People are so busy dreaming the American Dream, fantasizing about what they could be or have a right to be, that they’re all asleep at the switch. Consequently we are living in the Age of Human Error. – Florence King
Some of you may or may not have seen this tweet this weekend:
To my chagrin, I awaited my call, for I had won a text message contest after sending but two txt messages with the correct word into the number provided, soon there was a woman on the radio that was considered the winner. What?
Yeah, something was up and I was not going to sit idly. Calling their station number only resulted in busy signals, which I rarely hear lately, or “cannot be completed” or “all circuits are busy” messages. I also texted in that I was waiting for my call. Lastly, because I am proactive, I went on their website, found their promotions department and sent them an email asking if there was something wrong with this contest.
See, I’ve never attended their concerts in the past, for I could never afford it, nor justify purchasing tickets so with the chance to go for free, I jumped at the chance, especially with the lineup promoted.
I promptly went about my business that Saturday, going to a boat architectural tour with my sisters and cousin. Along the way, the promotions person called me and told me she received my email and explained the situation.
It seems that some sort of “glitch” had happened which caused false winning texts to be sent out after the winner was chosen and I was actually not the winner. I know what you’re thinking at this point, as I was at the time. Not my fault and I should still get tickets, but I wasn’t about to express this right away, I am patient and I let her continue. See, the email I sent wasn’t angry nor accusatory. It was more of is there something wrong type of email. She continued by letting me know that even though I did not win, she would still give me a pair of tickets since I had received this message. She also said someone would contact me during the week for my information.
This is where I am currently am, and I am very hopeful that I will receive a pair of tickets, and I plan on taking one of my sisters, depending on the age limit they have for this venue. So although I didn’t really win, I still ended up a winner since I was promised my own pair of tickets and I didn’t have to stress about it either. I never really felt entitled, which is a difference from thinking I should still get tickets to thinking I deserve the tickets, and by just living a positive life and trying for the tickets did I get them. If I hadn’t gotten them, oh well, big whoop.
The cool thing is that I have Lisa Lampanelli tickets the weekend after for myself and @yeseningles. This was my birthday present to her. June will be a fun month for sure.
Disease does not occur unexpectedly, it is the result of constant violation of Nature’s laws. Spreading and accumulation of such violations transpire suddenly in the form of a disease – but it only seems sudden. – Hippocrates
I knew it was coming, I saw it coming… I mean, I had high blood pressure and I am pretty overweight. No surprise here. It still stung when the doctor told me I had the d-word. Two weeks ago, I went in to have my glucose levels tested. I think its called the oral glucose test, which is done to pregnant women usually. They draw blood three times, the first while fasting, then they give me this orange goo that is very sugary and every hour they draw more blood for two hours.
Basically, in my case, my cells aren’t very glucose-hungry. It seems that insulin is used to coax cells to “eat” glucose to burn it for energy. In some types of diabetes, the body isn’t producing enough insulin, while in others that level is fine, its just that the cells don’t want/need much sugar/glucose as in my case. The medicine prescribed will make them want to. This is my understanding from what I read about it.
Ultimately, it was caught early enough, and during my Year of the Edgar, which means that I can easily deal with this and more than likely it can and will go away. This morning I tested myself when I woke up and the number was 176. The doctor says that “normal” levels are between 70 and 120. Today was also the first day of taking the medicine, which I took after testing myself. Two hours after lunch, two hours after a meal is preferred, I tested myself again and the number was 121. Excellent, right? Possibly, if I can keep my sugar down, I may also lose my high blood pressure. Pretty cool, eh?
Bottom line, watch what you eat. If you deem that its not healthy, too much fast foods, or high in sugar, carbs, and/or fat, get yourself tested. Definitely get tested if you are overweight, especially if its obesity. If you don’t have insurance, then please find a free clinic or save up some money to do this… your health is VERY important.
This just gives me more incentive to lose weight. It will definitely be a good year.