Friday, September 30, 2011

Oddly Ironic

This is what I named my blog for many reasons, but mostly because I find it oddly ironic that this would happen to me... My family was always telling me I ate to much sugar and that I need to cut back, but then this happens and everyone is suddenly telling me I need to eat more. People were always telling me the more sugar I ate the more of a chance I would get diabetes and that I need to be careful. Now I have something as close as you can get to diabetes and can evidently lead to Type 2 according to some people and I haven't had a chocolate bar in soooo long. When all this started happening I thought I could reverse it by eating healthier. It hasn't happened yet, but I lost a lot of weight and I feel better than when this whole thing started. I guess that's ironic too. Something horrible has done so many good things in my life. It's weird for me to think that I could have gotten so many positive things out of downing juice boxes and checking blood sugar. It just keeps me thinking what else can I do with this? I plan on signing up a team for the JDRF walk in Vegas on November 18th to help all my friends with diabetes and to just keep my head up, because it's easier to see where you're going with your head up in my opinion. So that's my rant today and the explanation for why Oddly Ironic. :)

Keep your head up,
Ellie <3

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Make It To November

If I can just make it to November. Everything starts getting magically better in November. I get my permit, I go on vacation, I have out of state band competitions, and I'm SUPER excited. But, it seems like November is soooo far away. There is still two months of homework, managing blood sugars, room cleaning, school, work, not acting like a complete hoolagin, I have to compose myself for almost a month. HOW IS THAT GOING TO HAPPEN?! Last Thanksgiving 4 of us kids got super bored and we decided we wanted Slurpees from 7-11. So off we went with $20 and one cellphone. Something all the adults for got to tell us was that there was no 7-11 in Suprise, Arizona. So we walked for 2 hours looking for a 7-11. We passed McDonalds, Arbys, a gas station, but never a 7-11. It was the longest 7-11 search I have ever been on! But, I brought back so many memories that weekend and I learned something too. To have something to look forward to like 7-11 or November, but use the journey as a learning experience remember the moments that stuck out to you on the road to November and be glad when you've made it through. We never did find a 7-11, but stopped at Arbys for chocolate shakes and curly fries. :)

Keep up your search for a 7-11,
Ellie <3

Day 5 of the 365 Project

Oh yeah I made cupcakes! They're my famous 4 chocolate cupcakes!! With chocolate mix, chocolate chips, chocolate frosting, and the new oreo frosting to top it off :) 

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

A Day of Uhggs

Today sucked. To put it plainly. My bg didn't want to cooperate at all, my left headphone blew and I live off of those things like they're air, progress reports came out today... and so. much. more. Here's a snapshot:
4:45-wake up
5:10- breakfast
6:10- morning test- 82- juice box to boost it before heading off for the bus
6:50-left headphone... gone. :(
9:00-mid morning test- 72- 17 carbs of protein bar to correct
9:05-progress reports are passed out. awesomely sucky.
9:15- retest to double check the low came up- 73 You have got to be flippin kidding me. (My health plan says anything above 70 can be corrected in class, anything below 70 must be corrected in the nurse or if I correct and don't come up) So I grab my pass and someone to walk with me.
10:25-after drinking 2 juice boxes and retesting 3 times (stupid blood sugar) I am sent back to class.
1:16- Hallelujah this day is over!
Yup that was how spectacularly awesome my day was. :/

Keep your head up,

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Monday, September 26, 2011

Casting Crowns and Free Hugs

last night i went to the casting crowns concert in vegas with my church. we sat in the soaked lawn and could barely see the big screen but the music and expierience was great. getting out of the parking lot... not so much but hey you get what you get. so while we were there i discovered a ben and jerrys ice cream truck and i went to by some. on the menu they had single scoup, double scoup, and free hugs. i bought a single scoup of chocolate and a free hug and the guy working totally gave me a free hug. haha it was a fun night.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Teenager and A Tiara

I was in a pageant. Scarry to think. I've always made fun of the girls and the moms on Toddlers and Tiaras (sorry if you're one of them), but I've never got the concept of pageants. My family decided to host one of our own and I was to be a part of it. There was a dinner before which was Mexican Stack Up or Taco Salad which ever you want to call it. There was also candy corn for the desert. Me, calculating out carbs and what my BG would end up looking like midway took three candy corns. About half way through I could tell I was dropping so I tested 3 minutes before I was supposed to go on. 86. Cool not low, but I should probably do something now to prevent something later. I drank a juice box. My cousin saw me guzzling juice and came to check on me. She started freaking out when I told her I was 86. She for some reason thought I was going to like pass out or something. I went out rocked the dance. Won a tiara and Dance Interpretation and didn't pass out. So I'll leave you with this like 20 second long video as today's picture. It's me dancing to Taylor Swift's Haunted.

