I am not a diabetic, but he asked this on facebook:This is for the scientists/lab rats out there. My mom got a new glucose meter, which came with a control sample with which to check the meter's…Continue
"Hi Sharon. So glad to hear from you, but not happy that you guys are doing some hard traveling. I tell you, multiple medical problems can suck you dry on every level - physically, emotionally, and financially. But you can be proud of your…"
"That really sucks dperdue! You are the only person I have heard of to have that happen to. I can understand you not wanting to the get the shot. So far me and our family members have not had that happen to us.
"First time I remember having the flu, I was 4 months pregnant, and had to visit the military hosp. I never got the flu very much at all while I was younger. Back in 1977, there was the first swine flu scare, and there were flu shot clinics all over…"
"I think it is a good idea to get a flu shoot. I have not had the flu very much in my lifetime. I started getting one when I was working. Its pretty expensive, but most the time I got it from a pharmacy or grocery store because it was convenient, and…"
"Yeah, we've been there having to plead with doctors when my husband Jon, who diabetes 2 has been in the hospital. They never treat diabetics correctly it seems. Can't believe that idiot dr thinking the water with dextrose is only water,…"
"Having to call the paramedics got to be a regular thing in our house after my husband (diabetes2)had been taking insulin for a while. It was awful. Once we were able to get the glucogen shot kit, it helped a lot. I had to use one often, and the guys…"
"Thanks Marie! I appreciate your input. The dr said they now have a generic Diovan,including the one with the HCTZ, which is the diuretic. He said it will be timed released. The laxix I have been taking is generic also (furosemide) and that has been…"
"hi sharon, thanks for the update. I was taking that diovan with the diuretic too, it was costing me $94 a month, so I asked the pharmacist about a generic. there is a way you can do it, it involved taking two pills, but it adds up to the same…"
"Hi Sharon- Sorry I haven't checked in for a while. I have had some medical problems of my own. But, enough about me. I am glad that Jon is home again. I know he is too. Nothing like men in the hospital, a nightmare to say the least. I hope he…"
"Unfortunatly this will probably happen again. Getting the 2 big needles into the fistula, which is deep, is apparently not easy for many nurses. The vessel walls are not hardened and scarred yet, so they can infiltrate easily. Its easy to stick the…"
"And the bruising that is going to keep coming up, is only going to get worse. Its going to take a month for all that blood in there to break down and dissolve. The fistula is still new, so people seem to have these infiltration problems at first for…"
"Your H1bc sounds good. Don't know how old you are Rjesh, but this isn't that unusual.Makes me wonder if your testosterone is low? That can have a lot of effect.Are you afraid to mention this to a dr? With diabetics, going low during sex is…"
"Gabby test away and keep taking care of yourself! They won't stop, there will always be people who think they know more. Are you still in high school? Just keep on doing what you are doing and survive, and try try try to ignore their ignorant…"
Hi Sharon. So glad to hear from you, but not happy that you guys are doing some hard traveling. I tell you, multiple medical problems can suck you dry on every level - physically, emotionally, and financially. But you can be proud of your determination to keep moving ahead.
hi sharon, thanks for the update. I was taking that diovan with the diuretic too, it was costing me $94 a month, so I asked the pharmacist about a generic. there is a way you can do it, it involved taking two pills, but it adds up to the same med.even w/ the generic, still rather expensive, but the doc says I have to. let me know if you'd like the info on the generic combo. I do think it makes my feet and ankles swell, do you have this side effect? give jon my best, we miss him.
Hi Sharon- Sorry I haven't checked in for a while. I have had some medical problems of my own. But, enough about me. I am glad that Jon is home again. I know he is too. Nothing like men in the hospital, a nightmare to say the least. I hope he stays away from there for a long while. How is Alex doing ? Has he adjusted to school? Women take the pressure of the whole family when things are amiss. Stay well and give my best to Jon. Cat
Dear Sharon. How is my best froiend,Jon,doing? Have they got the pneumonia under control. Knowi9ng Jon he is anxious to ge t out of there. How a re you holding up? When you see Jon tell him I miss hime a lot. Please take care Sharon. Give my love to Alex. HUGS, Reed
Hello Sharon. How is Jon? I am worried about him. Sorry he had to cancel D. If he does not get any better make sure he sees the doctor. I have a sinus attack affecting my right eye. It is driving me crazy. Did Alex ever meet with his friend? I hope your next appointment at school you get some answers. Tell Jon he is in my prayers as well as you and Alex. A BIG HUG. Reed
Hi Sharon. I have been up since 3AM. I wrote to Jon. It is not due to Russ's coughng. I just could not sleep. It is nice and quiet at that hour I got a lot done. BG 108. I hope Jon had a chance to snooze at D. How is Alex? You making any headway with the school? All this is new to him and to you folks. He will turn it around. I just hope the kids do not tease him. TOPS tomorrow. I have a speaker coming. Take good care and say hello to Alex for me. HUGS,Reed
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