Today’s topic is time, more specifically, my time.
I consider my time fairly valuable, after all, I’m older than most of the d-bloggers and so, I’ve already used a lot of my time.
When I was younger, I guess I saw a doctor twice a year. One visit with the gynecologist for the yearly exam. Another visit with an internist for the thyroid check-up.
As I got older, it got even easier. After two pregnancies (and two sons), I went to a family practice where my doctor did the yearly women’s stuff and the thyroid. I know I didn’t realize what a charmed life I was leading as regards my medical needs or lack of needs.
Then, a little over four years ago, I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. (But the endo said he really thought I was a Type 1 Lada. Then said, the treatment is the same so we’ll wait a few years and then talk about insulin.)
I saw my doctor, I saw the endo, I went to the classes.
My once healthy self became not so healthy with blood pressure and cholesterol issues.
I lost weight, I exercised, I ate better and nothing helped.
After lots of blog reading, forum reading and Googling, I changed Endos, I requested the testing for Type 1 and next month I’ll start pumping.
I’m back to classes and CDE pump appointments – more time.
Investigating and choosing a pump – more time.
Spending hours on the phone with the insurance company – more time.
Reading how to’s (Pumping Insulin, pump manual) – more time.
Driving back and forth to the Concord office (about an hour each way) – more time.
I will not complain. I have the time and I have the motivation to take care of myself.
My theme song this week/month/year…
- 4th Annual Diabetes Blog Week
- 8th Annual Diabetes Blog Week
- Animas Ping
- Big Blue Test
- black friday
- carb counts
- corn on the cob
- d-blog week
- Dexcom G4
- Dexcom Share
- Diabetes Blog Week
- Diabetes UnConference
- good friends
- I Can Do This
- Medicare CGMS
- mental health
- pinched nerve
- say something nice
- traveling with diabetes
- Type 1 Diabetes
- Type 2 Diabetes
- Wordless Wednesday
DisclaimerI am not a physician! If you are seeking medical advice, please speak with your own doctor or medical professional.