Friday, June 4, 2010

I Did it! (all by myself)

This post is about a year and a half old. Re-reading it made me smile and realize just how far I've come.

Someone who just happened across this blog, and didn't know the whole story, would probably read this post and think, "man, this lady gets excited over the dumbest things." But you know what? I just don't care.

Because I took Elise to eat at Chick-fil-a, all by myself without Fred there to help. I know, how intoxicating, right? This was big for a couple of reasons:

  1. I was going out with a bunch of Moms and their kids. It's really hard to concentrate on talking to people when you have to keep a watchful eye on your daughter to make sure she eats everything on her plate. Plus I was a little nervous about checking her sugar and the potential of giving her a shot in front of all those other people. I especially didn't want to scare any of the kids. As it turns out, her BG was a bit high, but not so much that I needed to give her extra insulin.

  2. She got to eat Chick-fil-a too! Of course I looked up the nutritional info before I went and determined what she could eat (btw, Chick-fil-a's website is wonderful for this). I semi-cheated and brought her some stuff from home, but she seemed to enjoy those Chick-fil-a nuggets!

  3. Although she's 16 months old, I have never taken Elise to a restaurant by myself. I mean, I did when she was little, but not lately, and especially not since her dx. The logistics always overwhelmed me... got to make sure I get there in time (Elise needs to eat at very specific times), check her BG, maybe give her a shot, get the food, make sure she eats everything while trying to eat some of my own food. When I write it out, it doesn't sound that bad, but when I think about it, I get tired.

I almost didn't go (which is typical of me... not trying because I'm scared I'll fail), but I did it, and it's amazing how such a small thing can boost one's confidence.

So D, I politely request that you stick THAT in your pipe and smoke it.


  1. I too remember the first time I went out with Zane and Diabetes all by myself! It is amazing how such a small thing (to other people) can be such a big deal to us!

    Thanks for sharing a great re-post!

  2. I love this!!! It was FOREVER before I would take the kids out to eat by myself after dx. I so get it!
    SAME! =)

  3. Even WITHOUT diabetes and children and other distractions, a trip to Chick-Fil-A is almost always something to get excited about!

  4. The firsts are the took the bull by the horns and rocked it as usual.

    Look how far you've are a total chic-fil-a pro now!

  5. Love it...I look back at some of the things I got worked up over, or was scared of in the is amazing how far we come with time and knowledge. Thanks for reposting!

  6. Stick that in your pipe and smoke it!! HAHAHA!!! LOVED this! Thanks for sharing this...YOU ROCK JOANNE!


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