Today was a big day, I went into the city to be trained on the new pump. I was already exhausted before the day has even started. I had another real bad low – seizure, it started around 1:00 pm and I finally went to sleep around 3:30; poor Dan did not get to sleep until 4:30 (stayed up to make sure I was stable) and then we had to get up at 7:00 and out of the house around 9:00. We ran around most of the morning and afternoon – did errands and Dan had work to accomplish before heading into the city for my doctors appointment. The training was a long process, they also put a glucose sensor (not expecting that – another device inserted on the other side of my stomach) to monitor the sugars while getting the amounts of insulin administered and the reactions, the dosages, highs, lows etc……a computerized print out. I have to keep the monitor on until next week. I am amazed that I was able to go the whole day running, overcome the multiple lows and seizure from the night before……kept going after the side effects, shakey, aches and pains,etc and made it home without collapsing, the doctor/training appt did not end until 10:00 pm and did not get home till 10:45. Then I had to make lunch and dinner for the next morning to bring to Dan’s parents.
My sugars are all over right now – adjusting and I am not use to having all these devices and tubes hanging on me. My sides are killing me – I have to get use to it. But it is better than giving myself the shots (10-15 injections- plus finger pricking of 20 times) now it is just one big pain on my side – which is the pump (change every 2 days) and the finger pricks. I have to be happy about that……I just hope this helps……………I know I will never get better, but this will lessen the pain in my arms and legs (where I give the injections – now they are so sore – doing this every day for the last 6-7 years)……It has to be better – New attitude. Yes – Positive thinking.
It was a long day, just got home from Dan’s parents…..God, Dan is such a good person, wonderful son (they are so lucky to have such a loving and caring son) and most of all the absolutely best husband in the world…..and I truly mean that. I can not express how lucky and greatful I am…………..Thank you baby, you are my rock and I love you to death….this may sound corny and I may say it all the time…..I don’t care – I can not say it enough. You complete me. I love you so much!!!
On this note – I am going to bed…..I will start my new attitude tomorrow .