Weird…. but nice, I guess. Went to bed around 10:30, woke around 1:30 (wth a potty break around 11:15), stayed up for about an hour, then slept through from 2:30 to 7:30. There may have been a potty visit once during that time. But now I’m up. This morning’s number is 223. Oops. But the dr. did say to stop taking Metformin. Clearly it had some effect but not enough to make much difference in controlling my blood sugar.
In a little while I’ll re-read the instructions and do the first insulin shot. My biggest concern is using the right one, since there is one for the morning and a different two shots for later in the day.
side note: It’s hilarious sitting on the toilet, minding my own business, and hearing the couple next door yelling at each other outside in the span between our trailers. It’s only just barely after 8:00 in the morning, and those two hardly ever actually yell. I don’t think they are what you’d call a ‘happy’ couple, but they make it work on their own terms so it’s not my concern. But to suddenly hear them yelling back and forth, raising their voices about something for several minutes (I’ve never observed them actually just talking for a period of time — she gives orders and he dutifully complies)… it just makes me laugh for some reason. Haven’t a clue what it was about — it was all in Spanish.
Okay, back to me. I’m going to save this to Draft Mode and go start my day. I can come back and add to it during the day and post later on. Not sure if bit by bit posts is better or worse than just a daily longer post.
Well, shoot! I read the instructions and did what the nurse told me to do, but I think I screwed up anyway. I may not have held the plunger in for long enough, although I counted to 15 seconds like she said. But there was some insulin still dribbling off the tip of the needle after I pulled it out. Not willing to do another shot for this one, I’ll just have to wait until the mid-day pre-lunch shot and try again to see if there’s a better way. I did inject and I think I got some insulin, just not the full dose.
Okay, now it’s lunch time. I re-read the instructions and discovered a piece that the nurse didn’t include. She did say to wait 10-15 seconds before pulling out the needle. She didn’t tell me to wait until the plunger had emptied its required load and the unit indicator had returned to zero and then remove the needle. Ahh well, minor point, but significant if I’m to get the full dose required.
Onward into the after noon of working. See ya tomorrow.