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And the pancreas gives up the ghost

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Well... mostly, from what I'm aware of.

I'm now a potential new member of club CFRD and I'm quite annoyed. I don't care if this is something that happens to nearly all CF patients at some point, and I don't care if I'll get used to it. Right now, it's one more 'thing' and a bit of a shock to the system when I heard the words "I think we're going to start you on some insulin".

You see, I can't remember if I mentioned it before, but last month or so, I did a three day blood sugar monitoring after a lot of suspicions with my dietitian that I could maybe be borderline diabetic, considering one of the symptoms is an inability to gain weight even when eating plenty, and my weight is so goddamn erratic, and because my HbA1C level was 50 at my annual review, as they do a random check of that too as well as everything else under the sun with the 12 pints of blood they seem to take. Anyhoo, I was given my own little blood sugar …

Age: 21. Mental age: 12...

In my attempt to avoid ending up working in McDonalds, I'm trying to start up as a photographer. Professionally and all that jazz. I've already done things like editing and shoots professionally (i.e. paid) and for charity, so hopefully it won't be too hard to start to get a client basis and get bookings for shoots for events/personal shoots (whether they be family shoots or a model building up their portfolio, to be honest, I won't be picky) and maybe even sell some of my own prints. The hard part is working out how much to charge someone for a shoot/print whilst covering my own costs and making a profit, whilst also not burning a hole in potential client's pocket and them thinking I'm over priced. Hate the business side of things because being all official scares the crap out of me!

But then again, "Do you want fries with that" has never been my favourite phrase.

I've even made a facebook page, to go with my official-ness:

https://www.facebook.c…