oh Reed, so sorry about the stove. Is it just the cooktop, or is it a range. We get Consumer Reports, I could look up and see what they are recommending. I always look for one that's easy to clean, after reliability. some of the new ones have so many parts. I also like sealed burners, if you are able to get gas. at least it's not the day before Thanksgiving. this may put a crimp in Reed's diner.
wow Reed, that is so cool about Manny's letter. It would be extra cool if Manny could meet him. I know he frequently has to go to Boston for a variety of reasons.
Don't know if you've been keeping up with the Care Team, but yesterday we had several people blog about surgeries and family problems and we need to be praying for these people. take a look and make sure you are following activity in the CT. I know your specialty is Ws andBs but anyway.
yesterday afternoon 2 people from Roche came to the house to teach me how to use my new pump. I think I got information overload. anyway, I am wearing the new one and I'm going to master it, right now I'm not using all the bells and whistles but already I can see it's easier. The lady came with her boss, and he installed some software on my computer for me, and gave me a device that will collect all my numbers from the pump and meter if I get anywhere near it. they also gave me some new infusion sets to try, which I will do this morning, I made Ed watch how to insert it so he can help me with it. it's scary to try something new but maybe I'll like these sets better. the cannula seems a little bit more flexible and smaller. wish me luck. Tomorrow I'm volunteering again at Project Self-Sufficiency, now we are on to the Christmas toy drive, another huge thing. I've done it several years now but it still is gripping to see the hundreds of desperate families.
Reed, Thanks for letting me know about Mayor Menino's Dx. I just wrote this to him:
"Mayor Menino, It came to my attention that you were recently diagnosed with diabetes.
I have been living myself with diabetes for more than ten years now (I was first mis-diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and a few months later correctly diagnosed as having type 1 diabetes).
I am sure you know this, but I just wanted to reassure you that you are not alone. I know this condition may feel isolating and people may draw all sorts of conclusions about what you can or cannot do as a person living with diabetes.
If I may take the liberty, I want to invite you to join (anonymously if you prefer to do it so), TuDiabetes.org, our community for people touched by diabetes. It's a social network (like a Facebook) for people like you and me, so that we can connect, engage with our condition, and together generate positive change in ourselves and the lives of others.
TuDiabetes is a program of the Diabetes Hands Foundation, a Berkeley-based nonprofit that I am honored to have founded nearly five years ago and today, I run as President with the help of an incredible staff of 5 other people, all of whom -but one- live with diabetes.
Next week I will be in the Boston area for meetings. If it is not too outrageous to suggest so, I'd be honored if I could have the opportunity to shake your hand and give you in person a copy of a book of diabetes poems we published, that were written by members of TuDiabetes. I suspect you may find it to be a valuable source of comfort and support.
Hi Reed, I just had the pleasure of watching Manny's video and was so happy to see you as such an inspirational part of his message. You must feel so proud and happy to have such a close friendship with Manny and to have influenced him so much. You really do inspire us all so much. I am wondering what is up with the oven. Did you get it fixed? If it really broke I hope you check out some of the new ones they have. I love the flat tops, very easy to clean. I hope you had a nice TOPs day. I had the day off and am getting ready to finish off the week working two more full days. Have a nice night! Lots
First and foremost...congratulations on being included in the keynote speech that Manny delivered. Quite an honour indeed :) Those cortisone shots...a blessing and a curse! How's your bg now??? I sure hope you don't need a new stove....good gosh, those can run pretty costly! However...if you DO need a new one, pamper yourself. Get a smooth stove top....and there are now stoves with warming ovens. My grandmother had a warming segment in HER stove....but hers was a wood stove ;)
I decided to stay home today after all...nursing the headache...and eating frequently to try to maintain a near level bg!! Usually get up in the morning 1n the 115 to 120 range....but for the past couple of days my fasting in the morning has been 60, and shooting up to 150 or so half an hour later after a couple of bites of a peanut butter toast.
RCIC at church tonight....I better go....don't want to give the wrong impression.
