Sunday, October 31, 2010

One more sleep

Well the week has come and gone, and now it is only one more sleep. Tomorrow I have my 'pump start'. Now this is not going to be a diabetes blog, I will post about many other things, but right now the most exciting thing to report is that I get hooked up for the first time ever to an insulin pump.

I chose purple. If I have to look at something everyday I want it to look pretty rather than scream 'medical device', so I chose purple.

I'm nervous about having it attached 24/7, I'm nervous about working my wardrobe around it, but mostly I'm just excited to take a new step in my d management. After having been on MDI (multiple daily injections) for years, I want to see if there are things the pump can do that the insulin pens can't. I was never afraid of injecting with the pens every time I ate (so if you include snacks that could be up to 7 or 8 times a day). But the pump will have different basal rates for the morning (yay, perhaps morning spikes will be a thing of the past!). It will be easier to eat during work meetings and bolus, without having to lug my kit of needles and the pen into each meeting (plus no more exposing my belly under the desk in a meeting).

I want to see if I can have steadier sugars, and perhaps finally budge my HbA1C down into the 6's after hovering from 7.1 - 7.5 for 4 years.

Did anyone else find it so exciting but nervewracking at the same time, waiting for the pump start day?!

Monday, October 25, 2010

An impatient child

It was like writing my 'first' post the other week (ie my first post since I recommenced blogging) created good karma that came back to me in the form of exciting news I could blog about.

But this blog is so new I'm not sure that I'm ready to talk about it. Maybe when I have photos I'll feel more comfortable. Maybe once I'm settled into blogging, and have figured out the lines between sharing and not sharing, maybe then I'll be ready to blog about my news.

In the meantime, I'm like an impatient child while I wait for this news to come to fruition. 1 week to go and then it will be in my hands!! I can't concentrate for the excitement I feel.

Are we there yet?

Saturday, October 23, 2010


(from We Heart It) - Oh to be sharing these and a cup of tea!

Have spent a fabulous Saturday afternoon shopping with a friend from back home, and it has reminded me how some friendships (the best friendships) survive despite spaces of time and distance. It has also reminded me how much fun 2 girls can have shopping ;) We talked non stop for 5 hours, until sadly she had to hop in a cab and leave for the airport.

We tried on dresses - those we could afford and a few that we couldn't. A corporate style MaxMara looked fabulous but needed to be about 65% off to be affordable. We are now both coveting the same Veronica Maine dress (can't find an image online though!) which again needs a slight reduction in price before it is justified.

My girlfriend bought an adorable little Leona Edmiston dress called 'Goldie Goblets' which you can see at their online boutique (again can't link to the exact photo!) which she spotted before me - I've now asked if I can borrow for an event next time I'm back home and I need a good dress!

So that's my Saturday, still another whole day to the weekend to go. Happy.