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Half Week of Crap :)

Saturday morning. One of the longest weeks of my life so far, and there's still another day to go in it! *sigh* Got up this morning, and when I went upstairs for breakfast what did I see? About 4 cms (1.5 inches) of snow!

Now the good news. I was going to fly out to Calgary this long weekend to see Stef, since she's been feeling down in the dumps and all (not to mention the fact that we miss each other terribly). To my utter delight and surprise, she called on Wednesday night to tell me that she was coming back to Ottawa for the long weekend. Apparently, the company was giving the people on the contract to Calgary four days off for Easter, so as to spend time with friends and family. Stef's plane got in Thursday night, and we've spent some glorious, wonderful, personal time together that I shall not go into.

Now the bad news. As mentioned in previous entries this week, I have started to take Metformin in order to keep my diabetes under (better) control. The drug has all kinds of side effects, one of the worst being diarrhea.

This is not the "go to the bathroom three times a day" kind of thing, but more like seven to ten times a day, and having explosive diarrhea. And the smell...well, we'll not get into that, but suffice it to say that I've never had this symptom, even when I'm really ill, this bad. Given that the Metformin can cause all kinds of problems in the stomach and the intestinal tracts as well, suffice it to say that I have to keep an eye on this.

Suffice it to say, I feel as if I can't go anywhere out of reach of a nearby washroom and toilet, and to be honest, that has taken some of the wind out of my sails this week. Stef, of course, is making light of this, and her humour and puns have been one of the few things since she arrived that has kept me sane.

Stef has just left my place to go back to her apartment, and then she's off to do some shopping and see the parents and stuff, so I plan to do some grocery shopping this afternoon, and then catch up on a few things here at the house. She'll meet me back here, and we'll do a nice Chinese stir fry together.

I guess it's been a good week after all, despite the health stuff caused by the Metformin going on. The best part of it is that with the cramps and all, I get tummy rubs from my sweetie. What could be better? :)


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Apr. 7th, 2007 11:27 pm (UTC)
and to be honest, that has taken some of the wind out of my sails this week.

There's a unintended pun there. ;-)

Time to try a different drug I think.
Apr. 8th, 2007 03:07 pm (UTC)
Hullo, Lev,

Actually, I didn't intend it as a pun at all. Just been feeling really lousy, but it does work as a pun.

As for trying a different drug, well... the Metformin side effects should wear off in a week or so, so just gotta hang in there and all that. Besides the nausea and diarrhea have eased off somewhat, thank Goddess, so perhaps I'm over the worst of it. At least, I hope so!

Apr. 8th, 2007 10:14 pm (UTC)

Well that's good news. My partner has diabetes and depression so the drug merry-go-round story is familiar...
Apr. 11th, 2007 09:43 pm (UTC)
Hullo, Lev,

Ah, so you do understand. :)
Apr. 10th, 2007 01:53 am (UTC)
First off, kudos on the new pic. Lookin good my friend. Secondly, I'm sorry you were having problems with the new drug, I'm glad you seemed to be over them when I saw you on the weekend, but hey, at least you got tummy rubs out of it... 8)

PS. Still hate you for the weight loss...
Apr. 11th, 2007 02:49 am (UTC)
Hullo, Steve,

Hey, thanks for the kindness on the new pic. Donald took a whole bunch of shots, but this was one of the few that didn't have me with a...look on my face,

As for the drug, well...just when I thought I had it licked, today the diarrhea hit me again. Thank gods the washroom at work was close to my office. :) Yeah, the tummy rubs were kind of nice. :)
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