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Re: [IP] A day without life support
Well, I am not Dear Abby, but imho you are NOT weird, or maybe we both are.
I am certain you'll do just fine, but I also understand the dependency on those
blood sugars. Yesterday I have several doctors appointments and about 45
minutes from home and tightly scheduled. Anyway, I had the meter but had
forgotten to replenish my strips, so meter was useless. I freaked. I got all
panicky and finally I thought this is nuts and tried to just let it go and
realize I would survive.
As far as work, I normally keep a spare meter and strips at work. I had
forgotten my meter a few times and I hated what it did to me so I finally got a
spare and left it there. I guess now I need spare strips in the care <sigh>,
when does it end. :-)
Personally I think you are very normal,
> For the first time in years, I left home for work today, absent-mindedly
> without my purse -- and thus without my meter.
> I work an hour from home, and thus can't go back and fetch it.
> I'm surprised how fearful and rattled I feel, without what I consider my
> life support system.
> My pump is on and working -- but for the past four hours and for the next
> six or so, I can only guess at my BGs.
> For too many years when I was young and stupid I survived quite well
> guessing about everything. But now I'm so dependent on that meter and those
> numbers to inform my food/insulin decisions that I'm sort of helpless
> without it.
> Am I weird, Dear Abby, or is this normal?
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