Thursday, February 04, 2010

Kinder than necessary

I started to write a blog post and deleted it. It was just way too negative. I have a lot going on in my life right now. My mom is still sick with no answers, a piece of land we were looking at to build a house fell through, I have to have surgery…

Anyway, not going into details about the negative today. It’s just too easy to get sucked into a black hole when I think about it.

So, a few positives…

** Holden is doing great in college. Last semester he got 4 A’s and 2 B’s. The B’s were in his easiest classes (sociology and music). If he had done what he needed to do in those classes he would have had a 4.0. But, I’ll take a 3.7. It’s not too shabby either.

He’s enjoying college and doing well living on his own. He has yet to bring home even one item of dirty clothes for me to wash. It makes me think I didn’t do such a bad job raising him after all.

Also, his birthday is tomorrow. He will be 19. I can’t believe it’s been 19 years. They really have flown by.


** Riley’s sugars have begun to behave for the most part. He’s had a few lows and a few highs. He was going into the 300s at least once a day, but that hasn’t happened in a while. His nighttime numbers, which have always been a challenge, have been great lately. I’m just going to try and enjoy it while I can. I know tomorrow everything can change and I’ll be cursing his meter again.


** On the diabetes front, Riley’s pump warranty expires next week. I am already in the works to get an Animas Ping. He has an Animas 2020 now and we love it. The Ping has a remote and I cannot wait for that. Right now he keeps his pump in a pocket sewn into the inside of his pants. So, we have to dig around in the pocket every time he needs to bolus. And, when he’s strapped into the car it’s even more of a pain. So, yay to diabetes technology!! I can’t wait to get the remote for his pump.

** I saw this quote in a doctor’s office the other day and it really struck a cord with me. Like I said before, I have quite a few things causing stress in my life right now. But, I am truly blessed all at the same time. Anyway, this quote reminded me that everyone has their own things that they are going through. We often have no idea what the bank teller is going through or our waitress at a restaurant, or even our co-workers for that matter. So, we shouldn’t be so quick to jump to conclusions about people.

The quote is: “"Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle."

Truer words were never spoken…

11 comments:

Jill said...

LOVE that quote! :) I just wrote it down and taped it to my computer monitor.

Surgery? Are you ok?

Penny said...

Jill,

I'm OK. I have ongoing ovary issues. I will be having surgery on March 29th (partial hysterectomy) to resolve those issues. I'm in a lot of pain. Without trying to give TMI I have a dermoid cyst on my ovary that I've had for a couple of years. Those are the kind that don't go away on their own. So, I've known surgery was down the road at some point. The doctor said I didn't have to do it until the pain became too much. Well, I'm in pain most of the time now, so I guess it's time to have surgery.

Diabetes Super MOM said...

I am sorry to hear about the surgery, that is never fun.

Loved your post too. Good quote. Your a good mom... :)

phonelady said...

love the quote and Im sorry you are in pain god how awful and I will pray for you and that god guides that surgeons hands . God bless you and please let us know that the surgery went well.

Meri said...

Laura from the Houston Five just had a similar procedure done. Her blog link is on my blog.

I LOVE that quote! Thank you for posting it!

Wishing for a quick recovery from your impending surgery!!

Laura Houston said...

Hi Penny,

I can't find an email to contact you so email me if you get a chance at houstonfiveblog@gmail.com

I had surgery on the 18th. I got to keep both ovaries. I can give you some good insight on the recovery.

Lennox McQueen said...

Hi Penny,

I wrote you three years ago from this blog so you may not remember me...I am from Alberta, Canada. Our son Zach is now 5 and has had diabetes since he was 2. We started pumping this past August and the Animas Ping had just passed Health Canada standards in July so we were able to get it! We love love love it. When travelling it is wonderful to not have to find his pump and work with it. At social gatherings it is wonderful to just stand a few feet away and bolus him. It really gives Zach a little more freedom and less in his face business!!! I hope it works out for you to get it...you should be happy with it! Sorry about the surgery. I have certainly enjoyed reading your posts over the last few years! Take care! Lindsay

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marshfam said...

Thanks for asking about Austin. His appointment went how we thought it would, we were sent to the ER of a children's hospital and were there all last week. So our diabetes journey has just begun. I have been reading from your blog when I get a chance. And although I didn't feel like it at all, I tried to document our week on my blog because I know one day I will be glad that I did.
Thanks for sharing your experiences, I feel like I'm not alone and I have a friend who understands what I'm going through. Keep the posts coming!! I am learning from you!

Tamara said...

I love that quote!! Hope you are feeling better.

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