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!