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Kathy left a comment for catlover
"Hello, dear lady. Hope you can put all the trials of this past year behind you and savor the victory. Sounds like you are doing well. Tomorrow Esther and I are going to the new Disney movie about bears. She and her mom are traveling to Chine in June…"
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"Hi Ellen-Haven't heard from you for a while. Hope you are OK. My daughter is in for a few days to select things that she wants for her house. The cats are upset that a stranger is in their house. It has turned cold for a few days, but will get…"
Apr 17
catlover commented on diabeticmaven's blog post 'The Ultimate Passover Seder'
"It looks like you handled the Seder the right way. I also attended a Seder, but it didn't last so long. I tried to eat sensibly as you did. Chag Sameach !"
Apr 17
catlover left a comment for rick phillips
"Hi Rick- Thanks for the birthday greetings, I appreciate the kind thoughts. As we get older, birthdays take on new meaning. They are better to celebrate than the alternative. I enjoy reading your blogs. Keep it up. Cat"
Apr 17
catlover left a comment for Marie B
"Marie, Thanks for the birthday wishes. I appreciate the kind thoughts. I am enjoying having my daughter here for a few days. She is looking thru the things and pics we are getting rid of to see if she wants anything. Any word on Reed's progress…"
Apr 17
Linda G left a comment for catlover
"♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫ From morning till night May your BIRTHDAY be bright And nicer than ever before! ♥ BEST WISHES DEAR SUSAN ♥ ♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫"
Apr 16
rick phillips left a comment for catlover
"Catlover, Happy Birthday!!! Every year is a true blessing; I hope you have an amazing year and a perfect birthday."
Apr 16
Marie B left a comment for catlover
"Hi Cat, just wanted to say Happy Birthday! Hope you do something fun today, we got a little snow last night."
Apr 16
wendy left a comment for catlover
" glitter-graphics.com Cat,it is Your Birthday Today !!! Happy Birthday,much love sent your way friend :) Have a Blessed Wonderful Day :)"
Apr 16
Cathy left a comment for catlover
"Susan, I do enjoy this weather. It's beautiful. When and where are you moving to your new Apt. again. I am on the mend. There's allot of meds. involved in this however. More than usual. I hope you will still e-mail. The cats are so happy…"
Apr 13
Marie B left a comment for catlover
"yes, Cat, I hope and pray Reed gets well quickly too. I'll be sure to let everyone know. I know he adores cards, so we want to make sure he gets a lot. the extra kicker is Russ has just started on oxygen. I think someone was supposed to go over…"
Apr 13
catlover left a comment for Marie B
"Marie-So sorry to hear about Reed's fall and broken hip. I hope he heals properly, considering his age. I will pray for him and keep him in my thoughts. That was very nice of Tom to keep us informed. I will, of course, send him a card. Hope you…"
Apr 13
catlover left a comment for Cathy
"Hi Cathy-I hope you are feeling better than last time you wrote to me. I am enjoying our delightfully warm weekend. It is currently 84 actually a bit too warm. I am looking forward to my daughter's visit. She is arriving late Wed. night. She…"
Apr 13
catlover left a comment for SEAGATOR
"So sorry to hear that our good friend Reed broke his hip. Speedy recovery to him. Cat"
Apr 13
catlover left a comment for SEAGATOR
"Hi Reed- I have been up since 430 this morning. Couldn't sleep. Is Russ getting used to the oxygen ? My daughter is coming in for a visit on Wed. She will see if there are any things that she wants for her home. We are finally having…"
Apr 12
catlover left a comment for lotsofshots
"Hi Ellen-I got my hair cut and colored on Thurs. I always feel better when I get it done. We are going to a friend's home on Monday night for Passover dinner. I have to watch how much I eat, there is always too much food. The holiday lasts for…"
Apr 12

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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
Shots

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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 4:58pm on April 19, 2014, Kathy said…

Hello, dear lady. Hope you can put all the trials of this past year behind you and savor the victory. Sounds like you are doing well.
Tomorrow Esther and I are going to the new Disney movie about bears. She and her mom are traveling to Chine in June and when they return they will be getting a dog. So, Kona will no longer be the lord of the manor. LOL.

At 8:21am on April 16, 2014, Linda G said…

♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫
From morning till night
May your BIRTHDAY be bright

And nicer than ever before!
♥ BEST WISHES DEAR SUSAN ♥
♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫

At 8:17am on April 16, 2014, rick phillips said…

Catlover, Happy Birthday!!! Every year is a true blessing; I hope you have an amazing year and a perfect birthday.

