On a recent weekday morning not too long after I arrived at the office, I opened up my briefcase to grab my blood meter case to do a test.
It wasn't in there, in the regular spot it's at in the middle of the bag.
Thinking back to the busy workday before and how the evening was a hectic one at home, I realized I must have pulled it out for a test at some point and left it at home.
Luckily, I keep a backup case in my desk with a meter, lancing device and strips. So, I pulled that out to do a test - but saw that apparently I'd taken out the backup vial of strips at some point and didn't replace them.
Backup plan, foiled.
I reflected back to a recent blog post I'd written earlier in the week about the times when our D-Backup Plans Fail, and smiled at how I wrote that just a few days before this very situation came up.
And looking at my Dexcom, I saw the same ??? from earlier in the morning.
Plus, my blood sugar felt high.
It was a busy day and I couldn't leave for the 20-minute drive home to grab my case or a new vial of strips, I was left with a whole day without testing. I ended up getting a scattered couple results during the day on the CGM, so I did give myself a few units to correct. But as mentioned, it was an eight-hour workday without a single test.
Of course, driving home 8 hours after all this surfaced, I discovered something rather interesting:
My regular blood meter case wasn't actually forgotten at home.
No, actually it was in the front pouch of my bag - the very spot I'd stuffed it the day before and left it overnight without doing a test before I'd left for work again.
Wouldn't you figure that's how it would all turn out...
That discovery came about 10 minutes from arriving home, and I spent the remaining 10 minutes laughing about it and shaking my head at myself.