11-11-11 yesterday they found that my ruptured disc had grown into a 3 sided rupture and was pinching on my nerves. I was rushed to emergency surgery and had the reupture removed and L2, L3 and L4 fused. Spent the next 3 days in ICU and was released on the 4th day. I spent the next 6 weeks recovering at home. doing well
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.I stopped taking my Lantus shots Friday night and things smoothed out a little. My numbers ran a little above normal and I felt sick but not sick enough to not get anything accomplished over the weekend. I wanted to run several days before I made any adjustments to my meds. My overnights have been respectable.
I faxed my logs in to the ENDO office this morning. Maybe they will call with adjustments.
Day one ended ended with numbers in the 80's 90's and 111 when I went to bed( I thougt this is great). At 3:07am I woke to 65 treated with 2 candied orange slices(24mg) and went back to bed. At 5:51am I was 66 and treated with 2 candied orange slices( 2 orange slices would normally have me at 130 in 1 hour). I had another orange slice while getting dressed for work. The tiredness is gone felt real good. Had my usual breakfast of 4oz sausage pattie and had 7 triscuits(20gm) with it trying to…Continue
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Yesterday was my usual 4 month ENDO visit and he was real pleased. I will get my lab results in a couple of days. He told me about Victoza and wanted me to try it for 3 months. He said that his patients that he has put on Victoza have lost between 5 and 40 lbs and he would expect atleast 15lbs from me.
I told him that I have scheduled partial knee replacement for December 10th and he agreed that any weight loss would aid in recovery from the surgery.
So I started my first shot…Continue
Do you get different responses from the same low number? I am usually functional down into the 50's but last night I woke up at 63 and my speach was slured, had trouble focussing and very little muscle control. I got to my supply of candied orange slices and had 2 slices. This occured at 11pm so my wife insisted I eat a couple of Triscuits with peanut butter. When I got up again at 4am I was 123 and 113 when I ate at 6:15am.
We ate last night at about 6:30pm and I was 175…Continue
All the trouble I have been having with my left knee finally got me back to the doctor. He drained fluid off my knee and shot 40 mg of ethylprednisone into the knee. My bg reading jumped to 256 but was expecting that just corrected and went on. He also put me in an unloader brace($900) to get better separation from the joints I have bone on bone on the inside of the joint. This is to try and get me some time before I have knee replacement. I need to get to July of 2011 to get on…Continue
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Well for the most part I was good. I did loose 5lbs. My BG's were all over(85 to 129 - I shot for 90's) even though I got up at my usual 5am too not break my routine. It did help some what but the diabetic 'gotcha' always comes in there and you just have to throw up your hands in surrender.
Our Christmas dinner is always Seafood Gumbo and I did have 2 bowls. My wife makes such good gumbo. It is just the flour in the rue that gets you. She came up with a new sweet for me. Strawberry…Continue
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I was a 'blue water' sailor doing time on USS Bennington CVS20 1965, USS Truxton DLGN35 1969 - 70 and USS Enterprise CVAN65 1972 - 73. We were in the Gulf when the war shut down and did not get back until May or Jun of that year. Most of my time I did as a reactor operator on the Truxton and Enterprise. I got out in Oct of 1975, probably the biggest life mistake I made. Things would be alot easier now if I had stayed and retired.
I look back on my Navy time as a really good time. My…Continue
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