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Monday, January 25, 2010

New Blog Link

If you're here looking for the PWDPK, she has moved. You can find her at a new blog called Sarahndipity on Wordpress:

I scheduled the post for 7am CST on Monday, January 25. If it didn't post then, something is screwy. I hope it works.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Announcement: Moving

This will be my last post at Blogspot. After much research and deliberation, I've decided to move my blog to WordPress. The new site isn't up and running yet, but it should be by Monday, at which point I will release the URL and you can visit and change out your RSS feeds.

Thanks for your love and support the past six months. I can't believe what the PWDPK has become and where I am going.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Endo Report

Yesterday I had a rather productive visit with my endo.

First of all, I found out that I have lowered my a1c by 0.4%! My current (as of last wednesday) a1c is 7.5%! I am very estatic about this number. My mom says she thinks this is the lowest I have ever been! My dad says he thinks I was at 6.8 once. Haha, I don't remember.

Second of all, Dr. M said she thinks that my leg pain and numbness sounds like inflamatory problems. She suggusted I try taking advil before exercising and waiting 30 minutes. She said that I probably have some sort of shin splint problem. She said it doesn't sound like neropathy.

Finally, we talked about insulin resistance. She said that my basals arent' actually that high and that it could be a lot worse. She said that she woulnd't worry, and that of course losing weight (which btw I lost 4 lbs!!) would help. We also talked about an exercise program and things that could help me stick with it.

All in all, a very satisfying day!

Tomorrow I have a BIG ANNOUNCEMENT (hint: I'm jumping on the bandwagon) so watch out!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Fears and Failures.

OK, so my commitment to blogging daily has completely sidetracked so far. Between 12 hours of school and working 20 hours a week, I have been a little bogged down.

So that was fail number 1.

Fail number two I hesitate to even blog about. It's because it's born out of diabetes guilt. Diabetes guilt is like a plastic bag shoved over your head. It suffocates you, constricting your airways until you drown. I don't know if I can describe the precise feeling. I have been dealing with it this week as I come up on my next lab appointment and doctors appointment, where I will learn if my a1c has improved since my last visit (7.9). My guess? My guess is no. In fact, I won't be surprised if I'm back into the 8's, even though I have started using Dexcom and the Animas Ping pump since then. I did really well for a while, but things always get the better of me. I need to start picking just one habit to work on each week or month or even year. I don't know, I feel as if I was supposed to do better on these machines and I haven't been. I was without dexcom for a couple weeks, and didn't test enough then, and now feel like i'm swimming uphill to "catch up."

I got really scared today. I'm not afraid to share this. I want people to know what happens, what diabetics fear and experience. I was walking back to my car after class, a long way across campus, and my feet went numb. I've been dealing with lower leg pain while walking for a few years now, but never have they gone numb like this while I was walking. OK, they weren't completely numb, but they were very tingly and had that "asleep" feeling.

OK, so, I am 22. And now I am scared I’ll lose one or both feet by the time I am 35. I am freaked out by this beyond belief.

I'm so glad I have a doctor's appointment next week. Please, prayers that I can covey what I want to say and get some honest feedback from her, and that we can get this feet problem taken care of so I can live a long, healthy, happy, wheelchair free life.

(I am so scared).

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

New Job

As I announced on Twitter yesterday, I got the job that I interveiwed for yesterday. I'm pretty hyped about it, although nervous about entering the "real" world, with an office and everything. It's super exciting! Work and diabetes are interesting to manage. I've held several different types of jobs and the subject is always touchy, but this time it will hopefully be less so. The person who refrenced me for the job already works there, and he is T1 as well. So, when the boss man noticed we both chew our upper lip, he said, "Is that a diabetic thing?" (I think he was joking).

At any rate, I expect to remain professional and not give lots of details about my job on my blog, other than the occasional diabetes shinanigans. This is going to be a "growing up" period for me, learning how to work in the professional world. I think it will be good and sad.

What was your first "real" job, and how did you have to adjust? If you had diabetes then, has it created any memorable, good or bad, moments in your workplace?

Monday, January 4, 2010

The Interview

Today is the day that I begin my M-F blog posting for the year. I'm challenging myself to blog five days a week in an effort to develop myself as a blogger. I'm also challenging myself to keep up with my fellow bloggers this year.

Today I have an interview for a new job in approximately one hour. In honor of my job interview, and since I don't have a lot of time to write this post, here is an entertaining remake of the Homestar Runner short:

"The Interview"

You can see the actual short here, complete with animation.If you're unfamiliar with Homestar Runner and into stupid, simple, ridiculous, clean comedy, explore the site! It kept me and my friends entertained for hours in high school and my best friend and I still quote it quite frequently.

Til next time, DOCites


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