Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Monday, July 23, 2007
Spending time with my little cousins was fun as always. The youngest who is just one just started walking last week so she was showing everyone her skills. Her older brothers were as animated as ever. Asking 20 questions about anything and everything, from preschool to if I go to church. We swam, ate (crabs, birthday cake for my uncle, hamburgers, hots, the works), camped out in the living room, and they completely disorganized everything in my craft room. Over all it was a pretty good weekend although I wish I could have spent more time with my sister and everything was so hurried it was like a whirlwind. Oh did I not mention that my blood sugars were completely inconsistent ? Which probably had to do with the fact that I was eating way more than I usually do and I took a Symlin vacation. I just didn't feel like using syringes and going through the process of drawing it up, I AM REALLY LAZY AND I HATE SYRINGES! OH PLEASE LET THERE ONE DAY (soon) BE A SYMLIN PEN!
I went to a release party at the local Barnes & Noble for the 7th and final Harry Potter Book on Friday Night. I'm really glad I did, it was really fun. I met some of my friend's friends. Observed some crazy little kids and grown-ups who were all incredibly excited. Great costumes from a family dressed as Dolores Umbrige, Moaning Myrtle, Harry Potter, and the father was in his work clothes with a label that said "Muggle", needless to say they won the costume contest. The worst part was spending a half hour in line at the Starbucks for 2 fraps and a diet root beer. As promised here are some pictures:
(The shirts, wands, and broken Harry-like glasses are all my creations. Mine says Mrs. Finnigan for my favorite character Seamus Finnigan, and my friend lets call her the "Model" from now on, is Ron's Boo, for Ron Weasley)
Me with my book on the ride home! Oh and I still haven't finished it yet because of all the things going on this weekend, so don't spoil it!
So it's off to driver's ed with me. I'm sure this will become another topic that will increasingly involve good ol' Diabetor!
Ps. Congrats to the entire TuDiabetes Community we broke 500!
Friday, July 20, 2007
Harry Potter comes out tonight, and I am of course one of the loyal members of Dumbledore's Army (I had to say it). I am attending a party at the local Barnes and Noble with a friend, and I am sure it will be a great night. I want to make this book last since it is the last one. I am happy for the conclusion, but sad that there won't be anymore. Pictures from the party will be posted soon, so you can see us clad in our Harry Potter outfits! I made shirts and wands for my friend and myself.
This weekend my grandparents, cousins, aunt, uncles, and sister are coming!! It should be a pretty fun time but not good on the blood sugars. Lets just say sooo much good food! But hey I'm calling this one a holiday so it doesn't count, right? Have a great weekend, I know I will.
Monday, July 16, 2007
Every once and awhile you get me down. Like when my mom says, “I feel guilty when I hear those shots click and they are keeping you alive, and there is nothing I can do to make it better.” When I think of the numbers: 9 shots on an easy day, 14 on a bad day, 12-14 tests a day, almost 11 years as my sidekick, 10.5 that embarrassing A1c that won’t budge, my weight thanks to the shit load of insulin I have to take, the money it takes to maintain you, carb counts. Did you know that if I want a pump it means I will have to forgo the braces? Yeah, you suck. The hiding I’ve done because of you, only recently have I taken both feet out of that “Diabetes Closet”. When I think of the responsibility I have because of you. Most of my friends know what carbs are, but they don’t find ways to stretch a meal so they can have a bit of everything. I don’t save room for dessert, I save carbs for dessert. I’ve found ways around having to get a shot to eat something. You made me wish for lows for those years when you wouldn’t budge from those mid 200’s. And now that I have them again, I hate them! I wish you would play fair. I wish you would give me a break. But I know that that will probably never happen. I have to find a way to get on your good side. I try not to fight you, I try embracing you, but it’s hard when you act like the preteen that you are and want to be independent. I’m working overtime and you my friend are tripping me when I am leading the race. I wish you would stop. But until we find a way to make peace I’ll see you every night at 11, 1, and 4. I’ll push you down with insulin, I’ll log your every move, and fight my way to be number one and put you in your proper place. I won’t give up. I won’t let you do that to me. Unlike with other things in my life quitting is NOT an option.
All the best,
Monday, July 9, 2007
Thursday, July 5, 2007
On to other news. I have experienced 6 hypos in 3 days. Which for me is CRAZY to say the least. They weren't severe, only in the 60's and 70's, but they can be a bit exhausting. It's definitely safe to say I have had a lot of Dum-Dums and Swedish Fish (my Hypo fighting weapons of choice). I attribute the lows to all the house work I have been doing in preparation for my extended family coming into town next weekend. Moving and packing boxes, rearranging furniture, and reorganizing apparently does a major number on my blood sugars.
Tuesday, July 3, 2007
I'm also very excited because I should be on the Diabetes Daily Headlines now!