Yesterday I went to look for something on my blog and realized that I have not posted since June 15th – that is one long summer vacation! I have a couple things going on this week, but I am hoping to get back to normal next week. I am afraid to log into my Google Reader – it will probably explode when I open it! The other day my friend Anna sent me a message that she is behind on reading blogs and I should let her know if she missed anything important. I told her she didn’t miss anything because I didn’t write anything.
My foot is still not closed – it has been about 2 ½ months now. Needless to say, I am getting a little frustrated with that. Although it does look better, it is a long, slow process and I am ready for this to be over. I see him again on Friday so I hope that this is the last time before it is 100%. If you want to see what it currently looks like, click here for the latest pic.
I also have an eye appointment in Pittsburgh Friday so that will be a long day. Since Friday is also one of the two ice cream socials, we will have to stop for ice cream!
Tomorrow I am giving a talk to some fellow diabetics in my development – I mentioned that in one of the last things I wrote last month. I am supposed to talk about the different types of diabetes and carbs. I have a bunch of things that I printed out to hand out. I guess I am ready for it – I will find out tomorrow if I am not.
I made a peanut butter pie for the first time on the 4th – mine didn’t look like the one in the recipe, but it tasted pretty good. I think part of the problem was my springform pan was bigger than the recipe said to use. My mother even said that it was “really good,” so it must have tasted good. We have a family reunion coming up and the 4th was my test for making it.
I had an appointment with my PCP on the 3rd (notice that was before the pie!). My A1c went up to 6.2 so I was bummed about that. In March, I was expecting it to go up and it was 5.7 so that was a big jump for three months. My BS has been kind of whacky lately but I didn’t think it was that bad. I think the lack of movement didn’t help matters either.
I had a problem before going to my appointment because I needed a refill on my Levemir so I called them the Friday before. I use a small pharmacy and they usually have to order stuff so I had my mother wait until late Monday afternoon to go for it – the doctor’s office did not call it in. When I got to the doctors office, the nurse said that they faxed it on Friday but she had the receptionist do it again. The receptionist came back and said it went thru. The nurse gave me the paper copy of the script, just in case. I gave the script to my mother just in case they didn’t get the fax. When she stopped, the pharmacy did not get the fax. They told her someone was trying to fax on their regular line so that was probably my doctor’s office.
I also called in a refill on syringes – I decided to keep using syringes with the Apidra SoloSTAR pens. When you try to take one unit, you only get a drop. If you take 2 units, you get the right amount. As much as I hate syringes, I was able to fine-tune things much better with them. They have a new pharmacist and he decided to substitute some WWII ones for the BD ones so those had to be exchanged.
One other thing that I have been working on is an e-book about gastroparesis. A friend of mine has been bugging me forever to write about what I went thru with my foot. I actually had a lot of that done and because someone did not back stuff up, I lost it when my computer crashed. I started writing it again but had a hard time getting back into it. My friend wrote an e-book and published it on Amazon. I didn’t know that they have a reader you can download for free to read Kindle books on. Talking to her about her stuff made me start getting back into the book again but I decided to do one on gastroparesis first. So I actually have been doing something!