Where have you been?

By sNerTs1 Latest Reply 2011-03-08 22:36:35 -0600
Started 2011-03-07 22:29:20 -0600

Ok so it's more like where have I been. I'm sorry I haven't been around here since just before Thanksgiving. So much has happened in my little world that has kept me away from the computer and more into life events.

I'm back though, you all don't think you could get rid of me that easily do you? ha ha ha

Life has a way of throwing zingers our way. Since I was diagnosed at the very end of 2008, I'm still learning how to deal with the zingers as they come this way so I can keep a good handle on this little disease that latched onto me. I'm usually a very calm person, not a lot frazzles me, but, this past year has proven to take a toll on my very spirit with the loss of my Dad. The holidays came and there was a lot to deal with within my family and that proved to throw my stress level through the proverbial roof. I have a great support network around me, but, am very normal at keeping things to myself instead of letting it go and leaving it someplace else I guess.

But, I am back now. Things can only get easier and life will move along so I'm hopping back on the train. Since then, I have gained some of my weight lost back AUGH!! to say the least. Because of that (and I knew this would happen), my A1C jumped from 5.5 to 6.4. I guess the stress really did take its toll. Now its time to take care of me so I can take care of the zingers as they are thrown this way.

I hope you all are well, are finding ways to make your lives easier and taking good care of you. I have thought of a good deal of you a lot since I have been gone and have kept you in my prayers.

Hugs ~ Cheryl

ps.. I stopped in here about a month ago and saw a note about not squeezing your finger to get a blood drop out? Is that true? What are you all doing to retrieve enough to feed the vampire collectors?

4 replies

MewElla 2011-03-08 13:10:31 -0600 Report

Great to have you back with the DC family. Pack up and get back on the train…

sNerTs1 2011-03-08 22:33:40 -0600 Report

Thank you MewElla, I will certainly try and well I AM back on that train =) Your support means a lot to me. *HugZ*

GabbyPA 2011-03-08 07:54:22 -0600 Report

Hi Cheryl and welcome back. Good to have you home again with the family here. Don't let the jumps in numbers get to you. You have succeeded in the past and you will continue to do so. Things do get better and the loss will bother you from time to time, but it's okay if it does. It just means that you loved deeply and that is not a bad thing.

About the finger squeeze. My educator told me that we should not try to milk blood out of our fingers. If we do that it causes pain and bruising and what you might want to try is adjusting your lancet to go just a bit deeper instead. I was also told it created a stress and increased the glucose levels, but KDroberts said that is not the case. So I am not sure about that part.

sNerTs1 2011-03-08 22:36:35 -0600 Report

Gabby ~ You are such a bright light in a dark tunnel =) Thank you for that. I know my numbers are not out of total whack, its a personal goal to keep them below 6 and to see that jump for me, well while it was tapping on my spirit, I totally understood and understand how it happened. Stress plays huge roles in our lives and how our bodies react.

Thank you so much for your insight along with your kind "straight from the heart" sentiments regarding my Dad.

I will try that with my pokes as we are forever learning =)

HugZ Girlie ~ Cheryl