Short Story: Walking is Dangerous!

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Walking Moki

It’s been a rough few days for me. Who knew that walking could add to that?! I’m waiting to talk to my doctor next week about my insomnia. It’s not new, but I’m tired of dealing with it. I’ve been trying not to ask for a sleeping pill, but I don’t really have a choice now. My husband is complaining of me being “gripey” during the day!

I took something to make me sleep all day yesterday, so this morning, I figured I would get up and walk my dog, Moki. Just a quick mile outside of the apartment complex…I went around 10 am and that wasn’t early enough! I had made the turn and we were on our way back when I started feeling faint! Thankfully, there was shade in various places, so each time I got to it, I stopped. I even had to sit down on this perch I found to catch my breath.

See, I’m a diabetic and I got up this morning and decided to walk without eating or drinking anything! I knew that was iffy, but I did it anyway. Lesson Learned! I thought my blood sugar would be low when I got back in and checked it, but it was 241!! I don’t know what was going on, so I’ve just been resting ever since.

My blood sugar is back to normal now, so I’m good. I just need to talk to my doctor about a few things to put my mind at ease…and oh yeah, I need to get that shingles shot, since I’m 50 now!

Should I be concerned about this shingles vaccine?


  1. Dunno about vac reactions, but I go shingles I my left eye as the vac was unavailable for awhile. ExCRUciating. You do NOT want to get shingles.

  2. I’m going to talk to my doctor at my next annual, sometime soon, and probably get the Shingles vax. I have several friends who have had it, and I have also seen what it can do to those who aren’t protected.

  3. Gripping short story, Lenore. Sounds scary but happy ending is comforting. I’m not a healthcare professional so don’t have an opinion on the vaccine; except to say, if it’s recommended by a healthcare professional, I’d probably get it. Fingers crossed.

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