Category Archives: pump

Kiss My Country A$$

There’s really no point to this title, other than I really like the song.

I’ve been sitting at my computer for a good 2-3 hours trying to figure out what to type. Since my last post I’ve had a lot happen that I’ve wanted to post. Sadly I should have written when it was on my mind, as I’ve now forgotten.

Thankfully I’ve got something… Continue reading


Happy November!

Happy Diabetes and Inflammatory Bowel Disease Awareness Month! Or as I like to call it, Happy Ashley’s Awesome Body Likes Chronic Diseases Month.

Not much to say, but I feel I should kick off the month with SOMETHING to say.

This weekend was BAD: bad food, bad choices, bad sugars, bad pain and bad exhaustion.

Friday started it. I was really sticking to the SCD eating regimen and loving it. I wasn’t feeling like I was missing out on a thing. Well, Peet’s sugar cookies maybe, but it really didn’t bug me. My dad has been telling me all week he’s a stress eater so he was constantly hungry (as of today his company no longer exists). I’ve been helping out in the office through the transition, since I moved from Idaho. We took an afternoon walk. And that’s when he bought me the damn cookie (the cookie mentioned in my last post). THEN we had burgers and fries for dinner before our movie, It’s Kind of A Funny Story – it was pretty good.

Saturday…it started pretty well. But then came the deli sandwich…in reality I had known I’d fold and get the sandwich at some point because I had a coupon for a free one, so I figured I’d just keep on eating SCD illegal foods while I was having an off day to begin with. We bought our Halloween candy at Target that afternoon…and THAT was tough. I’ve eaten WAY more than I should have, both Saturday and Sunday. AND I also managed to lose my pump clip somewhere between Whole Foods, lunch and Lucky (grocery store for tooth floss). Which is really annoying when I’m not wearing jeans.

We ran errands all day Saturday and I guess it wore me out! I slept nearly 14 hours!!! I went to bed pretty late…but getting up at 2:30P is WAY late. So, I wasn’t terribly productive. I started with SCD pumpkin pancakes. Then I made some SCD cashew bread…I think I’ll try almond next time…cashews are too fatty.

My stomach bugged me off and on all day on Sunday. But hopefully, and really I do hope and plan to, stick with the SCD legal foods all day Monday. When I stick with it my sugars are level and my tummy doesn’t feel quite so terrible. I’d really like to not feel sick at all, but that seems to be asking a bit much. PLUS, I need to know what to report back to my doctor on Tuesday…it would help if I were eating “normally”.

Also, my neck is KILLING me. It hurts to move. You know when your muscles hurt as you’re getting sick or if you have a bad cold or the flu? Yes, it’s THAT feeling.

Even more ridiculous than sleeping 14 hours…I was actually tired on Sunday night! By 11:30 I was half asleep. If you do the math I was awake for 9 hours. There has to be something off about that! I mean, really? I think you’re supposed to sleep MAYBE 9 hours and be awake the rest, not the other way around! Because I’d like to be “healthy” and feel at least a little bit normal, I’m trying to listen to my body. Sleep when it says sleep, eat when it wants to eat, etc. But, I don’t know how much I’ll be able to do being awake for that amount of time and tired for most of that!

I hope my eating will maybe help that too?


Lessons Learned

Things I learned on Thursday:

There are a large percentage of people who believe it’s acceptable to text while having sex. Texting while sexting! (This was on my co-worker’s, who’s not really a co-worker because I don’t really work there, news radio station this afternoon. I didn’t hear, but she told me. We briefly discussed imagining how this was possible and quickly decided we didn’t need to think about it)

The difference between midgets and dwarfs. (Thanks to Ashley. I know one has proportionate limbs & head…I think midgets. The other has smaller limbs, and I think that’s dwarfism)

I really really should not watch infomercials while I’m on IV pain medication (I managed to order some skin care stuff while I was in the hospital in ID…and they’ve JUST charged my card for refills. I didn’t want refills and really shouldn’t have gotten the first shipment to begin with! NO more infomercial purchases! It was my first, and hopefully last)

Apparently macaroons can help with diarrhea. (This was on Facebook, from a Crohn’s group. It got me started thinking…) Continue reading


Oh Crap

So, that last post…yeah, that was depressing. Sorry guys. Diabetes can do that sometimes I guess.

Here’s the quick re-cap on what happened: Continue reading


Piercings

I got my 7th piercing Wednesday…

New Piercing w/ Pump!

A navel piercing has always appealed to me. Though, I haven’t always felt the most comfortable with my tummy. I have NUMEROUS scars from my pump and a pretty short waist. But, I’m working on embracing who I am. Continue reading


Infusion Set Change #2 & Picture Time!

Since I have a new camera, I’ve been posting more pictures. Here are some from yesterday:

Scars and Bruises

The bruises are relatively new – thanks to the shelving at work. The scars were acquired in July 2009 – falling UP an escalator at the BART station in Millbrae. Continue reading


Fish Out Of Water

…Now I’m a fish IN water.

Not a real fish. I have not developed fins and gills. But, I have a pump! A pump that swims! (It doesn’t have fins or gills either) But it’s water proof!!!

It’s wonderful to swim without a time limit. Saturday night was the first time, Sunday the second. I LOVE it. I’m still working on the right basal rate, with time I’m sure I’ll figure it out. …That and how to keep water out of my ear! Continue reading


Becoming Diabetic

I’m becoming Diabetic. I’m getting my TWO brand new ADA Bank of America cards and my Animas pump.

When today comes and I use my new ADA check cards it doesn’t make me diabetic. What it does to is advertises my connection with diabetes. When you check out my hip you’ll get to see the pump…another diabetes indicator. I’ve had a pump for the last 4 years, so not a “NEW” thing (check cards aren’t all that new either, I’ve been using THOSE for ages). I DID change pump companies and will now be utilizing an Animas pump instead of Minimed. Continue reading


My Diabetic Lifestyle

It’s an AWEsome one! Every single day is the best! It seems to be all the rage in magazines and health media. Come one, join in!

If you too, want a “diabetic lifestyle” this is what you must do: Continue reading


All In The Family: Freunde und Familien

So, on World Diabetes Day I asked my sister to write about what my diabetes meant to her. She actually read the post and tried to look up diabetes info. (Some of the stuff she said she learned didn’t make any sense…but I don’t know everything and it’s sweet she’s trying to learn)

I have something written about my father, but I’m not sure when I’ll be ready to publicly post that. What if I ask a question and don’t get an answer? Meh. Maybe later this week, after a few revisions.

My family is pretty complicated, but rather entertaining – usually only if you’re not involved though. AND my best friend, Liz, has been my family on more than one occasion and helped me see the entertainment value in my family many many times. Continue reading


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