Friday, September 23, 2011

We Say Goodbye

I say goodbye to my beloved USB. He lost his case today while I was plugging him in to the computer and in the process of trying to fix him... I killed him and now the computer won't read him at all. So I say farewell my beloved friend. It's been great. 
I could totally be a hand model. ;)
On an actual note here's a recap of today's events. Try to catch on.
~I MAY or may not have eaten a Reeses in English and I MAY or may not have gotten in trouble by the dean for eating in class and I MAY or may not have waited til he left to finish it. :)
~I MAY or may not have gotten a paper cut on one of my fingers and while trying to put a band-aide on it three little holes MAY or may not have started bleeding simultaneously and I MAY or may not have let a little scream out in the process.
~I MAY or may not have fallen asleep on the bus causing me to test like a mad woman when I woke up to make sure I was in range for my mile walk home.

Well that's my day in a nut shell. :)  

Day 3 of the 365 Project

This is what happens to the back of your BG log when you're bored in English and low. :P
The penguin in the left his name is Pablo and he is a crime fighting super penguin. And the meter in the center middle is named Ottis. Yes, that's what I named my meter. Awesome right? I know. :P

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Any normal person would have handled this differently...

If this were a girl... It would totally be me. 
So I was punched in the face today. It was an accident and I totally forgive her for it, but my swollen lip is begging for revenge. Any way, I went to hug one of my friends while walking to my next class today. I came up behind her as she was turning around she didn't see me and accidently jammed her fist into my face while turning.  I could feel my jaw shift and my lip started to swell. So I walked to the nurse to get some ice. I hung out at the nurse's for about 5-10 minutes and realized ice was doing absolutely nothing. During lunch lately I've been hanging out with some peeps in the band room. Well  I decided it was time to try the Tylenol method for relieving pain. I always carry some with me, but because Tylenol likes to screw with my numbers it takes a few extra steps to consume. Any normal person would take a pill, drink water, move on with their lives. Me on the other hand have to test BG, eat a granola bar to correct the low, wait 15 mins, test again, chew 4 children's tablets of tylenol cause I can't swallow pills (sad I know), drink water, retest in an hour. Awesome huh? It's been about 3 hours since then and my lip is finally starting to deswellatize and the low from the tylenol is starting to come back up. This kind of thing would only happen to me. What a day.
Keep your head up and the ice packs coming,
Ellie <3

Day 2 of the 365 project

Stupid chemistry homework I forgot I had...
Sorry it's all wonky on it's side. I tried fixing it. Didn't exactly work. Hope everyone has an awesome day!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Day 1 Of the 365 Project

I'm going to try the 365 Project where you take a picture of your life every day for one year. So we'll see how this goes. :)
Nothing says "Good morning" better than a good ol' blood sugar check. 

1st Post Ever

I was a tourist for Halloween last year.
If you asked me I nailed the costume. :) 
It's so nice to meet all of you! I'm Elizabeth. Also known as Ellie. :) This is obviously my blog and my life story I guess you could call it. Umm let's see. I decided to make a blog like honestly 20mins ago. So here I am preparing to poor my life story on to you. So I should probably give you some background info huh? Well I'm 15 years old, I live in the desert (I hate the heat), I love chocolate, and oh I should probably mention this... I was diagnosed with reactive hypoglycemia about a month and a half agoish. Well it's a long story. Last summer I was showing the typical signs of diabetes. Constantly thirsty, always having to take trips to the restroom, loosing weight, always tired and grouchy. Then some new signs started showing up. When I was on a recreational swim team thing I was getting out of the pool and running to the restroom feeling like I was about to get sick. This continued on during dance class and when ever I was just down at the park. My mom and I decided to have my BG (blood glucose or blood sugar) tested by someone who had diabetes. It was right after dance class and I wasn't feeling to hot. The number came back to be 69. We ruled diabetes out, but little did we know that one point low 69 would be a big lead in my journey. Later in November I went on a band trip we were out in the sun for two hours and it took three hours for the ground to stop spinning after that. All signs pointed to anxiety attacks. Nothing the doctor told me to do for anxiety attacks were working. So in late April I took matters into my own hands. I bought a meter and started testing my own blood sugar. After seeing numbers as low as the 40's/50's I knew something was up. After many blood tests and all results coming back negative. I honestly think we gave up. The dr. told me to keep testing when I feel low and to come back soon. He wrote hypoglycemic on my discharge papers and here I sit. I find strength through the most random things and that's why I'm here. To give you strength. What ever it is you're going through you should know you're never alone. :) So please keep reading from time to time. I promise they won't all be this long. If you have any questions please let me know. I'd love to answer them. So I'll leave you with a quote that I got off of the Halls cough drops "Just buckle down and get through it." 
Keep your head up,
Ellie <3