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20 February 2006 @ 02:23 pm
Truly amazingly wonderful news! (and Canada stuff, too!)  
Today I went to see my endocrinologist, whom I last saw just before the surgery. I've spoken to her a few times to adjust meds and such, but I finally managed to get an appointment. She was floored when she saw me - said she wouldn't have recognized me if she didn't know it was me. But that's not the best part.


*bounces around* My three-month test on blood sugar levels? Perfectly normal. I've been using less and less insulin as the months have gone by, to the point where I've been taking it maybe once a week, and I stopped taking the pills when I had the surgery. She said she wants to see me again in 6 months, and if things are just as good then, she's going to release me from care.


I got back from Ontario last night and I had a really fun time. I am feeling lazy as I have the day off, so here are points without the actual bullets:

- Yorkshire pudding is YUM.
- Beer is very strong-smelling or else I'm really sensitive to it.
- Spent way too much money on clothes and Lush and I could've easily spent way more than I did. (note to Lush people - you might warn customers that your shower gels WILL FREEZE AND CAUSE THE BOTTLE TO BREAK OPEN AND SPILL ALL OVER EVERYTHING ELSE IN THE BAG if left in a car overnight. Who the hell expects shower gel to freeze and explode like a can of pop?! So. annoyed.)
- Tim Horton's IS good.
- I now know more about curling than I ever wanted to.
- Yes, they really do talk like that. It's cute. So are the beaver commercials!
- Loud, drunk Canadians are fun. Loud, drunk, Canadian library students? Even more fun.
- The best songs to hear at kareoke are "Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy" by Big and Rich and "Goodbye Earl" by the Dixie Chicks. It doesn't matter if you can sing because everyone in the place will be singing with you (and no, I didn't sing on the stage - no way, no how).
- I can drink three drinks with hard liquor in them and barely catch a buzz. I feel cheated.
- Indoor farmers market! Very cool.
- Best sign seen while driving: REMUS FOR SHERIFF (I'd vote for him, wouldn't you?)
- Second best sign: PENITENTIARY NEXT TWO MILES. DO NOT PICK UP HITCHHIKERS. (Because really, it's only the idea that I might get convicts in my car that's keeping me from picking up random people off the highway)
- The bridge between Canada and the US is really, REALLY high. *shudders*
- The immigration agent can be distracted by Harry Potter! We discussed the GoF movie and some of book 5 while he typed things into his computer. SO amused. *pets license plates* But why do I always feel like I've done something wrong when I'm entering a country? I think the way they ask their questions makes you automatically defensive, like how dare you go anywhere else in the world!!

One final note: a big, huge CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!! to eibbil_libbie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I feel: ecstaticecstatic
R for Rambo: Squee!zorb on February 20th, 2006 08:41 pm (UTC)
That's fantastic news! I'm so happy for you!
Bitchpants McCrabbyeibbil_libbie on February 20th, 2006 08:41 pm (UTC)
My news is a bit less than yours but I'll take the congrats!!!

Gwen: robbie loveladyguenivere on February 20th, 2006 08:45 pm (UTC)

Awesome news! Congrats! *hugs*
Teesside Snog Monster: southparkjiggery_pokery on February 20th, 2006 08:47 pm (UTC)


Faster, plebe! I do believe I have the vapours!: *FLAILS*slytherincesss on February 20th, 2006 09:05 pm (UTC)
OMG THAT IS AWESOME!!!! *hugs you tight!* I'm so pleased to hear that you no longer need insulin. That is just so fantastic!
Alone in this crowded roomannearchy on February 20th, 2006 09:07 pm (UTC)
- I now know more about curling than I ever wanted to.

ME TOO!! And I live someplace where curling is very popular. I should have known this stuff before :))
Sometimes You Get Marshmallows: smiling twinsflorahart on February 20th, 2006 09:19 pm (UTC)
Oh, Yay!

also, in 2.1 miles? it'll be okay to pick up hitchhikers. *nods*
Ensign Sparklypoo: lovelauriegilbert on February 20th, 2006 11:09 pm (UTC)
Oi! She was on her way to see me. Hitchhikers not allowed - unless they had their towel!
Symphonies in Seashells: Squee!tarie on February 20th, 2006 09:35 pm (UTC)
What terrific news, Morri! Yay, congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Toby Malfoy: naked <333tobymalfoy on February 20th, 2006 09:38 pm (UTC)
Amy: flowerchicagoamy on February 20th, 2006 10:52 pm (UTC)
That's such awesome news! YAY for no more shots!!!!! Congratulations!!!!!!!! :-D :-D :-D
ciceronianus on February 20th, 2006 10:54 pm (UTC)
That is such excellent news - well done and congratulations :)
Sophie: Welcome to Temptationsophie10 on February 20th, 2006 11:28 pm (UTC)
That's fab news! Weirdly, I was wondering around earlier today...
Muddle-headed Kaymhw on February 21st, 2006 12:05 am (UTC)

*hugs and dances*
Negotiation Barbiepraetorianguard on February 21st, 2006 12:43 am (UTC)
That is WONDERFUL! *dances you around*
Allyson: Angel Whee!allysonsedai on February 21st, 2006 02:47 am (UTC)
Oh, wow, that's absolutely fantastic news! What a huge load off of your mind that must be!

piperkipiperki on February 21st, 2006 02:47 am (UTC)
Oh my gosh. What fantastic news!

And it sounds like you got to see the Good Canada...the one I remember from before I married into a...an unuuuuusual Canadian family.
throw dirt on me & grow a wildflowerhandgun on February 21st, 2006 03:46 am (UTC)
awesome-o! my blood sugar can get a wee bit feisty at times; i'm hoping to pull a You and have it just stay normal once i am down to a good weight.
You say bitch like it's a bad thing: No Way!  Uh-huh!quidditchgrrl on February 21st, 2006 04:06 am (UTC)
Congratulations on being insulin-free! :D
meg: yay omgmeggitymeg on February 21st, 2006 04:52 am (UTC)
OMG YAY!! I am absolutely *thrilled* to hear it. :D :D :D

And yay for Canada! :))
lilaia on February 21st, 2006 01:29 pm (UTC)
That is excellent! So great to see all your hard work and efforts paying off! \:D/
God for Harry, Rachet and Saint George!rachet on February 21st, 2006 05:12 pm (UTC)

*happy dance*


*sends big hugs* I'm so happy for you.

and you can drink three drinks and barely buzz!?!?!? I'm beyond words jealous.
Catcat_mom on February 22nd, 2006 04:30 am (UTC)
Wonderful news! *hugs*

Coming home from London, I had Lush shower gel cubes freeze and explode in my luggage, too! All over some new books I had bought for Mina! I was really pissed off about it and Mina has permanent green stains on several of her history books. :/