A number of years ago, I recall dreaming that I was buried alive in a coffin and trying to escape when suddenly, a scary hybrid-freak spider appeared -- complete with infusion set spider legs!
(Thanks again to Chris Sparling, a brilliant writer who has provided a number of nightmares through the years...)
Anyhow, my most recent D-dream involved what seemed at first just an every-day happening gone awry.
No memory remains of what the entirety of the dream was about, or how I ended up in the particular moment that I did. But the brunt of what I'm writing about involved me standing in front of a bathroom mirror, probably in the evening post-dinner hours. Apparently, I had eaten a salad with spinach in it with my dinner.
And as sometimes happens, a tiny little piece of that spinach snuggled itself into my gumline in my front teeth.
No big deal, right?
Well, as I stood there brushing and flossing, the spinach didn't budge. Instead, it stayed securely where it was. I used my toothbrush to target that spot specifically, and the spinach instinctively acted like a turtle and hid itself further into my gum. Almost disappearing.
I decided to just slide it out with the tip of my finger, since there apparently weren't any toothpicks in this particular dream, and that worked...
But when I removed the piece it was no longer a piece of spinach -- it was a blood test strip!!!!
And then, I noticed other "pieces of spinach" were lodged into the roof of my gum line.
And one by one, out came the test strips.
Then I woke up.
Shuddering, with the images fresh in my mind, I went about my morning routine a bit freaked out. And now, I can't do a BG check without getting a little unnerved.
What does it all mean?
Well, I'm no dream expert, but maybe it is related to the fact that I haven't been checking by fingerstick lately and my subconscious is trying to give me a nudge? Or, it happened to coincide with the early morning Dawn Phenom hours and my BG was starting to spike? Possibly, it was related to the fact that I've procrastinated on getting a couple tooth implants for extractions done close to a year ago...?
Who the heck knows.
Maybe it's time to motivate myself to do better on checking my BGs, even when wearing my CGM. And maybe I should also go see the dentist.