Twiddlemthumbs's Blog – February 2011 Archive (21)

Doctor doctor the GOUT is playing up again


Not only is gout painful it can make you look like a clown sometimes

Added by twiddlemthumbs on February 24, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

Secret of Diabetes

Spring is in the air you can hear it in he birds chattering, buds are starting to appear wish we were so in tune with nature now matter how technological we become in the end for us it all depends on nature earthquakes floods angry storms nothing we can do about these same with our bodies one moment you are fit as a fiddle old Black Country saying I suppose one of you out there will disagree,the next you are riddled with diabetes heart failure gout prostrate and your secure World is not so… Continue

Added by twiddlemthumbs on February 23, 2011 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Side effects affects which is it

Try as you may with other conditions apart from diabetes type 2 it is difficult to separate the side affects and the problems taking so many medications are doing to my body,insulin victoza,heart failure medicines gout medicines and prostrate medicines all mixed up in a lethal cocktail,low blood pressure which one causes what side affect which one is making me feel lousy some days,in total I take 13 pills a day 2 lots of insulin and one dose of victoza and some days pain killers to ease the… Continue

Added by twiddlemthumbs on February 20, 2011 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Wibbly wobbly

Waiting to take my second injection of Insulin of the day,had a funny sort of day so far felt ill in Marks and Spencer's just was not myself like looking through a steamy window watching the World pass you by,few chest pains and so hungry wobbly on my feet and sweating not so bad if you are at home but in a cafeteria full of people most embarrassing to say the least,it passed after about 15 minutes after consuming food and a cup of tea not what you want on your only visit out of the house in 2… Continue

Added by twiddlemthumbs on February 20, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments

Mr Twiddle and the broken CROCKERY

Hello children are you sitting comfortably Mr Twiddle is at it again trying to wash up and dry the crockery knives forks spoons forks glasses and other things left over from tea last night.

children you know what happens when Mr Twiddle tries to do jobs around the house don't you,yes that is right children he usually gets… Continue

Added by twiddlemthumbs on February 18, 2011 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Benefits befitting a diabetic

Sitting here my feet ears and nose feel very very cold my hands on the other hand no pun intended feel quite warm my arms and legs also feel cold how I long for those long days and nights of Summer smell of roses in the air the sound of birds chartering away the cat chasing shadows in the lawn a cool glass of orange the umbrella over my head to keep the warm rays of the sun from frying me the sound of the fan cooling the air as you lay on the bed trying to sleep and wishing for the cool breezes… Continue

Added by twiddlemthumbs on February 18, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

All you have to do is take them all





Just another morning down at the Ranch,medication at hand thougths in my head being Friday looking firward to seein our granddaughter Emily always cheers me up even on a bad day,start wit hthe 12 pills then victoza and finsh off with an insulin chaser with my… Continue

Added by twiddlemthumbs on February 18, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

Roller coaster

After blood sugar readings in the 13 s this week dinner time today 12.PM my blood sugar is 4.8 how do you reconcile that had 4 slices of toast for breakfast usually only have 2 if I could understand my body better I would have some idea how to stop it roller coasting one minute then diving the next any ideas, when I worked I was ace for sorting problems I know self recommendation is no what ever they call it but I was 20 problems on the go solutions rushing around my head happy managers and… Continue

Added by twiddlemthumbs on February 18, 2011 at 12:30am — No Comments

Even Angels get angry

Owning up to my Angel that I had broken one of her collecting boxes inches by 12 with 24 separate compartments which she kept stuff which she uses making family albums photos and other things really trying to find the word for what the hobby is but I am a bit upset because I upset her and she is in a bit of a mood, and that has made me low at he moment not nice when you are waving your loved one goodbye as she drives of to work,crafting that is what she does,I could have kept my mouth shut and… Continue

Added by twiddlemthumbs on February 17, 2011 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

Bath time with Twiddle nearly said bozo

For me one of the greatest pleasures still left to me is having a soak in the bath with bubbles up to my neck have to give a mention to Radox here just lying there with the warm water soothing your body you can wonder off to distant places only possible in your dreams warm Caribbean Island clear blue water Sun basting down and no one to be seen for miles have a big umbrella which covers my head shoulders and some of my body Paradise in a bottle,getting there and out referring to getting in the… Continue

Added by twiddlemthumbs on February 17, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Brown bread feathers and all

Blood sugars 13.3 pause I thought I had got a hand on the diabetes just goes to show the best laid plans of mice and men mean nothing I forgot my insulin yesterday morning waiting for the plumber to arrive sitting in th cold so what must you not do.................forget to take your insulin you naughty boy,but seriously some mornings my mind is not really on the job being a Gemini I am in two minds before I even think of doing something mom bless her soul would say your head is full of nothing… Continue

