Well, we all have it bad. But we can always make some improvements, and I'm sure you can improve things. Your A1c of 9.6 corresponds to an average blood sugar of 230 mg/dl. And once your blood sugar runs high like that you will become more insulin resistant and need more insulin.
So I'd like to make a couple of suggestions. First, split your Levemir. And when you inject, instead of injecting 50 units in a single site, spread it into a couple of sites, 10-20 units each. When you inject 50 units all at once, the insulin is less effective.
And although it may seem wasteful, do corrections when needed. Start the morning with a correction for any morning highs (I call those Darn Phenomenon) and then start testing after meals and correcting. When you get your pre-meal blood sugars normalized (70-110 mg/dl), you should need less insulin.
And a final suggestion, although 150g/day of carbs is really good, you could take it even lower, reducing your need for Aprida at meals and helping you get things under control. I found the book "Diabetes Solution" by Bernstein really helpful.
And keep a positive view on this. You can do this.