A Diabetic Winter Break


A few hours ago at Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

Wow, I am the worst with posting lately. I know most of my posts say something to that effect, but this really takes the gold(man) on the longest I’ve gone without posting. My apologies.

I hope you and your loved ones had an amazing holiday, filled with great food, good times and even better people. I know my time at home has been filled with smiles and laughter. I know this for the obvious reason of being present, but also because one of my best friend’s brother’s pointed out, half of our conversations consist of hysteric laughter. What can I say? My friends and I are pretty funny, and coincidentally our own best audience.

Clearly, this time of year really makes me feel some sort of way. Okay, maybe I’m also just a much more emotional sort of person that I’d like to admit (my twin would definitely agree with this sentiment), but there’s something about being home for the holidays that makes me grateful for the crazy people in my life. I say crazy because if you knew them, you’d agree.

While I’ve been home for winter break I’m getting quite the tuneup. Spending this winter break taking care of the procedures I’ve been putting off over the last year, and hopefully setting myself up for a healthier 2016. Oh em gee. 2016. I graduate in the next four months.

Anyways, putting the oncoming nervous breakdown aside, as an acknowledged control freak, having anesthesia and entrusting others with my blood sugar numbers during minor sinus surgery was stressful (to say the least) as a relatively new diabetic. I really wasn’t too concerned with my sinuses or the recovery period, etc. What I was concerned about, you may ask? Dropping too low during the procedure, something that the doctors were of course extensively trained in handling, with dextrose (glucose/sugar) on the standby.

Basically, This is real this is me I worry so damn much. That’s one thing about having all of these medical issues, that only certain things worry me now. I was not nervous for the potential pain of the procedure, the issues I might have afterwards with my breathing until my sinuses healed, or even really any potential bruising or issues with appearance (that was not likely to happen at all so good thing I didn’t worry about it el oh el). What I was worried about? Being out in la la land for the day and leaving my body in the hands of extremely talented and educated people who’s job it is to make people live.

Needless to say, I was fine, as I’m sure you were all waiting with baited breath to hear. But I learned a lot about myself and my apparent trust issues. Oh, I was also reminded as to how amazing my parents are at taking care of me. I may be in my twenties, but damn is it nice to have my mom their to hold my hand and make me laugh.

Up next week: my knee! Minor minor minor stuff people, so no worries. Also, expect another segment of Fashionable Friend of the Month.

Stay… cool? and beautiful peeps!

P.S. It’s still in the 80’s here in Florida, but stay warm wherever you’re reading this!



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