Thank you very much I'll be looking forward to getting into groups and blogs. Harvard Polgram will give me the meter and the strips that go with the meter. They recently did away with any coverage on any diabetes testing products other than the freestyle.my child has only used the accucheck, and in addition they will only allow 200 strips per month, ghats the real problem, as you know strips are very expensive. The prescription is written for test 10 times per day buy there only allowing 200. Well have to talk to the Doctor who in turn will talk to the insurance co. I'll kep you posted. Thanks for the input.
Hi Reed, I got some strange news. In that liver ultrasound yesterday they found a mass in my liver and my spleen is so enlarged that it is sticking out under my left ribs on the side. I found that in the shower. I am okay with it, not upset. They are speeding up the endoscopy, they found something there in my stomach too. I said what the hey, and now I am eating chips, dip and drinking a Red Bull. I guess it is alright this one time. I told Chris to go to the garden center and go walk around and pick me out a plant. He brought home a pansy and some kind of pretty white flowering plant. Bless his heart. I only asked for one. The pansy is purple and that's your favorite color. How did he know? We are going to pick up some new sheets. He went to my work to tell my friend and co-worker why I am not there today. I have a meeting with my boss tomorrow at 1030. I hope that I can make it, Today no. At least I am not turning yellow . . . yet, heh heh. Take care, Lots
Hi Reed- Congrats on being a featured member. I haven't been on too much the past few days. Chico really likes it at your house. My ribs still hurt. Jim is doing well, his INR was 2.6. It has been cold and snowy here. We went to a Super Bowl Party and had a good time. Glad you are feeling OK. That's great about you're going to the TOPS convention. I'm sure you will have a teriffic time. Take cate. Cat
Reed....getting ready for work here...but read your comment to Ellen. Though you have done and "passed" the 3 steps following the pain in the head etc....PLEASE still call your doctor TODAY. hugs....linda
Hi Reed. The state convention sounds really fun - something to look forward to. Reasonable weather today. I now have found a path of dry sidewalks to take to get to the store. I have to go 3 extra blocks but it is so worth it. Tonight I made popovers without the salt, and they were horrible, just horrible. I won't be doing that again. Also sliced my finger and was afraid I'd be bleeding all over the place, because of the coumadin, but it wasn't too bad.
I am like Lots - when I go to an appt at the hospital, I have to stop at their gift boutique and always end up buying something. Mine is also staffed by volunteers, most of who don't know what they're doing.
Gotta try to catch the last half of Antiques Roadshow,
Sorry I haven't been very chatty recently . . . life has been oh, let's say -- excessively busy. A1c crept up a bit during the holidays, but now that I'm back on a stable routine once again I expect it will settle back down.
I had been using Novolog as my rapid-acting insulin, but I'm in the process of switching over to Apidra instead. For me, it seems to act faster and peak sooner. The journey continues . . . :)
Hi Gator, Congratulations on being FEATURED! What a day. I got my liver and stomach ultrasound done. It was an ordeal. I could not eat or drink for 8 hours, couldn't take insulin, my synthroid, my pain medication or my stomach medication for nausea. I was a sorry looking white sheet by the end of the test. I laid in the car with the seat back all the way there. My heart was pounding because my blood pressure was so high, I was sick to my stomach, and my muscles went into giant spasms with out the Tramadol. I had a throbbing headache. My BG didn't go over 300. Boy I was thirsty though. The test was easy and I had to lift up my arms a lot, do a lot of deep breathing and hold my breath a lot. The technician rubbed my stomach and around my ribs a lot as well, and put hot towels on me, so by the time it was finished I felt better. I was so whoozy I used a wheel chair to get into the hospital. As soon as it was done we rolled to the waiting area near the main door. I drank 32 ounces of water right away and took all my medication and my shot and started feeling better fast. Then I saw the gift shop and went in there in the wheelchair and for some reason they had such awesome stuff. I got a pretty bracelet, silver with a pretty purple stone in it, a cross necklace, a present for my son, and a card and a present for my sister's birthday. Oh yes and a pretty magnet about faith. I also got a beautiful scarf for cheap. There was an older lady volunteering there at the cash register and it was so funny. She could not work the cash register, so Chris had to go back there and help her with ringing everything up. It was one of the new touch screen ones. Thank goodness I bought a lot of items because by the time we were done she was so happy because she memorized how to do it. I think she was sweet on Chris because she said he was the best customer she ever had. He is good to people like that so yes, he is very sweet. I hadn't eaten and it was after two and so we went to a restaurant and I had a healthy veggie skillet with egg whites, broccoli, huge tasty mushrooms, cooked onions and baby potatoes. It was so yummy. Now we are home and I feel so great. I was worried that all that would make me sick the rest of the day, but I am not sick at all, and Iam ready to go back to work tomorrow. How is your day going today? I hope thing are going well for you. It is super windy and pretty cold here, but the snow has disappeared. Lots.
