Saturday, 17 May 2008

rain and pain

Friday morning it was raining and my left ankle hurt like hell. I think it was a combination of all the walking I've been doing over the past weeks and the old 'weather-change' pains I get in the rotten ankle. Consequently I stayed home since I couldn't make it down the stairs. I was also feeling very tired and went to sleep a few times during the day (and early in the evening).

Today the weather wasn't much better and I was still feeling tired and sleepy and my leg still hurt. I also had a slight headache.

the rain as seen from my bedroom window

This evening I wondered why I was feeling so tired and sleepy so I started googleing around. It turns out that when you have diabetes and you get an inflammation, bloodsugar can go up more than normal. This can cause a hyperglycemia which makes you feel tired and sleepy. This must have happened to me, since I also had the other symptoms of a hyper: frequent urination and thirst.

The inflammation is probably the cause of the pain in my ankle which at times like these is swollen and purplish (though not metallic with orange/yellow flames…)

Hopefully tomorrow the ankle will get used to the weather and stop hurting. I hope the hyper feeling goes away then as well.


Vincent said...

And what causes the non metallic and no flames purple ankle's inflamation you think? Any clues? Or is it just a shit ankle?

Kees said...

I broke it in 7 places in 1995 and it has always been a source of pain when the weather changes. It is a shit ankle.

Nicole said...

I have a similar issue with weather change on operation scars, one them sometimes feels like I'm being stabbed again. The other is my knees acting up when the weather gets colder. Take good care of yourself and I hope you'll feel better soon.

I suggest a decent intake of ginger for your pain inflammation. Tea never hurts and Twinings makes a great ginger tea, otherwise tablet form about 1,000 milligrams a day.

danny said...

get well soon so you can stop nagging. no seriously, get well soon.