It was like Christmas last Friday. In one day, my iPad 3 finally got delivered to Best Buy for pickup,
I'm officially "cool" now. Lol.
Also, this was on my doorstep:
A three month supply of my Pods! Woo hoo! I was down to just one left.
And lastly on Friday, I went to the pharmacy to pick up all my D-supplies/refills. The pharmacist told me I was picking up my "Diabetes Party Pack." Haha. It feels good to have enough supplies for a change. This is my 2013 FSA dollars hard at work:
It was a good day.
Saturday was a fun day, too. I went to the Science Museum and watched Tornado Alley at the Omnitheatre. Nothing like seeing a real tornado up close and in 3D. For those of you who watched Storm Chasers on Discovery Channel, you'll know what the TIV is. The TIV was on display at the museum! It was very interesting.
The only stressful part of the day was trying to find something to eat at the museum. They have a few food joints, but unfortunately not ONE person at any of them had ever heard of gluten and could not tell me if anything was safe. So I was stuck eating my KIND granola bar in my purse for a meal. It's hard sometimes to see and smell all the delicious food but not able to partake in it with your friends. What I wouldn't have given to have sunk my teeth into one of those yummy giant pretzels with cheese sauce! Oh well, still had an awesome time.
I don't know about you, but I'm super glad the holidays are over. Way too much emphasis on food, which is not always a good time for a person with 2 diseases that are affected by food. No more stressing about food until Easter :)
I thought this week I'd share with you my disease binders. I'm a big fan of creating binders for each of your illnesses to keep track of everything from test results, travel letters, extra written prescriptions, my personal notes, insurance stuff, A1c tracking, and recipes. I have one for diabetes and one for celiac disease. I'll be taking pictures of them or may just do a vlog if it's easier, to show you how I put mine together. They have come in handy so many times! More to come on that.
This Wednesday I have a follow up for my spinal cord. I'm always nervous about these appointments; I just want to hear that everything's still 'looking good' and progressing on plan. The sooner I heal, the sooner I can start incorporating exercise again. I don't know how I'm going to make it to October without exercising...
- I'm a glass-half-full type 1 diabetic/celiac with a C5 spinal cord injury and life-altering allergies. I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, grave's disease and celiac disease in 2010, a spinal cord injury resulting in a spinal cord fusion at the C5 level in 2012 (resulting in chronic pain and life-long physical restrictions) and bad ass allergies in 2013. I believe having a positive attitude is the only way to live with disease and injury. I also believe that life doesn't have to be PERFECT for it to be WONDERFUL. Disease and injuries are expensive, so I live a frugal yet full life (I'm a fru"GAL"!) Please know I am NOT any sort of professional and am not giving professional advice. This is just my blog; my day-to-day story.