Wednesday, July 25, 2007

6 Years ago today....and Happy Birthday Dad!


My first day with an insulin pump was exactly 6 years ago today. WOW where did the time go? I remember that day like it was yesterday. I wish I could go back to that point in my life again...but of course with the knowledge I have now!

To celebrate, I went out to dinner with one of my best friends and reflected! I think my pump anniversary is more to me then my own birthday! What a life changing experience. Thanks Kerry :)

My reflections:
I enjoy sleeping in
I work shift work, including night shifts
I do not eat set meals at set times
I have not been to an ER for diabetes emergencies               in the past 6 years
I enjoy multi day hikes, without worries
I have reduced, and continue to reduce my HA1c
I feel almost normal
I have met many amazing friend who also use pumps
I enjoy always knowing what my BG is
No more high AM sugars
Food is fun, not medicinal 

Life is easier.

4 comments:

Donna said...

Happy 6th anniversary!

Sara said...

My favorite reflection on your list:

food is fun not medicinal! :D

Scott K. Johnson said...

Happy pumpiversary!

Anonymous said...

Dammit! How come I never remember these things! And has it really been 6 years????? I remember the fight to get Blue Cross to cover the costs.....

I'm really happy that the pump is working so well for you :)

Love Sandra