Brent came over on Friday evening to play some Dominion. We only got to play two rounds of Hinterlands, and I won both, but I think I was pretty lucky, and he passed up a lot of opportunities to buy Provinces early on. We had some pretty interesting cards to play with, too - both rounds had Highway, Scheme, and Border Village in play, so we were both drawing large portions of our deck every turn. I cleaned a big space in the basement for the game, so at least I did something productive, and we might be able to get together again in the future. At least, with the basement bathroom mostly in working order, I can finally potentially invite people over instead of needing to bring my games to them.
My blood sugar has been holding steady despite my increased carb intake, so I've pushed things up yet again, going for breads, pasta, or potatoes at almost every meal, and even drinking a bottle of Ramune from before I thought I was diabetic. I'm not particularly worried about overdoing it in the short term, and I'm still testing every three days, so if I do manage to cross a line, I'll know in short order. I'm still keeping a pretty balanced diet, with plenty of meat and vegetables, but I'm getting back to the types of food I used to eat years ago, with diet soda instead of regular and sugar-free bread and milk when I'm at home. And significantly less candy, which I'm pretty sure was the problem all along.
As for my mood and self-image, they've been much better since the EMDR session. I've had a couple of flashbacks, but they're almost immediately followed with a strong sense of okayness. I really have no idea what further improvement to expect from future sessions, but this is pretty amazing so far.