Some Positive News, For Once

Written by Natalie Luhrs

I'm a lifelong geek with a passion for books and social justice. And I give absolutely no fucks.

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October 29, 2020

Item the first: my follow up blood cultures are back and I no longer have bacteria in my blood! Yay!

Item the second: I had an appointment with my endocrinologist’s practice earlier this week and they’re going to start the process for an insulin pump! I have my first education appointment with one of their educators on Friday! Once I get the pump, I’ll have more education direct from the vendor (at least that’s how I understood it). So that’s very exciting: my quest to become more of a cyborg proceeds apace.

Endocrinology was also very happy with my overall level of control–it has gotten somewhat easier since I’ve been out of the hospital and off the IV antibiotics, but the last couple of days have been pretty rough. But not unmanageable.

And I’m feeling pretty good in my body this week, and I got my hair cut today and while I was at the salon I got to see an old friend, a woman I worked with for nearly a decade and who I hadn’t seen since before I got sick. We have the same stylist, it’s just that our appointments haven’t overlapped in a long time–but they did today, so we got to catch up and it was fantastic.

We will not talk about the gigantic amounts of frustration and stress that work is causing me right now.

And and and–my day trip down the shore last weekend was wonderful amazing perfect and I need to do it again.


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