I think it will be that black cardinal fro Ghana...I bet you on it.My eye is getting better. It is still puffy. It was called comjunctivitis. They saw it takes a week on antibiotics to clear up. It was 82 here today. I have all my ceiling fans on. WED a big storm if you believe them. At 8, I am going to watch the Westminster Dog Show. I owned 4 Poms then an Airedale then a Great Dane. My last one was a Kerry Blue Terrier. When she went I said no more. About 2 months ago I was tempted to buy a dog but like the Pope I do not have the energy to care for one. Take care and have a good evening. Reed
Great stuff on the experimenting David. I have always done the same thing with my diabetes - taking the bull by the horns - and being the test guinea pig. I actually didn't really start to take my diabetes control seriously until I was in my 40's - almost 35 years after being diagnosed. I'm a silly cat aren't I to wait that long - but it's never to late to try to be "purrfect" (and luckily my semi-uncontrolled method of diabetes all those years didn't muck up anything - except maybe I've now developed a more sarcastic sense of humour!).
I know an immoveable object when I see one (although it can take me awhile, LOL!). But I'm just getting my angst out -- I know it won't change him, but it makes me feel better to say what's on my mind. Zoe knows me very well, and I'm far more concerned about her than about him! :-)
Fathom the hypocrisy of a government that requires every citizen to prove they are insured...but not everyone must prove they are a citizen. Now add this: Many of those who refuse or are unable to prove they are citizens will receive free insurance, paid for by those who are forced to buy insurance because they are citizens.
Good Morning,David. Just popping in to say hello. I did not have a good night. Nothing on my mind. I just tossed and turned and got up at 5. Did a few things here. Tested BG102. The great wather did not last long. Today pitch black need lights on and I think we will get coastal storms. TOPS tomorrow. I hope all is well with you. Your friend,Reed
STEPHEN STEELE... Trailblazer in the Sky His passion was flying airplanes. It still is.
Here is the remarkable story of Stephen Steele, a Canadian trailblazer who became the first Type I diabetic airline captain in the world.
He grew up knowing that the only thing he wanted to do was fly. At 16, he got his student pilot permit, and by 17 he had his private pilot's license. At 21, he got hired by Air Canada and thought he was living the dream…until one day, 8 years later, he was forced to surrender his pilot's license due to a diagnosis of Type I, insulin-dependent diabetes. There was a landmark court case… Guidelines for flying…
It took a couple of months to stabilize the diabetes, but meanwhile, Stephen had lost his job and was told he'd never fly again. Faced with this new reality and the need to find a new career, Stephen headed for law school and spent the next 5 years getting his law degree and opening his own law practice. During that time, however, he never lost his "spark" for flying and managed to stay on part-time with Air Canada as a simulator instructor, teaching pilots to fly the DC-9 aircraft.
Juggling both careers proved to be enormously time-consuming, however, so eventually he had to make a choice. Stephen knew that his heart was always in aviation, so he jumped at an opportunity to be a flight simulator instructor for Cathay-Pacific Airways and packed up his wife and two sons and moved to Hong Kong. The opportunities and experiences he and his family shared throughout their 8 years in Asia went beyond what they could have imagined, and little did they know how much the aviation field would change over the course of that time.
Stephen uses an insulin pump to control his blood sugars, and he tests his blood 14-15x daily when he is flying, and 6-7x when he isn't flying. He must stay on top of his health in order to live his dream and to ensure that all of his passengers remain safe in his care. Transport Canada makes sure of that, as the rules for pilots with Type I diabetes are very strict. Some sage advice…
Stephen has been back flying with Air Canada since 2003, and is proud to have been part of such a ground-breaking move to allow people with Type I diabetes to fly. Australia and South Africa have agreed to follow Canada's protocols, and this opens up a whole new world of opportunity for people with diabetes around the world. With proper care and excellent control, there isn't anything a person with diabetes can't do, and Stephen Steele is a perfect example of that. It took him a long while to get his license back, but he says he wouldn't trade in all the experience he got as a result of being diagnosed with diabetes.
Stephen says that his diabetes hasn't been a burden for him, but rather an opportunity to expand his horizons and educate others through volunteering with the CDA, as well as educating his colleagues on the job. He speaks openly about his diabetes with his crew and flight staff - and while he used to get "surprised looks" in the early days, they all know him by now and know that he has his health well under control.
Stephen adds thoughts of encouragement for newly diagnosed diabetics on how diabetes doesn't have to hold you back from doing anything you set your mind to for yourself in your life.
Thank you, Stephen, for your passion and commitment,
Hi David. Thanks for the comment on my post. Since I rarely, rarely have to take a correction in the morning (and also I do not eat breakfast), I have taken to putting my rapid-acting insulin in a different room so it's not on my kitchen table where I go to test each morning. Then, of course, if I leave home mid morning and have lunch on the go I must be sure I take it with me.
GOOD MORNING DAVID!! Whatcha up to today? How have you been feeling??? The kids here are packing like mad. They're moving out next Saturday...and get the keys Friday. The grandkids will be with the other grandma then. Our daughter has a new shift that entails her having to work some Sundays, and Stephen (her little guy) would then be babysat here by our daughter-in-law. However next Sunday, if that's the case... Stephen will be with her ex! Next Saturday will be a madhouse here!! On this coming Wednesday (the 18th), I'm helping out at a fundraiser with the Canadian Diabetes Association. It's an amazing day outside! Wishing YOU an awesome day :) Hugs....linda
More "stuff"!! How's the weather at your end...hot and muggy here...was going to weed after the brief shower we had here yesterday....but the air was very thick....and my back still recuperating from having washed the kitchen floor 3x over on all fours (the old fashion way) the day before when Riley (2) decided to spit out his juice all over the place. I would have been arrested for what I toyed doing to him! The room that our daughter was in before moving into her own place is now taken up as a storage room for Timothy and Steph (son and d-i-l). The storage unit they have rented is all full!!! They're moving into their own house starting the 19th of this month! The repeat empty nest syndrome lol. It sure will feel odd to have the whole house to ourselves again! Steph (d-i-l) has a bad ear/sinus infection. She went to a walk in clinic yesterday, and was put on meds, including ear drops. Early evening, her ear was bleeding, which is not uncommon with ear infection...but I nevertheless offered to take her to ER, knowing that we'd be there for at least 6 hours...no no no...she didn't want to go. Midnight, as I'm coming out of the washroom to go to bed, she and Timothy are at the kitchen table...seems that now she feels she should take me up on that earlier offer. I said to her, "you realize that we'll be there all night 'till mid morning anyway!" She had gone to the internet, and of course got frightened by the comments and suggested diagnoses of her bleeding ear! (sigh....who listens to me!!) So I said...call telehealth (a telephone access here, that helps to give you a heads up about your symptoms). They basically paraphrased my comment to her..."you have been seen, you DO have an ear infection which may bleed, you are on medication for it, you do NOT have cancer nor have you suffered trauma to the head. Call your doctor in the morning if it is still bleeding" Who listens to me!!! So this morning, she called her doctor who will see her at....3pm, and the appointment was later changed to 7pm! Guess the doc doesn't share her concern!! So...life goes on in the Miller household! Sounds SO much like a soap that I should ask you to stay tuned tomorrow...same time same station! How's life at YOUR end??
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