Thanksgiving went well, but our other daughter and son-in-law didn't come over because they had a stomach virus. I had been replying to your messages on my email, then found later that its a do not reply place. Sorry to Marie, Catlover, and you that I have not been responding much. Meeting with Alex's teacher went well. Found out he got angry at school over some work he had trouble with. He got mad at the boys at his table for "talking" he said. The teacher said they said they were trying to help him. Alex got so mad he told them he wanted to kill them. Trip to the principal office and councelor talked to him. I did talk to the counselor also and once they heard all Alex has been through and we just got him out of foster care the end of Sept/Oct, she said he is still adjusting. His stuttering is really bad. He didn't say if the boys make fun of him. On work he can easily do, he is ok, but most the time he needs help on homework. He really needs an aid most the time, but there is only 1 in a classroom of 24 kids. Alex will not ask for help. His teacher is very understanding and nice. We had a good time together. The dr info we got on Alex says they suspect ADHD. At home when he is around us we never see any hyperactive behavior (our son had ADHD and Alex's mother is ADD). He needs help. We still have not been able to get him medicaid yet. His mother has to apply and shes been working a whole lot. When I tried to take her, she couldn't find her last pay stub. We can't afford to pay full price for drs and nuerologists for Alex. We are trying to get Mass. to at least send us some money like they pay foster parents which is what we are. We spent Sat. and Sun. working with Alex on a school project. The kids had to do tri fold project boards on a book they read. We helped him read "Bunnicula".He needed a whole lot of help on the project, but we were alowed to help him. The good news lately is they were able to stick Jon's fistula with both needles in his arm and not use the catheter yesterday (tues). If they can continue to use it, they will work up to larger and larger gauge needles and eventually be able to take out the catheter. Thats what he wants the most!
Reed- I just watched Manny's video. Your story was wonderfully told. You are a movie star. Be sure to watch the video. If you lose any more weight you will fade away. We had some snow yesterday, but it only stayed on the grass. Very chilly today, high of 42. Hope you BG is back to normal from the steroid shot. Jim is still working on his INR trying to bring it up past 2. Take care. CAT
hello Reed, nice day here, just a little snow here and there. I am very much looking forward to watching that video. I noticed it on the home page, left, under videos. today would have been my dad's birthday. The trainer for my new pump is coming at 3:30. I'm going to put a pork roast in the crock pot so I don't have to think about making dinner. bg 148. had to take more cough medicine last night. at least now it's a productive cough.
Hey dear Reed....good morning to you! It has been SO SO SO hectic here....and in the midst of it all, my bg has been acting weird....and have been getting headaches. So sick of it all...there's never a day when I feel well. The report card roughs are being reviewed, and hopefully MY comments for the subjects I teach will be fine. So far so good. The French Club was yesterday...and all went well. The theme was Ste Catherine's day....so had pulled taffy, and an activity. As well, the children voted on their new logo, from work submitted earlier in the year. Only 6 submissions this year vs the 17 of last year. It's a proper vote...behind a partition and all :)
We decided to celebrate my birthday on Sat. the 8th....when I will be less stressed. The report cards will have gone out by then...and the parent teacher interviews will be just over. There's a staff party to attend the night of the last interview day. I really don't know WHY my birthday was not on the list here! Today is one of my long days at school, and frankly...I'm thinking of not going in. It'll just make my headache worse. Sigh!! Your knees are better with the shots....how's your bg? The snow we had last Saturday is still on the ground. Not much of it grant you...BUT, still there!! So...people are in the mood, and lights are going up!! Looks lovely. Is that Chico up there? A beautiful cat....but bold as brass lol, fancy walking on the table!!
luv and baskets of hugs Reed....
Maybe it's just in need of a new heating element..Like I know,ha ! No need to fret though-Tom is going to make sure you have a stove in good working order for Reeds Diner :) I had a somewhat quiet day-so got to play on the computer and laugh at Doris.I still follow the Alaskan pioneer and when he first left to his Island.he took a dog named Wilson and a goat named Thor..well,you know that was a draw for me to follow..well some time passed and we all kept asking..where was Thor..and no direct answer...then in his video he post he said it..Gator he ate poor Thor !! He said he was brought as a food source and he and Wilson ate him-had a darn babque ..and ate poor Thor..seems he was a little dense but still :( No the Alaskan Pioneer has been fun to follow -good guy :) .
Reed just found out a lady from our meetup group has had the same symptoms as I have for 6 weeks. Over the weekend she turned ghastly pale and weak and had to be rushed to the ER. I think I've had a relapse. It's so hard to know whether to spend the day lying around and resting or to try to get up and do some light tasks. I don't know if I'm going to wait until Monday to see my PCP. We'll see how I feel tomorrow. Once good thing - I am sleeping like A LOG.
Hello Reed, Glad to hear you are well. Been really busy here. Just hoping things get better. So glad your knees are good. I have an appt tomorrow. We'll see what happens.
Take care <3 <3 Joanne *** sent you a message too
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