Some times I wish I was an iPod or iPhone so I could just plug into a computer and upload all my thoughts and all the newsworthy information from my life. But alas it is not so. It has been a few days (maybe a week) since I have posted so I thought it was about time for me to sync my life up and upload it to the blog. This post will be straying away from the Diabeetus a little bit but since my life kinda revolves around diabetes right now, it is impossible to avoid the subject so I will be updating everyone on my ‘D’ as well….which isn’t what it sounds like….
The main reason I have not been able to post as regularly is because I am taking some courses this summer and the semester has just begun. I am taking an introductory Spanish class and it has been soaking up most of my time. And unfortunately introductory means the class is 100% in Spanish. The class itself is 3 hours long 4 times a week which is absurdly long. And on top of that I have reading to do every night, assignments over the reading, writing assignments due every week, and of course, tests I have to study for. The class itself is really fun and interesting and the professor is very entertaining, but it is just so darn time consumer. Even as I write this my brain is trying to convert some of my words/sentences into Spanish. I think I am going crazy! To top it off, I also work at a department store. So any time not spent working on my espanol, I am folding clothes at Macy’s or cleaning out fitting rooms. No me gusta! See there I go!
Now that I got all that off my chest, I will give everyone an update on my life pertaining to my diabetes. As you may or may not know from my previous posts (here and here), I am on the way to owning my first insulin pump. I received a call from the lady who is handling my case with the pump distribution company and she has given me a vague time frame on when I will actually have the pump in my hands…or hooked into my stomach, rather. She has said that in the best case scenario I could have the pump by next Tuesday. But judging by the interactions I have had with my insurance company (which the distributors are working with) I am being optimistic by thinking the pump will arrive close to 1.5-2 weeks from now. But we will wait and see.
In other news my birthday is approaching (July 11 if any one was wondering) and I have asked my parents to get or at least help me purchase a road bike. Potentially this one for anyone who cares or knows anything about bikes/cycling. My thoughts are that since I work out my upper body (chest, back, arms etc.) every other day, with the bike I will work out my legs, abs, and do some good cardio on the off days. Sounds like a decent plan to me. But more importantly, if I get said bike I am going to participate in Houston’s Tour de Cure. I have done several walks for JDRF with my parents as a youngster, but this will be my first event as an adult but more importantly as a diabetic. This will be a great opportunity to meet some new people, hear some interesting stories, get a good work out and most of all, help raise money for Diabetes research. The event is in September so I will have plenty of time to train and raise money for my sponsorship. I only need to raise $150 to be able to participate so its not too high of a goal to reach, but the money I can raise the better, right? I will of course be writing more about this as the event approaches to keep you all informed on my progress.
I will definitely try to make more time to post here and on twitter.
But I think that is all for now. Bye!