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"Susan, I am really glad you are not giving up and yet trying not to get through the day but to actually make each and every day a most special one. I don't know if I told you I had gotten another cat yet a while ago. It is a baby body, Zachary…"
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"Hi Ellen-Thanks for your uplifting message. I do try to make it thru each day. One day at a time. I do not sleep well and spend the next day in a fog. My BS are becoming weird. If I go to sleep with a corrected high # I can drop to 50 by morning. I…"
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"Hi Cat, Hang in there. I think you are just going through a down time. I went through times when I felt for the most part life wasn't worth it. Something inside kept me going through all the bad times and the pain. I am not better but I am…"
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"Hi Ellen-How are you ? Well I hope. I have resigned myself to my situation. My walking is not good and I don't feel too well most of the time. I do things when I feel OK, & don't do much when I feeel poorly. The new med that I told you…"
Feb 28
catlover commented on Sensorium139's blog post 'I'm in. the. hospital. again'
"I can relate to you. Unfortunately, I have been a patient in several hospitals in my area. My admissions were not related to my Diabetes. I have found the ignorance relating to D to be universal. The medical staffs are clueless on how to keep D…"
Feb 28
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"Hi Cat, how'd you do with the snow yesterday? we barely got any, and I am not complaining. friends of mine 30 min away got 6 inches. now today it's 40 and just about feel like wearing shorts. lol. the lancets came, what a nice package. now…"
Feb 22
catlover left a comment for lotsofshots
"Hi Ellen-It is really cold today, currently 15 and it is dropping to 2 tonight. How are you feeling ? I am about the same. Still not sleeping well and tired all day. I see my Neuro on Tuesday, we will discuss a new med that just came out. I hope it…"
Feb 15
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Feb 10
lotsofshots left a comment for catlover
"Hi Cat, I have been having trouble sleeping too. When I get back from class I do housework and cook. I get ready for the next day and play with the animals. I guess I get all excited because I go to bed at 10 to get 8 hours tired as can be and…"
Feb 6
catlover left a comment for lotsofshots
"Hi Ellen- I haven't been on all week. Just very tired from not sleeping well. Getting up 4-5 X a night doesn't provide much sleep. I have started riding my stationery bike. I brought it from the house. I try to ride 2-3 miles a day. I…"
Feb 6
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"glitter-graphics.com Hi Cat :) Thanks so much for the New Year Wishes ! I wish you and your family a really blessed 2015. I have not been online in weeks so now reading and trying to catch up on everyone and happenings on the home page.Think I…"
Jan 31
lotsofshots left a comment for catlover
"Hi Cat, I am so sorry that you are having troubles with your PD medications not working and I will pray that this new medication helps you. I know having chronic illnesses is exhausting and that PD has a lot of symptoms that are frustrating and…"
Jan 31
catlover left a comment for Cathy
"Hi Cathy- How have you been ? I have my good days and my not so good days. I guess thst is how life will be. It is really cold here and some snow is expected on Sunday night. We did not get too much this past week only about 3-4 inches. Did you have…"
Jan 30
catlover left a comment for lotsofshots
"Hi Ellen-I am trying to stay positive about my health problems. I will be starting a new med by April. It has just been approved by the FDA. I saw it the Internet and asked my neuro about it. He said it should work for me. You certainly stay busy.…"
Jan 30
lotsofshots left a comment for catlover
"I was gone for a long time too, just got back on myself. Whenever I try something new like going to DC, I get sick. It is the addition of things that pile up. I have been fixing up the house and cooking for fun lately. We are supposed to get a big…"
Jan 26
catlover left a comment for lotsofshots
"Hi Ellen-I haven't been on too much lately. Still not feeling too well. My meds aren't working like they should. I guess that is just the way it will be. How are all of your pets doing ? I hope you haven't tsken on too much with 3…"
Jan 24

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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 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
to meet other diabetics and give support
Date diagnosed
February 26, 1999
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
6.7 July 2011 ; 6.3 Dec 2011; 6.9% Nov.2012; 6.3 Nov.2013; March 2014 6.5
Type of treatment/devices you use
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Again a sad ending

Posted on December 25, 2014 at 9:24am 2 Comments

It has been a little over 2 years since my last blog. I feel compelled to write again to tell the sad tale of another friend and former neighbor who succumbed to diabetic complications. John passed away last night ( Christmas Eve)after suffering quite a few years with Diabetes. He was in denial for the entire time after his diagnosis about 8 years ago. He would brag that he could eat anything he wanted according to his doctor. His BG was OK at 200. My husband, a non-diabetic, would suggest…

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Hard to say Goodbye

Posted on November 20, 2012 at 9:31am 7 Comments

This past weekend was a sad time around our house. A very good friend of Jim and myself passed away on Saturday from uncontrolled Diabetes. Everyone who knew Stan, constantly was telling him to lose weight and watch his Blood Glucose. He was a type 2 diabetic for about 15 years. He used every excuse in the book to continue his poor eating choices. Which led to an amputated toe, triple by-pass surgery and kidney dialysis. His wife nagged, cajoled, begged and prayed for him to take care of…

