I am sabotaging myself. On this trip to Alaska I have left behind both my blood glucose meter and my continuous glucose monitor. This must mean that psychologically I am in denial and have subconsciously taken a vacation not only from the work a day world but from diabetes.
Not to worry , though. I have an extra meter in my luggage. As for the CGM, I have an extra sliver of metal and plastic inserted in my abdomen for no reason. It's sending signals but they're not being received. (Not a metaphor for anything.) Again, no worries. I'll pull it out of my side and drop it into my toiletry kit when we get to the hotel.
We, my wife Helen and I, are on the way to Alaska for a seven day cruise. It was in the airport in L.A. that I discovered that the CGM was missing as I prepared to empty my pockets for the metal detector. Later, on the layover in Seattle I wanted to check my levels (not having a CGM available) but couldn't find my meter. Two "oh, shit" moments within two hours. Funny that at the moment I realized each item was missing I could picture exactly where each was. The CGM is on the bureau in our bedroom and the meter is on the bar between the kitchen and the den, where it usually is. Why is it that I don't have the same locational insight when other items go missing? Like my car keys? Or airline tickets? Or my checkbook?
Soon we'll be landing in Anchorage and checking into our hotel. Maybe we'll watch the Notre Dame game before walking around a bit and taking some photos. I wonder if we'll be able to see Russia from our room?
Notre Dame won. Can't see Russia from here. They have a Walmart.