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Saturday, June 30, 2012

Camp tomorrow!!!

That's all.
So I won't be posting here for the next two weeks, and when I come back it'll probably all be nonsensical inside jokes. :)


Goodbye, dear internet. I'll miss you.

Saturday, June 23, 2012


Is. In. ONE. Week.

So if I don't post on here, sorry. I'm either packing or too busy with my excitement to focus on words. :)

SOOO excited. The hockey table upstairs is covered in clothes and all that camp stuff. Fingers crossed that it all fits in the backpack.

Two weeks away from the internet...can I do it?
Who am I kidding? Of course I can do it. This is camp we're talking about.

There's the nonsensicalness again. Sorry. XD

Thursday, June 21, 2012


My shirts (well, one of them is Z's) came yesterday!!!

And they look awesome and it's super comfy and they're perect!!!

And camp is in 9 days! NINE DAYS!!!

And I went shopping today and am now clothes-ready for camp!!!

And I got some really cool shoes!!!

And exclamation marks aren't enough to express my happiness!!!

:) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) : ) :) :) :) :) :) *flailflailflail*

Alright, back to life now. *Sighs* Exam tomorrow. At least it's the last one and then I'm FREEE!!!

P.S. Oh yeah, I might want to explain. My camp buddy (Z) and I got matching T-shirts for camp. I know I've put the [webiste's] picture on here before, but here it is again:

Diabetes T-Shirt

And they came yesterday. If you don't understand this [then you're probably not diabetic :)], I'll try to explain it. For me, it's putting it out there that diabetes can affect anyone and everyone and that there's no 'look' to diabetes (because people tend to assume that diabetes and obesity are directly linked. It's like saying 'I have diabetes. I dare you to tell me I don't look like I do.' Well, that's my interpretation. My mum thinks that it's linked with the phrase 'Does this shirt make me look fat?' (which it probably is), but I guess it's all open to interpretation.

Anyway, it's fun and funny and is perfectperfectPERFECT for camp. :)

Sorry for this not-completely-sensical post. I'm excited.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012


Exams coupled with blood sugars that won't budge below 10. Fun, fun, fun.

Isn't there a mathematical equation for this? Couldn't I use triangles? (I mean, they're good for everything else, apparently.) Is a 70% temp basal not enough for you?!?!?!

Saturday, June 16, 2012


It's my birthday today.

And apart from a stingy site and some rain (I have to admit, I kind of expected the rain - this is the Wet coast, after all), it's a very good day.

More than 20 birthday wishes on Facebook, sixteen days 'till camp, house full of cake smells and friends coming over in less than an hour = contentement.

And today, I'm going to have my cake and eat it too.

And I started using the Verio - more on that later.

Happy day. :)

Wednesday, June 13, 2012


School's out!

And that means that art class is over. Which means that I got all my projects back.

For now, I'll only put on the diabetes-related ones and a few that I'm really proud of.

Here we go:

Alright, I'll try to explain. Here's what I told the art teacher:

A unicorn personally represents diabetes for many reasons. The mystery around it is one; nobody really knows if unicorns exist, no one really knows how to deal with diabetes. Also, the unicorn is alone, just as I feel - one in the world of a million. The shininess of the unicorn contrasts, however, to the 'black hole' of diabetes. It's an idea that you can't quite grab hold of, can't control. An object that manipulates your way of thinking and astounds you with its terrible beauty.

The shadows represent the world. The unicorn feels out of place, alone, surrounded by darkness. The shadows are closing in on her, scaring her, not showing any love. As well as being surrounded by foreboding shadows, the unicorn is lost in the forest, confused by these apparitions, and is being closed in on, her clearing of hope shrinking smaller, smaller, smaller.

It's a little dark, but I wasn't in the best mood that day.

The next ones are photos of photos. The original ones were taken on light-sensitive paper in tin cans as well as on light platforms. The digital photos don't do them justice, just so you know.

It's been a long journey...

Through all the cool stuff...

As well as the sharp edges.

But I know that my friends...

Will ALWAYS be...

There for me.

I called the set 'Support'. Friends are important, no matter what, and none of us can afford to forget that.

And finally, something that turned out really, really well...

Is me!

Self-portrait. No, I'm not actually pink.

Yep, well, that's some of the products of my art class this year. Now, it's off to exams (and studying - well, promising that I will) and then CAMP!!!!!!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Over - excitement.

The walk was today.
And it was fun.
And I ended up with over $2000. (Thanks, everybody, especially the Frazoo guys.)

I'm not going to lie - my favourite part of the walk is the free stuff.
Like the picnic blanket, the toque and scarf, the jumprope, the water bottle, the two new T-shirts (one of which is an I <3 Animas t-shirt which I've been wanting for ages!!!!!!!), and a VerioIQ.

I've wanted a VerioIQ since I first saw this post at SixUntilMe. I signed up for a trial - with no result - and have waited impatiently for these puppies to hit the shelves.
And today I got one, for free.
I have yet to use it, but I will. Soon. And then I will review it. Because it's gorgeous and stylish and lightyuppy and...yeah.
Of course, it only came with 10 strips, so a bit of a dilemma there. Ah well.

So much happiness.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Walking for diabetes. Well, more like fundraising.

I always thought that it was silly, really, to call it a 'walk' when the point of it is to get money.
But whatever gets the most, I guess.

Anyway, the walk is this Sunday. That's three days. And up until yesterday, I had six hundred dollars in my fundraising account - which is awesome.

Now, I have $1253 and my team has $1303.

I am nearly in tears because I'm so happy. That much money means a lot to a lot of people.

So thank you SO MUCH, everyone, because every penny helps.

You can find my fundraising page here, if you'd like to see it.

Thankyouthankyouthankyou, everyone. :)

Sunday, June 3, 2012


I have ketones.
I haven't had ketones since I was diagnosed.

So many times I've wished that I could just be sick like a normal person - real people sick - just deal with this fever how you would normally deal with a fever. I wish I didn't have to worry about blood sugars or eating right or waking up in the night to deal with unruly sugars.
And we had to get out the book I got when I was diagnosed, the book full of words and numbers that didn't make sense then. The book that we haven't even had to think about for ages.
And on top of all this I don't really know how to deal with a fever because the last one I had was when I was seven and I had some sweet grape medecine and it was all fine. But now I'm going between being so hot that I'm sweating in normal temperature and being so cold that I'm curled up under a duvet shivering. My stomach is growling because I'm hungry but I don't want to eat. I wish that all this would just stop.

But I know that I can do this, and that it'll be over soon enough. I just have to deal with it minute by minute and I'll be okay.

Oh, and on a better note: This is my 50th post!