Added by twiddlemthumbs on February 17, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

Training to build an Ark

Nothing like the dawn chorus to wake you up fill you with peaceful feeling of being near to nature,just listening clears your mind and you feel and look at the World with eyes wide open,there are times when we can connect with nature in ways I guess we use to long before the rat race started when we humans were a young species staring in wonderment one moment being scarred senseless the next by beasts we can only imagine today,we looked up at the night sky the Moon and stars what thoughts ran… Continue

Added by twiddlemthumbs on February 16, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

Heading for the Depths of Despair

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Christmas for us was lousy apart from seeing the family everything else well we could have cried over the space of 7 days we had two water pipes burst which flooded the lower part of the living area toilet/lavatory and hallway it has been nearly 7 weeks and still Legal and General have not sorted it out the last we heard from them was they were not going to pay for the hallway and stairs because it was not really damaged let me tell there CEO having 30 people over 7 days strumming up and… Continue

Added by twiddlemthumbs on February 16, 2011 at 1:30am — 1 Comment

Hi Raffles

Winter storms trees bending to the wind chilly nights frosted cars loss of appetite,shaving with cold in water to save the energy shivers up and down your spine,not really fully awake what will it take to clear this mind a splash of cold water soon wakes me up a full,reach for a towel none there all in the washing basket open up the laundry door reach for a towel found,look in the mirror is that me or someone from the circus maybe a clown red nose bushy eye brows red cheeks all aglow,wish… Continue

Added by twiddlemthumbs on February 15, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

Breakfast at Tiffany's well not quite,my Angel is having a longer sleep than normal being Sunday so I thought why not surprise her with breakfast in bed how difficult can that be,toast jam cuppa tea …

Breakfast at Tiffany's well not quite,my Angel is having a longer sleep than normal being Sunday so I thought why not surprise her with breakfast in bed how difficult can that be,toast jam cuppa tea and a morning kiss,OK I said to myself often talk to myself need to see a psychologist any one out there qualified,so put 2 slices in the toaster pressed the lever down but nothing lit up after 5 minutes i thought perhaps I need to switch it on at the electric point so I did and low and behold the… Continue

Added by twiddlemthumbs on February 15, 2011 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

As Mother nature intended

There was once an Apple seed that I grew and nurtured then planted in the garden hoping one day it would grow and bear apples that I could enjoy on a lazy summers afternoon or evening not sure what type of apple seed it might have been but golden delicious springs to mind the tree is now 20 years old and last year gave us the biggest windfall ever the birds had some and so did the wasps and other creatues big and small in fact we had so many we gave away bucket fulls of them,birds loved it for… Continue

Added by twiddlemthumbs on February 15, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

Someone once said how can you understand others if you do not understand yourself

Some mornings I wake up and all is fine no giddiness no sweating I could be back to my pre diabetes days hoping out of bed jumping down the stairs 3 steps at a time open the back door and breath in the winter coldness in fact if we had a lake near us I would go for a morning dip jog around the park shorts tee shirt and a smile on my face the old Raymond I use to be,most of this is a clear fantasy I never jogged and would certainly not go for a morning dip unless it was under the shower and my… Continue

Added by twiddlemthumbs on February 15, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

True this beast they call diabetes runs riot in your system giving little or no thought to how it is making you feel,if like me some days are passable others awful you stick to the routine and think …

True this beast they call diabetes runs riot in your system giving little or no thought to how it is making you feel,if like me some days are passable others awful you stick to the routine and think got you you are under control,I have the lease the next minute usually without much notice you can feel as rough as sandpaper it is the ups and downs that knock you about physically and mentally for let us not ignore the fact most of us get depressed whether we want to or not you might say, but an… Continue

Added by twiddlemthumbs on February 15, 2011 at 2:20am — No Comments

It is like a sauna in my pajamas

It has been an upsee daisy week blood sugars taken before breakfast have been over 12.2 every morning increased insulin but it is not lowering by blood sugars, I have had a body cold well I think it is a body cold as I have been sweating so much my pajamas have been soaked through this is occurring every night we sleep with a fan on in the room and lower the heating as low as we can without getting hypothermia but still the sweating goes on,if it continues over the weekend have to go and see… Continue

Added by twiddlemthumbs on February 11, 2011 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Monday Monday sounds like a song coming up

Monday morning blood glucose sugars over 10 have a body cold sweating profusely,pillows and sheets had to be changed why I am sweating like this I have no idea it may be a reaction to one of the pills I take daily the count is now up to 13 that reminds me need to take victoza, all done birds chirping away outside the kitchen window just waved goodbye to the wife as she drove away so left to my own devices until tea time,the wind is howling and rain is falling well just drizzling at the moment… Continue

Added by twiddlemthumbs on February 6, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

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