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Just for the record, after much phoning back and forth -- I was very aggressive about all this -- I finally got my insulin in a pen and began using it. Plus I have an appointment with the specialist, too (again, I ended up phoning them). That appointment isn't until February 9, so as Marilyn put it, they must not think I'm dying or anything. Haha.

It's actually past 2:00 a.m. Right now -- we're up watching the Women's Finals for the Australian Open Tennis Championship right now. It's a set each for Halep and Wozniacki, both really outstanding players. Both are close to the same age and hit the ball really hard. It's been an impressive match, which is always nice for the Finals.

I spoke a couple of times with our friend Shari today -- very nice chatting with her. And I spoke several times with sister Sue, who has been really depressed recently. She called before this match, but not since then, so I don't know if she's still awake and watching...

We like talking to her during the match, so I'm sorry she hasn't phoned again. We can't call her as we might wake Candy...

I don't mean to dwell on it, but it's certainly nice having the pen for my insulin injections! So much less painful! It's wonderful that insurance covers it. The pen is ridiculously expensive. At one point we were going to try and pay out-of-pocket for it, but it was hundreds of dollars a month (!!!).

Marilyn did the treadmill again tonight, but didn't get her 10,000 steps. She does have a lot of steps for Saturday, however! I got 6,000 steps today, I'm happy to say.

I did the sheets (bed linen) today. And cleaned the cat boxes.

We have work and errands tomorrow. And a funeral on Sunday. It might not be a miserable pouring down weekend. The weather lately is nasty, cold and very wet.

Sweet dreams, my friends!
January 27, 2018 (Saturday) 12:17 pm (UTC)
So glad you finally got the pens. That is all I ever used, but because of medicare/tri=care military I have paid $20 for 3 months. I never realized how expensive meds were. So unfair for people who can not afford them.

I am so sorry about your sister. Mine, too, is going through a deep depression, has been evicted from her apartment and is in some kind of behavioral facility in Calif. I have not heard from her since Christmas. Nothing I can really do from here, so have to trust she is ok. So frustrating. I get it.
January 31, 2018 (Wednesday) 01:17 am (UTC)
The pen is a revelation. Well, not entirely! Haha. I got to use it originally -- she had samples. Then for a year and a half I had those sucky syringes and the vial. Yikes. Painful. But I made do, so...

But the pen is so PAINLESS! And easy! Wow. It should be that way for everyone (not just me and you).

Sorry about your sister. I've never really understood depression, I have to admit. I've always felt we were met to be 'less happy' and even sad part of the time. And the rest of the time we need to work to be as happy as we can. I don't think we're taught how to deal with unhappy moments. But I also don't think we're taught how to make ourselves happy -- and it's not just something you can buy that will fix it... (sigh)

Sometimes there is nothing we can do for someone else. It's frustrating. And we could let it depress us!

January 27, 2018 (Saturday) 04:40 pm (UTC)
"I was very aggressive about all this"

Good on you for that! If that's what it takes then I'm glad you're getting the help you need.
January 31, 2018 (Wednesday) 01:19 am (UTC)
You know, Frank, you've been on my mind a lot lately. I often think of you guys putting on a show and that gives me true joy.

And I love how you go places and see and enjoy things. Good on you!

Work isn't everything I find more and more...