Thursday, August 30, 2007
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Friday, June 29, 2007
The Donavon McNabb Diabetes Camp for Kids at Camp Green Lane in PA is one of the best times of all 365 days of the year!!..The feeling of being around others who live with the same disease, never fails to give me a sense of comfort, happiness, and normalcy. Its the 6 days that I get to talk freely about my diabetes, I don't have to explain myself, and we can all just relate to each other in how we are feeling. I also get to meet new people connect with them and stay in touch after camp! The friendships that are made at camp will never be forgotten!
(Here is a picture of the oldest girls cabin, SEASONS, aka TEAM AWESOME with McNabb!)
During these amazing 6 days, lots of stuff happened! There was the dance which was soooooooooo much fun! Here is another pic of the SEASONS cabin at the dance:
There was a FIRST for me at camp this year! That was.....a blood sugar all time low of 36 mg/dl. This was while i was having a catch with the football with my a kid named Jimmy. It was crazy. All of a sudden i was just like...WOW i need a break. cause i was starting to suck and not catch the ball and walk instead of run to the ball...lol Also while playing football was the first time someone has ever called me steroids..later to be shortened to roids...Basically i was beastin' it up during the game with some interceptions, touchdowns, and kick returns...but it was cool, my guy friends stood up for me and yelled at all the other guys who would call me different names like steroids or even Betsy, which was given to me cause this kid didn't know my name..lol
Here is the start of the PRANKS:::!
Since the girls were technically not allowed to go in the boy's cabins....WE decided to steal the boy's clothes off of their drying racks outside of their cabins and wear them to the flagpole the next morning!!! hahaha in front of the whole camp!..We also had a pair of their underwear the we stuck on a branch and marched out in front with!! lol They were pissed and came back at us with revenge in their eyes........That afternoon they decided to destroy our cabin, take ALL of our clothes, and throw them in a canoe in the lake. I thought this was funny but others, not so much..soooo we continued to battle it out and struck again the next night!
This time, considering they broke the rules by actually going into our cabin, we did the same. We snuck into their living area during the luau with string like a web and strung it throughout their whole cabin, had Vaseline on the door and light switches, put shaving cream on their windows and mirrors, placed forks strategically under their bed sheets, took their pillows out of their cases and hid them, and to top it all off we put pads and tampons on the beds and under the top bunks! hahahaha. It was awesome. Unfortunately we had to clean it all up, but it was funny while it lasted AND it got us in the boys cabin with them too! haha
Well considering i didnt get my pictures developed yet..i will have more about what we did at camp later..so thats it for now.
Wednesday, May 9, 2007
I'm surprised they haven't called me out about my Bracelet...??? I don't even try to hide that. lol
Saturday, April 28, 2007
Thursday, April 12, 2007
I started off in warm ups at 147mg/dl. A perfect start for physical activity. Then I didn't have much time to re check before the game actually started because I was starting, but i did as soon as i had a chance...this was at 4pm, about a half hour into the game..it was 121mg/dl. - not bad, but not as high as i would have liked to continue the game....so I ate a piece of a hard pretzel..which brought me up to 158mg/dl. in 20 minutes. That was the last time i checked in until I came out of the game in the last inning!
This was probably close to one of the best offensive games I have ever had! And I have been playing softball for about 12 years. My first time up to bat, there was a girl on second base...and i got a bunt single! My next time up, there were bases loaded with 2 outs and i got a 3 run Double! yay....THEN my last time up there were girls on 3rd and 2nd...2 outs...pressures on. I cleared my head, looked for a perfect pitch...and BOOM! The ball sailed out in between left and center...almost hitting cars in a parking lot (so i hear)...I GOT A 3 RUN HOME RUN--(stand up)!! haha it was the best feeling in the world!
Although after all this excitement, i think the adrenaline made my sugar go a little too high at 202 mg/dl., when i came out to let some other people play, so i bolused 1/2 of a correction which was 1 unit. That pretty much took care of it...it came down to 164 post game...92 pre dinner...99 at 9:30pm...72 at 10:15...123 post fix...96 pre bedtime...and 122 at 12:40 before actually falling asleep..ALL IN ALL it was an EXCELLENT day for softball and for my sugars (they weren't too bad)!
