LaGuitariste's Blog – April 2011 Archive (5)

Oh, my goodness...a J.O.B.

Whispering quietly so the Fates won't ruin my plans...

...psst...I start a new contract job tomorrow. Three months to start, but they might extend. Yay.

Good news: pay is good, I passed all their background checks (ha!) and hey, it's a job!

Bad news: I will be getting up at FOUR a.m. (perhaps even 3:45 a.m.) to get my butt into my desk chair by 6 (it's about a :45 minute commute, door to door.)

It's a very large company. When I was out there… Continue

Added by LaGuitariste on April 26, 2011 at 5:34pm — 12 Comments

Stress is Crushing Me

I am trying to learn how to cope with stress. You'd think that after 54-1/2 years on this earth I'd be better at it.

But sometimes it seems like the stress just gets worse each year, that my efforts to cope can never catch up to it.

I just wanted to say that it's not true that God never sends us more than we can handle. I can't handle everything that is pressing down on me -- health problems, family problems, unemployment, money problems, all the burgeoning evil and greed… Continue

Added by LaGuitariste on April 19, 2011 at 12:39pm — 12 Comments

Splitting Lantus Dose -- Juggling Various Concerns

OK -- I am trying to take all the various points of advice and problems into consideration and here's what I've come up with:

1) I think my total Lantus dose is about right (it holds me steady when there's no food or Novolog on board;

2) I'm splitting it again starting today: 25 IU in the morning and 30 IU at noon. That way there won't be such a steep drop-off between three and six a.m. (it doesn't last 24 hours in me);

3) I'm taking the Lantus in the… Continue

Added by LaGuitariste on April 11, 2011 at 1:59pm — 5 Comments

Basal Testing -- What did I learn?

OK, I did a little basal testing this afternoon. I know I am running too high ALL the time. I'm working on it.

Anyway, here are my numbers from an afternoon of testing and not eating:

8:18 a.m. - 247 mg/dl upon rising; injected 55 IU of Lantus

9:40 a.m. - Corrected BG with 10 IU Novolog plus 20 IU Novolog to cover my breakfast, 30 IU total. I eat slow, so my last bite of breakfast was at 10:30 a.m.

2:39 p.m. - 258… Continue

Added by LaGuitariste on April 11, 2011 at 12:12am — 6 Comments

I just can't get warm

My thyroid is on the fritz, I guess. Or maybe I'm getting sick. The last few days -- today especially -- I just can't get warm.

Added by LaGuitariste on April 8, 2011 at 4:43pm — 6 Comments

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