Thursday, July 7, 2011

Busy busy busy and a wrong A1c


Boy the time is just flying! We have been so busy that my head is spinning. I haven't had any time to post, let alone read others' posts. Guess that is a good thing!
However, I have SO MUCH to write about. Like....

- meeting the amazing Wendy Rose and her sweet Candy Heart girls (it was hard to not take Tink home with me ;-)
- becoming the Family Team Chair for the 2011 JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes (which included speaking at the Family Team Kick-off event...and I hate public speaking!!)
-starting a bi-weekly Park Playdate for families with diabetes (next one on 7/14, ask me for details if you are local.)
-mentoring 2 new families (this always makes me sad but glad I can be there for them)
-starting my pre-reqs for nursing school (I am taking an online anatomy & physiology class right now. I have my first midterm tonight...taking a little mind break from studying to write this)
-taking trips to my in-laws (their property is a wonderland for the kids...besides the treehouse, zipline, teepee, play structure, & dome climber, it is full of lizards, newts, & snakes for the boys to hunt and catch!)
-swimming (my oldest is on the swim team again-with his cousin this time, and my younger two are in lessons right after...Bryce even has his T1 friend in his class!)
-we are off to go on a camping trip pretty soon so getting all prepared for that!

Whew! I am tired just listing all that....and that is just a small part of what we've been up to!


Overall, D has been in the background though we have had a couple times where Dex says WTF...

Bryce had his endo appointment yesterday. They were super busy and training a new front desk person. It seemed we waited forever to get called back. My boys found everything they could to pull out and throw around the tiny room...driving me more insane by the minute. By the time the doctor came in, I was already at my wit's end. He said our numbers the past week looked great (they were for the most part) then the a1c came in.... 8.8! WHAT?!?! We haven't had an a1c that high in years! I KNEW that wasn't right. The doctor agreed with me and said we could do a lab draw or just retest. Since I didn't want to put Bryce through the lab, I just had them retest on their other a1c machine...it came back at 7.8. Much more likely...it was lower than a few months ago, as I expected. But it makes me wonder how accurate ANY of the a1cs we've gotten are. As usual, our endo did not recommend any changes but okayed all the tweaks I wanted to make. By the time we got out of the office, I was fried. Glad we won't be back for a few months, hopefully by then the a1c machine will be fixed!

Ok, so I need to study for my midterm now...
Hope you all are having a great summer.


9 comments:

  1. Wow! Who would have thought they would have an inaccurate a1c...crazy! Have fun camping!

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  2. Wow... You have been busy :)

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  3. Busy, fun busy!!
    Good luck on your midterm...impressed you are taking classes in the summer, but gotta do what you gotta do!
    UGH, wrong A1c...how in the world?!?! Glad they did a retest! :)

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  4. You just made me tired reading about your whirlwind of events. Great thinking on the A1C. I would never think to ask them to retest it.

    Best of luck on your midterm!!!!

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  5. I'm local! Of course, I'm a little old for a playdate...but ya know, maybe I can be that cool older kid with diabetes...haha. So weird on the a1c! At my last appt., my a1c had dropped a good amount and I didn't think my levels had been that much lower, so I actually gasped and said, "is that right?!" My endo said, well, they usually are. USUALLY?! I guess with machines and technology, there's always room for error.

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  6. Nursing school! That's awesome!

    And that A1C---Wow. Really makes you wonder...

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  7. HOLY MAC!

    I went to nursing school WITHOUT kiddos and/or diabetes....KUDOS TO YOU for making this happen, my friend :)

    A&P. Typing that almost made me throw up.

    I have so much blogging to do myself...the good thing is that these blogs don't go anywhere, so we can do it when we get to it!

    I loved meeting you and seeing that necklace firsthand :) BTW, my friend closed her Etsy shop so yours is only 1 of a handful ever made!

    I'll pray for this journey!

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  8. I'm tired just reading about what you've been up to! :o) That would def. make me wonder about the other a1c's too...sheesh! Hope you enjoy your upcoming camping trip! :o)

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  9. Oy...yep, you have your hands full...AND...so glad to hear about the 7.8%!!!

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