Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Dream Cookies

He wouldn't give me a cookie.

He was mean.

Laughed at me.

But wouldn't give me a cookie.

I really wanted a cookie.

I woke up. I'd been dreaming about a mean man and how he wouldn't give me a cookie even though he had lots and lots and lots of them. I checked the clock, it was 5 in the morning. I felt sweaty and clammy and the room felt hot. I nudged Joe. I asked him to get my blood monitor. I would have done it but I couldn't think of where it was.

He got up and gave it to me.

I was way low. Lower than I've ever been.

I had an orange juice - the emergency one we carry for exactly this eventuality.

We went back to sleep.

The cookie man was back.

I tested again two hours later and I was still very low. The only thing we had was a slice of pumpkin pie. (Don't ask.) So. I've just had that.

Pumpkin pie to the rescue!

This is rare for me. I'm usually pretty good with keeping my blood sugar levels under control. But I have to tell you, I'm glad that there was a mean man in my dreams letting me know that I needed and wanted a cookie.

How odd, the mind.


Colleen said...

Dear Dave:

Isn't it amazing that your body was telling you exactly what you needed! Hope your blood sugar has settled down so the guy with the cookie can go back to sleep.

Take care

Heather Simmons said...

But how perfectly logical...

Rebel Child of Light said...

Far far better for you that the bad cookie man warned you than no warning at all... glad you are OK Dave.

Celine said...

I have been woken up many a time by dreams where I am desperate for food only to find that I'm low. It beats the dream I have when I'm too high - being chased by screaming dragons and other such nonsense.

It would be nice if a little voice just said: Celine, you're low, wake up.

Glad you had emergency juice by the bed. Always a good plan.

Tamara said...

Wow. Sorry to hear your blood sugars went down so low, but how interesting that you had such a dream.

Ettina said...

Reminds me of the dreams about bathroom hijinks that I have when I really need to pee.

Tam said...

The human body/mind s an amazing thing. So glad that you were able to rectify the situation and are ok. And I can't think of a better way to increase sugar levels than pumpkin pie. Yum.

Liz said...

Yay for your mind waking you up!!

Anonymous said...

pumpkin pie would be the perfect remedy for low blood sugars . . . and orange juice is only temporary measure - until you can get some complex carbs and fats into your system!!! glad the cookie man woke you up TWICE!!!!

wendy said...

Sorry to hear your blood sugar got so low but really glad the cookie man was there to prod you awake.

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