aisle when you see her then making a big deal is not necessary.

I knew moving would have issues because of the fact that the people are not used to seeing a service dog possibly or have never seen a service dog previously. So I know moving will always have challenges. I do expect to run into public access issues possibly over the next couple of weeks as well. I was pleasantly surprised that I did not have issues last night at the grocery store. It was pretty busy and that is why I try to shop at certain times and avoid shopping at the busiest time of the day. So I knew it would take longer than shopping at my normal store. I knew that there was a possibility to not have products I normally use. Thankfully I was able to find all but one item. I know the experience was stressful because I am normally able to get in and out quickly.

I know people will always make Duchess being in the store a big deal. Even though she was quite and stayed out of the way of people. I know I heard the typical it must be fun to have your shopping buddy with you but I find it too be stressful more than fun. I know if I had a normal experience while shopping I would agree with that statement. I also am realistic in the fact that my shopping will never be like it used to be unless I really get lucky. I am fortunate to have Duchess and I know that I will always have challenges while doing activities in town. I know as times goes on I am sure the people will also be calmer about having Duchess in the store. I am hoping that I will get adjusted quickly to all the changes.

Monday, June 15, 2015

It Went Better Than Expected

I know this weekend of moving went really well. I did not have very many lows in fact only two during the whole process. I was really surprised by this because I was eating a different times and I also snacked more than ate real meals. I did end up eating a larger dinner after all the activity and I did not have as many lows at night either. I know I always worry during times like a move that I won't be prepared enough for the lows. I did have snacks and plenty of  my regular low treatments. I did splurge and have my favorite gluten free pizza which Against the Grain three cheese pizza. My favorite one is the pesto pizza which I love but is harder to find locally. I know Duchess really was focusing on my during these times but I also know it was incredibly difficult for her to understand what was going on. I know we have lived in the same house since I got her from Oklahoma State where she was trained at.

I have to say she handed it really well and I was tired but I was able to get everything done as I needed. I am very sad I had to leave my neighborhood that I have lived in for over 5 years. I know change can be good and I am really blessed that everything with the move went so well. I know I will miss some very good friends I made in the area and I know Duchess will miss them too. I am really happy considering all the non stop pace Duchess really did well and she seemed to adjust quickly. I am not sure if she knows we are staying her for a while or not. I know this morning on the ride into work she seemed a little more uneasy. I know we took a new bus and she did know my friend I moved in with but she was really not her normal self. I am hoping as the week goes on she will adjust to the new schedule. I know I am happy that my I am finally back to my old self in a great deal of ways.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Changes That Surprise Me

I know the whole Duchess getting out situation the other day seems to have caused changes. I know each day since Duchess has really been keeping me closer to her and I know she seems to be even more focused on my blood sugars as well. I know it seems to be that it really scared Duchess when I left in my car without here.  I know I have been dealing with separation anxiety with Duchess for a while now. I do leave her for short periods of time and she has in the past two years seemed to get worse. I am looking for ways to work on this because I can't guarantee that we will always be together for example if I have surgery or another event where it would not be safe to take Duchess with me.

I know I have no doubt she loves me but it is interesting how this event has caused her to be even more cuddly and sweet than usual. She is a very independent dog who loves to go with me everywhere I guess it was confusing to her why I was in my car without her. She is my world and I know I am in shock how quickly things can go wrong. I was thankful that my teaching Duchess to stay of the street helped keep her safe while this was going on. I know that our relationship as a team was shown in that she was not gone long and that she came back on her own. Normally most dogs would not be coming back unless you catch them. So I feel very fortunate that things ended up well. I know I depend so much on her that not having her would be incredibly difficult and dangerous. I know for both of us it was a very scary moment and I am glad I am moving so that won't be an issue.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

A Scary Suprise

I know normally Duchess is right by my side except when she goes outside in the yard. Normally in my downtime she likes to play in the back yard and run around the house like any dog would. I have been having so much work done at my place by the landlord because he is selling the place. So I knew there would be work. I showed up at 5:30 last night and walked in the house with Duchess. Then headed for the gym as normal. When I got back they were leaving for what I thought was the night. As it turned out they were going to go eat and then come back. Since it was after 7pm I assumed they were done. I was wrong they came back and unlocked the two gates to the yard. I know my roommate had come home and the dogs were playing. So I didn't think anything of it at the time.

Then about 10 minutes later I noticed it was really quite and I know normally I can hear Duchess running around the back yard. I walk into the back yard and the landscaping person was in the back yard. I ran to the gate and noticed it was wide open. I then ran inside to my car and jumped in. This has never happened before she always stays in the yard. So I start driving around getting extremely angry by the minute. I did not see her so I drove back home around 20 minutes later. I started to yell at the landscaping crew that there are two dog living her and mine is a service dog. They said the landlord did not mention that fact. I find it funny that they saw me several times going in and out of the house with Duchess.

