"On 'good' days, I can get away with 4-6; on 'normal' days, 10; on bad days, 15; on really bad (sick) days - like several last week 20; and on horrible days 28-30! On the bad, and worse days, I may need to adjust my temp basal…"
"I found Relion strips at Wal-Mart, too! 50 strips for $9! What a find! The meter is $16 and I take it to work so if it gets lost or stolen...a lot less problems. I test 10-15 times a day. Brittle diabetic on a pump with frequent lows because I am a…"
"I use 8-10 per day. I am on Medicare, so my Endocrinologist has to write for an exception to the normal 4 per day they cover. Medicare gives my supplier a lot of hassle every year, refuses to pay for the strips, but I have United Health Care…"
Hi Robyn! I have been trying to do some reading and searching about vitrectomy. I have found a few comments here and there of yours that seemed to parallel my situation a little bit. I had a vitrectomy on May 7, and as of yet have no improvement in my vision and there is now discussion of a second surgery to clear it up. I am really hoping and praying it does not come to that. Could you direct me to a link to a thread or something of your experience so I can get the full story? It sounds like yours took awhile to heal as well and I'd be interested to read anything you may have posted about it. Thanks!
Dear old friend Robyn: Just thinking of you and pining for our old close relationship again. Wondering how you are doing and, from reading some of your messages, you are experiencing problems with your eyes and finances. I know how that is. Although it isn't so much my eyes (still having problems with reading), I have a myriad of problems I'm trying to deal with and the cruddy financial woes. Believe me, dear sister, I know from whence you come!
I am hoping you are doing better soon and will have the urge to give me a "howdy there" on TUD or even call me. I can give you my number on our private channels if you wish.
Longing to hear your voice and know that your lovely face is smiling.
P.S. You have such a lovely family. I enjoy looking at your pics.
Awesome, It's almost criminal that the disability system denies people the way they do...I certainly didn't even want to apply, I had a VERY good job, but it had become extremely unsafe for me to drive. So, what are you going to do. I still try to stay positive! Eric
Hello Robyn. I have been thinking of you and wondering how you are. Did you get a job? How are the eyes? Any more treatments., I am doing fine except for the knees. CAT has been in the hospital about 50 days. Finally home. I think a feeding tube. Hope things are well with you. HUGS,Reed
Hello Robyn. Thinking of you and wanted to pop in and say hello. Saw the eye doctor yesterday pressure in both eyes HIGH he was not concerned as I had cortisone shots in knees that pushyed me to BG 424 now 180. He could not be too concerned as he said see me in 6 months. I hope you are well and happoer. HUGS,Reed
Robyn/ I have been thinking about you. How did the appointment of the 28th go? Did they do more work? Did uou finally get your disability...there is mo reason why you shouldn't. Been thinking about and praying that things go well. HUGS,Reed
Hey there Robyn! I've been using Tudiabetes a bit more then I did for a while again and just wanted to check in and say Hi to some of the people I used to talk to on here :) I'm doing much better then I used to diabetes wise and staying very busy with school and piano. Hope you and your lovely family are doing great!
Thanks for the reply, Robyn. I'm glad you got a bit of a break, although I'm not sure why you would need a break from US wonderful tuD folks!? I know you are a fighter and that's one of the many reasons I like you, but still I wish I could wave a wand and make your financial woes go away. I'd say I'll share my lottery winnings with you, except for that little detail about my not having spare cash to spend on the tickets! But if some miracle does drop a load of cash on my head, I'll certainly be in touch with you and several others - at least once I recover from the concussion of having all that money land on my head! Well, it's really busy in this tax office now and being "functionally blind" as I was told yesterday, makes it sorta hard to read all the tiny numbers on my tax program and those programs just assume you wouldn't be doing tax stuff if you couldn't see so they don't let you augment the fonts one bit. I have the monitor on my desk in front of my face, but that means the keyboard is underneath it and hard to access. I got some contacts yesterday which help with distance but I can't read anything up close with them on so if I can't find some magnifying specs for that today, I'll have to leave the contacts for after tax too.
Anyway, nuff kvetching, I'll try to follow your lead and Fight my way through this next morass of medical mismanagement. See you in May!
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