All night walk around, stretch, read New Yorker article about Concord/Yankee strictures, attempt sleep, can’t get comfortable, sit, up, stretch, etc. Last two nights too. Like pregnant person, sort of. Also one night last week. But everything OK during day.
But yesterday (day) bad feeling not dissipate. And very thirsty. And very polyuria. Felt sure Big Type 1 Diabetes Moment arrive (this is it!), but blood sugar normal. Hmm? No matter. Honestly thought: it must be some kind of normal blood sugar onset diabetes that you never hear about until it happens to you and then you find that area of TuDiabetes and are like oh, but of course.
Primary care doctor listen all crazy symptoms I can’t get comfortable. I can’t sleep. I’m not really in pain, I just feel like…almost like a knot in my stomach? But higher, and my back hurts too, on the ribs, and I feel like if I stretch enough, everything will go back into place and I’ll be fine, but it’s been three days…do you think I’m just going to have a really big fart?
Doctor prescribe blood work, abdominal ultrasound.
Ultrasound technician I’m not really supposed to say, but if I were you I’d want to see this, look at that, see? Can you see those giant stones?
BIGFOOT: Is this an autoimmune thing?
ULTRASOUND TECHNICIAN: Hm. Not that I know of. I don’t think so.
Gall! Balls! Nerve! Chutzpah! How dare unrelated misfortune strike?
So now: washed hair, packed little bag, ready for hospital trip/moment’s notice—like having a baby but 100% more opioids/100% less cute.
Not diabetes-related at all but…gallbladder trouble kind of like Type 2 diabetes: gallstones-obesity often partners. Grants people opportunity say but you’re not fat. Also persons could say (some suggestions) but you’re so young! And so beautiful! And so kind. And you eat so many leafy greens.
Not diabetes-related at all but share here. Why? Part is: Bigfoot so accustomed medical overshare. Part is: opioids. Forgive.
Hope discover gallstones = autoimmune thing & not just new, random misfortune.
Good part: not big/scary problem. Snip snap done.