Monday, February 4, 2008

RPS (Real People Sick)

Chasing lows today, after a wake-up number of 222. (Why do meters like uniform numbers? Does Adrian Monk work there?!) I suspect my real issue is a case of RPS, however. My 10-month-old niece coughed and sneezed on me a few times last night, and I'm taking an antibiotic for a minor skin problem. Plus, hubby was coughing all weekend. I took Tylenol and drank lots of water today, but despite holding nice and steady in the 90s since lunchtime, I'm wiped.

Why is it that RPS freaks me out more than diabetes sometimes? Maybe I'm under the delusion that the D can be explained and controlled. Jab myself a couple of times, do some math and apply the remedy in a neatly packaged device. RPS, on the other hand, sneaks in silently, steals my vitality and leaves no clues. And of course most non-D people are intolerant of any sort of illness. Ugh.

Time for a cat picture...can't wait to join him on the bed soon!


Cara said...

Sick is horrible! I haven't felt the greatest in the world for about 2 weeks. It hasn't hit me, but I can tell I am fighting it off. You know, the occasional crazy blood sugars (for no good reason), being tired all the time, and just feeling blah.
I hope you get better very soon!

Bad Decision Maker said...

my lab partner was REALLY real people sick today...i am scared... i do not want to get anything, especially since i feel like i'm already overwhelmed with the diabetes stuff and i already had a nasty cold this winter.

hope your RPS clears up soon!

side note... i noticed you posted on amylia's blog that you have a great eye dr... i'm looking for a new one in Chicago so I was wondering me if you could email me your doc's name?

Araby62 (a.k.a. Kathy) said...

Thanks for the well-wishes. Thankfully it was a short-lived bug :)

Hey Bad, I e-mailed my doctor's info to you, but in case you didn't get the message here's his website:

Take care!

Scott K. Johnson said...

Hope you're feeling better!