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Mar. 23rd, 2011 @ 09:56 pm SHIT YEAH!
Two years after I was told that the thing I thought was a mild flu was really a pesky little bacteria eating at my pancreas, and that I was a new type 1 diabetic and might never get it back...

I'm now at 100% pancreatic function. I'm now a type 2 diabetic with massive insulin resistance (which happens when you need to take insulin shots to survive and your working your way back up...) but that can be fixed with diet, exercise, and moderate/appropriate medication.

ALSO- I will now be taking my before and after meal insulin a lot more regularly. I was taking it twice a week instead of every day because it hurt so damn much. After mentioning this to my Dr, he asked me if it was the needles... I said I used the same needles for the long acting insulin as I did the short acting insulin.

After a few more leading questions and me describing the hideous hell-fire feeling of the shot, followed by days of pain at the injection site... I'm freaking allergic to the preservative in Humalog. I got a new type of short-acting insulin today and it didn't hurt at all, I'm so excited. I can do this! It's a lot easier when taking care of myself isn't incredibly painful. Also, I don't feel bad anymore for being such a weenie about how much the shots hurt. They really, really, hurt and I wasn't just being a big baby.

The last note, for those of you who have been worried- the ovaries have been cleared of any and all shenanigans, and once my A1C (3 month blood sugars) drop down to a more reasonable level (they are scary/stupid high at 12.6- I know, I know, it's being worked on) I'll be able to pop out babies like the good Irish peasant stock I am.

Thank you everyone for your love and support these last two years. It's been a ride, but it's coming to an end and I'm coming out the other side victorious.
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Date:March 24th, 2011 03:01 am (UTC)
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Good luck with the baby-popping! My Irish stock must be degraded, as I will only be popping this one out. As soon as possible. And then rehabilitating my dislocated hip and pinched nerve and even if I DIDN'T have to get my organs out in 2 years because of the cancer I would never, ever again get pregnant. But I'm impressed by those of you that can do it more than once! In a "that's fricken insane" sort of impressed...
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Date:March 24th, 2011 01:19 pm (UTC)
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I'm glad to hear you're on the mend. :)

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Date:March 24th, 2011 10:21 pm (UTC)
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That is great news. :)

And..*gasp* a doctor who goads you into speaking and listens when you do? I thought they were only on Gunsmoke and Firefly.