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Twiddlemthumbs's Blog – November 2010 Archive (29)

One lump or two Sir

Another sneeze did I hear someone say bless you,have been cold all day long central heating on but it is a coldness that comes straight from your bones if you know what I mean, I managed to take my insulin with my dinner late I know, but better late than never,smudge has not moved all day curled up on my side of the bed as smug as a rug in spring.hobbled outside today and they some bread to the birds must remember to leave them a drink of water in case the conditions get even worse than they…


Added by twiddlemthumbs on November 30, 2010 at 8:31am — No Comments

When I was but a lad

How sweet some memories of summers past of winters with warm gloves and hats,the smell of log fires burning in the fireplace of marshmallows melting the snow,of doggy sitting at my feet, my mom and dad who cuddle me and tell me of what wondrous things to be, the snow is falling the owl is calling the smoke up the chimney goes dad tells me he loves my little toes,he says this little piggy went to market and so the story goes,I say my prayers my soul to keep I close my eyes and fall asleep,a…


Added by twiddlemthumbs on November 29, 2010 at 1:57am — No Comments

Clean my soul with a feather

This is my 4th attempt this morning to write a blog,what an awful name blog,why not well I cannot think of anything can you to call a blog,answers please,on what you think it should be called,could not even find a definition in my Chambers super mini dictionary.

Very cold night again 15 below in some places so it was pretty bad for some folks,I woke up at 5am thanks to smudge puring in my ear she has my brain well trained because I always wake up it is such a comforting sound the…


Added by twiddlemthumbs on November 29, 2010 at 12:47am — No Comments

A practical guide to candy floss

There is a saying only mad dogs and English men out in the midday Sun,is there one when the temperature drops to 10 below or one when your car is stuck in snowdrifts or the nose on your face has turned blue with cold,or one when you feel so lousy you cannot even inject yourself there must be one for each of those things but between you and me WHO CARES Having let smudge out at 5am and being met by a blast of cold air that blew my socks off makes me wonder would I be better…


Added by twiddlemthumbs on November 28, 2010 at 12:52am — No Comments

And did the first Snow Fall

As I opened the backdoor to let smudge out I saw the first snow of the season so did smudge who took one look turned around and hightailed it back upstairs, there are times when you feel a right fool, getting out of a warm cosy bed because the cat has woken you up at 5am so she can go outside, cynics might say get a cat flap installed and know it all like me would say ok stick it on my list of things to do before I die.

Our garden looks like…


Added by twiddlemthumbs on November 27, 2010 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

A bucket with a hole

Although my feet feel very cold my heart is full of warmth

Although my nose is turning blue the snow does it fall

Although I Wish for better days I kneel and i do pray

Although I tinker on my best days seem far away

Although I look around me no noise the silence say

Although I wonder far and wide my shadow it does follow

Although I ask myself each day will it be better tomorrow

Although I look to you for help I eel like a dog with a…


Added by twiddlemthumbs on November 27, 2010 at 2:00am — No Comments

Is it me or is there a draft on my neck

In our World living with this condition is bad enough,not because we have it but the lack of sensible and sound advice the medical profession as good or as bad as they are sometimes leave you feeling cheered up or brow against a brick wall.

At time the sheer amount of information can give us an headache or the lackof it can make some of us liable to bouts of depression worry anxiety or even suicidal, I take 14 different pills each day 2 lots of insulin and…


Added by twiddlemthumbs on November 26, 2010 at 5:59am — No Comments

The Tide

Give a cheer for heroes,the coward turns away,shed a tear not for me,instead save the dying and the sick share a meal or two, hold hands for who grieve,each life upon this Earth is precious just like morning dew,the snow that falls in winter the daffodil in spring the cuckoo and the songbird the flowers in the moring Sun, each one of us is special each one of us unique,each brother sister mom and dad nan and grandpa too share a past and a future just like you do,the cat walks in tail in the air… Continue

Added by twiddlemthumbs on November 25, 2010 at 1:42am — No Comments


Having just watched the news which had a topic about the number of amputations on people with type 2 diabetes, the charity diabetes UK, I think described the situation as disgraceful or something like that sorry if it was not the word used, it appears from my of view that it is a bit of a post coded lottery as too the level of care you get in the National Health Service, I have found so far the cover where I live to be OK, but it does worry me as someone who does not know if I have…


Added by twiddlemthumbs on November 24, 2010 at 11:49pm — No Comments

Once opened

Jack Frost has left his calling card everywhere is crisp and white,no footsteps to be seen in the early morning light,Some folks are sleeping snuggled warm as toast spare a thought for billy a goat who shakes away the night his breath is like mist as it descends towards the light,the milkman chuddles along his cart slithers and slides the milk in the bottles is icy cold birds need not peck at these all the apples and pears have long fallen form our garden trees,a cat looks…


