Thursday, 16 October 2014


Hello DOC

It's been a long time since my last post back in May and a lot has changed, some for the better and some... well not so good.

Firstly the good! I have now officially flown the nest and have been for a few months now, my better half and I are slowly adjusting to being 'responsible' adults and so far I think we're doing alright :) I have surprised several family members with my home cooking (surprised as is wow that tastes good, not holy crap I'm dying...!) and am even swapping recipes with my sister. It's like Mary Berry and Nigella* 

*wishful thinking, and I'm Nigella obviously!

I also started refresher lessons to build my confidence with driving, and I'm now driving all over the shop. Something I never thought I'd be able to say. Diabetes and driving terrified me, however my instructor was brilliant and after only a handful of lessons I was putting the peddle to the metal. I'm pleased to say that there have been no hypo's/hyper's at the wheel so far.

A disappointing conversation with my consultant at my last HbA1c appointment in July actually turned out a lot better than I thought. After a lot of time being interested in reading about people with pumps and their stories, I finally plucked up the courage to ask him about the possibility of getting one. I was shot down fairly quickly, not enough 'severe hypo's' apparently... Luckily for me, one of the ladies from the healthcare team wasn't having any of that when I told her how my appointment went. She made me an appointment with the dietitian, which I had last month and went really well. We had almost an hour talking through my food diary and I can't tell you how amazing it was for her to say 'I think you're doing really well, and if I could give you a pump I'd give you one tomorrow'. They have regular meetings to put cases forward, so at my next appointment in December/January I should hopefully know more.

As for my love/hate relationship with D, we're currently on the hate train. The last few months have been both exciting and stressful meaning that D has well and truly taken a back seat, and boy it's let me know about it now things have calmed down! The last few weeks in particular have been very rough, lots of unexplained highs/lows and lots of tears and feeling like a failure. John has been amazing throughout, supporting me and offering me the reassurance (and cuddles) that I need. He now gets all the jargon and gets frustrated with D almost as much as I do.

The dreaded lurgy going round has hit me like a truck so I'm currently trying to fend it off by resting and popping the cold & flu pills. Watching cooking on Food Network is keeping me happy and it means I can still enjoy food just without the faff of carbs!