Saturday, January 31, 2009


I went back to school yesterday...
It was nice to see everyone again.
Everyone was so nice and sweet.
There were quite a few changes, due to the new semester.
My algebra class was spent not paying attention and explaining my 'situation' to my friends in that class, all two of them!
Just Rachel and Pedro.
I went to my new class, AVID and my teacher had us play a game that involved candy.
It sucked.
They got to eat it all at the tend, but I couldn't.
I'm ok though.
In my Bio class, we are working on a presentation so I just did some research.
During my break I caught up with some of the kids from Theatre. then in Theatre class we had some laughs.
There are quite a few new faces in the class.
Not as many as my fifth period, though.
There are so many new people in my computer animation class.
It's so different.
I'm so used to that being a quiet class, now they all run around and yell.
But in my sixth period, I didn't even get to do anything because my friends kept asking me questions.
It was nice to get it out and talk about it, but I wish I had found out something that I had missed.
Overall, it was a good day.

Have You Ever Counted Your Goldfish?

I am learning so much about food now!
I have to have a certain amount of carbs, right?
So, I'm, like, counting out my chips.
I have to make sure its the right amount and I have to eat every-single-one!
It's pretty complicated, but its going well.
Carb-countin' ain't easy!

Blood Sugar and Carbs and Insulin, Oh MY!

I'm gonna start off by getting straight to the point.
I have type 1 diabetes.
Now, I can give you the full and detailed story.
This blog will cover nearly 27 hours worth of information.
If you scroll down, it is LONG.
I wouldn't blame anyone for just skimming, but there will be details.
It all started about a month ago when I got my chest cold and I was always hungry and thirsty.
I was ALWAYS eating and drinking.
I went through, like, 15 water bottles a day.
It was incredible.
And we didn't know why.
I gradually got thinner and paler and I just REALLY didn't look good.
My mom figured I was just growing (I wish! 5'3'' is so close!).
My grandma, who hadn't seen me for around a week or so, pointed out that something was WRONG.
All my friends at school would be, like, "Madi, you look like CRAP!" and I'd be like, "Thanks guys..."
I jut thought it was a really bad chest cold.
My grandma thought it was Mono.
And my mom thought I was growing.
Finally, on Monday morning, my mom talked to the nurses in her office and told them that I was drinking a lot and eating a lot and I lost some weight and this and that and they all got very quiet and looked at one of the nurses, who said, "That's not Mono, you need to have her checked for Diabetes."
And, not even half an hour later, I texted my mom saying I didn't feel well, so she picked me up and took me to my pediatrician.
We were going to go to the appointment at 3.30, but we rescheduled to 11.30.
Mom told me that it might be Diabetes and I was in SHOCK.
I was frightened by it.
The one word scared me so much more then anything at the time.
She kept saying, "Don't worry." "Remember, it might not be" etc, etc.
We sat in the waiting room for almost 20 minutes.
Then we sat in an exam room for another 15.
Finally, the girl came in and gave me a cup to pee in.
I was like, -_-.
So, I go to the bathroom and go through this whole "wrong key" thing.
Pretty much, I was walking down a long hall with a cup and keys for a few minutes, but it was very aggravating. 
When I brought it back, they tested it and the results from my keytones showed that I have diabetes.
My pediatrician just said, "You have diabetes. Go to CHOC hospital ER. Now." 
She had no expression.
Just -_-.
As soon as I heard her say, "You have-" I burst into tears.
See, I'm not the kind of person who cries, like, EVER.
Literally, I never cry.
So we left for the hospital and we waited in the waiting rooms and filled out forms.
And they, the emergency room people, put us in a room in the back of the emergency room.
Over and over I answered questions (the same ones over and over and over. Don't these people write shit down and COMMUNICATE???) and met new doctors or nurses or people in scrubs (I don't know WHAT they were) and the whole time, I was crying.
I was in a gown, another thing that set me into a fit of tears.
They had a lady come in to hook me up to an IV, Debbie (I'll never forget that BITCH).
I thought she was going to dissect the inside of my elbow!
It was not good.
They were giving me saline.
I needed fluids, bad.
They tested my blood sugar and it came up around 436, and its supposed to be around 100.
My numbers were high, and it wasn't good.
By the time half of the saline bag was empty, I had stopped crying.
We had arrived at the emergency room around, maybe noon and stopped crying around 5.30 and remember I started crying in the pediatrician's office.
So, they told us that I was going to be admitted.
At about 7.45 my favorite guy, Ron, comes in and tells me I got a room.
It was such a relief.
So we wheeled me through all of these hallways and stuff.
Finally, I was in room 401-1.
There, I met a nurse I didn't like who took away my food. 
But she left and wasn't coming back 'til I was gone.
I had some very nice nurses.
My night nurse was the best.
So we met with my Endocrinologist, a VERY small, asian woman.
She told me a few things about diabetes.
I had several nurses prick my fingers for my blood sugar, and I became used to it very fast.
I'm the kid that was always DEATHLY afraid of needles, but now I'm all good.
It didn't bother me, but my numbers were a little high, which did bother me.
But the doctors said that it would be like that for maybe a few months, because my pancreas is still making insulin, but my body just isn't recognizing it.
The diabetes explained EVERYTHING, the thirst and hunger and stuff.
Because of the IV, I didn't sleep that night.
Every two hours nurses came in to check my blood pressure and sugar, so it was pointless to.
The food at the hospital was incredible, too!
I had soup, turkey sandwiches, beef, angel food cake, and all kinds of really good food.
It was in select portions.
They told me that I could only eat a certain amount of carbs per meal.
That's what I have to revolve around, carbs.
For breakfast, lunch, and dinner, I have to have 75 carbs, exactly.
And I have two 30 carb snacks between breakfast/lunch and lunch/dinner or b/l and after dinner.
Two of my old, Jr High teachers came to visit me (not enjoyed by me! did not want to see them again) and told me that everything was going to be ok.
I just rode through the night.
The next day, my mom and I met with a woman who would be giving us the majority of our Diabetes Education.
We learned a lot from her.
She gave me my blood sugar stuff, the poker and the meter and strips and little pokey things.
She gave us stuff for me to keep at school.
She taught us about insulin, and how to mix it and administer it.
Later that day we met a dietician who asked me what kind of food I like to eat and I listed off things like burgers, pasta, steak, and stuff like that and she said that I could eat them.
She was, instantly, my favorite person in the building.
Any kind of meat or cheese or fat food I can eat whenever. 
They're called "free foods" and they are awesome.
So, I can have ham or string cheese if I want to eat, but can't have any carbs.
For stuff, like pasta and sugary food I have to count the carbs and make it a part of the meal or snack.
The dietician taught me and Mom how to do that and it was the greatest thing, ever!
Throughout the day we learned more and more about the disease and became better educated on the details.
That night I gave myself insulin for the first time.
It wasn't easy, but I did it and it went well.
I was pretty happy and Mom was so proud!
I got to go home that night.
It was so nice to not be in the hospital anymore.
To be in my actual home was so much better!
I was still feeling pretty crappy (who wouldn't after being told you're diseased?)
The next morning was rough, but later I took a shower and felt a million times better.
I have had [knowledge of] this disease for six days now and I am doing pretty good.
It's a long path and there's lots to learn along the way.
Let's see how I do!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

