I was suffering a head cold last week. Over the weekend it turned into catarrh, chesty cough and voice coming and going. Oddly enough BGs were very good without too much effort. On Monday I started on 3 days of prep for the "virtual colonoscopy" i.e. a specialist CT scan. The first day was a "Low residue diet". So all the things that are bad for D with the exception of clear soup/broth such as Oxo, Bovril etc. cheese and eggs. Apart from that, white toast, mashed potato, white rice, white pasta, grilled fish and chicken were all that was allowed. Had poached eggs on toast for lunch (the white toast was off a crusty loaf and surprisingly nice) and poached Haddock fillets topped with cheese + mashed potato & vanilla ice cream (not all on the same plate!) for dinner on day 1. Day 2 I had to swallow this med diluted in 500ml water 3 times during the day with 4 laxatives... so apart from the dire diet (repeat of day 1 except for poached chicken instead of fish) it was not the most comfortable day of my life and BGs were horrible, couldn't get below 9. Day 3 no food allowed and chained to the bathroom until noon. At 2:50 pm I had an appointment for a mammogram (ladies will sympathise as it's not that pleasant!). Fortunately by then my tum had settled.
4pm set off for hospital as traffic can be dire around 5pm in Truro. Oddly there was none, so arrived far too early for my appointment and overheard the receptionist ringing people telling them not to come because the scanner was broken. I was horrified that I might have to undergo another 3 days of prep, but fortunately the scanner I was to be scanned with was OK. Phew! The procedure, whilst not overly painful, was certainly at the top end of "extremely uncomfortable". Interestingly when I asked whether I should detach my pump, it transpired that the radiographer's hubby is T1 and on the Medtronic pump from the same clinic as me... so I distracted myself talking to her about that. Talk got round to pumps on hot climate holidays. Surprisingly he had apparently never heard of Frio bags, so maybe I helped a bit?
Anyway... after the procedure, feeling somewhat battered by things being inserted in unmentionable places... and dye being put into my arm (now severely bruised) from a cannula. The dye makes you feel really really weird! I was able to eat half a salmon sandwich that I'd taken. I couldn't manage the other half, but Julian gratefully gobbled it down.. and he'd had brekky and lunch!
God knows why, as I'd eaten nothing all day, but I kept on having to bolus throughout the day to stay below 10. Stress I suppose! Plus the whole business of the catarrh etc. Went to the local pub when we got home and I had fishcakes, but could only eat 1 and a couple of mouthfuls of peas. Still trying to get BGs down today and all I have eaten is half an avocado with some tuna, lettuce and a couple of cherry tomatoes! I'm just not hungry either!
So now nothing to do but wait for the results and try to find something to take for the catarrh and cough.