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Saturday, December 6, 2014

Wake up with me!

I see so many videos on youtube where posters are saying "Wake up with me!"  I thought it would be cute to do a blog post so ya'll can wake up with me :)  This way, you'll get a bit of my routine without me having to fix my hair first. haha 
Disclaimer:  I am not a morning person.  I am also not a physician.
This morning, I woke up around 11am and found myself stretching just like the bear in the cartoon above.  :)  And yes, I had the same thought!  Wishing I could cross "exercise" off of my list for the day, but knowing that it doesn't count. 
The first thing I do when I wake up is go to the bathroom.  While I am in there, I wash my face and hands, and splash a LOT of cold water on my face to try and bring down the sleep-swell I seem to have first thing every morning.  When I get back to my bedroom, I sit down on the side of the bed and check my sugar.  While that is calculating, I drink either a bottle of water or the rest of my Gatorade-2 (which has a lot less carbs than regular Gatorade). 
Next, I take my morning medications. 
Currently, I am taking the following:
 - The 2 red pills are Vitamin B12
 - Oblong yellow pill is Zofran
 - Oblong orangey pill is a multivitamin (petite)
 - Beige soft gel is CoQ10
 - Large white oblong pill is Metformin
 - The 4 round white tablets are Diamox
 - The small white round tablet is Tramadol
 - The grey capsule is Fioricet.  I don't take this one every day, but two days and then skip a day. 

If it is a weekday morning, I will take my Zofran and then get into the shower.  After my morning shower, I will take the rest of my medication - except for the Diamox.  Diamox effects my body strongly and quickly, so I take it once I get to work or I would have to make a dozen bathroom stops during the hour's commute. 

I take the vitamins for energy, B12 and CoQ10 together are the only thing that can lift me out of the fatigue for a couple of hours.

As this is a weekend morning, I will fix myself a quick bite for breakfast, grab another drink, and mosey back to my bedroom to either read, crochet, or watch some Netflix.  I plan on doing a mix of that until my sister and brother in law are fully woke, and we all decide what we are doing for the day.  He has to work so I'm hoping it is just some sisterly bonding via vegging - especially since it is freezing in Tennessee today!!

Thank you for waking up with me today! 

What routines do you follow? 


Sunday, August 3, 2014


This has been me all summer :-/

Thank God for air conditioning! 

Friday, July 4, 2014

July 4th

Happy Independence Day, America!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Home made Fireworks

Wishing you and your family a very 
happy (and safe) 4th of July.


Saturday, June 28, 2014

Waterpark Win!

Today my brother Johnny took us out to the water park for his birthday.  It was so much fun!!  Jennifer, Johnny, Missy, and myself all spent the day at Lake Winnie.  The amusement park is local and one of our best kept secrets - especially since they have opened up the water park addition!

The waterpark is amazing, it has slides galore and a crazy river (like a lazy river on steroids)!  That's where Jen and I stayed all day.  Don't get me wrong, I have always loved waterslides... but I was really scared that this would happen (see picture).And I didn't want Missy to see me get stuck in a waterslide... And I didn't want the evening news to witness my rescue by the local fire trucks.  But that being said, we had a blast!

Thanks to the amazing offer that Jennifer found on kick@$$ sunscreen (SPF 50, trowel not included) we were only mildly burned.  It was the first time since getting my pump that I have spent the day monitoring the time, watching my sugars, and attaching it every two hours for at least fifteen minutes to keep my sugars in range.  I have to say that it was a huge WIN

Of course the hardest part of managing my pump while swimming was keeping an eye on the time.  But I seen this case on Groupon about three weeks before and it guaranteed to keep a smartphone dry even when submerged in the water.  It works!  Thank God!  Which was awesome, because I set the alarm for two hours, locked my pump, meter, and stuff in a locker and swam my heart out until the sound of the alarm pulled me from the crazy river.  I don't remember the name of the pouch right off the top of my head, but I got it super cheap by using groupon.

Considering the last time I spent a lot of time in the sun I was completely roasted and this time I had even more insulin and medication in my system (thanks to my new diagnosis and pump) - and this time I walked away with a touch of pink.... this was a huge success!


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