Wednesday, 25 July 2007

It's not that bad.

I've been on a bit of a downer lately. It probably shows in my lack of posting - I want to avoid miserable posts here.

The last few days I've been reminded: IT'S NOT THAT BAD!

Today, the clincher. A forum post I read, where someone asks for advice on how to tell their children that they're dying. This person has months to live, and is leaving their babies behind.

There are no words to say how horrible that must be.

As for me, I'm a single parent with insulin dependent diabetes.
My lad has his own health problems.
I don't have a lot of money.

My life has been put in perspective.

I have me. I have my son. I have family and friends. I have adorable cats, a great house, and most of my health.

I'm getting on with life, beating the challenges, and moving on. What on earth do I have to complain about?

People take too many things for granted. I take too many things for granted. Tomorrow I'm going to have fun with my son, and relish the little things in life.

Here's to life, and all of it's weirdness. One day at a time, I'm going to make my way to the end of it. Dammit, I want to look back on my life with a smile on my face. Why waste time worrying about what's going wrong?


Monday, 23 July 2007

499 and counting!

499 members as at 11:20pm, Monday 23-7-2007 (NZ time). One to go...

Congrats to Manny & Andreina for making tudiabetes a great site! And to all the wonderful people who use it and keep it a great site :)

Saturday, 14 July 2007

One of THOSE days and one of THOSE days.

Post deleted - too depressing & whiney and that's just not what I want here!

But I'll leave this bit:
You know what really made my day? I discovered videojug and most importantly, tips on how to use the toilet. You'll thank me for it later, I'm sure.

I'd hate to think that some of you found the link ever-so-handy and here's me deleting it. Oh no, that'll never do.

And if you read the post before I snipped it, you'll be pleased to know I'm having lots of fun hand-washing all my clothes today, and causing no floods lol.

Parental guidence recommended...

Apparently this blog is rated PG because it contains the words "death", "dead", and "crap". My most humble apologies to your children :Þ

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(btw if you want to rate your own blog, click on the above. If you want to kill the online dating advertising that it tries to take with it, just delete the line in the code (at the end) that has the mingle2 online dating stuff.)

This thingywotsit pinched from 'moments of wonderful'

Friday, 13 July 2007

Washboard stomach, please!

Ahh don't we all wish it was this easy?

Saturday, 7 July 2007

Performa AGAIN

We're getting there, kiwis!

Roche have put out a press release regarding the Performa. There are small notices of gentle warning popping up across the internet. There was even an article in the papers and in the radio news, which let people know of the higher readings, and warned them to use a different meter. Good!

I wanted to choke when I read that the adjustment will be about 6 - 10% - anyone who's read my posts about the Performa can see the difference is much larger than that (and inconsistent, which is the bigger worry). But I am glad they're moving along and dealing to the problem.

Still waiting for my letter... Still waiting to see anything obvious that means ALL diabetics with the new Performa will have the knowledge. So far, there are still thousands of people unaware of the problem.

I wont go on, as my dear friend & fellow diabetic kiwi has already summed it up on his blog if you'd like to read more.

I see dead p - I mean, I see BG numbers

Everywhere I look I see numbers that remind me of testing blood sugars.

The other day I saw a car with the licence plate 'BGL 152' or something similar - which I can't help but read as Blood Glucose Level: 15.2

Suddenly I find myself thinking: Yikes, bit high, better reach for the insulin...


To the right you see my digital thermometer - it's been sitting on my kitchen window sill for MONTHS, but I still see BG results, not temperatures!

It's the same with the time on the microwave, the seconds left before a bomb explodes on a movie, etc etc etc. It seems that all numbers belong in the BG reading compartment of my brain now!

The temperature you see there is what it's reading right this moment. A gorgeously sunny day, but still winter, and damned cold. Brrrr. 9 degrees is the highest we'll see today. And yet out in my garden I have spring flowers starting to bloom:

Months too early, but I wont complain! Certainly helps to make winter feel better :)

For curiosity's sake (and because I like playing with blogger's new toys) I've put a poll up there ----->
I want to edit it but it wont let me because there are two votes already. Instead of deleting it and starting again, I hope you'll understand that I missed out the words 'on MDI' (tho I'm sure it's obvious). Go, tick boxes!

BTW... having just testing at 2.7, I'm surprised any of this post makes sense... *stuffs food in mouth*