Wednesday, August 22, 2007

You Want Some Cheese with that Whine?

I blame the weather. It rains and my co-workers get annoying. I am expecting them to end every sentence with, "but whyyyy?" like a whiny 3-year-old.

I don't know why the copier keeps jamming. I don't know why the repair guy can't get here any faster. I don't know why your stuff hasn't come back from the warehouse yet. I don't know why your manager didn't approve your request.

Go ask your mother.

Today, though, I actually received a job perk. One of the first significant ones! Oh sure, working here at the distributor I get various beer/wine/liquor-branded t-shirts and odds & ends, but once in a while something really good happens. One of my duties as sales admin assistant is to create wine lists for our restaurant accounts. Today, one of the salesmen hooked me up with a NICE gift certificate to a REALLY NICE Italian place, just because I'm working my butt off to lay out a wine list they really like. I am just hoping that when Matt and I go, I can pronounce things on the menu without looking like an ass. I look forward to dressing up, not having to pay for nice food, and getting a bottle of wine which will cost us just as much as a meal at Bob Evans.

Speaking of food, I have been making efforts to count the carbs of everything that goes into my mouth. Even if it's just a guess, it's better than my bad habit of eating, waiting, and then correcting a while later when I feel crappy. It's my 2nd day on Symlin, no problems so far, except I forgot glucose tabs in my purse today, so I'm hoping I don't go low. If I do, it's not a huge problem, as I have a dollar with which I can purchase a regular Coke from the vending machine.

Let me say, though, that I am EXPECTING to go low because I am taking my Symlin in combination with 500mg Metformin, and I was supposed to cut all my doses in half, and I haven't yet done this. However, I just tested at 222, so I'm not really worried about dropping too badly at the moment, even though I feel like I'm on the way down.

I'm a walking pharmacy--popping pills, shooting up, pumping up doses, then eating the pharmacy equivalent of Smarties to get it all back in check. I have purchased a new Glucagon kit which I will teach Matt how to use. I've already warned him about how huge and scary the needle is in case it ever needs to be used. I've never needed a Glucagon shot in my entire diabetic career...haha, but it does, doesn't it? It feels like a job! Having a Glucagon kit is like having a fire extinguisher, and knowing how to use one gets you some kind of diabetes OSHA points so you don't get fined. You may never need it, but you should know how to use it, just in case, and be mindful of the expiration date. In case of emergency, bust out the humongous scary needley thing, mix the contents, and give the injection. Glass breaking is probably optional, though not recommended PRE-injection.

Such silliness. Gah. Back to work.


  1. Silliness is fun. You made me smile!

  2. Ha! I love the thought of diabetes OSHA points!!

    And yes, it is a full time job living with the "D".

  3. yes def full time job with diabetes, my wee man has type 1 now 9 diagnosed age 2 and we always have to make light of things as we cant be all doom and gloom can we LOL

  4. I keep a regular syringe in O's glucagon kit. I shoot up the vial with the big needle containing the liquid, but then I draw it up with a small syringe. Much less intimidating that way.

    Sweeeeet deal on the gift certificate. You'll have to post about that meal. Mmmm, Italian. Mmmm.


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