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At 9:20am on March 24, 2012, Kathy said…

Now Reed, you be careful of the cat. A few days ago I was at my sister's watching a movie with my niece, and the cat simply jumped up on the couch and bit my finger, and then looked very pleased with himself. He is a bad boy. This pic was taken in December, when he was only 4 month old. He is huge, but seems to have slimmed down a tad. Maybe he found a feline TOPS to go to.....

At 8:27am on March 24, 2012, Linda G said…

Wow Reed....you sure have a full day today!!! Take nice and slow! Glad to read your numbers (and Russ') are coming down. Gotta love garage sales that start at 6 am....that means that you have to be up and at it at 5 at least. Are you involved? So you are now the dad of a cat ;)
Is it at YOUR place? What are you planning for your garden?
It's our middle grandchild's 2nd birthday tomorrow, and having a little party for him. He's been having quite a deal with digestive issues, and Celiac is a possibility.
There is much bickering here between our daughter and son/daughter-in-law...to the point that it'll be nice when they all move out. I can't deal with the stress anymore. Thoughts of joining a convent ;)
Take care dear Reed,
luv....linda

At 8:02am on March 24, 2012, Marie B said…

oh gosh I love swordfish, it really is expensive though. I make soup all the time, but ed and I really cook together every day, and we enjoy a little challenge in the kitchen. glad to hear your bg is going down, if you ever get those shots again, I would coordinate with your regular doctor on how to correct the highs. I'm like Kathy, takes me a full day to recover from it, and you can't rush it.

the postage was only $11.35 for the quilt, because it's an APO address. next summer, my OTHER quilts of valor group, which is run by the State Fair home ec dept, said our Guild's quilt of valor group could collect the money donated during the 10 days of the fair, so I'll get it reimburst then. we spent the most money on fabric, even though we try our darndest to get others to donate their fabrics to us. bg 170, had a rough night. got a corned beef in the crock pot already for dinner tonight, takes 10 hours.

At 7:09am on March 24, 2012, Kathy said…

Hi Reed - how are you doing today? You know when I have a high bg episode, I'm no good for about 24 hours, even after it comes down. It is very stressful on the body and I hope you took it easy.
I see you are having swordfish. And that'S great about Tom getting the grant $. Sounds like an exciting project.
Still humid here - up to 70 again today. I am getting all my summer clothes organized this morning - very tired of wearing that Target t-shirt.
Have a great weekend.

At 9:12pm on March 23, 2012, Emmy said…

Seagator, I found this info about cortisone shots: In people who have diabetes, cortisone injections can elevate the blood sugar. In patients with underlying infections, cortisone injections can suppress somewhat the body's ability to fight the infection and possibly worsen the infection or may mask the infection by suppressing the symptoms and signs of inflammation. Generally, cortisone injections are used with caution in people with diabetes and avoided in people with active infections. Cortisone injections are used cautiously in people with a bleeding disorder.

http://www.medicinenet.com/cortisone_injection/page2.htm

It also says that one of the risks of cortisone injections is the risk of infection. Whenever there is heat, pain and an increase in blood sugar, my first thought is infection. While inflammation cause also cause these symptoms, they tend to be more accute and localized with infection. I suggest you take your temperature and if you have a fever, get to an Emergency room or call the doc that did the injections, and let him know about the fever and other symptoms. Could be an infection, and if it is you will need an antibiotic to fight it, possibly an IV of Keflex to start with, as a systemic infection is very serious and can easily start from an injection.

Please monitor your temperature, and blood sugar, and get help if it looks like a possibly infection. Beter safe than sorry!

At 1:03pm on March 23, 2012, Patricia Bason said…

Hi Reed, hope your bs has come down now and your on a more even keel! Thats the big problem with steroids and diabetes and it's a;;sp why I keep having the lows as I'm sometimes over compensating for the steroids which make my controll very eratic. Hubby Nick had a coritsone injection in his shoulder this morning, hopefully it will improve things for him. Take good care Reed. Tricia x

At 12:04pm on March 23, 2012, Marie B said…

Reed, how are your numbers today? we walked around the lake and I got down to 81, even though I lowered my basal. just got back from the post office, mailed a quilt off to Bagram Afghanistan. say a little prayer my quilt will bring some comfort to a wounded serviceman. (well it could be a woman, but most are men). I gave it a little extra hug from you before I put it in the box. It came out so nice, and I made a matching pillowcase, which we always do. I got a little choked up there, thinking about who might get it, where they're from, what the injuries might be. I mailed it to a AirForce Chaplain, who asked Quilts of Valor if we would send some for him to give out there.

