Hi everyone. I will try to make this short which is a major feat for me!! lol I was diagnosed with Diabetes in 1991 I believe, high blood also at the same time. I think it was the job I had started in '90 and all the stress!! I've done well all of these years but it seems lately that my body is falling apart. I had cancer in '07, had to go on disability....then at the end of '08 had bypass surgery with 6 blockages. I have a very hard time with meds because I'm one of those 1% people. If there's a side effect I'm going to get it!
I've recently been put on insulin....per my request the first time. The doctor put me on Lantus to which I had a breathing allergy. So, he tried another pill (3 diff. ones).....two I was already on.....ACTOS!! I guess in a way the side effects were a mixed blessing since it is now known or suspected to cause bladder cancer! I bloated up like a balloon and put on unneeded 30 lbs!!! I took myself off of that and then went to the doc. My face was bloated and I felt like I was blown up like a balloon BUT it made my bsl's come down! Figures.
I don't have a problem taking insulin at all but now since I started that I've developed some neuropathy in mainly my right foot. Is it a coincidence or not?
I have 3 beautiful girls..........furbabies that is named Hannah, Abby and Cami. I'm sure you will be seeing pics of them. They are my life, my family and my heart. They are what keeps me going. I have no support from what little family I have left. Even with all of the health problems I have no one really keeps in contact with me much at all. I guess you can tell that I live alone. Me and my girls. I don't want to get into a "woe is me" thing so I'd best be quiet for now. To be honest I've been in tears for 2 days now.
Thank you all so very much and thank you for letting me in the group. I have a very good friend on here that has been trying to get me to join for probably a year? lol