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It's currently going on 2:00 a.m.

I had been sound asleep, but my cat alarm woke me. One of the cats (Henry?) was sick on the carpet and I needed to clean it up, even though Henry was trying very hard to do that himself. Good boy. He hates it when he's sick and makes a mess, but doesn't know much to do except try to cover it over and over and cry...

I needed to blog, wanted to test my blood (around 140 -- good for now) and needed to take my nighttime meds, too.

But I did NOT get to every sleep during the day today, as I'd planned to do. Or see sister Sue. I still have her birthday card and gift (a Starbucks gift card) to give her -- and her bday is January 31!!! (We had planned to give it to her at the beach this past weekend, then she didn't end up going along after all.)

As for me sleeping...

I got up after 3:00 a.m. last night needing to wash my hair. That went fine. But after taking my meds I got stomach pains and had nausea. Marilyn reasoned out that it was the iron supplement (which can also cause constipation, a constant issue for me). I had tried to go to bed and had to sit up, and she came to sit up with me...

After eating some saltine crackers I finally got better and was able to go to bed and get some sleep. But didn't go into work after all, as it turned out. (Which was fine by Marilyn who was heading directly to her hair appointment after work, anyway.) So I had Donn stay home, as well.

I did my routine, including my insulin shot. I had noticed it was low before, so now I decide to call in a refill (you can't put insulin on automatic refill, more's the pity). And I'm told I have no refills! So I call my clinic. And am told Leslie is heading out of town for two weeks. But the helpful woman at the front desk will put in an emergency call to her assistant Latoya to call me back.

That means I don't dare lie down, as I often miss calls when I'm sleeping. Nor can I see Sue, as I don't want to miss the call while I'm gone.

I got wrapped up in some projects during the day, anyway, which was fine. But after 5:00 I finally call the clinic again. I'm told the insulin has been called in to my pharmacy. The same helpful woman tries repeatedly (while I wait on the phone) to contact them and confirm for me to no avail. Meanwhile Marilyn tires to phone me several times. I chat with her and update her. Then I call and finally reach them -- they have just received the prescription as I'm talking to them (!!!). Then the woman doesn't know if they have my insulin available to refill (sigh). Finally she says they have it and will get it ready. (Marilyn plans to swing by and get it after her hair is done on her way home...)

I fixed my mom's recipe for hot dogs (rolled in cornflake crumbs and baked -- so good) for dinner, with sauteed angel hair cabbage. Yummy. And Marilyn brings me home my insulin for tomorrow!

I don't know if I've mentioned it, but Marilyn decided recently that she wanted to try Cindy Crawford's Meaningful Beauty line. And she also got it for me to try. You might be surprised to hear this, but it really seems to work quite well! I've made jokes for years about the 'magic melon,' but the entire routine seems to really improve skin quality. I don't know if it's the melon, or what it is, but my skin feels really good (and looks better, too). The texture is amazingly changed for the better...

Well, I'm now heading back to bed, gladly! I'm so tired. I could use some sleep.

Don't know about working tomorrow -- I'll see how I feel in the morning.

Thursday is a work day FOR SURE. It's the day of our Board Meeting.

Good night!
February 22, 2017 (Wednesday) 12:20 pm (UTC)
My insulin is on automatic refills and has been for years., must be some kind of rule in your clinic that is different.
February 22, 2017 (Wednesday) 05:48 pm (UTC)
I want that!!! I find it annoying that it's not!

They told me it was because you adjust your dose. But I almost NEVER do that. (I hate changing something like the amount. Once it appears to work, I stick with it.)

I need to talk this over with my doctor (nurse practitioner, actually). But not sure how soon that will be...

Marilyn calls it 'practicing medicine' -- maybe they'll improve as they go along. Haha.

February 22, 2017 (Wednesday) 07:54 pm (UTC)
I use express scripts for my meds. I am sure you can get your insulin the way you want. There certainly is no law against it. Even if you change the doses, it can still come to you.. Your doctor just needs to order it that way. Mine orders it 3 months at a time for a year.
February 23, 2017 (Thursday) 03:44 pm (UTC)
Wow, you'd think insulin would be something that would be good for auto-renew...
Hope they find a way to help you out with that.