Hello to my tudiabetes friends. I haven't been visiting this site much at all! I can't even recall the last time I logged in. For those of you who know anything about my story, you know that I lost my insulin pump, (it broke and I was unexpectedly w/o insurance) and I had to go back on shots, which I hadn't been on for 10 years!! Booooooooo! I'm still taking shots. Lots and lots a day. I do a shot of Lantus in the AM and another at night, and shoot up after I eat something...with Humolog (2-3 additional times a day).
I was living in Oregon with my husband and have moved back to southern California where I was originally from. Lonnnng story - short - I was w/o a job for 6 months…went to clinics to get free supplies for my diabetes, meanwhile my husband and I suffered incredibly with our finances. (I’m sure you can imagine.) We felt like we were called to move back to southern California where I knew I had an amazing job waiting for me (part time w/FULL benefits!), and my family was all here. So I moved back in February…back in with the parental units as Nick, my husband, stayed in Oregon, moved in with his aunt and is continuing to work up there, making great money.
I got health insurance in April, after not having it for about 6 months!! Praise the good LORD. Vials of insulin are no longer $25-$100 and I will be soon be attempting to get an insulin pump again. I haven’t seen an Endocrinologist in well over a year and am TERRIFIED of what my A1C will be. I’ve also gained 50lbs in 2 years and feel absolutely discussed with myself. I’m SO terrified I’ve canceled an appointment I had with him b/c I was so scared of what I’d be told. Insecure much? I think so! =( But I have to start somewhere, right? I have to live for tomorrow and not think about yesterday.
On July 16th I have an appointment with my old Endo and I’m sure I’ll get rep-remanded some, but that’s what I need, and that’s how he works, so bring it. I guess I’ll let you know how it goes.