Thursday, November 20, 2008

Heather Heuer M.D.

So I'm not really a qualified medical doctor, but i have decidedly self diagnosed myself with Hypoglycemia. Thank you Google!

What started off as an innocent sweet tooth lead to a crazed scavenger hunt for any form of sugar in our house. Realizing that Jon and I's new diet has cut out sugar and our lack of grocery shopping in anticipation of Thanksgiving, this did not go over well with our pantry. We did not have ANY sugar like goodness in our kitchen. None. Zilch. Nodda. No cake batter or brownie mix, no ice cream, no cookies, not even any sugar infested cereal like Fruity Pebbles. Hankering like a crack addict and wanting anything containing sugar, i considered making oatmeal just to sprinkle some brown sugar on it. Then i saw that our milk had an expiration date of November 7th... It's the 20th. Still considering oatmeal as a possibility i sat and stared into the fridge as if it was Narnia, waiting for a miracle, waiting for some morsel of sugar to jump out at me. How does one not have any sugar in their kitchen. Seriously?

And then i saw it nestled in the crisper in between the ever so healthy baby carrots and multi-grain bagels. Pillsbury Cinnamon Buns. I think i wet myself i was so excited. Not only was i glad i wouldn't have to resort to drinking chocolate syrup, but it also secures my morning sugar fix and quite possibly tomorrow night's sugar fix as well, so long as Jon doesn't get to them first. All is well in the land of Hypoglycemia.

For the record, I don't really think I'm hypoglycemic, but i had to laugh at the Wikipedia description:

"Hypoglycemia can produce a variety of symptoms and effects but the principal problems arise from an inadequate supply of glucose as fuel to the brain, resulting in impairment of function (neuroglycopenia). Derangements of function can range from vaguely "feeling bad" to coma and (rarely) permanent brain damage or death. Hypoglycemia can arise from many causes and can occur at any age. It also sometimes occurs at random."

Impairment of function, derangement, occurs at random. That was definitely me tonight an that was all i needed to confirm my self diagnosis. Maybe i should Wikipedia Hypochondriac :)

1 comment:

Danielle said...

Last night, about 8 PM, I was in the kitchen scooping a bowl of vanilla ice cream with hot fudge, caramel and chocolate syrup...if only we lived closer! :)