Sunday, December 16, 2007

i need more time

According to my little Christmas countdown on my sidebar, there are nine - only N.I.N.E - days left until Christmas. Am I ready? NO!! And to be honest, I don't know if I'm going to be ready.

Being diagnosed with Diabetes (type 2) during the holidays has been the pits. This is what my week looked like:

I have to prick my finger four times a day for a reading on my blood sugar count.
-> good news: my count has progressively been going down.
I finished decorating the house.
-> it looks great.
I met with a dietician
-> bad & good news: I'll have to change my diet, but not that drastically.
I met with an opthamolgist.
-> good news: no sign of diabetes in my eyes and will get a prescription after my blood sugar levels even out.
I met with a podiatrist.
-> this was one of my biggest concerns since my foot had been bothering me. good news: circulation looks good (it's improved since being on medication). bad news: I had an infected ingrown toenail. The doctor cut away the skin and drained the infected area. This is what my foot looked like when I came home... [at least it's a festive red]

We had youth group on Wednesday night and it was our Christmas party, which meant food, decorations, and small gift give-aways - not to mention a clean house. I also met with two sets of friends for our annual holiday outings and gift exchanges. That meant I had to have all the presents bought and wrapped. Today we are attending a wedding of a family friend (another gift) and Danielle is one of the bridesmaids. I had to help her make sure she had everything she needed.

On top of all of this... I came down with a cold on Tuesday. The kind where I just wanted to stay in bed all day, but of course, I couldn't. I'm feeling a little better this weekend but not completely over it.

I still have to send my family their gifts. Those should be in the mail by Tuesday and I don't even have all of them bought. But I will hopefully get it all done.

I'm not really complaining about my week because a lot of good things came from it. All good news from doctors - thank you, Lord (and thank you everyone for your prayers). Danielle came home for break. And I spent time with dear friends. And I'm looking forward to next weekend when my sister and her family will be coming to visit. It will be a wonderful Christmas.

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Lynne said...

My week has been pretty exciting too, Diana. Guess what I'm doing today?-"prepping" for a colonoscopy tomorrow. The joys of being over 50!

So I'll be home all day, hopefully finishing my Christmas decorating. I still have cards to write and a few gifts to buy, but sometimes I actually enjoy a little last minute shopping.

I am also scheduled to work every day from this Tuesday until next Sunday-I should really be in Scrooge mode by Christmas Eve!

Enjoy your week and the magic of the season. Everything seems to be coming together for me at the last minute which is good. I hope thinks work out that way for you, also.

Momo Fali said...

I have to say...I'm extremely jealous of your lovely toes!! Sigh...I need a pedicure!

Anonymous said...

Praying that you will feel too blessed to be stressed.

Although I know the diagnosis was nice, I am thankful for all the good reports you received along the way.

The festive foot looks nice...praying it heals quickly.

Anonymous said...

Oops, meant to say that the diagnosis was NOT nice :(

Lori said...
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Lori said...

Such a busy time of year. Good luck to you getting everything done. Hope you can enjoy the next couple weeks.

Sorry to hear about your cold and your in grown toenail. I hope that you get to feeling better soon.
Thinking of and praying for you.

Megan is sick now with a terrible cough...she coughed so much she threw up in bed.

Hugs, Lori
P.S. I'm going to try and email.
Could you email me your address.

Jamey said...

That's why I don't have countdown anywhere that I am continually reminded. I did NOT need to know that there are only 9 days left. I don't think I will get everything done either. Nine days is not enough!

You do have a lot of good news mixed in with the bad. I hope you keep getting good news where the diabetes is concerned. And hopefully that toe will heal easily. I know that can be a struggle with diabetes.

How nice for you that Danielle is home for the Holidays! My mom and I are very close and I sooo wish we could be together. But you have to try to find the good in each and every situation. We are all healthy and have everything we need to have a great holiday season! I have so much to be thankful for.

Good luck with finishing up all your "stuff" before the holidays....and your unsolisited advice is always welcome on my blog!! Have a good week!

Melinda Zook said...

Wow, sounds like a busy time and even with the diabetes you are still keeping up. Don't forget to take a few minutes here and there though to rest.

Sorry to hear about your foot : )

Our Family of Five said...

envy the pedicure.... and I need more time too! I still don't have gifts in the mail. I'm wondering now if they will make it to NC by Christmas..... sigh .....

Melissa said...

You are one super busy girl!! It's hard to keep the Christmas Spirit with so much going on... I hope you're able to capture and keep it!