Yesterday was a hellish day as you can tell from my crazy blood sugar swings. My Mom and Aunt came to Corvallis early to prep for my graduation party, my mom drives me crazy in small doses and a whole day with my Aunt and Mom was far to much for me to handle coming off of finals week.
I don’t want to go into too much detail but I took my Mom and Aunt to my senior Varsity “O” brunch for graduating Oregon State Student -Athletes, which Edward attended and I am so eternally grateful for because I swear having him around lowers my blood pressure.
Following the Varsity O Brunch I went from feeling bad to feeling horrible. We went to the MU (Student Union) because my Aunt really wanted to see the building and after a long walk I finally go the chance to take a break, my blood sugar was well over 400 on top of getting used to new thyroid and statin pills. Proof Stress is diabetes worst enemy.
Needless to say the world felt like it was against me, the good news is insulin worked well and Apirda is the best invention ever for crazy highs, so I was starting to feel a bit better.
I ended up going to work for a little bit, getting my hair cut, shopping for a grad dress, and buying food for the party, and honestly the highlight of the day,cleaning my four story house for over 3 hours while my mom and aunt went out for drinks and then I ended the evening with a movie.
Funny story I found out my Aunt snores like a chain saw!!! So no sleep was to be had, and apparently my Mom woke up also and started throwing stuffed animals at her before the whole town got deforested.
I woke up with great blood sugar and treated myself with some Star Bucks! Nothing like getting up on the right foot.
My graduation ceremony lasted from 9am to 1pm with the line up and the walk and the whole shabang a big graduation ended up being a blessing because after yesterday I was so happy to be alone in a sea of people.
The highlight of my day was meeting my dad after the ceremony under the big football the only family member to actually go to Reser Stadium to watch (I’m actually not upset about that at all it was so great) and walk with him for about 1.5 miles home, my dia-Dad is awesome and such a solid rock to my foundation. (It’s not that I don’t like my Mom it’s just a very different relationship).
Once back at my house I had about 17 Aunts and Uncles to entertain lots of fun lots of food lots of Kauffman-Kongslie memories along with Edward and his parents it was all very cool.
I’m finally alone in my room in the dark, listening to my roommate play a pleasant song on the grand piano downstairs. later tonight I might go for a walk or a jog. I’m not sad or happy that I’m graduated maybe a little relieved and ambitious for the future.
Tomorrow I’m going to go for a much needed long bike ride with the OSU triathlon club, and get some more work hours in, I look forward to normalcy and a routine, I think a afternoon of painting with Doris the elderly lady I help care for will be nice.
There is so much more about these past few days that I would love to share like my moms missing cup cakes, some awkward family moments like my Mom telling Edward’s mom that I need to carry around a sack of coffee grounds to practice for my baby (definitely not going to happen any time soon) and I don’t know who had a more red face me his mom or Edward, I also had memorable moments with my wonderful extended family that I haven’t seen in forever, but instead of all those moments I’ll leave you with this..
In the big picture of things I know…God is good, and has always been good to me, everything will also be okay in the long run, a positive outlook will get me through anything, my parents and family love me and I love them, and even though diabetes can make you feel like crap, deep breaths and patients will save you from a mental breakdown.