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"Ellen-What a lively surprise ! I love the ducks ( I think they are ducks ?) You shouldn't have, but I am glad you did. I will hang them in the new apt. Did you make them ? Things are moving along. Jim was able to bring over many packed boxes…"
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"Hi Cat, Did you know that you are the only Catlover here? I just looked you up on the Members list. How are things going with you? I hope that I don't have to worry that you are getting sick these last few days. I hope that you get over to the…"
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Jul 19
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"Dear Cat, I am so sorry that your friend passed away. My deepest sympathy goes out to you and Jim. I hope that you can get your bgs under control. I hope that you are not too busy with the moving. You are almost done. "
Jul 18
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"Hi Ellen-Thanks for all of your messages. It has been crazy here the past few days. Our good friend and attorney, only 66 yo, passed away. He was a great guy and will be missed very much. The funeral was yesterday. It was quite sad. He had leukemia.…"
Jul 17
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"Hi Cat, I went to the VA today. I saw a NP. Two weeks from now I see a real Dr. I am supposed to get an MRI of my liver to see what kind of tumor I have there. It is about the size of a thumb. I got a chance to go to the pool today and the sun was…"
Jul 16
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"Here is the escape artist. Guilty as charged out in the garden this morning."
Jul 16
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Jul 16
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"Good Morning Cat, I has rained here very hard. I thought my potted plants may blow off the deck the wind was blowing so hard. They are okay though. The sky looks so black. I wish that I lived by you so that I could help you with the packing and see…"
Jul 16
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"Hi Cat, The doctor seems to think that I have neuropathy in my digestive system from the surgery, the cutting of all the nerves in my abdomen. He said that my gall bladder could be damaged. They imaged a tumor that was only a couple cm in my liver…"
Jul 14
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"Joanne-What a beautiful family you have. Congrats on the new grandchild. Now you have 4. Correct ? Jim and I have been busy packing for our move to our new apt. The big day is to be Aug. 5. What a job emptying out our house of 44 years. Jim goes to…"
Jul 14
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"Hi Ellen-Sorry you have neuropathy in your stomach. That seems like a weird place for it. I hope you are helped by the Neurontin.I love the pic of your garden. I am jealous of the veggies you are growing. They always taste better when home grown. We…"
Jul 14
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"Cat-Ugh, I am sorry that you have neuropathy too. I find it very painful... I just have it in my stomach which is the creepiest feeling. It is like a giant cramp. Lately it has really been bothering me. I just woke up and it is very hot already. It…"
Jul 14
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"Ellen-I forgot to mention my neuropathy is in my feet and sometimes creeps up my legs. I find it worse when my BG are running higher than they should. I hope it helps you."
Jul 13
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"Ellen-Thanks for your words of wisdom about Maggie. It is calmer already without her. She was always looking to eat something and I would almost trip over her when I was in the kitchen. Zorro, on the other hand couldn't care less about eating…"
Jul 13
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"Hi Cat, I hope things have calmed down and that Zorro feels a lot better. I have been thinking and I think it is good that you have one cat. What would you do at the new place with no basement if Maggie acted up? I know you probably feel bad but…"
Jul 13

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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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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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A special lunch with a special guy

Posted on July 24, 2011 at 12:37pm 3 Comments

I just returned from a trip to California, primarily to visit with my daughter, son-in-law, and grandson. My husband and I try to get there at least 2 times a year. This time in addition to the family, my husband, Jim and I also had the opportunity to have lunch with Manny Hernandez. For those of you who do not know, Manny is the founder and "fearless" leader of the Diabetes

Hand Foundation, of which TuDiabetes is the social network we all belong to. The DHF office is in Berkeley and Jim… Continue

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At 11:40am on July 21, 2014, lotsofshots said…

Hi Cat, Did you know that you are the only Catlover here? I just looked you up on the Members list. How are things going with you? I hope that I don't have to worry that you are getting sick these last few days. I hope that you get over to the new place with now snags and that your stuff gets packed and moved without any breakage.
I have been busy going to doctors and therapists this coming week. This is stressful seeing all new people but the lady who saw me today was really nice.
I am trying to clean up around here but it is not easy with the neuropathy and the pain. I am organizing my paperwork now. I had a little snafu in the garden. Somebody or something ate my parsley in the pot. Ammi looks guilty but I don't want to blame him if it was a bird. It is like a lawnmower hit the pot. How is Zorro doing, and Jim?

