Friday, July 10, 2009

Still trying

Okay, I know... it's been a while again.

I'd meant to post a couple of months ago after my endo appointment when my A1C miraculously came back at 6.6 - yay me. Seriously, I thought I was in for some disappointed-in-you frowns from my endo (he has an incredible way of making me feel guilty when my A1C is over 7). But instead he gave me a knowing smile and said, "Go make babies." To which I replied, "We're already trying."

Yes, I've been trying to get pregnant without the 'official' thumbs up from my doc, which I know isn't ideal. But I have been trying to do everything right - eating right, no alcohol, exercising, checking my blood sugar about a thousand times a day. It seems to all be in vain though because so far nothing has happened anyway.

I have an appointment next week with my GP to see if anything could be preventing a pregnancy. My period has been seriously messed up since I went off the pill after our wedding last year. Like, my cycle has been 6-8 weeks long instead of a standard 28-day cycle. I know it takes some time to get back in order after stopping the birth control pill, but this last stretch has me a little freaked out. It has been 12 weeks since my last period. I have taken 5 pee-stick tests and they are all clearly negative. So it's time to find out if anything else is up. I mean, I am almost 35 and trying to get pregnant for the first time.

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On another note, it's been like a wonderful diabetes Christmas-in-July this week! I registered both of my Contour glucometers a few weeks ago (my Contour Link and regular, old Contour which is my backup), and today I received my matching pump and glucometer skins AND a fancy-shmancy carrying case for my glucometer. It's, well... LARGE. I'm not sure whether or not I'll use it, but it really is very pretty and matches my pump skins quite nicely.

p.s. It is berry season. My mother-in-law brought me a big bowl of strawberries last night so I made my Berry Muffins this morning. See here if you missed the recipe the first time.


Scott K. Johnson said...

Way to go with the great A1C!

Cherise said...

Great A1c!!! Where did you get your carrying case?

LORI said...

Thanks Scott and Cherise!

Cherise, I registered my Ascensia Contour glucometer for warranty on the Ascensia Contour website... well, the Canadian website ( I think it was a limited time offer because I don't see the link to the carrying case anymore.

Like I said though, it's HUGE! Like the size of a makeup case. I tried it out last night in my purse and it takes up half of it. But it's so much prettier than my standard-issue black case...

Hmm, practicality vs. vanity. What a dilemma!

Jim Purdy said...

"checking my blood sugar about a thousand times a day."

LOL! I thought I was the only one who did that. I'm a very light sleeper, so I even check my blood glucose several times during the night.