I ended up spending a week in the hospital with a big hole in my foot and my blood glucose gone wild. I wasn't sure I was going to make it, temperature hit 103.7 and the nurses had me in ice packs.. but between the fever meds and 2 kinds of antibiotic IV drips on 24 hours a day, they pulled me through.
Biggest change - the doc took me off my pills and now I'm injecting insulin. I never thought I'd get here (urgh), and kind of figured I'd never be able to shoot up insulin.. but, if you want to live, you'll do the most surprising things.
I use an insulin pen. This is a thing that looks like a magic marker that contains injectable insulin. Just mix it up, screw on the needle, stab yourself in the stomach fat (and heaven knows I have plenty of that!), hold 10 seconds, pull the needle out - put needle cap back on and unscrew (dispose of properly) and you';re done. Takes all of about 45 seconds to one minute to do it, the needle is super-thin and I barely feel it, and there's no complex process of filling a syringe (omg shudder).
So, thankfully my new job has medical insurance and mine becomes effective March 1st.! First thing I do is find a doc who knows how to deal with Type 2 diabetes and I get myself healthy again. Could be a long process, but it's time to get working on it if I want to finish a couple more albums (heh).
Anyway, soon hopefully moving back into my own furnished efficiency apartment as my current contract is supposed to be long-term, possibly contract-t-hire. It'd be nice to stop interviewing every six months to a year.. blech.
More music coming, and soon.. some games! Zombie Slugs rises from the ashes!