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 .
Well, it's a little early for Santa, but even better - Judith from Portland!
I met Judith during the early days of TD, when it was less than 500 members, but it didn't work out logistically to meet until last year.
As they say in the midwest, "we had a nice visit". Talked of many things.
Judith has spent several months recovering from knee surgery and looked fabulous.
She is such a loving and gracious lady, and it is a deep pleasure for me to know someone that I felt…
What a fun afternoon I had! Had lunch with Molly and her supernatural, out-of-this-world service dog, Dixie.
Molly is a special ed teacher and outdoor enthusiast and lives just across the border in Wisconsin. We had been intending to get together for some time, and it finally happened:
I got there a…Continue
One of my friends grew up in Chicago and was a big Cubs fan. Ron Santo was her favorite. Here is a most interesting article on the efforts his wife is making, in his memory, to bring awareness re hypo-detecting service dogs:http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20110825/news/708259965/
Even though I stopped working 2 years ago due to major illness, I still get benefits from my former employer. This past…Continue
I woke up Saturday at 96. Fabulous. Since it was Saturday I planned to go back to sleep after taking my lantus. I take a split dose, so I injected 12 units and went back to bed. I woke up an hour later at 55 and had a juice box. Then I checked into the Tu Diabetes Chatroom and talked a bit, but got tired and went back to bed.
An hour later I was at 40. Gosh, this was very strange for me. I almost never have problems with lows in the morning.…Continue