Thursday, January 27, 2011

I Just Hate This Diabetes Stuff

Tomorrow I have to go to see the nurse in my Doctor's office to learn how to use my glucose monitor. I read the manual tonight and practiced but I couldn't get a stupid reading at all. All I got were bloody stumps for fingers. And I still have to type with those fingertips. I hope it snows tonight then I can break my appointment and stop fooling with this stupid, faulty technology.

I haven't drank a can of Pepsi for tho weeks and I am just about sick of being deprived. There is some nice icing sugar in the can in the fridge right beside the pop. Diabetic coma hear I come. No, that won't happen because as a TYPE 2, I STILL make insulin, bitches. Fuck you faulty pancreas. Fuck you braille, I got audio books so fuck you blog, I can buy an assistant and she can type as I smoke my pipe from my leather Lazy Boy chair.

I don't need nothing.

16 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Two words: Diet Pepsi. Aspartame is the diabetic's friend.

DrGoat said...

Sorry to hear about the Pepsi thing. I used a glucose monitor for about 6 months a ways back for some tests I had to do. Kinda tricky. You'll get the hang of it.
That assistant wouldn't look like Selena, would she?
Smoke one for me old bean.

Unknown said...

...and of course your pretty assistant will be wearing her Supergirl/catwoman outfit...and of course you will be able to keep your mind on your blog...?

Wings1295 said...

What about er... Can't think of what's called for Pepsi, but Coke Zero is damn good.

Wings1295 said...

Pepsi One!

M. D. Jackson said...

I gave up Pepsi years ago (all dark colas, in fact, and then eventually all colas) Don't mess around with diet colas. I tried that but aspertame tastes like industrial chemicals to me. Just cut them all out. It'll get easier. Just stay strong.

M. D. Jackson said...

Oh, yeah and is this the freckled nurse who was "cute as a pug"? Because I'd be kind of looking forward to that.

Hart Johnson said...

Cal-This is the first I've seen about your Diabetes, and I'm really sorry! I wish you a ton of luck with all the lifestyle changes--it's so critical, but that doesn't make it easy. I hope you've got a good support system, too. Sending my best--

D.I. Felipe González said...

The earliest diabetes test included testing urine flavor for sweetness(the patient's, of course).
Think about when evaluating the new monitoring technology.
You'll be fine once you've learned to do the trick.

Sarah said...

Harness that anger and use it to your advantage!

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Hang tough, Kal. This too shall pass. Sending good thoughts.
xoRobyn

Pat Tillett said...

I'm catching up here, so I feel like I'm going back in time. I gave up on regular sodas also. I drink diet pepsi (when I drink soda) and don't even miss the high octane version.

Kal said...

I have a deep well of bitterness that will fuel me for a long time, Sarah.

I wish I could drink diet pop but I have never found one where I don't taste the aspertine so heavily.

Kal said...

She was working the jeans and knee high leather boots with matching knit hat and scarf thing today. Good think also that I saw the wedding ring so I won't cross any line that disrupts our relationship. She is also really supportive and doesn't look down on me like the Aryan nurses in the rest of the office do to everyone.

Kal said...

She was working the jeans and knee high leather boots with matching knit hat and scarf thing today. Good think also that I saw the wedding ring so I won't cross any line that disrupts our relationship. She is also really supportive and doesn't look down on me like the Aryan nurses in the rest of the office do to everyone.

Levi Krause said...

Cal, if your lovely nurse hasn't already suggested it, instead of puncturing your actual fingerTIPS, try the tip, but on the sides. (do you follow? It's hard to explain) This saves your poor tips for typing (for me, drawing) and stuff. Also the skin isn't commonly as tough there, so you may not need such a large stab to get through your Superman fingers. haha. Best of luck with this, man. It DOES get easier, or rather, you get USED to it.