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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.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Overbooked and loving it.

It's been a little while since I last posted. The holidays were fun and busy. In addition to the usual frenzy associated with the holidays, I also worked overtime for two weeks straight, which meant being at work an hour earlier in the morning, staying after work a little longer, and working weekends. It was all voluntary, and I ate up every opportunity since I've got medical bills I'm working really hard to pay off. Luckily for 2013, I put enough money in my FSA to cover my out-of-pocket expenses for medical and prescriptions. WHAT-- there's a chance this year that I might have a few spare dollars in my bank account???? Miracles can happen!!

Speaking of miracles, I've seen so many good things happen in my life. Maybe little things, but no less a blessing. The overtime was a much-needed blessing. Also, I ran out of Omnipods (my pump supplies) and couldn't refill until January 1. Panicked and with no other way to get insulin (if you remember, I can't do shots), I prayed and prayed for a miracle. And that miracle came when my *awesome* diabetes educator was able to give me 3 extra pods to hold me over until I could refill my prescription. Can I get a hallelujah. Another miracle was when I actually won something! ME- winning something! I entered a contest for gluten-free blogger (and former Bachelor/Bachelor Pad contestant) Tenley Molzahn (website) and won 3rd prize, which was a work out video that I REALLY wanted when it came out this summer. It's from my favorite trainers at Tone It Up (website). I was extremely excited when I got an email from her. Another small miracle was when Suite D, the Omnipod blog, contacted me and asked me to be a contributor, discussing the unique perspective of a diabetic with celiac disease. I can't wait for that and will keep you posted as I know more. And lastly, I was asked by Jen from TheIronJen to attend her financial seminar as her guest next week! A huge value! I got the privilege of meeting this great woman a few months back and she is so inspiring. You feel full of energy after talking with her. She is a Type 3- her young son has type 1 diabetes and wears an Omnipod like me!

Life is really good right now. I don't want to keep the pace of always being so busy, but right now I'm really enjoying it. Just another example of how a broke-off-your-butt, single person with health conditions can have a fabulous life on so little. Like I always say, life doesn't have to be *perfect* to be wonderful!


  1. This is great, Nikki! I'm SO looking forward to watching 2013 rain Blessings on you. :-)

  2. Good for you! I hope you are healing still and will be back to your good ol' routine soon. I gotta say that hearing you stress about medical bills upsets me. Yeah I live in Canada and some health care is free so I find it insane to have to pay to go to the doctor. I wish you could have had all your free time for yourself and not to have to work to pay off expensive medical bills. That just ain't fair.

  3. Congrats on your success, and here's to a great 2013 for all of us with health challenges!

  4. Missed reading your blog while you were away but am glad to hear of all the good things happening! Here's hoping 2013 is good to all of us! :)