Wednesday, August 11, 2010

3 Bottles & You're Out!

Today I put my OmniPod back on. Oh joy. Oh rapture. I don't know what's worse. Going pod free & shooting up constantly or having a life invasive pod. I've been shooting up for a week. My pods are running low and I wanted to see how it would be to deal with Diabetes old school. It's been years.

The first few days went really well. I lo-carbed, bs was well controlled, and I had a sense of freedom. I even lost a couple of pounds because I switched from Lantus to Levemir. My Dr. gave me a sample pen before I left with the instruction to lower the dosage so I did. Levemir may be my new favorite drug. The down side was shooting up. My arms aren't used to getting the needle any more and it hurt. My legs aren't used to getting the needle anymore and I bruised. For whatever reason, I can't shoot up in my stomach. Even though I wear my pod there most of the time so I don't really understand why. I just can't. *shudder*

However, the past couple of days have been a struggle. My bs was running higher. I tried to introduce Symlin again to bring my bs down without od-ing on Novolog. It did not work. Does Symlin expire after a couple of months? I wouldn't think so. Years, yes. Months, no. I filled my last prescription before I left Vegas. I can't imagine it's potency is short lived like that. But, whatever, it wasn't working. I kept shooting up my Novolog because that wasn't working either. Funny thing is, I haven't eaten anything today but breakfast. I had one of those thin bagels. So, it wasn't like I was at a Vegas all you can eat buffet.

Side note: Thin bagels are awesome! Total bagel love without the mega carb action.

So, I'm not sure what's going on with my body or my insulin. Maybe stress? Maybe bad insulin? Maybe Diabetes trying to kick my ass? Tonight my pre-dinner bs was 297. Nope. Not going to have it. Diabetes can suck it. I grabbed my bag full of pod supplies and started the process. I used all of the insulin I keep in my pod bag so I went to the fridge to grab a replacement.

Dun dun dun.......

Three bottles. Three bottles of insulin left. Three bottles...and I'm out. The Dr. only gave me one Levemir pen. I still have a couple Lantus, Novolog & Symlin pens left. Even though they may not work any longer. But, three bottles...and I'm out.

This realization was like being sucker punched in the gut. I am running out of time. Running out of time and there is nothing I can do about it.

I need one of the following:

A doctor husband.
An endless insulin supply.
A Mega Millions jackpot.
A cure.
A job with benefits.


On a happier note, 'Naturally Sweet' was mentioned in the Fall issue of Las Vegas Woman Magazine! Page 25! I also have two stories appearing in the magazine: The Cougar Has Turned and 100 Years of Medicine. I managed to score a cover feature. Go me! Check out this issue for some great medical information.



  1. Ugh. I hate it when the supply is running low. I am super excited about the magazine though! Very cool.

  2. Me, too. Even more so because I don't have any benefits right now. Grrr. Hey, it looks like we both were diagnosed around the same time. Boo to 1986! :)

  3. Kelly-
    Congrats on being on the front of the magazine cover. I wish you could find all of the things you listed:) but more importantly I'm sorry that you're running low on supplies.