This was by far the best game ever! and we won 14-1...i was 2-for-2 with a sacrifice bunt single, a 3 run double and a 3 run homer which came out to be 6 RBIs....and...after the game a reporter interviewed me for the first time in my high school career!!! THIS WAS A GREAT DAY!
Wednesday, April 4, 2007
Tuesday, April 3, 2007
Anyways...On April 1st I had a lot going on: sleep :), watching movies, Field Hockey practice and a Pasta Party for softball!! yummy. I actually thought I had more going on than that but whatever. So i forgot that April 1st actually meant something, to tell you the truth I thought it was still March...obviously not. I found this out when My friend Meg and I arrived at our softball party and two of our team mates were cling wrapping my coaches car and putting Vaseline under the handles HAHA! (good thing our coach is cool and she was a good sport about it!) But yea it was soo funny..and that is when i found out it was actually April already!!! (so excited for SUMMER...and camps!!!)
Meg and I left the party to go to Field Hockey and I came up with an idea to trick my mom! I told her that my sugar was 500 mg/dl.! Knowing that my sugar rarely goes above 250 let alone 500, i knew her face would be priceless..haha. And it was. It was a small trick, but hey, it was the best I could do considering I forgot all about it...:) There is always next year.
Friday, March 30, 2007
Saturday, March 24, 2007
POOL NIGHT!- This was the first night of Red and Black. I originally did not sign up for any pool night events, but my friend was a captain, and decided that she would put me in Queen of the Inner tube. I was sooooo nervous. A couple hours before my event...i went down to the locker rooms to check my sugar...188.8.131.52.1..Beep...ohh gooood 112 mg/dl. Not Bad, yet not good for getting ready for a vigorous sporting event. Of course I wasn't thinking and didn't eat anything or drink any Gatorade at that point and probably should have. Naturally, my event was called to check in and what do you know, I'm already shaking and feel the need to check my sugar again..not good. I turn to my friend and say "I gotta check my sugar like NOW"..."You don't have time" she says. This is not good. So I'm like, "Yeah I do, I have to, I'll be right back." so I run as fast as I can across the slippery/wet tile floor, squeezing my way through a crazy amount of people. I get to the locker room and run down the stairs...zip-zip-zip, 184.108.40.206.1. Beep...Crap its only 100 mg/dl. now. I quick grab my Gatorade and run back up the the pool area while guzzling berry flavored liquid, which is extremely hard might I add. Our event was about to start and i was beginning to feel more and more weak and nervous by the second. Starting an activity like this at 1oo mg/dl is not good and I new I would be low after if now during Queen of the Inner tube. This event is one of the biggest more exciting event of Pool Night, it takes and immense amount of energy to swim around in a tube and try to knock people off their tube while fighting to stay on your tube at the same time. I was flapping around in the pool, not able to gain much ground, considering my 5 footness. haha. It was increasingly getting harder and harder to fight and swim and I felt like I was going to pass out. Finally in an overtime situation, i got pulled out of my tube after being attacked by at least three girls and one time, but I gave them a fight! I swam to the closest side of the pool, with absolutely no energy left to actually get out of the pool. Luckily my friends were right there for me and pulled me out of the pool. I collapsed on the ground, shaky and unable to catch my breath. Our trainer came over to me and helped me get to a chair where my juice was and i chilled out there for a few minutes. I drank more and re-checked at 146 mg/dl. I was relieved that I wasn't low anymore, but I sure felt it. (Im not sure what my sugar was throughout the event, but I know I wasn't feeling myself) My best friend, who was sitting in the stands, even said to others around her that she thought I was low, just by the way my face looked. We lost that event, and I lost my challenge of keeping my sugar higher so I could play, but everyone who saw my that night said I did amazing considering the 3 person ambushes I kept encountering.