I just joined the fold here at Tudiabetes today and am going to journal some of the past week's frustrations here because Facebook is too personal. Here y'all will understand some of the weirdnesses without the same misunderstandings non-diabetics have!
First, I ran out of my anti-depressant last Thursday. The stupid pharmacy (mail-order) did not want to renew it until "July 4" which here in the USA is a holiday. Doubly bad cause the 4th was a Sunday so Monday was the "actual" holiday. The Rx got mailed yesterday but I won't get it until next week because my band's got an out-of-town weekend gig.
Second, endo appt on Monday (funny, the doc's office didn't think it was a holiday even if the pharm did!). A1C is up again...the last three times have been 7.4, 7.5, and now 7.7. I think it's the stress, but I'm not sure. My band has had 2 big out of town tours in the last 2 months, and now we've got the third tomorrow. Of course, running out of the paroxetine hasn't helped keep me stress-free over the last week! :P
Third, when my pump beeped at me to change the battery today, I could not for the life of me open the battery compartment! I tried for quite a while and caused my fingers great pain trying to twist the silly quarter. I know I didn't over-tighten it the last time! I guess it tightened itself over the last month. Anyway, I called Medtronic and they'll send a replacement pump overnight. Of course my trip is scheduled to depart at 10 am and FedEx can only guarantee before 10:30 am. I have to pick up the rental car at 9, and since I don't know when I'll actually be at home, I'm having them send it without requiring a signature. Natch, if the pump is AOL, I'm gonna be out $3600 and a viable way of getting insulin all weekend.
If you read this, thanks for reading! :) It'll all be ok, I'm sure, but it's nice to have a blog away from my day-to-day IRL friends who worry too much sometimes! :)