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It Has Been Ages!!!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Trudy Aug 24, 2013. 6 Replies

It feels like a lifetime since I have had the time to sit down and tell my friends here on Tu exactly what has been going on.I have been working close to 50 hours a week al the while maintaining a…Continue

Update on the Smokinbeaver

Started this discussion. Last reply by pancreaswanted Apr 4, 2013. 3 Replies

Just thought I would update y'all on my wife, Sharon (aka smokinbeaver).She had her nerve test today and they is no nerve damage in her right arm (she dislocated her shoulder). The doctors feel that…Continue

As if we hadn't had enough

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pastelpainter Mar 28, 2013. 8 Replies

Okay...I hereby throw in the white towel. I'll even throw in a pot or two if it will help.This afternoon my lovely wife, Sharon (aka smokinbeaver), fell and dislocated her right shoulder. So another…Continue

I'm Home

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gerri Mar 23, 2013. 10 Replies

They finally let me out and I'm here at the house.I want to thank all of you for your comments, thoughts and prayers.More to follow later.SparkyContinue

 

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
me
The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 2 diabetes
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April 12, 1988
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Thanks

Posted on January 25, 2013 at 12:42pm 2 Comments

Thanks to everyone for the birthday wishes.

I spent the better part of the day in Jackson at my endo's office. All is well diabetes wise and for the fourth time in a row my A1c was 5.8. Four times in a row must mean that I am doing something right caring for the diabetes. So yay me!!

Now tonight I will see if I can tear that trend up with a little birthday cake and ice cream.

Okay a lot of birthday cake and ice cream.

I do not plan on saving any cake for any of…

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D&D #15

Posted on January 9, 2013 at 1:41am 3 Comments

D&D #15 - Turned 100



Okay, so I didn't turn 100. I did have my 100 anniversary for dialysis on yesterday. I have made it through 100 dialysis sessions. Yea me!!



Actually I do think it's something to be a little proud of. That means I have spent over 400 hours with my butt glued to that chair sleeping and watching TV. Now you can ask any man and they will tell you that is quite an accomplishment. Most of the time the nagger-in-chief will walk in and wake us… Continue

D & D #14

Posted on December 7, 2012 at 1:00am 4 Comments

Diabetes and Dialysis #14



Another month has gone by and Christmas is just a few weeks away. Most of the shopping is done and we go to get our tree tomorrow.



I am just a big kid and I love Christmas. I love the tree, and by the way it MUST be a live one. Ain't no plastic tree in my house. Our family has always favored long needle pines. My dad liked white pines. In North Carolina we used to go out in the woods and cut one down. Usually they were yellow pines but we loved… Continue

D & D #13

Posted on November 2, 2012 at 11:43am 4 Comments

Diabetes and Dialysis #13

Well here it is the month of November. Thanksgiving will be here soon and Christmas won't be far behind.

On the dialysis front I am still in goal on all my blood tests. In fact, other than my protein levels, everything is spot on. My protein is in the band just a little lower than they would like.

Still not taking any "binders". These are drugs they give you that will bind with specific things in your blood that allows the dialysis process to…

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At 5:28pm on September 29, 2014, Kathy said…

Hi Sparky. You crossed my mind today.
How are you doing? And feeling?
Things going okay with the family?
I would love to hear from you when you have a sec.

At 5:38pm on July 6, 2014, SEAGATOR said…

Hello Jon. I still like you even if you do not like me. I am doing great. Only 2 more pt sessions. I can do most things.I enjmoyed the bed after a day of therapy and walking. How are things with you?> I hope Sharon is doing well. Russ has to see a heart specialist but has to waot until August 11. Take careof yourself. Your friend, Reed

At 5:36pm on June 23, 2014, SEAGATOR said…

Hello Jon. Getting better every day. I only have 5 more sessions pf pt. I am doing just about everything. I will be so glad to get out of the wheelchair. How are things with you? Work still crazt? Take good care. Your friend,
Reed

At 7:20pm on June 2, 2014, Adam Wys said…

Thank you for the wishes! :)

At 8:54pm on March 11, 2014, 88keyman said…

Thank you, BP!

At 1:12pm on February 10, 2014, Marie B said…

Sparky how are you doing? long time no see. people are talking about incendiary devices in the chat room right now and I thought of you. fondly,
marie

At 8:14am on December 18, 2013, nicndismom said…

Thank you for the kind welcome:)

At 11:54am on December 17, 2013, Hanna Mählen Roche Diabetes Care said…

Thanks so much for the birthday wishes! :)

At 7:53am on December 7, 2013, David Wheeler said…

Thank all of you in the tudiabetes community. I have found the comments, advice, suggestions not only helpful in allaying my fears but also increasing my personal awareness and instilling a wider care for ALL of us and others w/ chronic diseases.

David

At 2:47am on December 5, 2013, Brunetta said…

thanks so much for your birthday wish.. Have a great day.

 
 
 

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