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Seagator Update May 19

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At 8:20am on November 16, 2014, catlover said…
Kathy-Thanks for the pic of Esther and Lexi. What a beautiful dog. I hope Kona stays friendly with her. How does Esther like having a dog ? Does she take her out in the bad weather. I heard you folks in Minn. already had snow. It seems like it was just snowing from last year. We are settled in our new apt. and like it very much. My house had 5 levels and now we are on 1 floor. Our cat, Zorro, has adapted to the new place. He still hides when anyone comes in the front door.What a little "whoos". I hope you are well and getting along in the cold. Take care. Cat
At 9:32am on November 7, 2014, SEAGATOR said…

Hello Kathy So much gpoing on so much to be done I cannot keep up woth my friends. Finally getting onto garage alone to do the laundry. Being in a WC you have to reach for everything. I can now stand and get things/ I do all the cooking. Get the lunch dinner. Russ I am sorru to say does not do a thing bed to chair bed he has to ho0le on to walker so e cannot lift or carry anything . HE DOES HAVE A BASKET. God bless Tom he keeps up the yard for us.Hedoes the shopping. WE WOULD BE KIST WUTHOUT HIM. Russ cannot drive. I do not think he ever will again. I do not so we are housebound. I want to go to assisted living. Russ NO. So it goes. I a, doing ok. Get to church. Depressing. Hope a;; os well with you. For an active person like me this is a killer. HUGS,Reed

At 2:46pm on November 6, 2014, lotsofshots said…

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 :)

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Kathy commented on rick the "Blogabetic"'s blog post 'How to treat a low?'
"Tamra - I remember reading in something written by Ginger Viera that if at all possible, always use the same thing to treat a hypo, like you are doing. I think it really makes sense."
9 hours ago
Kathy commented on Cara's blog post 'Worst luck ever?'
"Sounds very frustrating. Please see the eye doc as soon as you can, and it sounds reassuring that you did not need laser on the first one. I have read that these small hemorrhages are sometimes called "nuisance bleeds". I am a retinopathy…"
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Kathy commented on rick the "Blogabetic"'s blog post 'How to treat a low?'
""Never waste a good low" - sure sounds like something Pup would have said. However, when I'm low I'm in such a fog that I really don't enjoy anything I'm eating. When I was first diagnosed, they always said, "eat a…"
Kathy commented on Stress's blog post 'Cataract Surgery'
"One caution, however. I had the surgery about 10 years ago, and a week later noticed that the vision in that eye was deteriorating. And, of course, this happened on a weekend. I assumed it was a retinal problem and was frantic. Turns out it was a…"
Kathy replied to lh378's discussion 'Has anyone had positive experience with yucca?'
"I frequent a restaurant that serves yucca fries. The only thing I can say is that I like them. I have never noticed any difference in my bg."
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"Kathy-Thanks for the pic of Esther and Lexi. What a beautiful dog. I hope Kona stays friendly with her. How does Esther like having a dog ? Does she take her out in the bad weather. I heard you folks in Minn. already had snow. It seems like it was…"
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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



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 -…


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…


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…


......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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