Thursday, April 3, 2008

Blessings in Times of Stress

I have a million things going on in my life right now. This is (mostly) why I haven't been posting. I have had things to post, yes. But getting the time or energy to do it has been hard. When I have free time I have been vegging out or talking with friends. I have been out of town 3 times in the past month. I am preparing for my best friend's bridal shower and wedding (now only 1 month away) and have basically been going a little bit crazy.
During this time, CGMS has been a really good thing for me. I took it off for about a week at one point and just couldn't handle life without it. I admit it, I've become spoiled. I can do without it, I just don't want to. It's not perfect, but has really helped me out.
One night (when I did not have the CGMS on) I woke up and couldn't go back to sleep. After thinking I should test, I found my blood sugar was 48. With CGMS, it wouldn't have gone below 65. And I wouldn't have felt like crap the next morning.
Emotionally, I have been going through quite a bit as of late. This is another reason I haven't really been blogging. I hate to get on here and complain all the time. Due to the things I have been stressing over, my blood sugar has been very crazy at time. This also makes me very glad I got the CGMS.
And even though I haven't been posting regularly, I have been reading pretty regularly. All of your blogs out there in the diabetes OC have really helped to keep me grounded and knowing that I have a place I can come to and find friends who deal with life every day, just like I do.
I am truly blessed, and I have been trying to remind myself of that daily. For all of you out there who have wanted to know when I would post again, here it is. And be prepared for more postings in this month of April. I am going to get back on the wagon and rejoin this world. ;)


Donna said...

I'm sorry to hear you've been having a rough time lately. I hope things get better soon. I'll pray for God to bring you peace. Hang in there.

meanderings said...

Welcome back and please remember, we're your friends - we'll read the good and when necessary, the not so good.

Scott K. Johnson said...

Hey Cara,

Don't stress about posting. We'll all be here with open arms when the urge (and time) to write strikes!


~Suzanne~ said...

Hi Cara!
I think we can all relate to the "I don't want to just complain in my blog" fear, but remember, we WANT to know when things are tough, because then we can offer prayers, encouragement and support, and then when things are good, we can offer congratulations. Although, I will admit, I have the same fear in reference to my own blog...but life is just a series of ups and downs, and I love being along for the ride! :)

dae said...

welcome back cara! i just got back to the blogging game too.

find me at

take great care!

Bob Hawkinson said...

Nice to see another positive example of a type 1 plowing ahead. I am glad to hear you are on a cgms. I have had great results on mine, even though I still mess up.

come see me at
I am new to this blogging thing, and am trying to get it right. Keep Going...Peace, Bob