Thursday, December 04, 2008


With the pretty awful experience that I had this past weekend, I'm trying to rebound. Mentally and physically. I'm trying to take the best care of myself that I possibly can, by scheduling appointments and making sure all of my diabetes supplies are fully stocked, and by wearing my Dexcom starting tonight since my new batch of sensors arrived this afternoon. Counting carbs, bolusing, and check constantly.

Mentally, I'm trying to forgive myself for what happened. I'm trying to live by what my dad told me on Sunday morning: this was just a bad lap. If I focus on that lap, I'm never going to win the race. I need to adjust the car, tighten the seat belts, and drive. (Yes, I grew up in a NASCAR household---and my dad is great at motivating me). And I'm trying to not think about the "what ifs".

I'm hoping that with the weekend approaching and the fact I don't have a ton of stuff to do, I can relax, catch up on sleep, and enter next week ready to face whatever's thrown my way.

When things like this happen does it take you a bit to rebound and get it together?


Scott K. Johnson said...


It always takes me a long time to "get my head on straight". It is frustrating, and I know better. But I still do it all the time.

Why do we do that?

Bernard said...


I think when you have a bad reaction or DKA it's really unnerving. Probably just as much as getting in a car accident. So you need time to get over it physically and mentally.

I hope you feel better soon. I know a bad low (never had DKA thank you God) can take me several days to really recover from.

JaimieH said...

...teary eyed about what your dad said to you...what if's get me all the time... I also tend to dwell instead of move forward

Time to move on from that bad lap eh? :)

My dad talks a lot like that too! Good stuff!

I always have to keep reminding myself of 2 things over and over...

Baby steps=giant leaps
KISS (keep it simple stupid)!

I just don't know why those simple things can't stick with me LOL

Tony said...

Totally :-)
jumping on a rebounder will help too !