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  1. Defensive driving and anticipating on what is happening on the road seems to be an alien concept.
  2. The name of my ex is Nat. She never tied my shoelaces...
  3. passiondelivery dot com has Stilton although 'made in Thailand'...
  4. I am currently being treated my an endicronologist and my symptoms, although not gone 100%, have eased. If for some reason I need a second opinion I will not hesitate to ask Sheryl if she can recommend one. If you have read my posts I'm not self-diagnosing, I follow doctors orders! Guardia is not very likely since I was treated for parasites aggressively when I was admitted. It could however have survived. I'll talk with the doctor about it later today.
  5. Yep, my road to recovery is a kind of voyage to (for me) unknown places. Never struggled with my health until I came to Thailand. I've learned a lot about myself, my wife, family, friends far & close. I was dependent for care (the wife) and that has made me humble. Mind you, when I was in the hospital I was in diapers and my loving wife changed them! 62 yo and in diapers? She never complained once, I'm looking with different eyes to her now. I also learned a lot from the valuable input from the TV members and (stubborn as I am) learned to embrace that and use it to my advantage. Although scary and very frightning my near death experience has made me a better person. The story continues...
  6. An update: Little over a week ago I had an appointment with the doctor who treated me while I was admitted. He happens to be an endocrinologist, just what I needed. My food was not properly processed, yellowish very soft stools, cramps, dizziness/shakiness, feeling very weak and that all sounded very familiar to him. Guts were working overtime and he gave me some medication before and after food. The dizziness/shakiness was most probably caused by the nerves vagus, something that connects guts & brain. Since day one all my symptoms eased, stool got better and a bit more firm, no undigested food in stool en started to gain a little bit of weight that I lost over the last 2 months. Day by day my energy got better and tomorrow I have an appointment with him again. The only thing that's still there is the dizziness/shakiness but, as I have found out, is always connected to having to visit the toilet. Once stool is out of my system the symptoms disappear. How I was able to stop it by taking sugar is beyond me, it's the urge of going to the bathroom. By reporting my experience with colonoscopy and the health-scare when I passed out it's only fair to keep you all updated. I will stop posting on this subject once my symptoms are cured/solved. Thanks for listening in!
  7. That makes sense to me Sheryl! it feels like a hypo and yes, I switched to small meals every 2,3 hours. Be it a banana, some crackers or rice with fish. That would explain why, after a waking up, I feel so shitty (could well be hypo). It takes food and drinks to fix me up and afterwards I'm ok. Maybe important to know that I was a sugar junkie all my life and recently I have cut that out completely. In the hospital they advised me to do that.
  8. That is what I like about a forum like TV. Valuable information, alternative possible reasons for my symptoms, open discussion without flaming, food for thought and sound advice. You guys are the max! Thanks!
  9. Thanks HH, For now we assume that a combination of a colonscopy, an e-coli infection and strong anti-biotics have taken toll on my system. First approach is to diet & excercise in order to lower Cholesterol and hopefully improve the (pre)diabetes symptoms as well. It will be closely monitored by the hospital, bloodtests again next week. If the symptoms continue then further investigation will be done (that's what my doctor just told me this morning). Thanks for the valuable input!
  10. This is what I found on the web (my symptoms are in italics): Do You Have These Pre Diabetes Symptoms? The more yes answers you have, the more likely you have prediabetes. A constant feeling of being tired. No matter how much you sleep, or exercise to gain strength, you feel fatigued. Frequent bouts of depression for no reason. You’ll be fine, and then you feel sad all of a sudden, without any cause. Unexplained weight gain. Your eating habits haven't changed, but suddenly you've put on 10 pounds. In addition, you are having difficulty losing it, even when you exercise and eat less. Blurred vision that seems to be worsening, and trouble seeing at night. Headaches and a sore throat that comes and goes. Dizzy spells, and a feeling of being lightheaded sometimes, especially after having sweets. (This indicates reactive hypoglycemia.) Breathing issues during sleep; you may have been diagnosed with sleep apnea. Digestive issues. You get frequent stomach aches and are constantly dealing with gas pain, bloating and stool issues, cycling between diarrhea and constipation. Heartburn which may be worse during the night. You may have gotten a diagnosis of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD). A groggy, sleepy feeling after meals, even when you have plenty of rest. You may fallen asleep at your desk at work, or during a meeting. The dentist tells you that have gingivitis, even though you brush and floss every day. You often wake up with a nasty taste in your mouth, even though you brush before bed. You have elevated blood pressure and blood tests indicate you have high triglyceride levels, and low HDL cholesterol levels. After every meal, you really crave something sweet, even if you are already feeling full. Frequent yeast infections, and cuts or bruises you get don’t seem to heal quickly. Constant hunger, no matter how much you eat. You often think, "How can I be hungry? I just ate!" Constant joint aches, and muscle and joint stiffness when you wake up in the morning. You may even have been diagnosed with some form of arthritis. Your feet burn and your toes feel numb when you stand for long periods of time. Swollen ankles, and a general feeling of puffiness or water retention, especially if you sit for long periods of time. If you don’t eat, you get really grumpy. You may also feel nauseous and shaky. Waking up in middle of the night with your heart pounding. Often you also feel nauseated or cold. It happens more often if you've been eating high sugar meals. This again indicates hypoglycemia or low blood sugar. And all these symptoms just started last week, suddenly...
