Oh, Amazon, you make Christmas complete

I love Amazon.  It’s so exciting to open the front door and see a brown box sitting there- and knowing that it isn’t filled with durable medical equipment.  I love shopping online, not having to worry about the open wounds from finger pricks becoming germ-magnets in public or that person behind you in line that likes to stand a little to close to MY PERSONAL SPACE.  So, I have found that Amazon is the best friend I never had.  I don’t have to speak to anyone, can shop at 3am if I feel like it, and can find some of the most obscure “accoutrements.”  AND, if I have a low moment, I can run to my kitchen- instead of looking like a some drugged crazy person that has the munchies and is walking through the local Wal-Mart, candy bar in one hand, pump in the other, digging through my purse to find my meter so that I can publicly bleed onto a test strip- all while making my way to the toy section that my eyes can’t even focus on- so that the kids will SHUT UP. (read: patiently wait while Mommy gets her body under control.)  SO, yes, online shopping- Love it.

On the diabetes front, had a low of 38 the other night.  You know you’re diabetic when you tell your 5 year old to “go get Dad”- and yells “MOM NEEDS YOU!!! HER BLOOD’S LOW!!!” But thank God he knows what to do.  I don’t hide any of my diabetes issues from the kids- from insertion sets to finger sticks, they’ve seen it all.  I pray that they will always be watching, and never having to deal with this themselves.  My son loves seeing it all go down, my daughter is preteen and could care less.  Granted, it does feel nice to have that little boy lay his head on me and say “it’s okay Mommy, it doesn’t hurt long”.   You never know- their awareness now may mean my lifesavers later.


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