Thursday, November 04, 2010

And then there were two

One of my sis's -- the younger one, cannot be here this weekend. She is very ill, and struggles everyday with her diabetes, her back and spine problems like mine, and other issues, directly related to the ones mentioned. Every day is hard for her, and every day..she suffers. Because of these things, she just cannot be here this weekend, and that makes me very sad. I worry every day that I will lose her early. Type one diabetes is a deadly disease, and though she does everything in her power to regulate it, it just can't be done. I witnessed an episode that scared the bejesus right out of me the last time she was here, and had her awesome husband Rob not been here, I can't say what would have happened. To be honest, I was worried about her being here without him, and he gave me instructions on what to do if she was not able to wake up at some point. Her blood sugar was deathly low at that time, and frankly --- I wouldn't screw with it, I would just call 911. There is no way I am going to be responsible for that...I don't know what she ever did to deserve her husband, but I am telling you, that guy is an angel in disguise. I am so grateful to him each and every day for loving her and taking care of her. And I am sad that she will not be here, but I certainly understand. I will just have to travel that direction very soon, to see her at home.

So, that leaves me and my older sis - Trav. And I have no doubt that we will have an awesome time. She is a crack-up and alot of fun. So, it's all good. And, she will be here tonight..instead of tomorrow, so even better!

Happy weekend, everyone. Today is my Friday, so I refuse to even think that this is a Sucky Thursday.

I'm gone. :)

8 comments:

Bina said...

My sister, too, has the most awesome husband ever! I love him dearly.

Well, I'm sorry your one sister can't be there but I'm sure she wants you guys to have an awesome time!

Jules said...

Happy Friday on Thursday Jamie! It feels good when your weekend is just hours away, doesn't it? And you have a great weekend ahead!

Have a great time with your sister.... I've always wanted one of those!

Leann said...

Happy happy joy joy....

I wish you the best weekend ever with your sister :-)

How far away from you do your sisters live?

Coffeypot said...

I know what you mean about the Type 1 diabetes. My sister was one and the last 10 years of her life she was a fragile diabetic. Her sugar could drop from 120 to 30 in a few minutes and she would just hit the floor. The last year, she was bruised and soar all the time. But she was 80 when she passed last month.

I am glad you are gonna see your older sister, though. I hope you two have a good time and get into all kinds of girl trouble. If it gets too wild…call me.

Sophie said...

Jamie, you know that my daughter is a Type 1 diabetic. There is a new monitor out that continually checks bloodsugar and sets off an alarm if there is a decrease or increase to unacceptable levels. It has alerted her at work at times when she is too busy to notice and has woken her up at night many times so that she could eat something before reaching crisis state. It has truly been a lifesaver. If you want more info on it for your sister, just send me a message on Facebook. It gives me so much peace of mind now that she lives alone.

Just Me said...

Have a great weekend. I am sorry your sister cant make it. I know when I get together with my sisters, we always have a great time. Take care, friend.

Cheryl said...

Hope you're having a blast with Trav. There's nothing like family. And it sounds like you have your next trip planned. Together would have been best, but...

My Saturday is about to begin!

LL Cool Joe said...

Your younger sister sounds like she picked a good man. See there are some of them out there, even though we get a bad press!