Well, I’m having the first 2 day break away from the house, dogs, teenagers and Grampa in years. I discovered a Triad of Joy with three places within walking distance - Hotel, National Trust property (Belton House) and a garden centre. Trouble is my adrenals have taken a break too. While tripping through the Italian garden, I suddenly felt weak, shakey, tearful, lightheaded and nauseated. Determined to have my damned day out, I dispatched my husband to get one of those electric buggies the NT lends to those less able. Less able? Moi? ‘Fraid so Mate. So a member of staff had to come out to my distant bench to hand it over after H&S briefing, rather than let my husband take it to me. After a brief experiment to see what ‘this baby can do’ I settled at a sedate speed after we established my athletic husband didn’t appreciate having to trot along side me in this heat like a certain dictator’s security detail. Got lots of stares for some reason. I looked to young as a non wrinkled 55 (thanks Pred face)? The older ones feeling smug (I don’t blame them)? Who knows. After I got over the tears of frustration that I couldn’t keep up the pretence of wellness, it was a good morning in spite of feeling like I had nothing in the tank I don’t normally wear my cap backwards by the way.
Adrenals went on holiday: Well, I’m having the... - PMRGCAuk
Ohhhhh SnazzyD, What a difficult acknowledgement to have to realise. I'm so sorry.
I hate when I have to admit that I can't keep up. I have resigned myself to the fact that I must take the bus, either into to town, or back from town. I can no longer walk both ways. After beginning a new taper routine on Saturday (and drinking too much Rose' during the England game) I'm not feeling even 80-90% today. So when I had to go into town, today ... I knew I'd gave to take the bus both ways. : (
PS - At least you look pretty snazzy on the electric buggy!!!!
I have the card for a Canadian folding one just in case - we saw someone in the village with it, large chap and he said it still managed hills! I think he said you can get a step to put on the back for a second person to stand on and be towed but maybe I'm hallucinating! One between us would be good when away with the camper for going shopping!
Well, If you didn’t have your name before-you sure deserve it now! I’m jealous! Get out there & do some wheelies! I would be tooling everywhere! I’m all for not making people standout and I appreciate your concern, but if it’s not a red Ferrari this comes a close second!
Watch the Rose the next game, but that will be hard. Go England!!! 🇬🇧
Ha! No wheelies I’m afraid. Couldn’t get the speed up and with four wheels it’s a big ask. Lots of gravel for handbrake turns but no handbrake. Even tried the horn but all it was, was a small, polite electric beep. However, it was good on rough terrain (good clearance and soft wheels) when we went off piste and had to take a short cut across tree rooted, goose infested parkland.
I think these tramper scooters are amazing SnazzyD. Last Christmas we stayed at a cottage in the North Yorkshire Moors with my elder son and daughter in law and their dog. In addition to PMR I have heart failure and become breathless on exertion, so taking a walk is not an option. However, at the National Park Centre at Sutton Bank I was able to borrow one of these wonderful scooters and join the family for a “walk”on Boxing Day. It was bitterly cold but a bright day and I could see for miles. Ok I wasn’t taking exercise as I have done in previous years, but I was joining in instead of being left behind. I’ve since used a tramper at a RSPB reserve in West Sussex and the grandchildren came along too.. we were able to get down to the bird hides and covered some rough terrain, which was exciting. Took a picnic with us on the tramper. They don’t charge hire fees but ask that you consider a small donation towards maintenance. Brilliant idea and opens up some options for being outdoors that wouldn’t have been possible a few years ago.
I would have your blood sugars tested if you can
I am on 8.5 so not as low as you but yesterday I felt sick and very shaky could not stop trembling .
My Mum is diabetic so as I was with her got her to check blood sugar levels thay where 3.5.
After 4 biscuits and a banana followed later by Cauliflower and cheese burgers and good portion of mixed vegetables and a yogurt.
I did feel better but slept all evening and night .
So may be worth checking
Thanks for that and your concern, but I know my sugars are fine. I had also just had breakfast and it has happened a number of times and feels very different to low blood sugar for me. I get it with unusual stressors on the body or emotional and at the end of the day at the moment. I just hadn’t seen this as stressful as it was peaceful and beautiful though hot. This morning I’ve realised it is time for my three weekly low Neutrophil drop and I’ve woken up with a cold sore. If my bod was in high alert with crashing levels, it would have seen this trip as highly not wanted.
I decided to treat myself to a mobility scooter last year. It is a light weight fairly small one which wasn't one of the expensive ones. I use it when I go out with my husband and dog. They were forever waiting for me to catch up, or if I sat down the dog refuses to move and leave me. It was good this year on holiday in Northumberland, I rode my scooter in a park in Morpeth and they had to walk briskly behind me. I love the speeds. I mostly do fast tortoise but did go up to slow hare once.