Added by twiddlemthumbs on November 24, 2010 at 1:02am — No Comments


What do you do on a day like this icy outside due to a severe frost during the night nice to look at from inside the house where hopefully you are warm and safe,spare a thought for those who have nothing live in poverty experience pain and hunger who may be old infirm or disabled some who live on there own and do not see anyone from one day to the other, think of all the starving children there must be lots of them who have diabetes less fortunate than ourselves who have a National Health…


Added by twiddlemthumbs on November 24, 2010 at 12:03am — No Comments

Dogs and dropping blood sugars

Having just read an article on,about how dogs can sense blood sugars dropping in humans got me thinking why Ben use to get all loving when I felt ill, Ben is no longer with us wish he was when hypo's start could have done with some fore warning,he was not very well in his later years and never got over loosing mom and her second husband Bill,both dying within 2 weeks of each other,Ben was nearly 17 when he died a long time in human years feeling a bit sad back to the dogs who…


Added by twiddlemthumbs on November 23, 2010 at 8:45am — 2 Comments

Blood sugar going down hill

14.43 or 2.43 in old English and my blood sugar is 5.8 good I hear some of you say but I do feel a bit queasy it might be the low sugars or me coming down with yet another cold started a new pill today for my prostrate problem it is called Finasteride 5mg one daily the pills i have been taking for 12 months really do not help when I went to see the specialist he suggested they scrape the inside of my prostrate and told me it could leave me incontinent hope that is how you spell it.



Added by twiddlemthumbs on November 23, 2010 at 7:12am — No Comments

By the light of the MOON

Are you walking in the Moon light does it shine light up your heart do the rays penetrate deep into your soul and warm you from within,do the bats that fly to and fro or owls l that hoots remind you of better times or loved who fill your aching heart,do fireflies light your way and lead down the path do daffodils sleeping wink at you as you pass there way, do foxes come out of hiding and cross your way do shooting stars make you think of what happened on Christmas Day,do troubles fill your… Continue

Added by twiddlemthumbs on November 23, 2010 at 5:26am — No Comments

Give a thought for those less fortunate on bitterly cold days like this

As we prepare no we never prepare let us say anticipate the white stuff falling (snow) the country goes into overdrive we know what to expect chaos on the roads buses trains planes we we eagerly wait for it anyway,at times like this spare a thought to those unable to get out of the house because of illness disability or being infirm, as you know we diabetics need to keep warm but with the high cost of energy it can be a major problem,wrap up warm is the advice but some people cannot even get…


Added by twiddlemthumbs on November 23, 2010 at 12:48am — 2 Comments

Gout not goat

The doctor gave me a good going over during my six monthly check up blood pressure still a bit low lots of questions about being depressed favourable review of diabetes progress down to 7.1 over the last three monthly check up weight coming off if I did not have a heart problem guess i would be over the moon, but with all good news comes not so good news the doctor confirmed the problem with my knees and feet is due to gout not goat those have two horns mind you the last attack of gout I…


Added by twiddlemthumbs on November 22, 2010 at 6:14am — 1 Comment

Sleep to dream to live forever illness free

You wake up some mornings well I forgetting you have a few medical problems here is a question I cannot ever remember in any dream good or nightmarish me being diabetic or having heart or prostrate problems so is the answer to sleep forever for as soon as my faculties kick in and my brain shrugs of the cobwebs of sleep my body soon lets me know I am sick, I might wake up in the night well no might about it having to go to the loo 4 or 5 times a night is not joke but back to my dream state i…


Added by twiddlemthumbs on November 20, 2010 at 4:22am — 1 Comment

Face like a Klingon's backside

Shaving has always been the bain of my life not the process of shaving cutting yourself but the soreness afterwards I noticed that after getting diabetes my face became more sore no this is not a scientific observation just my own experience so do not quote me on that,I have tried all brands of after shave soothing balm baby lotion you name it during my forty six or so years putting blade to skin I did not find anything that really helped, I believed the garb spawned by shaving companies…


Added by twiddlemthumbs on November 17, 2010 at 3:42am — 1 Comment

Letter from SHROPSIRE

Hate it when you have typed a blog and the computer decides to scrub it, and you have to start all over again thank heaven for the anti depression pills, I had poured out my soul deep kept secrets which would have shocked you, made life intolerable for some people and changed the World forever,on the other hand it might have sent people to sleep.

One of our more enduring traits as a nation is talking about the weather why well that is easy you never know from one day to the next what…


Added by twiddlemthumbs on November 17, 2010 at 12:36am — No Comments

Thoughts on a cold and frosty Novembers morning

All come all ye faithful, the scene outside with every where covered in frost is real Christmassy just footprints of a cat otherwise you could be forgiven there are thousands of souls living near by, smudge ventured out but within 10 minutes was meowing and scratching the back door to come back in, she now wants petting and feeding in and out of my legs leading me to her cupboard where she knows breakfast is kept, OK smudge what do you fancy this morning chicken in gravy tuna or lamb with…


Added by twiddlemthumbs on November 16, 2010 at 12:21am — 1 Comment

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