Category: stress

First Days in Norway: Part I

Despite airport security thinking my insulin pump was a bomb in Chicago, not being able to bring my black cat with due to a bunch of bullshit papers, and being tired out of my mind- we are safe in Norway. As for my black…

Norwegian Invasion 2018

We leave tomorrow from Chicago to Norway! My mom was a big help in getting ready. Everything is done and packed up. There is just an issue taking my cat at the USDA office but it should be fixed tomorrow. My brother and I…

Eating is a Pain

In case you guys are wondering how eating for gastroparesis with also being type 1 diabetic is going. . . it’s like this:   (. . . . in other words WHAT THE HELL AM I DOING? )

Deal-breaker.

She was tiny then. Owly had bearly anything to her but fluffy long hair and a gentle nature. She had been found as a kitten in Chicago by herself with no mom. The cat shelter owner, my sister in law, was concerned that she…

Packing Theme Music

Packing all by yourself alone in an apartment is pretty boring. My cats are entertaining, playing with the wrapping paper and boxes but it’s not quite enough. I often say “Oh heck with it!” and quit. BUT I found a way to deal with…

I Eat All The Time

Diabetes Type 1 has friends that often come along for the ride. One of the for me is my recent diagnosis of diabetic gastroparesis. This means my stomach is paralyzed. My vagus nerve has been damaged, causing my stomach to empty too slowly.  Once…

Oh found it!

I have had tummy problems since my teens. I would eat steak or sausage. Later that night, I’d lay on the bathroom floor in pain until I would finally throw up. I went non-red meat vegetarian, and had as many no meat meals as…