Well I am wishing for the weekend to get here fast, so that the week of final exams finally is over and I can enjoy the rest of my summer without having to worry about health psychology or psychology of any kind. Well, I guess that isn't true because I am sure I am going to be using some stress management techniques as I prepare myself for Kilimanjaro and I will for sure be going through some emotional processes along the way. Either way, I am glad that I won't be tested on it.
I have been really busy with family get togethers, birthday parties, studying for exams, maintaining my social life and also dealing with diabetes. I have not been the best diabetic the last couple weeks but managed to pull off a 7.0 a1c which I am pretty proud of. It was 6.7 last time, but admittedly I had a lot of lows as I began training and trying to figure out a schedule. I have been so busy with all of this I didn't realize that my diabetes education appointment is this Thursday (also the day of my last final exam) I knew it was in August, but cannot believe that August starts on Thursday, where did the time go?
It's funny how these appointments seem to creep up on you. I don't know about other people, but I always wish I had prepared more once I arrive to my appointment. I'd love to be the patient with the binder of information, logs, perfect up-keep, but when it comes down to it manage diabetes isn't pretty nor as simple or organized as a binder of information. One day though, I'll surprise the nurses with my organization abilities, but it won't be this Thursday that is for sure.
I am trying hard to manage all that is going on in my life right now. Like I said, I cannot wait until summer school finishes and I can begin other projects I want to work on. I have had a really good summer, but it has been a lot of stress due to putting too much on my plate, but I know it is all manageable and worth it in the end. I am lucky to have such an awesome support system to keep me afloat during the chaos of my life.