Friday, August 5, 2011

Happy Birthday To Me

Yes, today was my birthday. I remember the days when I used to get so excited about my birthday as the day was filled with fun festivities and good times. Today was not. Besides all of the typical daily stuff, like work, my day consisted of a doctors appointment and a 3 1/2 hour nap after work. At my doctors appointment today I did learn a few interesting things though. The first being that I am not going to Barcelona for work. My doctor was just too uncomfortable with me going to another country with everything that is going on. He was concerned with the administration of a few of my medications as they have to be given by someone that has been trained to do them as I cannot do them myself. I am disappointed as who wouldn't want to go to Spain? There is also a part of me that is relieved as I was trying to figure out how I would manage if I did go. I would have to carry a good sized cooler on board the plane with me as I would be unable to check it as the vials are glass and I also have to ensure that the meds stay cooled at all times...another thing I was wondering how I would manage. My total travel time, including layovers, would have been around 15 hours. I don't think that my ice packs would last that long. The other thing is the administration and timing of a couple of my meds. There is one med in particular that has to be given by someone else as it is an IM injection in my behind and with the timing of my travel, it would have to be given in flight as well. All I could think is that one of my colleagues would be doing this for me and that was a bit embarrassing to think about. Also, with the time change my meds would have to be given during my meeting. I normally take it at 9pm and I have a 15 minute window on each side of that time to give it so that means it would have had to be given at 3pm. Well, I don't have to worry about that anymore I guess.

I also had another surprise today at my doc's office. Due to the recent increase in the instability of my blood sugars, I officially have a glucometer. I had to spend some time getting trained on how to use it today (it's really not rocket science.) He checked my A1C level today and I should have the results by Tuesday. Until then I just need to record what I eat and monitor my glucose. He said that I need to stay away from everything white. What? All I eat is white stuff!! No bread, no pasta, no potatoes, no nothing. He did say that I still need to live my life so I can treat myself once in a while but I really need to be careful. I can have wholewheat pasta and wholewheat bread in small amounts (which I already eat) but I need to lay off of the potatoes and things that are high in sugar. I am sure everything will end up being just fine and they are just being extra cautious with everything else that is going on. As always I am going with the flow. One of these days, all of this crap will be worth it...I hope.


  1. Happy happiest Bday!! I'm wishing you a wonderful year and many many more! Ahhhh no bread?? U are a brave one! I would die without bread and pasta :)

    Well hope u enjoy a big piece of Bday cake... Bday cake is a must!! :)

    Best wishes to u! Have a wonderful weekend

  2. Hello, I just found your blog and wanted to wish you a fanstatic birthday!! Look forward to following your blog x

  3. Thanks so much for the Birthday wishes ladies!

  4. Happy Birthday, Krystyn!! Sorry I am a day late! Hope your weekend is a wonderful one! May this year bring you the gift of peace!!
    Lots of love,