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Kary Noguerat liked Robyn's discussion How many Test Strips do you use in 1 month? Just Curious.
Feb 10
Margaret Ford replied to Robyn's discussion 'How many Test Strips do you use in 1 month? Just Curious.'
"If you have had no complications you are doing the right thing. I think your fingers heal after you test."
Feb 3
sdkate replied to Robyn's discussion 'How many Test Strips do you use in 1 month? Just Curious.'
"I will admit that I didn't use to test enough.....once a day.....but for the last two years if not three, I test at least five times a day and maybe more if I have highs or lows. I figure if I know where I am at with numbers, I will know how to…"
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Tom replied to Robyn's discussion 'How many Test Strips do you use in 1 month? Just Curious.'
"I am not compulsive I just want to stick around a little bit longer on earth. I check my blood sugar every time I feel tired or am having an urge to use the bathroom more than I normally would. I can still remember having to use urine to test with a…"
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October 10, 1993
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Shots, Diet and Exercise


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At 12:18pm on July 21, 2014, thisisbs said…

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.

At 9:38am on July 10, 2014, Lois said…

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.

At 6:01pm on May 13, 2014, Dave said…

Hiya Robyn, Saw Ryan mention that you'd had a victrectomy -- how are you doing? I've always thought you had gorgeous eyes every time I see your avatar around TuD, so I hope they're okay!

BTW, accept my friend request from ages ago! :-)

At 8:30am on March 23, 2014, rick (aka: #blankieboy) said…

Hi Robyn, I ran across your lovely picture today as i was greeting and I want you to knwo I am thinking of you and I hope you are doing well.

Rick Phillips

At 8:24am on March 12, 2014, Sportster said…

Hi, Robyn!
Just letting you know that you are missed and I hope you are doing well.

At 6:40am on December 23, 2013, Eric said…

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!

At 1:08pm on September 18, 2013, GerryK said…

Hi Robyn,hope all is well with you

At 6:19am on July 18, 2013, Sai said…

Dear Robyn, how are you doing? Just wanted to say hi to all my friends on TUD. Logging in after a long time, hope all is well with you :)

At 5:47am on June 17, 2013, SEAGATOR said…

Dear Robyn. We miss you. Thinking of you andhoping all is going well with you. How are the eyes? Any more treatments? Please say hello. HUGS,Reed

At 5:34am on June 6, 2013, SEAGATOR said…

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

At 1:49pm on March 30, 2013, Kathy said…

Happy Easter Robyn! Chair dancing to this wonderful song.

At 4:57pm on March 19, 2013, SEAGATOR said…

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

At 6:50am on March 9, 2013, SEAGATOR said…

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

At 10:57am on March 7, 2013, Marie B said…

hi Robyn, what's happening, my friend? hope you are doing well, a little bird told me you're on round 2 of the eye stuff. we'd love to hear from you here.

At 10:07pm on March 4, 2013, Linda G said…

I'm passing this on to a few more of my friends ♥ Have a great Tuesday!!
luv and hugs....linda

At 1:02pm on March 4, 2013, SEAGATOR said…

Hello Robyn. Thinking of you and hoping and praying your appontment of the 28th went well.

Can you believe it was 30 degrees last moght. We had to cover all the plants.

Do not give up HOPE we are all rooting for you. A big hug. Reed

At 12:32pm on March 3, 2013, Leanna said…

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!

At 4:41pm on February 26, 2013, SEAGATOR said…

Hello Robyn. Thinking of you and praying you have good luck on Thursday. We are under a tornado watch. I do not need that. Let me know how you make out. HUGS,Reed

At 12:25pm on February 24, 2013, Marie B said…

hey Robyn, if by some bit of luck, you can join us Friday afternoon for Dr Wong's chat

he;s a famous retina specialist. at least if you want, you could leave a comment or question on the event page. sorry to hear about more eye stuff for you. we miss ya,

ever your friend

At 6:09am on February 22, 2013, bikette said…

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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