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Adventures in Hospitalland -Part 2

Posted on June 21, 2012 at 8:44am 5 Comments

While I was in the ER, medical personnel asked me many questions about the meds I took for my maladies. One of these people was a hospitalist ( a doc who works at a hospital, but has no outside practice.) When discussing insulin, she said I would be put on a sliding scale. I said NO I WON"T, the sliding scale is out-dated and an old way of dosing insulin. She looked at me confused and said how do you dose your insulin ? I said I count my carbs and dose according to how much food I will be…

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Adventures in Hospitalland

Posted on June 20, 2012 at 12:39pm 7 Comments

Some of you may know that I was in the hospital last week for a case of cellulitis. I came home on Friday and am recovering. As we all know, hospitals are not good places for diabetics. My husband took me to the ER ( which my PCP doctor said to do.) Suspecting that I would be admitted for treatment of IV antibiotics, I took along with me my meter and my insulin vial and syringe. In the ER they confirmed that I had cellulitis and, yes I would be admitted. I told every medical professional…

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At 5:06pm on March 26, 2015, lotsofshots said…

Susan, I am really glad you are not giving up and yet trying not to get through the day but to actually make each and every day a most special one. I don't know if I told you I had gotten another cat yet a while ago. It is a baby body, Zachary who looks just like Zen. Will have to get the camera out so you can so this!
Well, we had out spring snowstorm and coldness and today it is kind of balmy and nice. I am surprised it is already dark out. Nice day.
I am doing a lot better. Putting off the neck operation until they prove that it is necessary. Not just say it prove it. Sounds like you have picked yourself out a nice place to live if Zorro likes it. Here's wishing you renewed energy and special healing for your spring treat. Love Ellen

At 12:14pm on March 23, 2015, lotsofshots said…

Hi Cat, Hang in there. I think you are just going through a down time. I went through times when I felt for the most part life wasn't worth it. Something inside kept me going through all the bad times and the pain. I am not better but I am HEALING. I want that for you to. Just have a bit of patience. All my close friends are heros, and that means you. Look at Reed, look at Kathy's story. You are all winners and I love you for that. Talk soon more.
Ellen

At 11:59am on February 22, 2015, Marie B said…

Hi Cat, how'd you do with the snow yesterday? we barely got any, and I am not complaining. friends of mine 30 min away got 6 inches. now today it's 40 and just about feel like wearing shorts. lol. the lancets came, what a nice package. now I think I'll change it every day. good for you doing the bike. hugs!

At 12:32pm on February 6, 2015, lotsofshots said…

Hi Cat, I have been having trouble sleeping too. When I get back from class I do housework and cook. I get ready for the next day and play with the animals. I guess I get all excited because I go to bed at 10 to get 8 hours tired as can be and can't sleep. My arthritis keeps me up, and my stomach hurts. I have a real hard time getting up at 5 am and adjusting my schedule. My normal waking time is from 630-7. I am tired all day. The hospital is huge and they have me going all over the place on four separate floors so I am walking a lot. I am going to start PT and use a gym and pool in March. When I get out of the car from driving I am so stiff I can't walk but then it gets better. Sitting in class makes me stiff too. I might have to use a cane in the morning. My neuropathy is getting bad too. I am glad that I can do most things though and it does improve during the day.
I think the bike will help you. I want to walk the dog but I have been to busy so he has been going in the yard. I have been doing a lot of housework so I have gotten exercise doing that, especially cleaning the carpets. I will wash the dog today as well. That will be a challenge.
It got very cold and windy yesterday after it was 60 the day before. I was miserable outside going from the parking lot. It is a walk. Now it is gray and cold. We may get snow but they always forecast it and it rains. It seems like it is cloudy every day now just about.
The cats are fine, but Zen is being a snot. She is mean to the new cat and he keeps his distance. He comes out, eats and stuff and lays on the chair but then he goes under the bed because of her. He looks at me and lets me pet him but she has control of the top of my bed so he only comes on once in a while for a few minutes. She is like that with Ammi too.
Take care. Reed is back. I am so glad to hear from him.

