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Airsoft for Diabetics

Here's the deal with airsoft. When you were a kid you would go outside and play war with your friends and you loved it. Then you got older and other things started taking priority; i.e. girls. If you were anything like me, you loved to be active. I was a skater kid that was pretty good and well known in my community for being good at skating. I just loved doing extreme sports. I was never really into school sports like football although I would play with the neighborhood kids. I was in a sense… Continue

Added by Chuck on August 26, 2008 at 4:14pm — No Comments

The Saga Continues....

Well, the soap opera I like to call "Dealing with my insurance company" continues with the latest post on my blog.

The Saga Continues

You've got to love the insurance companies how they draw things out.

Thanks for reading

Chris

Added by Chris Bishop on August 26, 2008 at 12:58pm — No Comments

Emotional Eating

I just pigged out at McDonald's. Total emotional eating. The reason why is because I have been floating on air the last three days thinking that I ovulated and that I might actually be pregnant. I track my cycles through basal body temperature, and a sustained temperature shift upward is a good indication of ovulation. But this morning my temp plummeted. It could have been from anything, and I guess I'll see tomorrow. But I just felt so crushed and depressed.



The funniest thing?… Continue

Added by Misty on August 26, 2008 at 10:25am — 2 Comments

Here we go again.

ok, I didn't get to go see my son for visitation. (the van...need I say more? it needs real help.)

I cannot get it started. I tried moving the battery cables. I tried tapping the starter..(that worked twice!) Now, nothing. We're sitting ducks.

I tried calling and talking to him and had to hang up.. I just kept crying. I miss him.

I didn't trust myself not to cry so I didn't call on Sunday. Yesterday, Stephen called and was told he was in his room for the night. He wasn't told… Continue

Added by MeadowLark on August 26, 2008 at 9:30am — 12 Comments

You know you've done too much reading when...

You know more about something than a fully educated nurse :D

I called the clinic today to get my test results. I didn't get all of them, but the ones I got was all within range. And then there was this one test the nurse was unfamiliar with, so I asked her what it was called since I might know it hehe It was the GAD-antibody test! She even asked me if I'm working with medical care because I knew about it LOL The GAD-antibody test and C-peptide tests hasn't come back yet though. So still… Continue

Added by Jennie on August 26, 2008 at 8:45am — 1 Comment

Up Up and... No Way!

Its been quite some time since I've updated here but figured no time like the present. I've got a new post about me, my weekend, Hyperglycemia and insulin Pump issues. Come check it out:

Up Up and ....No Way!

Thanks

Chris Bishop

Added by Chris Bishop on August 26, 2008 at 8:27am — No Comments

Off for a check up tomorrow

Well off for a checkup tomorrow *fingers crossed* should go well

Added by christina on August 26, 2008 at 3:14am — 4 Comments

New and improved

Me in 2004



Me in 11/2007



Me, 8/2008…

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Added by Travis Grubbs on August 25, 2008 at 5:28pm — 3 Comments

Monday Evening

Well it is 7pm and things are a bit better, the pain has faded, is now only in my neck and head. I think the headache is from lack of sleep, I did sleep some, in fact my daughter came home for lunch at 1:15 and I was asleep, she had to call my cell to get me to open the door (she forgot her key). I did not do much today, went to mail some things to my best friend and got my daughter her Mt Dew, that she cannot live without. I make BBQ pork for dinner, not much but better than nothing I guess. I… Continue

Added by Beth on August 25, 2008 at 4:12pm — No Comments

Time to update again!!

Ok I've had alot on my plate here latley with my hubby and his bleeding ulcers! Me and my oldest had him diagnosed with colon cancer! Long story there but any way I have a 4 month old granddaughter and a 22 month old one now! I'm waiting on my slowpoke daughter to get me some pictures to put up of them! Grandma pride here!!!! Their so cute!!! I get to babyset them again tonight b/c it's mom and dad's anniversery today. I love doing that the only problem here is Savanna just got her shots for 4… Continue

Added by Doris D on August 25, 2008 at 12:58pm — No Comments

Just even more blah...

Woke up this morning as always. Didn't have the energy to get up really, and my body was really telling me to call in sick. Never the less, I decided to get up and give work a try. When I sat up in bed to get up, the world really started spinning twice as fast! I was soooooo dizzy! And that dizzyness have lasted all day. Even had to take an extra break at work today, just to sit outside for a while and get some air. Even lost balance once at work this morning. And my fairly newly tried out… Continue

Added by Jennie on August 25, 2008 at 10:47am — 1 Comment

thankyou

i am just writing to say thankyou for the comments. i really appreciate them..i helps to know that how ever low yoy may grt there is a world of support out there, hopefully i can help others aswell. as for alana she is doing very well right now and i couldn't be more proud. thankyou again.

