With all the Levemir fun I was having this week, I forgot that I had picked January 25th to celebrate my Diaversary.
Last year, I wrote about not knowing the exact date in January. I know that it happened in 1984 between the Super Bowl on January 22nd and January 31st. I picked the 25th as the midway point that week (I started from the 23rd since I know I wouldn’t have found out on Sunday). I bet my cousin a case of beer on the Super Bowl that year. The Raiders won the Super Bowl so my cousin owed me a case of beer. She wanted to wait until she got paid to get it for me. By the time she got paid on the 31st, I had found out that I was diabetic and “thought” I could never drink again so I never collected my winnings. Every once in awhile I do bring that up and she has offered to get me a case of beer, but I really don’t need a case of beer. It is more fun to have the “someone owes me a case of beer” than actually collect it. For me, the Raiders and beer will always be a symbol of the year I was diagnosed.
I didn’t do anything exciting to celebrate this year. I was anxiously awaiting my new box of Levemir on the Wednesday and then crossing my fingers that it would work. Last year I did have some beer but didn’t do that this year. Maybe next week I will get some and wait until Super Bowl Sunday to celebrate, even though the Super Bowl is in February this year and the Raiders aren’t playing.