Tuesday, June 29, 2010

What a Difference a Day Makes

I am in a much better mental space today... whew... yesterday was a doozy! I told Dave, I am on the edge, do not push me! I did really well on food between the heat and the stress I couldn't eat very much. I did get some walking in but nothing noteworthy. I have my bodybugg on today and plan to keep tracking even though I need to figure out a new way of keeping it updated.

There is a whole lot of steps in the bedbug eradication process. Dave washed all our bedding and we ordered a new mattress cover that will insure they can't get in. Furniture moving, pictures off the wall, lamps off the floor, curtains washed, etc. Couch has been thrown out and the carpets will get shampooed afterwards. It has to be habitable while we are still there. Meanwhile I am building a case against them and should not have a problem getting out of the lease.

Just to give you an idea of what I am dealing with: We disposed of the couches from our unit and next door and they were piled up in front of the complex awaiting removal. It was hot last night so the manager decided to come downstairs and sits on the couches and starts moving them around. I let him know it was probably not a good idea to be sitting on them and he said that he doesn't give a f*ck and that there are no bugs. He said I was just scared... Ok dumbass, why would we get rid of furniture if it did not have any bugs? You can't reason with the unreasonable so I just walked back inside but wow... just another reason we can get out of the lease.

I went to the doctor yesterday afternoon because of the eczema issue and for the fact I have a big ole fever blister on my upper lip. They had dermatology look at it and confirmed there were no bedbug bites. Amen! They prescribed a stronger steroid cream for the eczema and I can already feel the difference in just two applications. Oh sweet relief! The doctor also sent me for blood work and all my results were in range and normal. Also, based on my blood sugar readings, she reduced my insulin by 10 units. I am thrilled to reduce it as my goal is to be off it completely by next summer. One of the best NSVs for me!

Tonight is most likely going to be spent putting things back together. I probably won't cook but I want something healthy so we will have to figure something out. Thanks for hanging in there with me. Until next time...


  1. Well...I'm glad you are at least making some progress at regaining some comfort in your current living situation. As a landlord, thankfully I've never been put in the position of having such deplorable conditions that my tenants feel the need to leave. Have you talked to the health department about having your landlord cited?

  2. You poor dear. I so hope you're out of that lease soon!

    Such good news about the insulin Katie, I'm really happy for you.

  3. Dealing with that kind of issue would make anybody cranky! I hope you get out of there soon.

    GREAT NEWS on the insulin!!! You are moving in the right direction, and obviously your hard work is paying off!

  4. Oh wow :( I cant imagine being in your situation right now. That would gross me out. Goodluck with your current living space, have you found anything else?

  5. I can't imagine going through that, but you sure do have a good case against them! I hope you find a new place soon after your trip!

  6. What a NSV to have your insulin dose dropped! Congrats!! You are well on your way right off the stuff. The apartment/owner sound like real winners. Glad to hear you should have no issues getting out of the lease.

  7. That is an awesome NSV! You are getting more and more healthy every single day!

  8. YAY for reduced insulin! I had been taking 70/30 mix--I went from 70 units a day at the start to 10 units a day over about a year's time. I started having a couple hypoglycemic fits a day a few months ago, so I knew I had gone as far with 70/30 as I could.

    The doctor switched me to regular insulin. It was like I was set free! No more need to feed the insulin--no more need to gulp down sugar to keep from passing out! Wahoo!

    I now take 6 units of regular, long-acting nsulin in the morning and then 2 units of short-acting before meals if needed. Like I said, I feel like I've been set free!

    I rejoice with you over the insulin cut! Wonderful news!!

  9. Thats so great that your insulin levels are being cut down-way to go~


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