I know I do not feel bad about my actions because I feel like the landlord and the landscaping service dropped the ball. Thankfully all the dogs were found. I know when I got back to the house Duchess ran from the back yard to my car. I think she was two or three houses over while I was driving around. She has not left my side since the incident. She even would not let me leave her when I was filling up her water dish. She is very upset by experience because she spends all of her time with me for the most part. I know she loves me but yesterday was a learning experience for us both. I know with all the events recently I really need to relax but I can once I finish my move this weekend.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Thankful for Her Presence

I know at times life with Diabetes can really create so much stress. I know I am really blessed in a great deal of ways because Duchess has been so wonderful. She recently has been very cuddly and generally very calm. I know she is aware of all the stress and I also know she is also working harder than usual to keep things where they need to be. I know these moments really help me to keep my sanity when dealing with all the changes and challenges I have been going through.

I know she has a way of keeping me calm and collected most of the time. Most of the time she tends to put her paw on my foot and it gets me to stop and relax a bit. She has been doing this more often and seems to know what I need in other ways besides my blood sugar. She will always be my best friend and partner. She has been through so much with me over the past 5 years. I know I am feeling better in general now and I am hopeful I will be able to find a better way of doing things in general. I know this past two weeks have been an experience and I have learned a great deal as well. So I am extra thankful for my up coming vacation in July because I really can use the time to relax and figure out where I go from here. The nice part is I get to decide a great deal right now where in the past that was not an option.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Obstacle Course

I know recently my life has become this really huge obstacle course in some ways. Most of the obstacles courses is not related to my Diabetes but my life in general. I know my career currently is at a complete dead end and I know that I can't stay where I am at. I know I am at a cross roads of sorts and it can be completely over whelming. I love the fact that right now I have so many choices and options to look at. The issue with so many options is to make the right decisions. I know I am looking at moving about an hour away from where I currently live or across the country. I am not sure where I am going or what I am going to do. Normally I have a plan of action but my life is now screaming at me that I need to make changes to be happy. I know because my Diabetes makes me choices that most of the time I am not a fan of.

I know I have not been incredibly happy with my life in some areas so I know at this point I need to make changes. The hard part for me is making major changes in my life I have to worry about the Diabetes side as well. I know taking a risk with quitting a job and moving could create issues if I don't find a job quickly. I know it seems like if I am going to make changes it should be now when I  have some time to make these changes.  I know I also have to worry about Duchess as well. So the whole idea of the major changes this time around seem to have a great deal of aspects I need to think about. I know my blood sugars have been spiking from stress and lows are always a concern.

I know I don't handle stress well so I need to keep my options open to where I have the time to take care of myself and better handle stressful situations. I know before my Hypoglycemia Unawareness I used to deal with stress quite well but now my body is so much different than it used to be. I know I am fighting some tough battles these days. I am just trying to figure out where to go from here. I know in some ways my life is not working and I need a change.

Monday, June 8, 2015

My Family Does Not Understand

I know at times my family drives me crazy. I know my dad when he called this weekend told me Duchess needed to be retrained because he thought she wasn't doing her job. He told me that she needs to be awake all day and until I got to bed. I know my father has no idea about the correct balance that is needed to keep a service dog working such as down time and exercise for her as well. I know each person in my family has these wild ideas that Duchess will never miss a low. I know that day I made some mistakes I normally have Duchess in the bathroom while I shower but that night she was asleep. I know we had a busy day of activity and so I expected her to be asleep. I need to give her down time and some fun because that keeps her motivated. I know my family has not done any research any thing to understand what can happen.

I know when I visit them my dad tends to do the wrong things such as telling Duchess to go away etc. because she was trying to say hello. I find that these situations can relate to a missed low or a low where she felt she would be ignored. I know this can contribute to a bad low but I am not willing to argue with my family about the semantics of what my service dog should and should not do. I know a great deal about Duchess but they tend to only see my once a year and some times longer so they don't seem to get it. I know I told my dad she does not need to be retrained but things some times happen we can't predict but thankfully once I did pass out Duchess did do her job but my father considers it a failure because she didn't  alert sooner. I know at times when  it is not high stress and I am so busy doing things I may miss things because I am human.

I know I am tried of my father harassing me because he has these unrealistic expectations. I do regular scent work with Duchess so she is really great at alerting. The issue is really just trying to get my family on board with the fact that certain things they do can also affect my service dog and that I can only do so much. I know my roommates have also done things to make her not want to alert but thankfully she still does. I know Duchess is doing a great job and I feel like there is nothing needs to be done except to keep Duchess doing her scent her as normal.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Laughing Now and Up Coming Adventures

Some days I just have to laugh about my life at times. I know the situation with the bad low I woke up to an interesting conversation. I know I was naked and of course every one was able to see but thankfully I was covered with a sheet when I woke up finally. I know what was the most embarrassing part is that this paramedic was one that had been to my office at work when I had a bad low. So this guy has seen me twice and recognized me but I think that is only because of Duchess.

