Sunday Night

I’m getting ready for bed here. First, I must wait for my blood sugar levels to stabilize to make sure they won’t plummet overnight. I hate waking up in a panic, realizing that my blood sugar is too low, and then struggling to get it back under control again. 

I’ve had a great day, still weak but getting more robust, and my endurance is increasing while the vertigo isn’t as bad provided I move slowly and carefully. Hal has done a fantastic job supervising my recovery and controlling my expectations at the same time. My breathing has stayed under control, but I must handle my temper because when I let myself get upset, my breathing does become more difficult. 

As long as I can remain calm and control my temper, I should be fine. My blood sugar is still high but slowly coming down after taking insulin. I’ll be awake for a while longer until the blood sugar levels drop to the expected range. 

I have the last visit in my first round of follow-up doctor visits tomorrow, and I hope that there will be more good news. I don’t expect any trouble. Hal also wants to see the new apartment tomorrow, if possible, to drive quite a bit through the day. I don’t mind doing these things because it proves my recovery is proceeding nicely. 

My blood sugar is being rather stubborn this evening. I suspect this is due to some of the new medicine I’m taking. The doctors warned that something like this might happen, so I’m not overly concerned, just cautious.

Improving

My playlist for sound is from R.E.M., a band that I started following because they started out playing SEC college towns when I was a student at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY. I saw the band multiple times at local clubs and bars, and there was something special about them even then. 

I don’t claim to be a psychic, but I didn’t suspect that they would become as famous as they eventually did. The band always treated fans with the utmost respect, something other bands could learn from. 

R.E.M. decided to step away when they were on top of the world. They said that it was best to leave on top rather than slowly decline and become shadows of themselves. 

The band left us with timeless classic songs that always make me feel something incredible, but slightly different each time I hear them.

R.E.M.

My playlist for sound is from R.E.M., a band that I started following because they started out playing SEC college towns when I was a student at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY. I saw the band multiple times at local clubs and bars, and there was something special about them even then. 

I don’t claim to be a psychic, but I didn’t suspect that they would become as famous as they eventually did. The band always treated fans with the utmost respect, something other bands could learn from. 

R.E.M. decided to step away when they were on top of the world. They said that it was best to leave on top rather than slowly decline and become shadows of themselves. 

The band left us with timeless classic songs that always make me feel something incredible, but slightly different each time I hear them.

Anger

The question is an interesting one. I have to say that the personality trait that gets me into trouble is my temper. I struggle with controlling my character, especially when I realize that I’ve made a mistake. 

I’m not one to deny responsibility for my actions and decisions. My struggle is with the self-criticism and doubts that assail me after the mistake happens. 

I am too quick to lose my temper without warning. This is a trait that I try to control. The last time I lost my temper, I thought I would end up back in the hospital, so I am trying meditation to help me control my problem.