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
Welcome Pam. Chances are someone here has walked at least half a mile in your shoes. You can either search out the discussion or create a new one for more curren experiences. At times I have popped in and out of here myself. This is a very intereting and helpful group.
Hi to everyone who responded to this post. It was made quite a long time ago. :P But I thank you just the same. Since this post I've lost my precious Hannah 2 days b4 my birthday in May. :( I do have 3 kitties again tho. I rescued Cami from outside....she was already spayed and ear-tipped (I had a feeling she was bcs she never got pregnant)...phew!....I had fed her for over a year and finally was able to bring her in on one very windy and rainy night where she was crying at my window. One year later she is happy to be in a warm, dry home and her and Abby are just now really getting used to each other.....BUT, the newest addition is Little Buddy...he was outside at the same time as Cami.....then he disappeared for 6/7 months. My guess is that he was trapped in a house on the next street where this older man had tons of cats and dogs not being taken care of and in filth. They found this when the man had passed away and his little 9 yr. old g'daughter had to call 911. Poor little thing. :( So, my theory is that when Buddy got out he zoomed over here as fast as he could!! Now he's fixed and in the house. We are under transition of trying to get the 2 girls and him used to each other since he likes to jump on them. Yikes!!
I hope everyone has a very HAPPY THANKSGIVING this year. I will be spending it alone for the first time in a long time. Well, me and my "kids".