"Don't Steal Puppies, Son..."-1/24/09

Alright, the other night, I was watching "The Smoking Gun, World's Dumbest-Criminals 6"
A countdown of 20 idiots who don't know what the hell they're doing.
I'm gonna tell you some of my favorites.
1)So the first one shows two guys breaking into an occupied house. They tell everyone to get on the ground can cover their heads. Then they grab all the puppies from the house (there was a litter of purebred puppies) and take off. There was a security camera that caught both of the boys' faces and later that day the video was streamed on the news and one of the boys was turned in... by his father. 
2)Have you ever heard the one about the three guys who crashed their van into an ATM?... Wait. I think I told the joke wrong... Not! It's not a joke. Three guys drove their van into an ATM. What If were they trying to accomplish? "Hey! If I hit the ATM, maybe the money will come out!" Wow. Some people are really pathetic.
3)Stupid drunk lady/nutcracker. Oh, yes! This lady is pulled over for a D.U.I., right? So, the cop tries to get her to the car and she tries to run and he pins her to the car and she nails him in the crotch THREE TIMES! Dude! It was incredible. 
4)So a guy walks into a 7-11 and buys some gum then starts hitting on the cashier! She pulls a PIECE on him and nails him in the shoulder, the side, and the leg! Dude! Remember, you're in Texas? (it was in Texas) EVERYBODY HAS A GUN IN TEXAS
5)My FAVORITE of the night. The two little boys, like 8-year-old boys, walk into a POLICE STATION and demand MONEY! The cops catch them and the kids were yelling, "We're just kidding!"
6)Alright, a grown man with a mullet and no shirt walks into a convenience store and tries to steal cigarettes and the cashier locks him in and he break THROUGH THE DOOR, the cops catch him and take him away right from the sidewalk. FAIL!
7)A guy attempts to attack a convenience store owned by an old lady. She pulls out a box of licorice and beats him with it and he ran off screaming! EPIC FAIL! OLD LADYS OWN ALL!>>>>>>>>><<<<<<<<<<<
Some of these people are just SO pathetic it is sad.
I watched this show in TruTv.

