Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Bullet Point Update....because I am to lazy to do anything else.

It is so hard for me to concentrate on anything lately. Which is why I haven't been blogging very much. I felt I needed to at least do an update to keep this blog going. So here you go another bullet point update.

- There was a HUGE weight lifted off my shoulders today. As some of you know as of Jan. 1st our insurance for the kids had to be reviewed. I was afraid that we weren't going to qualify due to income circumstances. Since the care for both of my diabetics alone costs me more than my mortgage payment, this has been something that I have been VERY stressed over. I got a call from them this morning basically telling me we didn't qualify. I cried on the phone...with a guy...a stranger.... I felt pretty pathetic. But he kept asking more questions about our income and such and found out there we do indeed qualify!!! But only for a few more months. I will take it. Then stress about it in April! I can't tell you how happy this made me!

- So since we will now have insurance for a few more months that means that my little man can get a pump next month!!!! He isn't ready for it, but we are still going to get it for when he is ready. Since the insurance covers it 100% we figure now is the time to get it.

- My hubby has been working lots of hours lately. This is great news for us. Last year at this time (and pretty much all year long) hours were a little hard to come by. I am super proud of him handling it the way he does and his willingness to work hard for our family! I love that guy!

-Speaking of my hubby he is training to do a triathlon this summer. He has been running and working out like crazy! He has been loving it! I can't wait to cheer him on!

- I got an email today from the JDRF asking if my Princess, my Little Man and I would be willing to speak at a luncheon for all the Merit Medical employees in a few weeks. I guess they have agreed to sponsor the Walk for a Cure this year and they are having a luncheon to kick off the fundraising and they wanted a family come in and talk about our lives with diabetes and why we want a cure. I am scared and honored to do this! I cried when I got the email. How am I going to stand in front of 100+ people and talk about it without loosing it? Oh well, go for the impact I guess! Princess can't wait for it!

- My new work schedule is in full swing and so far I love it! I get Saturday's off and even better I get to go back to church! I love it!

- My Little Dude is amazing! Super helpful and super smart. I have been finding things all over the house lately of him drawing pictures and writing captions on them. He even started writing a book. I can't tell you how creative he is! I will have to scan the pages in so you can see them! I am so proud of him and the success he has had this year!

- Although he is a good kid, Dude is feeling sort of a minority lately. He keeps saying things like "the diabetics are in the other room, can I have a bowl of ice cream?" Even though he doesn't have diabetes he is still trying to learn a new way of life right now too!

- I have been trying to hold things together here. I don't feel I am doing the greatest job most days and I try to not fall into a pit of depression, but when something wonderful happens there is much celebration! I have been trying to love myself more and not be so hard on myself and each day is a struggle. I am so thankful for friends and family that are supporting me and guiding me each day! I would have fallen hard a long time ago if it weren't for the wonderful people in my life.

- So I think that I might need to go get my thyroid checked again. I have been feeling really sluggish and tired almost all the time. I can't concentrate on anything for too long and I keep forgetting things. Maybe it is my environment, but I have a feeling it is my thyroid giving me problems again. Maybe it is a mixture of both!

- Last Saturday we had a day filled with taking pictures, and it wasn't me taking them this time (which was kind of nice actually) My parents, siblings and all of our kids had a big family picture taken. It was really fun and I can't wait to see them! Then shortly after we ran to Sugarhouse Park and the photographer for the Utah Jazz took our pictures for the JDRF. That was really cool too! They just took pictures of us playing. I can't wait to see those too!

Well ok, that is enough for tonight. Gotta go check blood sugar, make sure homework and reading got done, the get kids ready for bed.

If you made it this far through my long boring post you deserve a cookie! Oh and a thank you! THANKS!


Laura said...

I didn't think it was boring at all! That is great news about the insurance - Yippee!!

Every post brings us better insight into your world and we are all here for you!! Thank you for sharing your thoughts an feelings with us.

I think you rock!!!

Meri said...

Ummmmm....I think I need to get my thyroid checked too...your symptoms sound awfully familiar!

Maybe a cookie will make them better. :)

TravelMama said...

I'm going to pray for you and your family tonight.

The Piquant Storyteller said...

congratulations on all your good news - the insurance, the speaking assignment, all of it! I was thinking about you a couple days ago and how you said you were tired. I wondered if it was your thyroid. Good luck.

phonelady said...

I was totally not bored . I will pray that things work out with the insurance I know how hard that is . Im so glad that at least you qualified for a little more time .God bless you and yours .

Tracy said...

Not boring at all! I agree with Laura, it give us a little more insight into your world. And keeps us up to date on how things are going for you. :)

I am so happy you have insurance for a few more months and can get the pump at 100% for when you are ready for it!

:) Tracie said...

That's great news on the insurance front! There's still some compassion in the world!

Speak from your heart at the JDRF luncheon and the rest will follow. Don't be intimidated....this is your contribution to helping find the cure! (no pressure, LOL)

My older daughter always tries to eat things when her sister isn't around or if she can hide it from her. It's thoughtful, yes, but sometimes I have to tell her that just because she can, doesn't mean she should. But it's all good.

Kick depression to the curb! As bad as we do have it, there are people going through worse...that's what gets me through sometimes. And sometimes even that doesn't work because each issue is felt through living it. Just know it too will pass and it's strength training for now!

Becky said...

I'm glad to hear about the insurance! Don't feel bad for not being SuperMom--sometimes you have to go into survival mode for a while... ;-)

Meredith said...

Well I will have to have my hubby look out for you at the Merit Medical luncheon, because that's where he works! Cool stuff. Hang in there! I'm sure you are doing great!

Amy said...

Wow...Shannon..you have so much on your plate right now! Take care...get that thyroid checked....hug your kids...don't worry about that insurance- Jesus has a way of working things out!

You amaze me girl...you really do!

Lora said...

Hang in there girl. I agree with Amy "Jesus" does have a way of working things out.

Nicole said...

I think that I need to get into the doc because I'm feeling a lot like you these days hmmmmm. Chris thought that I just was depressed but I kept telling him that it was something more....I don't know it sounds a lot what you are going through??

Your post was not boring at all and I'm happy for all the good things that are happening in your life and I'm sorry for all the stressful things. Only if we could hold on to the good and just let the bad good...WOW how great would that be.

Good luck to your husband and his triathlon training you will have to keep us posted! and I can't wait to read your little dudes book!

One Cheap Gal said...

you are one amazing gal! i don't know how you do it all, but thanks for being such an example to me :)