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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 7:43am on September 16, 2014, lotsofshots said…

Kathy, Thanks for telling me about what you saw. I have been doing some reading about white squirrels now thanks to you. We had brown squirrels in Michigan and in different places I have lived black ones but I never saw a white one before. It must have been exciting. Ellen

At 1:55pm on September 15, 2014, lotsofshots said…

Hi Kathy, I am worried about you. Last thing it said on Reed's page that you had a fever. I hope you are not coming down with something. Haven't seen you on Tu since then. Ellen

At 12:59pm on September 13, 2014, lotsofshots said…

Hi Kathy, I read that you have a fever and aren't feeling well. I hope that this did not stop your plans to go to the meet up. If you did go, how was it? I hope you got to go like you wanted to.
I just got done eating some of my home grown tomatoes and they were very good. I am in the process of dyeing my hair again. It has turned all gray and not a nice color. I picked blonde with a little hint of red but then I read on the box that you have to leave it on 40 minutes for it to take on grey hair. Ugh.
I guess I will go make a fresh pot of coffee in the hopes that I clean my room instead of taking a nap. I have a feeling that after I take a shower that I will want the nap.
I started to read your blog "Purple Haze" and I am enjoying it. I run upon a lot of words of wisdom and good ideas. You have sure been through a lot. A good sense of humor and a good attitude really helps. I hope that it sustains you though all your challenges. It is really difficult with diet and weight because it is such a slow process and so in your face. I used to get so frustrated by all the skinny people and how good sweet stuff tastes. I remember trying to move around and walk heavy and it sucked.
It is raining here but the sun is trying to peek out. All the critters are upstairs with me. Ammi is on the floor sighing. Zen is on the bed. Now if I can just get that pot of coffee made. Take care. If you are sick, feel better soon.

At 3:02pm on September 5, 2014, lotsofshots said…

I was looking under "BAD DAY" in the Google images and found this funny picture that only a person with your sense of humor would appreciate.

At 1:01am on August 31, 2014, SEAGATOR said…

Hello Kathy, Thank you for your lovely card. I went to PCP Friday. All well. No more sleeping pills. He gave me sertraline take in the morning ???? as a result I have not slept for two nights. Russ takes patience. He keeps the house upset....sych a baby.I am going to suggest he go to a nursing home until he gets MUCH better. I am doing every thing. I need to walk more wit the walker. Vicks has come out with ZZZZquil...over the counter I am going to give it a try. Russ cannot be alonew so I will not go to church today. Tom reads. How are things with you? Can you believe today is last day of August. Take good care. HUGS,Reed

At 7:44pm on August 29, 2014, Mark said…

For a minute there, I thought a Unicorn was going to jump out of my monitor.

At 7:37pm on August 29, 2014, Mark said…

I think Dark Horse is one of my favorite GH songs.

At 7:34pm on August 29, 2014, Mark said…
At 7:23pm on August 29, 2014, Mark said…

Will write soon.

At 6:12pm on August 22, 2014, SEAGATOR said…

I just heard he may have to go to Rehab. If so,we will choose one in Gainesville and I could stay with Tom. I cannot stay here alone. I do not drive and I am in my WC most of the time. HUGS,Reed

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Kathy left a comment for lh378
"Happy to be your friend!"
Tuesday
Kathy and lh378 are now friends
Tuesday
Kathy commented on Tiki's blog post 'Neuropathy or Claudication?...or Both?'
"The ultrasound should generally tell if it's claudication. Also, a key symptom is pain worsening during exercise. But since it spreads down your thighs, did he mention sciatica? I was given gabapentin for a non-diabetes issue, restless leg…"
Tuesday
Kathy replied to Steve Mann's discussion 'Type 1 and Weight Loss'
"I had a dietician tell me to decrease my total daily insulin by 10% at first, and then eat within that range."
Tuesday
Kathy replied to Alyssa's discussion 'If not one thing, then another...'
"Multiple medical issues are a big fat pain. Which part of the cholesterol panel was high? And how high? Take heart that the was discovered before a bunch of sludgy buildup coats your blood vessels. Try the holistic approach first, and you can always…"
Tuesday
lotsofshots left a comment for Kathy
"Kathy, Thanks for telling me about what you saw. I have been doing some reading about white squirrels now thanks to you. We had brown squirrels in Michigan and in different places I have lived black ones but I never saw a white one before. It must…"
Tuesday
lotsofshots left a comment for Kathy
"Hi Kathy, I am worried about you. Last thing it said on Reed's page that you had a fever. I hope you are not coming down with something. Haven't seen you on Tu since then. Ellen"
Sep 15
lotsofshots left a comment for Kathy
"Hi Kathy, I read that you have a fever and aren't feeling well. I hope that this did not stop your plans to go to the meet up. If you did go, how was it? I hope you got to go like you wanted to. I just got done eating some of my home grown…"
Sep 13

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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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