Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Yup! I am still here!

Ok I have realized lately that I just need to post something! ANYTHING is better here than nothing!

I started my blog YEARS ago and I don't think that I have ever gone this long without an update. So sorry!

So here is another bullet point update just so that I can say that I posted something.

~I had the H1N1 flu last week. I truly thought that I was going to die! I am still trying to get my energy back and kick this cough, but I am grateful to be alive! I might order me a t-shift that says "I survived the swine flu....barely!" LOL!

~I just got back from the dentist. I hate going, but I had a good talk about my new found love of the movie theatre. While in the middle of putting my crown back on the dentist piped up and said "HEY! Wouldn't it be so cool if we all had Transformer teeth?" This made me laugh so hard!

~And incase I haven't mentioned I have a new found love of going to the movies. Not that I have seen that many movies in the last little while, but I have realized that is my favorite date night activity! I have always LOVED watching movies, but there was something about all the awesome blockbuster movies that came out that made me realize HOW MUCH I LOVE GOING!!!! If anyone is thinking of what to get us for Christmas...MOVIE TICKETS!!!

~Diabetes has been pretty crappy lately. In the last 2 months there have been a whole list of things that have made me scream!! First, the princess was rewarded with a milk shake (she had gone above and beyond what I had asked her to do and needed something special) I gave her insulin for half of it and told her to put the rest in the freezer. I got busy and forgot the follow through to see if she really did put it away. NOPE she ate the entire thing. I didn't find out until before bed her meter read and error that she was too high to read. Which means she was somewhere between 600 and a coma. Luckily we got that worked out. But then the next week she got the flu and couldn't stop throwing up. Her blood sugar wouldn't come up much above 80 the entire day. She ended up in the ER dehydrated and a mild case of Keytoacidosis. Then with a few weeks of her numbers being insane we made a ton of changes with her basal and carb ratio and stuff. This helped, but then she got the croup. She had to have a few doses of steroid to help her to breath. The doctor warned me that without changing everything again her blood sugar would run well above 600 for a few days. We had to stop using her pump for the weekend and go back to shots for everything. And yet again had to change EVERYTHING to keep in the 400 range. It was a long weekend! It was even Halloween! She couldn't have any treats or candy until the Monday after Halloween. Boy was I glad that was over! Right now we are back to "normal" but do you know what tomorrow is? Our 1 year anniversary of this crazy disease changing our lives forever! We are going to have to celebrate somehow.

~I started a training class for work. It was supposed to go from 8 at night to 2 in the morning but I got kicked out because of the flu. I have to start it again on Monday, but this time it will be in the morning. I will be grateful when this is over too!

~So I had a birthday too. A few weeks ago I said goodbye to my 20's forever. This has caused me to evaluate my entire life and where I am going. I am so happy with who I chose to marry, and the kids that I have! However I have things that I want to change. I am excited for the future and can't wait to say "my 30th birthday changed my life for the better!"

~One of those things that I am going to change is my weight! I have been touching the side of the scale that I wanted to never see. I am going to do something about it before it is too late. I have agreed to a little friendly competition with some friends and a few strangers to see who can loose the most weight in 8 weeks. Wish me luck! The monetary prize at the end could be SUPER useful!

~I had a little D-mom's chat the other night on MSN live and I LOVED every minute of it! All these mom's I have met through blogging and they have all been such a huge support for me. It was awesome to chat with everyone in one spot. I am so lucky to have these lady's in my life!

~I got a new shift at work that will start in January. I can't wait to start it! I GET TO GO TO CHURCH AGAIN! It will be awesome to not have to worry about that. And I will have all of Saturday off!

~I am really excited for the holidays this year. Trev and I are on the cusp of something fabulous! I don't know what it is yet, but we can FEEL it! This new year is going to be so good to us! I JUST KNOW IT!

~That would be true if we don't loose our insurance first....more on this later, but we are trying to come up with a plan if we loose our insurance and are too poor get purchase a plan somewhere. It will work out though!

Ok guys that is about all that I can think of. That is a good start though! Plan on seeing me more and feel free to yell if I don't keep that promise again!


Wendy said...

Happy 30 :) Sigh...so young...so young...

I'm happy to hear that all those nasty bugs are behind you....YUCK! OH MY OH MY!!!!!!

Keep us posted on how you're doing...and that insurance thing....

The Piquant Storyteller said...

You are simply amazing. Thank you for sharing your ups and downs with all of us. I'm older than you but when I grow up I want to be just like you! :)

Holly said...

I can certainly see why you've been too busy to post but I'm glad you all made it through OK. Sheesh, the fun never stops does it? Happy birthday!!! Welcome to the other side of 30.

phonelady said...

Im so glad you are feeling better . wow you guys have really been through it huh ? Im sending hugs your way and hope things adjust really soon for you .

Meri said...

I had a million things to comment on, but now I've forgotten most of them. :(
Oh ya, I almost died from the swine flu too...and ER visits are very sucky...I'm so sorry!

I like to see how positive you are about the future, because I am sure it holds wonderful things for your family!

Happy Birthday! And welcome back!

PS I'm sad I missed the chat...but I'll be around next time!

RaCeNMoMmY said...

Happy belated. welcome to the 30 club. i've been feeling the same with my weight lately too. I'm sorry you guys all got sick, especially your princess. that really stinks. hope everyone stays well thru the holidays. I'm really glad to see you updated. i figured you've been busy but I was a bit worried about you.

Aubrey said...

Shannon, you are just simply amazing. I know I say that everytime I comment. But truly I dont know how you do it. I dont know how I could do it, I guess I would find a way just like you have. I hope things keep getting better for you and your family.
And good luck on the weight plan I heard about that from Rae.