so in finding this website, I didn't realize you could blog. I have spent a lot of time thinking about the life story I could tell if I only had a place to do it. And if it involved people like myself who could relate to my story. So let me start with the basics.
I have had diabetes since age 9 month old. Before I could even spend a moment knowing what being normal was. You would think that living with diabetes your whole life, you would be used to it by the age of 28. NOT THE CASE, I have had no insurance, sold my belongings to buy insulin, spent countless days in the hospital, and beaten myself up to the core. All to be in the same place I started, a human with a non functioning pancreas. Well at least not functioning on its own. So this is the start of my new journey! To get my health under control, to use my resources and to research my life away to find an easier way to take care of myself. I decided maybe blogging about my day to day struggles might help me to release some tension and get my mind back into focus should I loose site of my goals.
Let's start with this months trials and tribulations, Kidney infection resulting in a two day hospital stay. Flank pain is no walk in the park and I am sure most of you have experience some kind of bladder/UTI/ Kidney issue in your journey, or you will. I find the hospital system to eager to jump down my throat and demand I get help for my "condition" but when I followed up all I heard was crickets. So you want to tell me how irresponsible I am for not having a endocrinologist and for not knowing how to use a short acting only to provide 100% of my care, BUT you can't give me continuing care because I don't have insurance. HOW DOES THIS MAKE SENSE I ASK YOU? it doesn't and here is issue #1 hospital care, they throw out terms like "resistance" and "negativity" even stating in my discharge paper work that I am depressed.
So This was about 7 days ago and now I am home and just finishing up my antibiotics, and really re evaluating what to do next. I feel much better, though I am back to my tired sluggish self due to extreme highs and lows, and I am ready to feel like a normal human being. time for change!
I will keep you all posted as to my day to day progress and what I learn and experiance in my journey to recovery