Added by kate hoile on August 25, 2008 at 8:14am — No Comments

Meter Review -- Add one to the mix; short intermission

Because my local CVS had such a great deal on it going ($29.99 through the end of August), I acquired a One Touch Ultra Smart to add into the review set. While the meter and case are much larger than every other meter under review except the Advocate Duo, the meter has a built-in electronic logbook with a number of nice features, including:

  • user-settable meal-period times
  • place to enter doctor visits
  • place to enter basic food…
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Added by tmana on August 25, 2008 at 8:06am — No Comments

Doing Things Right, "Period" style

I've been a bit quiet on the site the past week, and will probably be again this week, as I've been working on an Elizabethan-era outfit appropriate for two of my usual Renaissance Faires. I've been able to complete my stays, farthingale ("hoop skirt"), and gown in time for last Saturday's visit to the New York Renaissance Fair (NYRF), in Tuxedo, New York. (I'm on the left in this photo; it's the only one The Other Half took that has me in it,… Continue

Added by tmana on August 25, 2008 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Surgery

It's absolutely amazing to me of what has happened since I found a lump. It has been a very long 10 weeks of discovery, doctor appointments, MRIs, and Biopsies. All in all, the initial news of having Breast Cancer makes you feel like someone just hit you with a Mack truck, but I consider myself lucky that I did catch my cancer early and from the last round of MRIs, it has not spread to my lymph nodes or any other part of my body. This is good news.



So I am on to my Pre-opt… Continue

Added by Melanie on August 25, 2008 at 7:06am — No Comments

it's been such a long time...

why yes, i did just referance a boston song.



i realize i've been pretty inactive on the site lately, but i do have a good excuse. i've been playing lotro like they're about to take it offline. as far as i know they're not so i really have no excuse at all. it's just so fun, especailly if you really enjoy mmo games and lotr...and if you turn off gen chat. but i'm not going to spend the time that i'm not playing to go on and on about the game. i could, but i won't. there's a fair few… Continue

Added by Bek on August 25, 2008 at 5:00am — No Comments

Early Monday Morning

Well it is 1:45 am and sleep does not come easy, have been in pain most of the day and have been laying around. I did get online and answer a few emails and left some comments. This is the worst day so far this week (Sunday). I just hope that this next week gets better. I have taken my meds, but nothing seems to be working for me. I may have to call the Dr., and see what she thinks. I hate to do that, she will want to see me and I know what she is going to say, with Fibro, you just have take it… Continue

Added by Beth on August 24, 2008 at 11:02pm — 2 Comments

Saturday

Well today turned out to be rather good day for me, I don't hurt too bad. The humidity was bad and tried to stay in the house for most of the day. I did take my daughter over to her boyfriends house, would have let her take the car but she stays till Sunday late and would rather not be without a car. I find it hard to take my meds today, as I don't hurt and I feel ok, but I know I have to take them and now that Brittany (my daughter) is gone I have to give myself my own shots, I don't mind… Continue

Added by Beth on August 23, 2008 at 5:21pm — 1 Comment

Doing everything I can

Six years ago, I told my endocrinologist, "yeah ok"... to all his directives regarding my new T2 diagnosis. After all, I was seeing him for Hashimoto's thyroiditis, and was more concerned with THAT condition. I kind of "poo-pooed" the T2 dx. I took the glucophage, but really wasn't consistent with exercise, low carb diet, or monitoring my BG levels.

Instead of weight coming off, The weight would come on, and not BUDGE when I attempted to step things up a few notches. After reaching my… Continue

Added by Lisa on August 23, 2008 at 3:30pm — 3 Comments

very new to this!

hi, my little girl was diagnosed with type 1 almost 2 years ago when she had just turned 2 herself. we were initially turned away from the doctor who explained her symptoms as 'post viral syndrome', she was going through typical symptoms...we took her back a few days later, she got worse could barely stay awake, she fell asleep walking from one room to another! she was rushed straight in with keytones and blood reading of over 20. no one has told me just how much my little girl could have been… Continue

Added by kate hoile on August 23, 2008 at 1:41pm — 3 Comments

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