At 6:50am on April 16, 2014, Marie B said…

Hi Cat, just wanted to say Happy Birthday! Hope you do something fun today, we got a little snow last night.

At 5:54am on April 16, 2014, wendy said…

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Cat,it is Your Birthday Today !!! Happy Birthday,much love sent your way friend :) Have a Blessed Wonderful Day :)
At 1:12pm on April 13, 2014, Cathy said…

Susan,

I do enjoy this weather. It's beautiful.

When and where are you moving to your new Apt. again. I am on the mend. There's allot of meds. involved in this however. More than usual. I hope you will still e-mail.

The cats are so happy I'm home. I missed them also. You might say I'm making up for lost time with them.

Keep enjoying this beautiful weather and flowers. I will too. It's so nice after the hospital!

Cathy

Cathy

At 12:48pm on April 13, 2014, Marie B said…

yes, Cat, I hope and pray Reed gets well quickly too. I'll be sure to let everyone know. I know he adores cards, so we want to make sure he gets a lot. the extra kicker is Russ has just started on oxygen. I think someone was supposed to go over there tomorrow and get that all set up. This is the kind of thing your going to a retirement home alleviates. Your kids don't have to worry, and if you need extra care, nursing, whatever, it can be done right there where you live. I know it's extended my mother's life.

daffodils finally bloomed today. my bleeding heart is up. yay!

At 5:48am on April 9, 2014, lotsofshots said…

Hi Cat, This haircut is a conglomeration of a bad haircut, a fixer upper after with another stylist and them me getting out the scissors. All of my hair is completely grey, very white. I was having to dye my hair every two weeks when I used brown. My mom had dark hair and she let the grey grow in and she was totally silver. She decided to dye it blonde and it looked great. Cathy convinced me to highlight it myself so I bought a kit and I like it this way.
I saw the eye doctor too. My eyes are actually 20/20. I don't get that. If they are why can't I read without glasses? Do you still have headaches? I hope you feel better. Happy Anniversary, mine was March 16. Do you think that you have fully recovered? I have not. Now my gall bladder is dysfunctional. They damaged some ducts when they did surgery. I hope that they can fix it because the medication does not work all the time. I get so sick that I cannot sleep either. I found out that there was an ultrasound done in September that showed the damage. The doctors failed to tell me about it. I suffered for many months. They should have prescribed a bile sequester back then. At this point I do not have much faith in my medical care.
Here it is a beautiful day. The trees are budding. I hope you get out in the fresh air today. Poor Reed with his legs. I wish he could take walks outside. I think it would help the pain and help him sleep. Have you ever heard of chair exercise? I went to a class recently and I thought it would not do anything but actually I was sweating and was sore the next day. They played really good music and then we danced in the chair with our arms and legs and bent forward, sometimes we all went into the middle of the circle and did things. It was very interactive and everyone had such a good time that we were laughing and smiling.I am going to look for a video and try it here at home.
I went for a walk with Chris and Ammi and they always walk fast and I follow behind. I get tired on any kind of hill. This time I kept right up with them and forced myself to walk fast. It was nice to be part of the pack but now I have an extremely sore back. I have severe arthritis. I could not sleep last night even with a muscle relaxer. I am going to take a hot bath and then be sure to walks slow.
A nutritionist called me yesterday for a consult over the phone. She was really helpful. I hope you feel good today. Enjoy your salon visit. Are you going to change color? When I was working I used to experiment and got teased about "the color of the week" and the same thing with makeup. I like to experiment with color. I guess it is the artist in me. Do you have any hobbies that you enjoy? I must say that this site is very addictive once I get on it is hard to stop playing. Changing my page takes about an hour. I am trying to limit my time on the computer and start artwork again. The art table is up and all I have to do is find my supplies. I am finishing my closet as well. I have about 20 pairs of pants that just literally fall off. I need to do a yard sale. I am so happy I lost over fifty pounds. That was the one good thing about the operation. My tops are big but I bought some skinny belts and they look fine when the belt cuts into the waist. Take care.

At 9:31am on April 6, 2014, SEAGATOR said…

Hello Cat. I did not sleep too well last night. A lot on my mind. I did not go to church. My legs were like jello. Russ has COPD. He has buffers inhalers and next week Oxygen. His insurance would not pay for a battery operated tank but will for gas, Russ said what do I do light it with a match, He had the thing that measures oxygen heart rate,. That afternoon I went to Neurologist and the sum and substance LIVE WITH IT. He told me my Parkinsons still mild and I will never have full blown Parkinsons so that was good to hear. How are things with you, I hope you are getting stronger every day. Nice photo of the two of you. Give my very best to Jim. HUGS,Reed

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