At 11:42am on March 23, 2012, Emily Coles said…

Holy cow, Reed! I'm so sorry your sugar popped up so high. That feels awful, and makes for a really bad night. Is it back to normal yet? I'm impressed that you still managed to do your welcomes, and THEN some!

I hope you're feeling better. Cortisone, huh? Prednisone did that to me, years ago. I didn't know cortisone could do it, too.

At 11:33am on March 23, 2012, Doris D said…

U had some really high numbers there. Put it up to "thanks for the cortazone shots" It does it EVERYTIME for abit there.

Kenneth is doing better he says that it helps him to do stuff b/c he hurts more when he's sitting still.

At 11:21am on March 23, 2012, Linda G said…

Oh boy...those are high numbers...but fortunately for a short while! Keep testing though!
The weekend is here....hope you will have time for some R & R :)
What type of fish for you tonight?? Salmon patties here.
many hugs....linda

At 9:46am on March 23, 2012, catlover said…

Hi Reed- Yes, that cortisone will do it every time. Just keep checking your BG all weekend until it comes down to normal. A short time at 400 won't really hurt you in the long run. But it is scary to see it on the meter. Beautiful weather here. Might break a record today- 79. Hope you enjoy your fish dinner. I love fish maybe I'll stop by for dinner. LOL
Hope all is quiet and restful at the Gator house this weekend. Cat

At 8:14am on March 23, 2012, Joanne said…

Oh Reed .... sorry to here about your bad night. Hope you can rest a little today. Are you using extra insulin to bring it down. At least you have that.
Hoping the rest of the day goes better.Yes, it's a fish day here too. Yum !!
Take care <3 <3 Joanne

At 5:21am on March 23, 2012, Pauly said…

Hi Mr Gator. Hope your BG is down a little now. Nothing you did to cause it that was the cortisone shot. Maybe the Dr gave to much like you said.

I said prayers again for all in the Gator house as I do every morning.
I went to Lions last night and had some laughs and a good dinner.

Pauly

At 8:28pm on March 22, 2012, Joanne said…

Reed,
I'm so glad the Vascular Dr gave you good news AND good advice. My Mom was 86 when they attempted to open her blockage, botched it and caused her to have a heart attack from the large loss of blood. If Russ can't drive you for errands maybe you can hire one of these gals. What was the decision on the adrenal tumor ? Hope your BS behaves and won't get too high .... but if you use insulin you could do some coverage to keep it down to get you over the hump.

Well the Ortho Dr took Xrays and it seems I have a bone spur digging into my Achilles tendon. MRI on Monday to see if there is any damage to worry about. Stomach a little iffy today. Should do better tomorrow. Fish always agrees with me. Have a good day & take care <3 <3 Joanne

At 5:10pm on March 22, 2012, Kathy said…

Hi Reed - gosh those doctors are so confusing - how do you know what to believe? But I would think if Russ needed the vascular surgery he'd be having really bad pain in his legs and you never mentioned that.
Very humid here again today. My hair was flat and dumpy looking.
I STILL have not worked on my taxes. I don't know what is wrong with me. Please remind me of this when I'm frantic on April 14......

At 3:55pm on March 22, 2012, Doris D said…

Great News about Russ!! No surgery!! That's good! Yes it seems like "here we go again" but atleast u got an answer now. I bet Russ is happy too.

Good news with Tom there. Glad he will get to spend more time with u guys now. I bet he proud of his sucess too!!! Things here are simmering now ! LOL! In other words nothing much happening around here. IT'S QUIET,

At 12:36pm on March 22, 2012, Marie B said…

oh gosh Reed, just saw your staus, GReAT news, hugs to you and Russ. I have some bread in the oven and it really smells good! only 4960 steps on the pedometer. guess I am a slug officially.

At 7:48am on March 22, 2012, Marie B said…

hey Reed, I'll be praying Russ doesn't need the surgery. bg this am was 84 then I had breakfast and now it's 160-something. record warmth here today. I'm wearing my pedometer and I'm shooting for 10,000 steps, yikes only 577 so far and that's with vacuuming the house.

At 6:49am on March 22, 2012, Linda G said…

How did it all go this morning....and the dental visit yesterday??

At 8:46pm on March 21, 2012, Kathy said…

Now Reed, you know you make the day for all those TOPS ladies.
Guess what? I did not work on my taxes today. I don't know where the time went. It is extremely humid and I have my ceiling fan on. All the stretching I've been doing at the Y has really increased the range of motion in my shoulder. I can tell because it's easier to pull the chain to turn it on. I sure hope our summer temps aren't 30 degrees above normal. That would be horrible.

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