hi Reed, we watched most of the game yesterday, then I just couldn't stay up any more. having a bad bg morning, it keeps trying to go up up up. think I'll change my set before we go to the dentist this morning. he better not find anything. I'm a faithful flosser lol. I've been to Punta Gorda. we chartered a boat down that way and went around it on our boat. you'll have fun.
Hey Reed. I'm not at the SuperBowl party and glad I didn't go. I'm watching a show on PBS about these giant bats. Came very close to falling today - must have done the "arm flailing" dance for at least 30 seconds. Have to go for INR and kidney labs on Tuesday, but otherwise nothing planned for the week.
Hi Reed, Thanks for the prayers you said for us. We are all very thankful for those. I finally got my wish! It is snowing today. When I woke up this morning it was coming down nicely, and now hours later, it is coming down even faster. It is so pretty! It is about 30 degrees and calm. It is very much fun to sit by the window with Zen and my cup of hot coffee and watch the snow fall.
I had some trouble on Friday with my blood pressure medication and ended up in the hospital. I passed out, fell, and my blood pressure was very high. I stopped that medication and bought a blood pressure cuff to check it every few hours. My blood pressure came down to normal now that I am off that medication. Yesterday I slept all day, I guess my body needed to adjust to the change. I had a good night's sleep and I am feeling much better now today. I am going to take a nice, hot shower and then I am planning on going for a relaxing walk in the fresh new snow to losen up my stiff muscles and get my blood moving. I get pretty sore if I don't move around.
I have a job to do today. I bought a new coat last month and it is cold enough now to wear it. The buttons are hanging off. I guess they don't take time to sew them on correctly when they mass produce coats , just good enough to get them on and to sell the coat. I am going to remove all the buttons, and sew them on right. It will take a while because the coat is double breasted and there are a lot of buttons. Luckily they are big, and they have big holes in them, so that will make it easier. I can sit by the window with Zen and watch the snow come down while I do it.
It sounds like it is chilly for you too. I am glad your cold is going away, but sorry to hear you still have that cough. I hope it goes away soon, and I hope Russ is doing well? I hope he is not coughing too.
It is nice that your priest is learning to speak English with less of an accent. Given time he will probably be able to give a very understandable sermon. I have a lot of respect for people that can learn a new language. It takes a lot of time, commitment, and effort. I have been trying to learn Spanish because so many client's of mine speak it. It hasn't been easy, even though I took it in college and everything, and got an A in those three classes. It is my accent. I can't roll my r's. Someone told me to put some water in my mouth and gargle to learn how to do that sound right. I think I will give that a try. Have a nice day Reed. Tell Tom and Russ that I said hi and that I hope they have a nice day as well. Lots
Hi Reed. 7 degrees here, no wind, so it's not too bad. There is a big cross country ski festival at the lake a block away. Neighborhood all clogged up with cars, and people. I am invited to a superbowl party tomorrow night at my neighbor's across the street, but there will be way too many food temptations - chicken wings, various dips, sweets. I haven't decided whether to go or not. I suppose I could bring some raw veggies or such. I even find that chicken is expensive, although you can save money by buying a whole one and cutting it up yourself. My favorite fish is tilapia, which is't exactly cheap either. And I think of all those years growing up when my dad would come home with a stringer full of walleyes and we'd have filets for supper. Delicious
Hi MR Gator, No I am waiting for Home Depot to come and delivery my refrigerator now. I cleaned out the hold one and celebrated alot of birthdays with expiration dates. Didnt find a dead mouse like last time when I moved the refrigerator.
I didn't clean my old one. Why should I. Will probably go to mass in the morning.One nice thing is its so cold I can put my frozen stuff out on the ledge and not worry about it.
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