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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

The Good, the Bad and the . . . Kinky??

The Good?  Well, that's easy.  The Good is a vacation trip to Cape May, NJ to celebrate our 6th wedding anniversary.  AND stopping along the way for lunch and a few hours walking around town with an awesome D-OC friend!!
Kelly and me in Ocean City!!
Don't let me forget to mention the Nutella crepe was shared for dessert.  That was beyond Good!

How about the Bad?  Well, as you can see in the picture above, the Bad is what happens to my hair when I walk around all day in temperatures that would have Beelzebub turning on the air conditioner.  My poor hair is flatter than the crepes we ate for lunch!

Want more of the Bad?  How about the drinks Pete and I ordered during Sunday lunch in Cape May?
My banana daiquiri and his Hurricane!
Seriously, drinking at lunch on Sunday?  Bad!  But the drinks were oh so Good.  And my blood sugars handled the afternoon drinking quite well with the help of a long stroll around town after lunch.

Unfortunately, those blood sugars got really Bad on our long long ride home from Cape May.  We stopped for lunch, where I bought a $7(!!!) tuna fish sandwich and then found my blood sugar was way too high to even think about eating.  Correction after correction did nothing to bring me down.  It was the worst feeling in the world to realize I was stuck on a 5 - 6 hour car trip with insulin that had gone bad from the heat.  I wasn't even able to eat a thing all day.

As it turns out, my insulin wasn't Bad.  Nope, the highs were actually Kinky.
A cannula should not resemble a backwards letter r!!
I know I haven't even been pumping for three years yet, but I've never seen a cannula kinked like this!  It caused quite a panic when I realized I had taken 12 units of insulin by injection - thinking that the insulin was barely working.  Of course, I didn't discover that my careful handling of the insulin bottles had actually protected them from the heat until after I had thrown them (both) away.  (One was brand new and one had only been opened during my site change that morning.)

So the moral of the story is - don't assume it's Bad . . . . because it might just be Kinky!!

Not enough Kinky in this post for you?  Well, okay.  Take a look at this blog (LINK IS NOT FAMILY FRIENDLY THOUGH!!!!) that someone (who I won't call out here) Tweeted a link to recently.  Then look at this smokestack we saw on our drive and tell me what you see . . .

13 comments:

  1. Oh my GOSH! How does stuff like that happen inside our bodies??? It always amazes me. And the rest of the weekend looks awesome!

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  2. Woot! You met Kelly!

    And ouch on the kinky... too bad it nothing to do with how you celebrated your anniversary...or did it ;)

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  3. My son is a Type 1. I am relieved that so far he isn't interested in using the pump. I would rather give him injections than deal with all the unknowns of the pump. If he ever wants to try it, I'll do it. But the pic of the bent canula? That assures me we're doing just fine! :0)

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  4. Ha! That smokestack always tells me we're almost there! I will never see it the same way now :)

    We went to Sea Isle and Avalon for the 4th and had a great time! Hopefully you escaped before the atrocious traffic yesterday.

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  5. Have to admit the word "kinky" lured me to this post ;) Does that make me bad?!

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  6. I'm still so jealous! I totally wish I could have been there. :)

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  7. The drinks look delicious! Not kinky at all...

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  8. I have never seen that either! How the heck did it get that way?? That really sucks about the thrown out insulin, sheesh, but sooo glad you had a great anniversary trip and a great meet up with Kelly!

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  9. Sorry about the kinky canulla!! It happens! I'm just glad you figured it out!!

    I get the most hits on my blog from a post that is titled - 'Rated R for some Nudity'. It's a picture of Nate's bum with his pod but I'm pretty sure the people that end up there are not looking for any pumping tips!

    I have a feeling your 'kinky' post may bring a lot of non-d peeps in.

    :)

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  10. Yikes! I've never had a cannula do that, with my pump or my daughter's! Ouchie! And throwing out insulin is the worst! Well, right after high blood sugars anyway. I hope you're feeling better now!

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  11. BUMMER on the KINKINESS...not the kind of "KINKY" you were hoping for I am sure - lol.

    Looks like a fun time for sure!

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  12. OMG accidental dong!!!! I'm dying ...

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  13. Loved seeing you guys and can't wait to see you both again. And if truth be told, the accidental dong wasn't so bad either ;)

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