Thursday, June 18, 2009

Eyes Wide Shut...

(Am I the only person in the world who never got that movie title?)

Anyway, greetings OC friends. Just a quick update on my eyes (see last post). I am lucky and happy to say everything is fine. My eyeball pressure readings were on the 'high' side of normal (20), but the doc wasn't concerned and said they had been there before. No other changes, no microaneurysms, didn't even need a new prescription. Yay! Thanks for the supportive comments. I felt better knowing so many of you out there feel the same way.

In other D news I took advantage of a free offer for Humalog Kwik Pens. (You can, too, if you click the link.) I still pay off-formulary prices ($80 a pop) for my prescription Humalog so this was no small matter. But I have to do any of you deal with pens?! They're driving me insane after several failed attempts using the teeny pen needles. I kept getting bubbles in the vial--even holding it at the right angle--and really don't think I ever got the correct dose. I can't believe how much packaging comes with one little pen needle, either. And I just can't help but cringe at wasting so much insulin with priming. Ugh. So yes, I'm looking a gift horse in the mouth here, but I resorted to using my old-school syringes to draw up insulin. At least it works well enough that way.

Not much else going on in my life that's continues to be stressful and difficult, but a large project just ended on a positive note so I can breathe a bit now. Just waiting patiently for summer to arrive like many of you so we can spend more time outdoors!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Nervous Much?

Tomorrow. Tomorrow at this time I will know if there's a breach in the perimeter. If the enemy has advanced.

The dreaded annual retinal exam. It's tomorrow.

You might wonder why I'd worry, someone with apparently good numbers who's never had a speck of trouble. You might even consider my anxiety a little self-indulgent.

But I still do. I worry about the 'what-if' part. Every. single. time.

Tomorrow at this time, I will be grateful, I hope. And able to breathe easy for another year.

I hope.