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Wednesday, 18 July 2012

A Date With Lewis

It has been made. A date with Lewis. Today after my meeting with my DE we decided on a pump start date for Lewis. Or, what will be Lewis eventually, once my PHI kicks in (8th of May 2013). I am starting on a Medtronic loan pump in the meantime. I think I will call my interum pump 'Scarlett' because Scarlett sounds like she gets about a bit. Not that I mind at all. She's doing me for free after all.

The drawback to a loan pump is all the extra paperwork. This is where I am really glad I work where I work. Managing to dodge a few (expensive) bullets because reps like to keep  the Drs happy :)

So my countdown has started. 11th of August 2012, the day I become a Cyborg.  Almost. Sort of. Maybe not really at all but who cares? I for one am excited. I can't wait to have my pancreas dangling on the inside of my pocket or hanging in my bra. Really, who else gets to play around with one of their vital organs on a regular basis?

I am super excited. I am also sure that partner is also super excited. Mostly because I'll stop walking around the house chanting 'Pump, pump, pump' 'puuuuuuuump'. As well as being super excited I am also super impatient. And now I have a date it is taking foreeeever to get there. What makes it even longer is that I received my pump supplies. Upon receiving them I ripped the packaging open. Faster than I can rip the wrapper off an aero bar (which is really damn fast).  Then I had to give myself a stern lecture on how I was not allowed to put a cannula  in yet, and how I had to wait. Somehow getting a box of cannula's was better than Christmas.

I can just imagine what I'll be like when I actually get Scarlett.

Sunday, 8 July 2012

Sick Days

Today I am spending the day lazing about in my PJ's, watching Disney movies. Feeling sick. I haven't had an illness in close to a year now, so I'm not finding it the easiest to cope with. Add to that my diabetes. Apparantely being sick makes my BGLs hate me. Waking up on a 11.2 is so much fun.

I vaguely remember covering sick days with a DE or 2. So I know I have to take more insulin. But how much more, I don't know.  It's confusing stuff that makes me want to lie down and cry with frustration. I have decided on 50% more long acting insulin and a ratio of 1.5 units to 10gm of carbs. It seems to be working well enough. No hypos, BGLs stay on about 10. I need to pee every 30 minutes but I don't know if thats related to being on 10 (really, its not that high when you think about it) or because I'm sick. Whatever. Add to that massive toothache from my last Wisdom tooth coming through. (Note to self:  look into this supposed new dental scheme for diabetics that I keep hearing about. Which may or may not be completely fictional. Depending on if the original rumour spreader was Hi, in a hypo or both at the time of rumour starting.)

I don't mind being sick so much seeing as its the weekend. But I DO mind that it destroyed my perfect BGLs. I had had BGLs (After I FINALLY finished honeymooning and had a chance to figure out my ratios) ranging between 4. 8 - 6.3. For 4 straight days. It felt amazing. Seriously. 4.8 - 6.3. And I'm talking before and AFTER meals. Yup. And now I am sick. Sad face  for the ruination of my perfect BGLs. At least I know it can be done.

So here's hoping that come tomorrow my BGLs like me again, and I no longer feel like Link whacked me multiple times with the Megaton Hammer. (Seriously, being sick never felt this bad before diabetes. I swear).