Friday, June 14, 2013
Yesterday marked the beginning of my first departure from home since being diagnosed as insulin dependent. I am back in my hometown to celebrate my parents 50th wedding anniversary with my family and will be here for 5 days. I have been slightly stressing over the packing process for about a week now. How much insulin am I going to need? Should I pack some back up pens? What will I do if I have an emergency and need to get more insulin. In the end I calculate how much basal insulin I will be using and came to the conclusion that the current pen I am using has enough in it; and then packed one more as well as an additional pen for bolus insulin. In the end I think I spent more time worrying about what to pack than actually packing it and arrived last night with everything I needed. Well almost everything. I seem to have forgotten my razor and shaving cream but I'd rather be conscious and hairy than clean shaven and unconscious.