 I know the other paramedics were teasing that he was the most attractive one in there section. He was an attractive guy but I am like I am naked under this sheet and they all just saw me naked. So I find these situations to be humorous to an extent. I know I can laugh at it now but sometimes my life is a little crazy for me even. I know this experience is pretty normal but I also know it can be quite funny a couple days later. I know the paramedics were incredibly friendly and were generally very helpful to me. I know I will most likely never get away from the crazy lows but I know I can do my best to avoid them.

I have been spending a great deal of time this past two weeks trying to figure out what I can do differently. I know I love living where I do but I have realized that with so many people moving here that my life only will continue to gain more stress. My commute is longer each year and my time spend in traffic only gets worse and worse. All this can equal unnecessary stress to my already stressful life.

 So I am actually in process of planning a major move to another location in September as I get closer to the date of my move I will let everyone know more. I am excited to see where my life will take me next and for the new possibilities but most of all I like the fact that I won't live a large city with all the traffic.  I know this will be good for Duchess who will be 7 on July 4. I know she will start to slow down eventually and I need to be ready for that time period.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Having a Diabetic Alert Dog is Not Easy

I know when I started to get Duchess my Diabetic Alert Dog I was so excited but also scared in many ways. The process took quite a while and there was going to be some huge changes in my life which I knew would happen. What I wish I knew when I was looking for a DAD would be numerous things below is a list.

1. How difficult it can be if you decide to take your DAD to an interview because most employers don't want to hire disabled people. I had best of luck having Duchess wait in my friends car while I was in the interview which worked out for me. I could not let them know I had medical Issues.

2. My workplace would not be accepting of my service dog at work. I know in general there are very few service dogs and that makes the process even worse in many ways. Texas is not a very service dog friendly state.

3. I would have issues in College with professors who questioned why I had Duchess until they saw her alert to a low that I had no symptoms of except the professor could see  a change in my eyes. After that things were better. I had to get exceptions to have extended test taking time in case I had a low during a test which did happen. They pulled my medical records and it was never an issue.

4. I spend a great deal of time training and retraining Duchess. I knew there would be work but I had not idea of how much work it would entail.

5. How difficult dealing with the general public can be at times. There has been some incidents of really nasty conversations because they did not believe I was disabled.

6. There is a very delicate balance of work and time off to keep a DAD working. Took me a while to find our balance when I started back to working.

7. That a Diabetic Alert Dog can have bad days like we do. There is days that Duchess does better than others. For the most part she is great but at times she wants to do other things than her job.

8. Having a dog at restaurants or malls etc can be difficult to manage with big crowds and such with worrying about the dogs safety. Duchess has more pairs of boots, vests, leashes etc to help keep her safe and taken care of. So many things need to be taken care of.

9. Grooming standards need to be followed so I brush frequently and bath her frequently so it does take up quite a bit of time but worth the energy spent. Keeping products available if she get wet while going places. A great deal of pre planning.

10. How it felt the first time Duchess missed a low. A DAD will miss some lows but It is so unexpected how you feel. I proceeded to have her smell my hand and arm and she then realized I was low. It can be so easy to forge that yes at the end of the day Duchess is still a dog.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

A Bad Low Strikes Again

I know Sunday seemed like any other day recently. I was stressed because only have 30 days to find a new place to rent is stressful. I know I did my normal things I needed to get done on Sunday. I know I went to take a shower and was getting out and passed out in the bathroom. Duchess I think tried to get my roommates attention but that was not working. Thankfully one of them finally knocked on the door then realized something was wrong. So they went in and then saw they called EMS. EMS arrived and had given me glucose by IV. I know I was shocked to wake up in a sheet around me. I was of course naked when I passed out. The interesting part is I had eaten about an hour and half before it happened. I know my blood sugar was in the 30's. So I am not sure what I could of done to prevent the issue.

I know I hate when the moments of scary appear because it is a great reminder of how things can become very dangerous. I know I pray each day to avoid these issues. I know my stress level is too blame for the incident. I am making sure that I am working out this week to help avoid these bad lows. I did notice this has helped me in the past avoid these types of incidents but because I am scrambling around to find a place I was not working out when I needed to be doing so. So I am making sure that I work out at least 30 minutes a day instead of the normal amount so I can still continue to search for new places. I am finding it so difficult to manage all the things I need to and still finish looking for a new place to live.

I know even Duchess has been stressed mostly by the fact that our routine has changed. As a service dog Duchess seems to thrive under a routine and what to expect. I know she seems to the best job when we stick to our normal routines verse not doing so. So I am in a weird predicament but at least I will hopefully be getting things settled down quickly and get back into a routine. I know a great deal will change in my life which I am okay with. I really wish I had more time to find a place but I have to try my best to get it all done. I am really praying I can handle the stress better so I can avoid any more incidents. I was extremely embarrassed to wake up only covered by a sheet. I guess it happens but I know I am always embarrassed afterwards.