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I'm a glass-half-full type of girl. I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, grave's disease and celiac disease in 2010 and life-altering allergies in 2013. I believe having a positive attitude is the only way to live with dis-ease. I also believe that life doesn't have to be PERFECT for it to be WONDERFUL. Dis-ease is expensive, so I live a frugal yet healthy lifestyle. This is just my blog; my day-to-day story.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Mayo Clinic on 4/12/12

Isn't that hand made glass art that hangs inside the Mayo Clinic beautiful?

Tomorrow I will be at the Mayo Clinic for my 3-month T1 check up. We will be checking the A1c and other labs. The Mayo Clinic is about an hour drive from my house. My blood work will be done at 8am, and then I see the endocrinologist at 3pm. I won't be driving home in between the appointments since it's an hour drive each way and gas isn't exactly cheap these days. So I'll spend the day on the Mayo campus. They have a Barnes & Noble and even nap rooms, a host of restaurants and stores, and a Caribou Coffee inside. I have my coolers ready to go (since I have to pre-pack gluten free food). Surprisingly, the Mayo doesn't have gluten free food options in their cafeteria, and the restaurants on campus don't have gluten free menus. I could drive off campus, because there are lots of restaurants in the Rochester, MN area that have gluten free menus, but once you find a parking space in the Mayo Clinic ramp, you hate to give it up to drive off campus. Plus then I'll have to pay for expensive parking twice.

I'm bringing my laptop, a whole bunch of magazines and two books that I'm currently reading. Plus my coolers of food. Plus extra pods and supplies. You can never pack too much!

So I'll be writing a blog from the Mayo tomorrow. I want to st in my "DISEASE AND ___" series, which is Disease and Love, and then I'd like to talk about the information I'm given during my visit to the Mayo Clinic. So, wish me luck and I'll talk to you tomorrow!

Have a great nite!

"Those who don't believe in magic will never find it." --Roald Dahl (1916-1990), Writer.

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