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 A1c Animas Animas Ping Bambi batteries BGs Big Blue Test black friday blogs bolus brother cake California carb counts CDE CGMS comments cookies corn on the cob cost d-bloggers d-blog week dentist DexCom Dexcom G4 Dexcom Share diabetes Diabetes Blog Week Diabetes UnConference Diasend DOC endo exercise FB good friends high hits husband I Can Do This Initializing insets Insulin juice LADA lost low Medicare Medicare CGMS mental health Meri NaBloPoMo Osteoporosis pinched nerve Ping pizza Postcards rain say something nice shopping skins sleepy snow spam Symlin T3 traveling with diabetes treadmill TSA Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes WDD Wordless Wednesday wordpress
DisclaimerI am not a physician! If you are seeking medical advice, please speak with your own doctor or medical professional.