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Seagator Update May 19

Started this discussion. Last reply by catlover May 20. 7 Replies

Just Talked to Seagator!!!

Started this discussion. Last reply by lotsofshots May 11. 5 Replies

 

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At 4:57am on October 26, 2014, Brunetta said…

Kathy, Thanks so much for the Bobby McFerrin video. Psalms 23 with the pronoun "She" for Our Lord. How interesting. God can be all things to all people. "We worship Him in Spirit and in Truth" say the scriptures.. Is the nature of God's love for us necessarily patriarchal because that was the societal mainstay of the times in which the scriptures were written?: Deep theological discussions. However, right now but I am "Easy like Sunday morning" ( Commodores 1978); and enjoying the harmonies of this piece. I can appreciate the expressed sentiments of how powerful, protective, and provident God is. Have a wonderful day, my dear!!

At 9:15pm on October 25, 2014, Mark said…
At 9:09pm on October 25, 2014, Mark said…

Oh no, Jack Bruce.

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At 7:51pm on October 7, 2014, Karen said…

Congrats on being featured :)

At 5:33pm on October 6, 2014, Lloyd said…

Ok, on my Tu home page Kathy

At 5:22pm on October 6, 2014, Lloyd said…

I have some group pictures that came out moderately ok. They are on my camera card and iPad, trying to figure out how to upload them from the iPad. My card reader is at home in South Dakota.

At 2:21pm on September 30, 2014, lotsofshots said…

Hi Kathy, It sounds like Cat is all settled into her new place. I remember when she was just beginning to pack. Time is so weird when you get older. Right now the sun is backlighting my maroon drapes and it looks like they are glowing. It was grey out today but now the sun is setting and really pretty. I love the light in fall.
How was your concoction? It sounded like it would be delicious. We had spaghetti for dinner, yum. I want to get into the corn muffins but they are very full of carbs, they are sure tasty though! Hope you are well.

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"Hey Lots - hope you're dong well. The leaves are falling here like crazy. "
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Kathy replied to Alex 's discussion 'Smoothies for Breakfast'
Oct 22
Kathy replied to Alex 's discussion 'Smoothies for Breakfast'
"I also am insulin resistant in the morning and also, no matter what time of day I have a problem with bananas. Karen Graffeo just put up a post on smoothies and I'll get you the link to her blog. I'm sure she'd be happy to answer any…"
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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?
Support and sharing
Date diagnosed
March 1, 1974
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
6.3 Jan 2011
Type of treatment/devices you use
Shots
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http://kathy4762.blogspot.com

Hi, I'm Kathy. I also go by Minnesota Nice over on the OC.
I have had diabetes for 38 years and not always taken good care of myself. Things have gotten better, though, and in spite of some complications, I consider myself to be in reasonable health. I also feel that it's never too late for improved control.
I deal with disordered eating issues daily.
I began blogging on the OC about 5 years ago and it has been immensely helpful - sharing victories, defeats and plain ordinary living with other pwd's has been a gift.
So far, I've enjoyed Tu Diabetes and love just stopping by for a second to comment on a discussion.
In October of 2010 I had surgery for ovarian cancer. During the recovery period I suffered two cardiac arrests and went into life-threatening respiratory failure. My family was called to my bedside 3 different times, to say goodbye. Shortly after that I went into acute renal failure, and started dialysis October 2010. At that point no one knew whether I'd ever get out of a wheelchair or off of supplemental oxygen. I was determined to make the most of the time I had left and began a structured exercise program. On January 12, 2012, my nephrologist called me and said my labs had improved to such an extent that I could stop dialysis. I am still basking in the light of this miracle. It was a big compliment to have so many TD members share in the joy of this healing!
Stop over and visit my blog at www.kathy4762.blogspot.com .

Kathy's Blog

Diabetes Blog Post Poem

Posted on May 13, 2014 at 6:46pm 2 Comments

Fear Comes To Visit

he is out there

almost every day

standing at the end of my sidewalk

wearing a ratty old trench coat

and fedora hat

pulled down so I can’t see his face

lurking in the shadows

he wants me to invite him in

so he can tell me

over and over again

that I will die

a long, slow death

from diabetes

i do not need to use my imagination

for he

describes everything

in lucid detail

IF I…

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Our Essential Wholeness

Posted on December 30, 2013 at 2:31pm 5 Comments

I often find myself using the term "essential wholeness" and have been contemplating it all day. I think it's the first thing I think of during the holiday season.

Our essential wholeness is that part of us that always remains - the core of our soul - that which nothing, not even diabetes, can destroy. Nor can it be depleted by difficult emotions such as fear, shame and anger (that often come along with us for the ride.)

It surfaces in the tiniest acts of faith and kindness -…

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Violating Protocol

Posted on December 2, 2013 at 7:05pm 5 Comments

Today I went for my 3 month visit with the kidney doctor.

I had not dealt with the particular nurse who checked me in. After we'd reviewed my meds, she said Dr W would be in shortly. I started to take off one of my shoes and she asked what on earth I was doing. I told her that I had stubbed a toe and wanted the doc to take a quick look at it.

SHe said, quite sternly, "Dr. W is a nephrologist. Don't insult him by asking to look at your foot."

Dr W comes in and we chat a bit. He…

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Snafu at the State Fair

Posted on August 23, 2013 at 4:38pm 7 Comments

Yesterday I went to the Minnesota State Fair, after seeing on the news that we're in for an "extreme heat advisory" next week.

The plans were to meet my friends, Ross and Valerie at noon. I decided to go out a couple of hours early to see the stuff I was personally interested in.

I overslept so got ready in a hurry, and transferred everything from my purse to my back pack. I was halfway to the bus when I realized that I hadn't packed any glucose tabs, but figured that there'd be…

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......hairy legs

Posted on July 5, 2013 at 3:36pm 11 Comments

I don't shave my legs. And now that I'm officially 60 years old, who cares? I'm too fat to wear shorts, but I do wear cropped pants and figure nobody'll notice. Big deal.

I see a cardiologist on a yearly basis because I have an irregular heart beat. My wonderful doc, who I'd been with for 12 years, recently retired.

I'm always anxious about seeing someone new, but concluded that even if he was a jerk, I could tolerate him for 10 minutes per year.

Thankfully, there was a good…

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