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Saturday, May 1, 2010

Things I learned about Diabetes this month... April edition

Wow... look at me! Getting this post done on the first day of the month instead of halfway through. This surely is a Dear Diary moment...

-When you are having a run of great numbers, you (meaning I), will freak out when one little BG number comes back weird. You (I) will then obsess over it, wondering where you went wrong, and what you could have done to avoid said weird number. Three days later you (I) will still not have let it go, and find yourself (myself) mumbling out loud in public, earning all sorts of looks from people. By about day four you (I) will have forgotten all about it when something newer and weirder happens.

-If you get up to do a night check and you have to pee, make sure you pee first, then check. Because something will always happen, and you won't be able to make it to the toilet for another 20 minutes. Pee first, then check. Especially if you're pregnant.

-The D monster will always strike when your back-up (spouse) is out of town. You will get sick, your child will get sick, and diabetes will rear it's U-G-L-Y head. You will start to fantasize about getting hit by a car, just so you can can go to the hospital and get some rest. And really good drugs.

-When testing your child at night (and you have been dealing with a terrible cough throughout your illness), you will cough just at the very moment you are closest to their ear. Stifling the cough will only make you cough even more, and you will run from their room in what would be a hilarious fashion in any other situation, without even completing the check.

10 comments:

  1. You make me laugh! I especially hear you on lessons #3 and 4, having lived them recently myself!

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  2. I always pee first, even if I think I don't have to...too many close calls. :)

    TMI?

    Love ya!

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  3. Joanne you are a hoot girl . You make my stomach hurt I laugh so much . always always pee first cause you might have a teen up too and then you can forget it until they are done LOL !! been there done that just wait ladies it will happen to you too .

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  4. LOL.

    Yep, I pee first too...I learned early on. One night...I got violently ill and dropped/cancelled a bolus while running to the toilet to vomit...nice huh?

    Love the one about wishing you could be hospitalized. I have also fantasized about that one.

    Love Ya...have a great w/e

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  5. Oh yes - the ol hospital fantasy. Had a few of those myself. Although I just fantasize that I'll come down with something not serious but VERY contagious that will force to stay in bed and sleep - far away from other people and responsibilities. AHhhh....

    hmmm...is this a problem?

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  6. Oh and during the night time check, when you are closest to getting the blood onto the strip, your child will move and you will undoubtedly say a small curse word under your breath. I'm just sayin'

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  7. I always look forward to these posts! You crack me up!

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  8. It's like you and I were living the same life (minus my 2nd child and you being preggers with yours). Love these posts and your honesty! You are awesome!

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  9. You remind me so much of somebody....hmmm... :)
    Love ya!

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