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Juicy Oasis Day 3

Had a fun day .. Loving Yoga and jumping on a mini trampoline , never thought I would find all this energy just living on juice !!! The session on learning how to juice was fab , I can’t wait to get home and try it , my sugar readings have never been this good in 28 years !!! I really don’t want to go home .

I won’t make promises I can’t keep but I’m certainly going to try to follow a plant based diet on my return just hope my family will agree too 😳🤪…

Juicy Oasis Day 1

Well I started my juice challenge today… !! I had my first wheatgrass shot followed by juice and had boundless energy , the fresh air and tranquility hits you straight away .. also the friendly faces who are all here for different reasons .. I knew instantly this was going to be a fun week !!!

Today I struggled with my low sugar and changing delivery of insulin on my pump also constant monitoring on my Freestyle Libre … but I survived my first day with a fab massage and yoga ending with a lovely tomato soup and movie about people who faced the same challenge 👯‍♂️😊

Going back to my story… August 1998

I am now going back having jumped from July 1996 to August 1998..the 2 years in between were busy bringing up 2 young children and dealing with daily Hypo glycemic attacks !!!

August 1998 , I gave birth to my 3rd Child a Boy born at 36 weeks, again by caesarian. …However I may not have had him had I listened to the Doctors again !!

Three months into the pregnancy I went for a scan to be told , due to the blood tests I had, the baby hadn’t developed and I should have a termination..I was told a scan would be pointless and computers don’t get it wrong , so we sat outside the doctors room in the hospital while he saw the next patient and decided where to have the termination.  I was so sure the pregnancy felt right that when I went back in the room I insisted on a scan !!

Yes you guessed , the Doctor finally agreed to the scan and my feelings were right ..the results on the computer were wrong and our Baby was developing perfectly !!! 

Moral of the story always believe in your second sense and fight to be heard if you believe something is wrong.

I wouldn’t have given birth to my 3rd Child had I not pushed the doctor to give me a scan..after which I decided to change specialist ..hence going back to town.

Time to reflect….Sept 2016

Sitting on a plane, gives me time to reflect on how I want to proceed with my blog !! I stopped writing my blog as I had a recent issue with my eyes…A complication of diabetes, ‘Diabetic Maculopathy ‘. which I am now having injections for .. in my eyes !!

My first reaction was to say why me ! Then I decided to turn it round and be positive..I opened up an Instagram account to fill with inspirational sayings and photographs that made me happy..I called it ‘ @alternativediabetic ‘ . Hopefully helping others going through similar situations in life.

I want to live my life to the full as you don’t  know whats round the corner, also travel more ..hence my blog stopped for a while ! ..Now after another short break  I’m ready to carry on bringing my story up to date …