Saturday, March 31, 2007

Is this the trip?

So we have hit the point in the semester where I want to simply be done but we’re still just over half way. I can feel the pressure slowly starting to build. I have not gotten to the point of being in over my head but I can tell in about 2 weeks I will be. It is not that I am procrastinating; it’s just that I know my instructors are going to load me up and it’s going to be like whoa! But after the whoa factor comes sweet, sweet summer. Which I can predict will be just as busy but at least it will be summer :-) I am hoping this summer I can do my first of two internships. So far, I applied to intern with the JDRF. I am excited to hear back from them. I hope I can get in.

This morning I was up well before I should have liked to. Today is move in day for two of my friends who are moving into their first apartment. I’m excited for them and the place is really nice. I wish them the best. I cannot wait to move out. I love my family but I want to decorate my own place. I am dreading though moving out of the residence hall here at Alverno. It is going to be nuts moving back home. Since grandma died :-( we have acquired a lot of her things and my room has become the catch all. This means now my room is going to be nuts come that third week in May when I move back in. Ahh! Oh well, it’s always good to be home. Plus that’s where Scout is and I love her to death.

Thursday I have an eye doctor appointment. Nerve wrecking! I always enter the doctor’s office with baited breath thinking what if this trip is the trip something is wrong? Today when my two friends and I were moving stuff around the Brew City to the new apartment we were talking about my friend’s grandma and how they thought it would be so hard knowing that a disease could kill them before ‘old age’ and there is nothing that can be done about it. (Her grandma has cancer that is in remission and they are hoping it doesn’t come back.) Then my other friend said well, “Yea Alex, how does it feel? I couldn’t do it.” I replied with you hope there is a cure before you get to that point and until then you think about it as little as you can or it will drive you mad. When I was diagnosed 18 years ago we were told a cure is five years away. 13 years later and we haven’t been so lucky but I’m still hoping for the best. Maybe within these next five years. Hopefully it will not be to late for any of us.

Monday, March 19, 2007

Diabetes, DC, and 21

Let me begin today's post with a question. Why is it so difficult to find an endocrinologist/diabetes specialist? I have been trying for the last few weeks to find a new diabetes doctor (maybe not the technical name for the profession but I trust you all know what I mean) and am having no luck. I do currently have a doctor; however, I do not feel he is the best fit for me. As I have kept you posted, I have had quite a few serious infections in the last year and he never seems to be as concerned as I think he maybe should be. Maybe I have been over concerned, yet, when I go to my regular physician, she is very concerned and with my toe even sent me to an urgent care center late one night. Maybe I’m just spoiled after my doctor (the best doctor I have ever had) moved to persue a career in research. Anyway, I called a diabetes specialist center and no doctors were accepting new patients. WTF mate!?! I understand people are busy but really! I need to see someone too and my dude just aint workin it for me. So, if there is anyone in the Milwaukee area knows of a good diabetes specialist, please let me know.

Since I am here I might as well update you on everything else I have been up to. Since we’ve last spoke, I went to Washington DC for spring break and turned 21! Washington DC was a lot of fun. This time it was all pleasure; not like last time where it was diabetes business. Three of my friends and I flew down and did DC in a day. It was a great trip in a 2 night, 1 day trip. Also while on hiatus, I turned 21! No big parties though, just getting dinner with my close friends and chillin like we usually do.

Love ya, talk to you soon.