At 7:05am on July 20, 2014, Linda G said…

Cat....how are you? Sorry for the delay in replying. The downsizing move
is a bittersweet one. 44 years in one home....many memories. You don't realize how much you've accumulated, it just slowly builds up!
Len and I will likely soon be thinking of downsizing too....don't want to, but might have to. Len is retired....when I retire in 4 years, it would be more affordable. Are you able to have your son take some treasures to their home? Hope you're getting better day by day ♥
Baskets of hugs....linda

At 2:58pm on July 19, 2014, lotsofshots said…

At 6:33am on July 18, 2014, lotsofshots said…

Dear Cat, I am so sorry that your friend passed away. My deepest sympathy goes out to you and Jim. I hope that you can get your bgs under control. I hope that you are not too busy with the moving. You are almost done.

At 3:30pm on July 16, 2014, lotsofshots said…

Hi Cat, I went to the VA today. I saw a NP. Two weeks from now I see a real Dr. I am supposed to get an MRI of my liver to see what kind of tumor I have there. It is about the size of a thumb.
I got a chance to go to the pool today and the sun was out. It was nice. The pool really calms me down. How is the moving going? Ellen

At 6:50am on July 16, 2014, lotsofshots said…

Here is the escape artist. Guilty as charged out in the garden this morning.

At 6:49am on July 16, 2014, lotsofshots said…

At 4:55am on July 16, 2014, lotsofshots said…

Good Morning Cat, I has rained here very hard. I thought my potted plants may blow off the deck the wind was blowing so hard. They are okay though. The sky looks so black.
I wish that I lived by you so that I could help you with the packing and see your new place. You must be almost done with things by now. I guess that you have not been shopping for furniture. You can always fill out the blanks once you are in the house.
I am getting ready to go to the VA in order to see what is going on with my health. I hope that they can help me. I have not been feeling too well. I have been in bed-boring. I got some coloring pages of fairies and angels to keep me busy. They are so pretty. I wish I could still draw but I am shaking again. I hope that goes away.
How is Zorro doing? Zen keeps escaping into the back yard where the garden is. Then we get worried about her being outside and have to chase her. Of course Ammi gets involved and we have to run all around. The door to the back gets stuck open, we have to fix it. She runs out so fast. Well, I hope that you are almost done. How are you feeling? Ellen

At 10:33am on July 14, 2014, lotsofshots said…

Hi Cat, The doctor seems to think that I have neuropathy in my digestive system from the surgery, the cutting of all the nerves in my abdomen. He said that my gall bladder could be damaged. They imaged a tumor that was only a couple cm in my liver and now I have to get an MRI to find out what it is. I am really scared of needing another surgery. I don't think that would be much fun.
I went to the pool and stayed two hours. I swim back and forth and it takes away the pain pronto. I enjoy the hot sun and the cool water.
I hope that Zorro will adjust, I sounds like Zen and Ammi, she acts really bossy with him and he doesn't know what to think.
I think she loves to go outside now but that scares me. She sits by the garden door wanting to get outside to play in the grass. I guess I can go with her. I hope you enjoy your PT. I know that exercise must feel good for you. Ellen

At 5:24am on July 14, 2014, lotsofshots said…

Cat-Ugh, I am sorry that you have neuropathy too. I find it very painful... I just have it in my stomach which is the creepiest feeling. It is like a giant cramp. Lately it has really been bothering me. I just woke up and it is very hot already. It is supposed to rain and cool down the next couple of days. I went on the back porch and Zen got out in the back yard. Luckily she just went to the garden and stood there and I was able to pick her up and bring her in the house. I don't need her running the neighborhood being black. Someone might hurt her.
The days are really moving fast I think. I love grandfather clocks. We have a cuckoo clock that we bought when we were in Germany. Well, not much going on yet. Just having my coffee.

Ellen

 
 
 

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