Friday, September 28, 2007

Mark Your Calendars!

October 22, 2007 I will have my saline start. October 26, 2007 PUMPING INSULIN! That's right almost a month from now I will join the ranks of all you pumpy people out there in the OC. Unfortunately the date could not be sooner because of scheduling conflicts the soonest and only time available was the week of the 8th. That won't work out for us, but hey I would rather be at my celebrating my Pop-Pop's 80th birthday. Plus my mom and I decided that it was just not smart to start the pump and go out of town for a celebration. There would be too many things to worry about and why should we add pump drama to it? So Tuesday the newest edition to my diabetes team will arrive. Then I will have a couple of weeks to watch all the training videos and get acquainted.
Tomorrow I am attending my former school's homecoming dance. For some reason this always causes havoc with my numbers. I think its the nervous excitement of seeing people I haven't seen in a while, and the fact that my friends never seem to be on time. When the schedule is off, the numbers do not co-operate. I will just treat this with the birthdays and holidays diabetes rule, it just won't count.


Jeff said...

Hi Jillian.

It's a smart decision to postpone the new pumping therapy until you return and can devote your full attention to it.

Have fun at the dance.

Caro said...

Hi Jillian,

I just started to read your blog yesterday, and only wish I found you sooner!

Good luck with the pump start. I agree with Jeff that you are probably right to postpone it. It would be awful to have a negative experience while you're away and have it colour your attitude to pumping.

Regarding the crazy numbers when scheduling is off - I'm the same! I put it down to getting stressed about waiting around for people, which in turn is part down to diabetes. If it wasn't for diabetes, I probably wouldn't be so obsessive about time keeping and sticking to schedule. That is what years of NPH does to a girl, I guess!

I'll definitely be checking back to hear how the pump start goes.


Penny said...

Yay! Best of luck with your pump start. I'm excited for you!!