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What I’ll Remember

May 29, 2014

It was a great 3 day weekend with lots of fun things planned. A different plan for every day.

I knew that I would have a great Saturday with my family in Maine.

I knew that I would have a great Saturday with my family in Maine.

I knew that I would LOVE being at this wedding; it's the only one I wanted to be at my WHOLE life.

I knew that I would LOVE being at this wedding; it’s the only one I wanted to be at my WHOLE life.

I certainly didn’t plan for my dress to be wrecked before the ceremony started and I definitely didn’t plan on being late to the reception. I didn’t think that my pump would fall getting ready and hit the bathroom (tile) floor. It worked for about an hour, but then decided fire-alarming was it’s thing. “CALL ANIMAS IMMEDIATELY” is basically what the screen said, with the code that said “I WILL NOT STOP UNTIL YOU TAKE MY BATTERY OUT.” I took a picture of the screen before I called Animas because we were heading into church and there was no way I was going to fire alarm through the ceremony.

Alarming pump before I took the battery out.

Alarming pump before I took the battery out.

The “funny” part about this pump failure is that I just refilled my Lantus prescription and it is sitting beautifully in the refrigerator in my apartment. It wasn’t doing me a damn bit of good right then though. So I went to friends, twitter and facebook. The weather was wonderful and I knew that the one person who would help me must be doing something wonderful outdoors. My mother could not believe that I had my nose in my phone, but I explained how I was trying to find some insulin. I was also thinking of how I was going to explain to my parents I’d have to set my alarm to wake up every 3 hours for humalog that night. I texted Kerri, because what good is it to have an online force as a friend if you can’t get them to help you in a time of need?

I got so many people sharing my plea, people suggesting how I could get through without Lantus and more. I texted the friend who I knew would be busy, and miracle of all miracles, she wasn’t busy! She also was looking for a reason to get out of her house. I drove south, she drove north and she gave me some Lantus. I am always and forever grateful to have other people in my life with diabetes. It is the times like these that it is REALLY important.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. May 29, 2014 12:25 PM

    LOVE this story! Glad the weekend turned out great after all.

  2. Katy permalink
    June 11, 2014 6:23 AM

    Happy ending!

    The reference to Humalog every three hours (as stop gap for Lantus?) is intriguing too!

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