Do you ever have those selfish days? You know the ones where you wish even for one day (or heck I’d even take a half of a day!) you could be “normal”? And not have to account for every single thing you put into your mouth. Or factor in how much “exercise” you’re going to get – whether it’s walking through Target, or running around a track.
Things have been great in my life – lots going on. But I’ve still had a few of those days lately. I had a site change earlier in the week, and after only wearing it for about 2 1/2 days I had to pull it. It was hurting so bad – my thigh sites tend to do that.. they have good absorbancy but man they just don’t last as long. Then when I pull them out, it bleeds and I always have a sore knot for several days afterwards.
So I took that site out and put it in my hip. This was my site of choice for the first 3 or 4 years I was back on the pump (went back on it in ’07 when I got pregnant with my son). But now I have so much scar tissue built up there that it doesn’t always work so well. I still have it in that site but my boluses are starting to burn so I know it’s coming out tonight more than likely.
But the biggest thing lately for me, even outside of the site issues … is sometimes I just want to drink a big ol’ glass of milk and not have to “worry” about it. When I was a kid, I always drank a glass of milk with dinner. I LOVE milk. But after getting my dx in ’92 .. I stopped drinking it. Not because I can’t drink it .. but because it’s carbs that need to be counted and I don’t typically like to “waste” carbs on liquids
The older I get (I’m only 37 .. .so I know I’m not ancient, but I’m definitely not the young whipper snapper I was at age 17 when I was dx’d) I realize that I need more calcium. Yes, I could take vitamin supplements.. but lately I’ve decided what the heck and I’m going to start drinking milk more often.
I just hate having to measure/bolus for it. I’ll step off of my selfish soapbox. 🙂