Last week I decided to take some time off from Twitter, Facebook, blogging and every other online outlet for 4-5 days. I had a lot of things coming up and just needed a break. It’s now time to get back to work however and catch back up, which is harder than actually doing the work in the first place. I needed to get some offline things done, it’s crazy that theirs actually an offline life out there. You know, all the fun stuff plus the diabetes stuff. The life of a diabetic always consists of making sure you have the essentials. Since I am type 1, I had to make sure that I had enough insulin in my pump before I went to do all of the fun events thisweekend because there is nothing worse than going out somewhere and not having enough insulin.
Friday night after work I headed down to the Panthers game for their exciting win over the Flyers. It was a stressful event for me. The Phillies started at 4:00 p.m on Friday, so I was wearing my Chase Utley jersey all day long and had Amanda drive down to the BankAtlantic Center so I could pay attention to the game on my phone. When I got to the arena, I had to take the Phillies shirt off because the Panthers were playing a Philly team (Flyers), so I was in a little predicament. Ultimately, the Phillies lost and the Panthers won. During the game I decided to get some nachos, so I bolused for them and chowed down. After eating them I started to feel a little low in the middle of the period, so Amanda went out and bought me a huge $4.00 chocolate chip cookie. I didn’t test to see how low my sugar was because of course my meter was out in the car. Finally, I felt better and my sugar was about 160 after the game.
As soon as the game was over, Amanda and I went to Super Wal-Mart because I had to get all the fixings for pasta salad (my favorite food in the world). Saturday was my future father in-law’s birthday party for his 60th birthday, which is actually today. My roommate (my girlfriend’s brother) and I decided to get a keg for the party because there was going to be a good amount of people there. But that wasn’t the main reason for the keg. We knew that the Oklahoma – Texas, Gators – Razorbacks, Virginia Tech – Georgia Tech, and the Yankees games were all on Saturday, so we knew there was a lot of beer to go through for the day. I’m not even going to get into Virginia Tech blowing any chance that they have to play for the national championships. At the party I didn’t have my meter again, starting to be a not so good recurring theme here. I was eating a lot of pasta salad, macaroni salad, beer, chicken tenders and mini subs. So a lot of insulin wasb eing consumed there. When I went home I tested and I was near the low 200’s, which is where I stayed pretty much all night long.
And to top it off the Eagles barely outscored the Phillies on Sunday. The Eagles game did have my stress levels at a high so far this season because they have been playing well so it hasn’t affected me too much. Since my meter was left in my car, surprise surprise, I had no idea what my sugar was. All I knew was that I didn’t feel dizzy and I didn’t have to pee a lot so I knew I wasn’t at either extreme. I know this isn’t good because sometimes I am just dehydrated and drinking a lot because I was sweating so much. Sometimes I will take some insulin because of that, which is not a good idea, so don’t try that at home kids. But at the end of the night the Phils win at least made it a little better.
Last night after work I had to coach a game which was the best game all season so far. It was a 12-6 loss for my kids that have been averaging about 21-0 losses. Then at night, Mr. Jimmy Rollins rocked Philly with a walk-off double, which sent me running and screaming around my house at about midnight, waking up my roommate who is cheering for the Dodgers.