Friday, December 1, 2006

Who Am I?

What a strange phenomenon.  To say your name, and not recognize who that is.  Just happened to me.

In bed,  I was reading Michael J. Fox's book about his life as an actor before Family Ties.  He was negotiating a seven figgure salary while standing in a phone booth without fundss to buy a chicken dinner that cost less than two dollars. 

I so identified with the twenty something year old Fox, that I suddenly felt I was twenty, in an eighty two year old body, prostate problemss, vision problems, diabetes problems, and insomnia.

For a brief moment of two I literally did not know who I was.

I got up and took my blood pressure...about normal for me, but very fast  pulse.  I felt light headed.  I took my blood sugar.  Took four attempts to get the meter to work...four stabs on the finger.  I got a reading that I considered low.  So I called the caregiver here at the old folks home.  She brought me an apple, and orange, and some orange juice. 

   It is sure nice to live in assisted living faciltiy and have people to help when you feel scared and helpless.  I discovered some peanut butter in the refrigerator.  I ate it by the spoonful.

   I feel better.  Well, enough to write this...but not enough to proof read it... you'll have to take me as I am,  Whoever that may be.

Chuck...three am, Friday morning.

7 comments:

madcobug said...

I am glad that there is some assistance when you need it. I am feeling lightheaed myself. Better go get myself something sweet. Maybe some grape juice. I am a diabetic also. Helen

hewasolddog299 said...

Just how low was that glucose reading? Wicked carb load for the middle of the night, is all I'm thinking. You obviously know how "brittle" your condition is, so of course, you must be the judge -- even when your own name is foreign to you.

Then again, I've awakened more times than I can count to wonder just who in heck I was and why did I have a lampshade on my head...

reconcilinglife said...

well.......whoever you are.......I sure think you are special. Bam

garnett109 said...

Glad you are alright!
At 3 in the morning I'm not me either!

msecz said...

sometimes I think I should live in an assisted living place... my poor husband has to listen and since he isn't a medical person it doesn't help too much... usually have to figure it out myself... Hope the rest of the day goes great for you, Sandra

bamawmn46 said...

I hope you are feeling better and more yourself now.  We want you around for your middle-of-the-night writings!
Jackie

plieck30 said...

Sure we'll take you as you are no matter who you are. We like you and like your writing. Paula