Moments of Wonderful

…rather than a lifetime of nothing special. A diabetes blog.

Moments of Wonderful - …rather than a lifetime of nothing special. A diabetes blog.

Just the facts

I hate to write in bullet points, but I am realizing that if I don’t try to write at least that much nothing will get written before I leave….

  • for Haiti before dawn on Friday morning. I am totally excited and totally nervous.
  • The site we are staying at has asked us to bring supplies for us to eat while we are there and to also restock their pantry. My team went shopping last night for the food which involved (among other things), 52 cans of Pringles, 13 jars of peanut butter, and 26 boxes of snack cakes.
  • Although the food situation is odd, it is a benefit for me since I can look on the wrappers/packaging of everything to get a pretty accurate carb count.
  • I will have no internet contact on the trip and will not be bringing my phone. One of the leaders of the team will be sending e-mails back to our organization which will then be forwarded to a list of specified people. I have included a very special ninja on that list so he can keep everyone updated as necessary.
  • I wear a pretty sparkly medical ID bracelet so I needed to get a new one for the trip. I ordered one from roadid.com and it was very reasonably priced, arrived quickly and accurately. It is more sporty than what I would typically wear but it is comfortable and will be perfect for what I need.
  • I got a letter a little while back about how MiniMed was FINALLY adding differing lengths of tubing to the Sure-T infusion set. I was on my last box so it was the perfect time to try out the longer tubing. I called to order since I wasn’t sure exactly what I wanted. I got the 32″ tubing and it is perfect. I typically wear my sites on my hips but have been using the back of my arms recently. With the previous tubing length, my pump could not reach my pocket so I had to clip it on my pants. The extra eight inches lets the pump sit comfortably in my pocket, making me a happy pumper.
  • What does not make me happy is the fact that I never mentioned that I wanted reserviors or IV3000 in my supply order as well, but the rep decided to include them anyway. Not what I needed at the end of the benefits year when I am out of FSA funds. I will be returning the supplies I didn’t order, but it is just frustrating that she didn’t even ask. You know what happens when you assume!
  • I have officially given up on d365 for this year. Maybe I will start again in a few weeks but I missed too many days last month. 🙁 
  • I am bringing my camera and my Flip video camera so I will definitely have stories to tell when I get back.

I know I have probably left something out. Shoot me a question in the comments!! Talk to you soon!!

Category: Haiti, travel
  • Rachel says:

    Thinking of you during your journey and experience in Haiti..

    March 3, 2010 at 7:34 am
  • Kerri. says:

    I can’t wait to hear about your trip, Sara, and how much change you and your crew are able to bring about. Good luck!!

    March 3, 2010 at 9:50 am
  • Jennifer says:

    Wishing you a safe journey. I can’t wait to hear about it when you get back.

    March 3, 2010 at 9:53 am
  • George says:

    I PROMISE TO UPDATE EVERYONE WHEN I HEAR FROM YOUR GROUP!!!!

    I’ll be praying for you and your group Sara. I am so excited for you! Have a safe and blessed trip!

    March 3, 2010 at 10:56 am
  • Cara says:

    Via con Dios! 🙂 Okay, I know that’s Spanish and all, but I felt like Go with God didn’t sounds as fancy as Via con Dios. 🙂

    I’ll be praying for you and your group. Go, bless, witness, and be God’s hands and feet.

    March 3, 2010 at 11:00 am
  • Sara says:

    Thanks everyone!!

    March 3, 2010 at 12:13 pm
  • Molly says:

    Have a safe journey and a wonderful time. 🙂

    March 3, 2010 at 2:21 pm
  • Colleen says:

    Prayers for a safe journey for you and your group. Enjoy!

    March 3, 2010 at 4:49 pm
  • Crystal says:

    Safe travels! Prayers for you and the group during your trip.

    March 3, 2010 at 5:24 pm
  • Wendy says:

    Have a safe trip. When you return if you would like more IV3000 please drop me a quick e-mail. I will send you some.

    March 4, 2010 at 3:20 pm
  • Cherise says:

    Sara-

    have a safe trip! I will be praying for you all. You are doing awesome things!

    March 4, 2010 at 10:43 pm
  • Traci says:

    Sara, Hope your trip goes well. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you and we can’t wait to hear how your trip went.

    March 5, 2010 at 10:12 am
  • Schmancy says:

    Sara, I’m glad you and your group decided to wait. I hope that everything goes well. May your sugers stay stable and lots of great work gets accomplished!

    March 5, 2010 at 11:55 am
  • Scott K. Johnson says:

    I hope that everything is going well for you. I’m keeping an eye on G-Money’s update page for the latest news, and I can’t wait to hear all about it when you get back.

    March 9, 2010 at 3:18 pm

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