Brief Message for Updates

I have been gone for a while and it is all VERY worthy of updates.
So, I have set myself time to do these posts.
There'll be just a few, but they'll be lengthy!
I feel the need to be detailed.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Black in the Morning

This morning I woke up (still sick, mind you) and headed out to my martial arts studio.
Driving in the rain makes my mom a little nervous, but its always fun!
So, this morning I watched another one of my students reach BLACK BELT.
It was so exciting, because he has been working so hard.
It makes me very proud to know that i taught him and got him to where he is now.
It was also sad because his father, who was at every class and test for him, could not make it to the MOST crucial and exciting test.
A lot of us are a family at Moo Yea Do, so owe took plenty of pictures and videos and called him several times to keep him updated.
IT was a great test and it was very up lifting.
I feel so bad that I couldn't be on the floor with him.
I normally would run the test (yelling out the demands etc...) but I am still sick and not in any condition to be yelling.
So, I sat on the bench outside the floor, in my street clothes (versus the uniform/normal clothes) and watched.
He did very well and I am so proud of him!
I can't wait to see him get his belt!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Yes We Can!

History was made last Monday with the inauguration of Obama.
How awesome is that?
There were so many people there!
Even Muhammad Ali was there!
It was amazing.
I watched a little bit of it before school.
It is so awesome.
I love how Obama said "Muslims" in his acceptance speech.
It is so amazing.
I'm so glad!
Well, let's see how it turns out!

Finals are done!

I finished with my finals today!
Yesterday, I had my Algebra, Biology, and 3-D Computer Animation.
It was a pretty smooth day.
Today was my last day in my AP Human Geography, and I'm so happy! 
I feel so much better, so much stress just lifted!
Anyway, I'm so excited!
AND, I don't have school tomorrow.
I'm still sick with a chest cold, but I'll be better.
At least I hope so!
I'm just gonna watch FRIENDS for a few hours.
Me, Mom, and Poppy will go out to Outback for dinner.
I've been wanting to go for a while and now we are!
Today is Thursday, so Grey's Anatomy will be on tonight!
All kinds of goodies today!
I just feel so relieved to be done with FINALS!

Monday, January 19, 2009

A Chat with Poppy...

For those of you who don't know, I call my grandpa, "Poppy"

Anyway, so I was sitting with Poppy at the dining room table and we just talked about a lot of things.
We talked a lot about technology, as we always do.
I was complaining to mom about texting on a standard format (like 1abc 2def etc (versus a QWERTY)) and he didn't get it, so I ended up explaining all that is texting to him.
He laughed when he finally understood the standard VS QWERTY.
We talked about the iPhone (a frequent topic in our discussions) and the Apple macbooks.
We talked about my favorite, the recycled one.
Its so cool!
I told him about HP's new laptop and how Dell is starting to pick up again.
We eventually just shut up and relaxed.
It's a nice day, today.

It's quite sunny for a January afternoon.
That's what I get for living in SoCal, eh?
So, one of my new neighbors came out of his house and went to his car.
Nothing about him seemed off to me.
He was dressed quite plainly.
White hat (backwards), white t-shirt, and some khaki shorts with Nikes.
I just let it pass, but Poppy looked a little 'iffed'.
He said, "There's just something about guys that wear their hats backward. It's so stupid. Makes 'em look like an IDIOT. Why don't you wear your teeth backward and eat your own throat, asshole?"
I just laughed and laughed.
He was just so plain about it, though.
It was so funny!
I just got up made some lunch.

I'm New...

Hi, I'm Madisen and I'm a blogging virgin...

I wanted to start a blog so I could have the many amazing moments of my life written down for me to look back on.
Well, I guess I should start with a little bit about me.
I go by Madi ( I used to spell it Maddy, but I changed it.... because Imma REBEL! hehehehe:) )
I live with my mom and grandfather and our four cats and one dog.
I'm a freshman.
I'm in the drama department.
I am a rabid member of myspace.
I LOVE anime and manga.
I am fascinated with Japanese culture.
I am a HUGE fan of Harry Potter and Twilight.
Yes, I am one of THOSE people.
I am a total geek and I couldn't be more proud!
I am a member of my school's Comedy Club and Gamer's Guild.
WHat a match, huh?
My favorite animal is a dog.
My favorite foods are: cereal, chocolate chip cookies (the ones my mom makes), and chocolate.
My favorite drink is water!
My favorite soda is Coca Cola, because I'm just that cool!
My favorite restaurants are: IslandsChilesYard House, and the Whole Enchilada.
My favorite color is green.
I am support the GO GREEN thing.
I also support Product(red), fighting AIDS.
My favorite movies are(I can't pick just ONE): Dan in Real Life and Finding Nemo.
My favorite TV shows are: FRIENDSGrey's AnatomyHouse, and Desperate Housewives.
I am a big believer in chopsticks. I collect them!
Converse are the shiz!
I have a wide vocabulary!
I love writing.
I have two iPods.
I love texting.
I am always taking pictures.
Most of the time they are of myself.
I am a sore loser and I'm not afraid to admit it.
I am a martial artist.
OK, OK! You got me! I'm a black belt!
So, really there's a lot to me!
TO really get it, reading opens the doors!

Welcoming Me...

I am just moving here from MyBlogSite so I will pull some of my old stuff to introduce myself from there.
I hope to having a great following and some serious fun...!