  11. To give as much info as I can: during the shaky/dizzy spells my heart rate is around 77bpm and I do not experience an abnormal hart rhythm. Having these spells do not make me feel anxious, I take them as they occur in the knowing that a glucose drink will fix me up eventually. What I'm going to do is to buy a glucose check-kit today to monitor the glucose levels myself to see if there is any relation between feeling like shit/feeling fine and glucose levels.
  12. Some details regarding my Cardiac arrest. At home I had serious diarhea, more than 10 times, pure yellowish water. It came out with unbelievable force. I tried to replenish with ORS drinks but ran out of drinks when I reached the hospital. I had to wait for my turn and in the meantime went to the toilet at least 6 more times in 20 minutes or so. I was very thirsty and weaker by the minute and the last 3 toilet visits my wife had to support me because I was so dizzy could hardly walk. For me, that's detoriation. The last visit to the toilet was by wheelchair (could'nt walk anymore) and was the one when the lights went out. Seriously dehydrated and lost an enormous amount of fluid and therefore blood pressure... that's when my heart gave up. Rhythm came back after half a minute or so but only 30bpm. 10 quick pumps and the normal rhythm returned. For me, that explanation given by the doctors is a plausible one and exactly how it felt but I could be wrong. I should have asked for something to drink but I thought 'I'm in the hospital now so I'm going to be fine' and that was kind of stupid. Can't blame my wife who helped me going to the toilet, registering my as a patient, asking nurses if they could speedup because I was really sick at that point. She did her best we just did not think about getting some fluid in... @Sheryl: it's always difficult to describe exactly wat happened but I value your input highly. Being a non-English speaker can complicate matters.
  13. I wasn't shaky after the fasting sugar and two weeks ago I was monitored for 24hrs and my heart showed no abnormalities. But now, when I'm shaky sugar fixes me up every time (that looks like diabetics related to me). And shaky/dizzy/sweaty/cold hands/feet happens mostly in the early morning but around midday I'm mostly fine. Late afternoon I go for my daily walk with no problems whatsoever. I'm not on any medication at the moment but was treated with Metronidazole & Ceftriaxone two weeks ago by IV.
  14. One problem after another... Last week suddenly started to feel very dizzy and shaky and thought I was going to pass out. Felt like an enormous hypo and some water with glucose I felt a little better. This happened again the next day and the day after so I contacted my trusted doctor and he told me to come and have my blood checked. Seems to have pre-diabetes but I could like to have this discussed with BM's with a bit more knowledge than me. Fasting glucose was 120 and HbA-1C just 3.2. Doctor told me that the low HbA-1C indicates that my pre-diabetes is only recent. I have cut my sugar intake (almost) completely and trying to adapt to a diet for diabetics. Fruit, rice, cooked/grilled fish etc but I'm struggling to keep me from feeling dizzy & shaky; many small meals instead of 2 or 3 big ones but the mornings are awful. Questions: can this be related to the strong anti-biotics I was given recently, I would guess so because I have never had any problems with being so dizzy and shaky. It's something that happened out of the blue after my e-coli scare. And could this be a temporary thing or do I have to accept the fact that I'm going to be full-on diabetic in the near future. Second, I also seem to have high cholesterol(163), Tri (130), HDL (37) and LDL (144) so the approach is a strict diet and excercise; I have started to do a daily (speedy) walks and increasing the distance every day. Baby steps, yesterday just 1.5 km but I have never been a fan of physical things. Questions: is brisk walking for 30 minutes a day (and strict diet) enough to get the Cholesterol levels in check or is there something that I've overlooked. And, with diet and excercise when can I expect these levels to go down (not that I'm impatient, just wanna know). Hopefully more knowledgeable BM's can give me some insight in these (new) matters to me. Thanks in advance, Peter aka Nongsung As I have struggled with my guts for more than 8 months now I don't understand why no one (no doctor) never checked my cholesterol apart from my trusted doctor who saved my life... I was asked not so long ago if I wanted full bloodwork (Including HIV) and I was ok with that. Everything came back normal (well, that's what they said)...