Getting My Life Back
Updating my blog
byon 06-12-2012 at 02:09 AM (587 Views)
Where has the time gone Someone reminded me of my blog today and I thought I should update it Fill you all in on the last 18 months.
Firstly the D well had a Hb1c of 6 last year my first ever . The last one was 6.8 I can live with that and I know my diet isn't as rigid as it was but you need to live. I swim nearly every day and I was doing either Curves or Contours . But decided swimming is for me not only iis it good for the body but great for the soul.
I have been off my blood pressure medication since April 2011 (I had taken medication since 1989) I have gone from using lots of insulin to using very little (saving me lots of money LOL)
Now for me I have just changed so much I have gone from someone who was too scared to drive a car at all to someone who drives 2000kms without thinking twice about it on my own Have done it 3 times now and about to do the 4th trip but more about that later
I left my job of nearly 15 years in january to start a new job in a new city. 2000kms from family Though I have many close friends here. I walked into aged care with little expereince
totally out of my compfort zone .
Going from Children and public Hospital system to a Privately owned Aged Care facility was an eye opener. I managed and enjoyed the residents Learning a lot from them .
I also started to board with someone I found on a site on the internet Not much accomadation up here and very expensive. Going from a city of 24,000 to 260,000 people
Thinking oh well if I want to do this or go there I have to do it myself No one to do it for me
I started swimming with friends but as we work different hours I found if I didn't go by myself I wouldn't get there Now the Pool staff all know me by name LOL
Never in a million years would i have had the courage to do this before
On my last trip home I decided I needed to spring my wings again So my next adventure is to go Agency Nursing This involves being sent to a hospital Nursing home anywhere in Australia The period of time varries but usually 3 months at a time.
I do not care where I go but really want each place to last about 3 months My 1st contract is for4 months in Aged Care. The town I am going to I have been through a few years ago I know no one there (well I dont think I do but have a habbit of running into people that either know of me or are related) I reallly have no idea of what the accomadation will be like
and I can't wait for it all to happen . (only next week) Someone asked me if I was nervous and I hadn't even thought of that
There will be so many new places to see and explore in the time I'm in this town People to meet If they do not like me well that is their problem .
I have been able to achieve this all through the support of all my wonderful friends and by becoming comfortable with who I am
Also my belief that life is too short to waste a day being negative, bitter or angry