At 9:29pm on January 31, 2015, wendy said…

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Hi Cat :) Thanks so much for the New Year Wishes ! I wish you and your family a really blessed 2015. I have not been online in weeks so now reading and trying to catch up on everyone and happenings on the home page.Think I best get some sleep now .Good Night Sweet Cat :)
At 4:20am on January 31, 2015, lotsofshots said…

Hi Cat, I am so sorry that you are having troubles with your PD medications not working and I will pray that this new medication helps you. I know having chronic illnesses is exhausting and that PD has a lot of symptoms that are frustrating and painful. I think one thing that is difficult for both of us is the constant fatigue.
I am doing the rollercoaster thing with the diabetes. I didn't get home until after 8 last night and I was low at 600 this morning. It was a painful wakeup call. Lows seem to make any other pain worse so my neck and arms are killing me from pinched nerves. I am supposed to start PT for this in March. I am putting off seeing the neurosurgeon because I am so scared of surgery. I hope the PT helps. I won't take pain medication. I just can't tolerate it and it makes things worse.
It is freezing here. We had a drop in temperature and really high winds and possibly a snowstorm on Monday. The weather keeps saying snow but we don't get it.
I am having fun here with my three animals. Zen is pasted to me, spoiled as ever. The little boy cat Zach is less scared. He is coming out and playing, eating in front of me and getting adjusted. He is really cute. He and Zen look like twins only he is huskier. She is jealous and hisses when he gets any attention. What a drama queen.
Ammi got a bit fat and is now on a diet. He is losing weight nicely. At first it was hard, but the green beans and rawhide treats help. Our siding glass door is sticking so it is miserable to get it open to let him outside. Have to get that fixed.
Well, I guess I will have some coffee and try to wake up. I hope this headache goes away!

At 4:32am on January 26, 2015, lotsofshots said…

I was gone for a long time too, just got back on myself. Whenever I try something new like going to DC, I get sick. It is the addition of things that pile up. I have been fixing up the house and cooking for fun lately.
We are supposed to get a big storm tonight. It is raining right now and very blustery. I don't want to go but I have the Endo appointment so I must. I am going to miss a class because I can't get moving. Do you take Neurontin. It helps with sleep. I have been taking it only at night and I do sleep through. I wake up so stiff. A shower usually helps. How is the new place. Are you getting used to all the things available in the area.
I don't know what is going to happen here but it is going to happen. I bet we will get used to it after a while. As long as my friends are here that is all that matters. If you totally hate it you can join Facebook. Many are there already. I think this site-you will be able use it. Admin will help you if you get stuck.

At 4:33am on January 17, 2015, lotsofshots said…

Hi Cat, How is the New Year treating you? Do you have cold weather yet? We have had some and a couple times it snowed and melted. I am not used to the cold weather. I have to walk from the parking lot at the hospital and the wind is really chilly. I have to find gloves. I lost them but I know they are here somewhere in the house.
How is the new home? Are you enjoying it. It sounds like your cat has found a nice spot by the window. I hope you consider that the move might have set you back some health wise. I am sorry that your PD is not under control, but I am kind of glad that you are not taking that new medication. I hope you feel better.
I went to the shelter for fun. I should never do that because I ended up seeing a cat that looked just like Zen only a boy and I ended up getting it. Now it is under the bed and has been except when it was hiding behind the commode. Zen is livid with jealously and Ammi is hanging by the bed and doesn't know what to think. Zen must smell him because he hasn't come out, though he did go in the bathroom last night. I never heard Zen growl so deep before. She is mad. At first she wouldn't come near me, now she is sitting on the bed by me. When I put the food and water under the bed of course she had to go eat some. I haven't heard anything but squeaks from Zachary, that is the name that I gave him, Zach and Zen.
I have three days off so I am going to clean the house which is looking pretty good. I am working on my room and the kitchen and two of the bathrooms and the laundry. I always get behind when I am out of the house during the day. The diabetes does me in. Yesterday after the hospital I took a nap at 200 PM and slept until 600 AM and I woke up feeling sore and sick. Once I made coffee and walked around I felt good. I miss you. Ellen

At 5:56pm on January 15, 2015, lotsofshots said…

Hi Cat, I am sorry that you are not feeling a bit better. Maybe the move took more out of you than you believed. I know that happens to me. Just having a friend spend the night did me in and I was sick the next day.
I was tempted to get another cat. It is a boy and it looks just like Zen. Right now he is hiding behind the commode, so I put some towels over it and some on the floor. Zen has been growling and pitching a fit, and she is hissing at her new toy. She knows that something is up. I hope they get along. Of course Amadeus has his nose in the pie. He is coming in every few minutes to check out the situation. I will be gone all day tomorrow so hopefully friends will be made. The cats will stay upstairs. Zach lets me pet him and has his face out, but that is about it.
I am home with the flu now hoping to be better tomorrow and go into DC.
I don't want anymore pills either. I think sometimes they just aren't worth it. It is cold for us, 30 degrees and damp. I think it is going to get warmer and I am happy about that.
I hope you feel better. I know what you mean about the feet sticking to the floor. I run out of gas so easy I can't do the simplest things like roll over. I am really pushing the limit going to DC. I was going five days. I might try three until I feel better. They are leaving the liver alone for now but when they were doing imaging they found some problems in my neck that are messing up my hands. I hope therapy will help, no more surgery if I can help it.

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