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A Bad Morning That Ended Well

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My endocrinologist’s office is about 2 1/2 miles away from my work. I appreciate how easy it is to get to when I have appointments. The only problem is that it is in a very urban area so it takes about 20 minutes to get there.

As I posted yesterday, I was supposed to get hooked up with a CGM device today. Well, actually it was rescheduled for next week only no one told my doctor or she forgot – couldn’t ask her because she doesn’t work in that office on Tuesdays!
Next week – no big deal – except that it is my birthday a week from today. Do I want to start this on my birthday?
The other problem with this office is that it is in Palm Beach. You know – where all the snow birds ‘winter’. I guess they had a lot of problems in the parking garage so it is valet parking only. Do I still have to tip if I am only there five minutes?

I really shouldn’t complain – the first pic is the view from right outside the office and the second is a satelite view of its location (the blueish-green area on the right is water :).

Anyway, I went down the elevator and waited for valet with an older woman who was there for fasting labs. I gave her directions to Dunkin Donuts so she could get something to eat after fasting! 🙂

She started up a conversation as we were waiting for our cars. She asked why I was at the office (um, “none of your business” was my first thought) so I told her I have diabetes (actually I said I am diabetic but I am trying to be PC here). She said she was too. She asked if I had the pump and I told her I did. She said she was too and had the pump too (kinda made the Dunkin directions ironic). She asked how long I have been diabetic and on the pump (4 years/3 years respectively) and she said she is in her 70s and has been diabetic since she was 23. And she looked GOOD! No visable complications – I don’t think she even wears glasses! I was very impressed and motivated. It was a good way to brighten up a very frustrating morning!

Now the question is do I still wait to start the Symlin?

Anyone tried Dexcom?

Is there a reason why Blogger formats the text however it wants no matter how much I adjust the spacing?


One response

  1. Sara

    You’re only going to control the layout if you learn CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) and use that to control how things appear on the page.

    Isn’t it great when you meet someone who has had diabetes for that long and is still doing well?

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