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Mon Feb 10, 2020, 10:56 PM

Something scary happened

These kind of events have been going on for the past two years,just being oblivious about what I am doing in a minor way compared to what happened yesterday.

Yesterday I ran my sink over. Water was pouring off the kitchen island to the floor. It was near electrical plugs. I was lucky my cat Othello alerted me on it. It so easily could have caused real damage and could have killed me and Othello.

What it's also scary is the sink flood was no more than 15 feet away from me where I was sitting I was unaware it was flooding.

Othello my sweet good boycat alerted me about it. It didn't register right away what was happening . Got up when I realized what I was seeing it took about a minute for me to realize what was happening.

Very slow reaction.

One of the plugs was flashing. I pulled them out of the wall immediately. I had to use 8 big towels to sop up all the water. Luckily there was no damage. That was scary.. other things similar to this situation happens sometimes . Like not realizing my blood sugar is low until it gets 40 or lower,that scares me too.

Am I just am unaware of stuff I am doing? Do I blot out things and now it's becoming a problem?

I have scarred temporal lobes. From trauma. Could that be messing with my executive functioning? I have a dissociative disorder and PTSD both . Has it gone from bad to worse? I dunno ,either way I am shook up about it.


I am so thankful and proud of my kitty Othello.

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applegrove Feb 10 #1
MLAA Feb 10 #2
cherryinpa Feb 10 #3
sheshe2 Feb 10 #4
magicarpet Feb 10 #5
emmaverybo Feb 10 #6
alittlelark Feb 10 #7
PoindexterOglethorpe Feb 10 #8
Srkdqltr Feb 11 #9
wendyb-NC Feb 11 #10
I_UndergroundPanther Feb 11 #11
I_UndergroundPanther Feb 11 #12

Response to I_UndergroundPanther (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 10:59 PM

1. Kittys are amazing companions. I had one who warned me three times

in 2 years of danger.

Maybe use your anxiety to be obsessed with turning off the taps, stoves, etc.Train your anxiety to be useful. Vibes to you.

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Response to I_UndergroundPanther (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 11:02 PM

2. Sending you kind energy! 💫✨😍

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Response to I_UndergroundPanther (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 11:02 PM

3. Nope

 

Donít rely on cat.

Pls see a Doc, often many of these things can be helped.

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Response to I_UndergroundPanther (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 11:17 PM

4. Hug

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Response to I_UndergroundPanther (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 11:20 PM

5. Is there some kind of a monitor you could,....

... wear,.... a medical device that would alert you if your blood sugar is way off. Then you can attend to it before you become any where close to being semi-comatose.

Maybe talk to your medical practitioner about that issue.



Nice kitty to watch out for mom.

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Response to I_UndergroundPanther (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 11:28 PM

6. Glad you o.k. See your doctor and also see if you can find a therapist or program to teach you

techniques to alert you of things, like taking your blood sugar etc. Many people have to set alerts in their smart phones, use notes in the kitchen, get friends to phone or check on them. I donít wonder you are shook up, but importantly you did react when alerted.

For a different reason perhaps, I was driving home once from shopping, only about a mile, and I
put the car in park. I mean I was driving in traffic. Maybe I meant to put the turn signal on. Honestly, I didnít know then or now. Never told my partner. Was driving his auto transmission pick -up. Good was not on freeway.

I like to think of near catastrophic events that donít turn out to be as a wake up call, a little knocking on my door to help me do what I need to, be it look when I back up driving or whatever. Some close calls. Yes.

I hope you feel better. Iíd probably have been too panicked to unplug stuff.

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Response to I_UndergroundPanther (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 11:36 PM

7. It sounds like it could be episodes of dissociation

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Response to I_UndergroundPanther (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 11:45 PM

8. I frequently set a timer for various things.

Such as if I'm cooking something that I don't need to be hovering over, but I don't want it to boil over or burn or whatever. Or as a reminder to let cooked food cool down to where it can safely be refrigerated.

Similarly, if I weren't staying in the kitchen but were filling up the sink for any reason, I'd set a timer. It's the timer going off that reminds me of whatever it is I need to check on.

Not sure if this will help you, but I'm offering it anyway.

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Response to I_UndergroundPanther (Original post)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 12:04 AM

9. I'm not an expert on blood sugar but

My daughter who is diabetic, says at 40 you will be slow . Perhaps you need to check it more frequently. Please keep track of your sugar. Please keep safe.

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Response to I_UndergroundPanther (Original post)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 12:36 AM

10. My pets are very protective of me, too, they have alerted me when something is off.

I have chronic major depression, PTSD, general anxiety disorder, and AADHD. There are times when my focus is fine other times I might do what you did, and leave the water on and nearly flooding the place. It's frightening to look back at these incidents, like what is wrong with me. Most likely it is related to the conditions that you have already been diagnosed with. Many other factors can have an influence on certain episodes like leaving the water running. I've burned food, destroying the pan and a meal I took the time to prepare, also.

What I have found by tracking my routines, is that one or more, those other factors, such as trying to multi task, not enough sleep, not drinking enough water, stress about finances, etc. , were present when the mishap occurred. You mentioned that your blood sugar can get quite low, that may have been involved, the straw that broke the camels back.

You should talk with your doc's or at least get schedule an appt. to discuss these concerns. Be compassionate towards yourself, take care of your body, mind and spirit,. You deserve it. Take care, I'm glad Othello is there, he's such a devoted and smart kitty boy.

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Response to wendyb-NC (Reply #10)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 03:49 PM

11. Yeah I got

ADHD too. I take meds for it.
Sometimes I wonder why I have so many things going on.

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Response to I_UndergroundPanther (Original post)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 03:52 PM

12. Update I saw my psydoc today

He reduced my benzotropine (cogentin) he thinks it could be making me unaware. I hope that's all that's going on.

Btw I never knew cogentin could cause stuff like what happened.
Learn something new everyday.

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