Krispy and I had milk tea last night during the Bloggerpocalypse and I was up until past 5 again. There goes the extra hours from my east coast jet lag. I will blog my trip soon!
Thank you Susan Oloier and Kristine Asselin! I'm so glad to have met you both. :)
I'll point to my previous posting of this award for people I've tagged. The rules seem to have morphed, and now I'm supposed to tell you 7 more things about myself. (Because that last 7 wasn't enough.)
I was so cheered when some of you said my life was cool after my 7 random facts LOL. I enjoy it a lot but I also deal with some annoying chronic issues. Ironically, many of them have to do with sugar...
- I have hyperinsulinism/hypoglycemia. It's a huge f$*#ing issue in my life - it prevents me from signing up for anything that would keep me from food for more than 3 hours. I constantly have to think ahead to my next meal and my hours revolve around the question, "When did I last eat? Where can I get food?" I get headaches and shakes all the damn time. I come from a diabetic family on both sides, so it's not a surprise, but it's a big fat hassle. To this day some people think it's psychological, including my RN stepmom. And I'm not ruling that out. But seriously, I eat six times a day and I weigh just a little over 100 pounds. I don't think that's psychological, otherwise I'd be a millionaire with my diet plan.
- I've been insomniac my whole life. My mom says I was even a night owl baby. I had a rough childhood and I could barely sleep at night as a kid. Even now my mind races and I have to take muscle relaxants if I'm expected to get up early the next day.
- Part of my difficulty sleeping has to do with my hypoglycemia. If I'm too hungry, I can't fall asleep or stay asleep. I get this light, tingly feeling in my arms like I'll float away. My issues are all related. Fun!
- I'm prone to day-long migraines that sometimes don't stop with Motrin, but miraculously disappear when it hits 9 p.m. or later. Like I said - night owl.
- After two car accidents and a lifetime of computing, my neck is janky. I have a hard time finding pillows and I have to switch pillows 2 or 3 times a night. These days I'm using a rolled up towel.
- Because I danced my whole life and have a weird gait, I developed recurring bursitis in my hip in my early 20's, ending my aspirations to be a pop star backup dancer. I did end up dancing professionally anyway (HUGE redemption!), which I'll blog about one day.
- I have extreme myopia (almost legally blind) and SPK, which is a severe dry eye. I drop my eyes twice a day to produce more tears and I have to be careful when wearing contacts, which sometimes hurt. I've worn glasses since I was 8.
That's the L.A. mantra at least. And now it's time to go eat my afternoon snack.