- Re-done my downstairs half bath, including; stripping U-G-L-Y wallpaper, patching, priming (walls, vanity and baseboards), painting said vanity and baseboards, applying 3+ coats of venetian plaster to the walls, sanding and polishing the plaster, sealing the plaster, and hanging 2 paintings, a mirror and a light fixture. And by we, I mostly mean my Mom.
- Cleaned out and organized my garage.
- Put together a bookshelf for the master bedroom.
- Had a photo session with our photograper from Inspiration Through Art.
- Started a garden.
But this post isn't about that, it's about our brief and somewhat lovely interlude with our dexcom. We are back to being dex-free, which was Elise's choice and I fully support it.
The 7 days gave us some great information. I was worried that her graph would mostly consist of huge peaks and valleys, but I was happy to see that she stays pretty steady between meals. That has given me HUGE peace of mind.
Do I wish she would still wear it? Yeah... I do. Not having to worry so much about the night time was great. Knowing which way she was headed was wonderful. And I loved being able to bolus more aggressively when she was high.
But once again, the negatives were just not worth it. The itching it caused. And the rash that turned so red and angry (like an old man trying to send back soup in a deli). Plus she quickly remembered how much she hates to carry the receiver around.
While I am thankful for technology like CGMs, I just wish the technology was better. Less intrusive, and easier to make a part of your every day life.
So once again we have laid dex to rest in a little drawer, along with his little buddy, Mr. Transmitter, until the next time they're needed. Sleep well, guys... until we meet again!