Hi Reed so very,very sorry to hear about Russ and have been keeping you all in my prayers. It must be so hard for you and Tom and I hope you manage to get some rest and a good nights sleep tonight. Russ is in good hands with the best care and hopefully once he is well you can all sit down and plan the best future for all of you. I think as you do that things can't go on as they are as it is too much for you to cope with. Please keep us all posted with any updates when you can. Will be thinking of you. Tricia x
Oh my goodness Reed...I am SO VERY sorry to hear of this terrible turn. I am keeping all 3 of you in prayer, that all goes well with Russ, and in focusing on the next step. I agree entirely....this is TOO much for you. PLEASE keep us posted....and you dearest Reed, dad to us all, take it easy and try to get some rest. much luv....linda
My sweet dear Reed, I am so sorry that you are having such a difficult time. I definitely have you in my thoughts and prayers. Russ has been having ill health for quite a long time I am sorry that he is suffering so much. I am relieved to hear that he is in the hospital where he can get the care that he needs and get a chance to get exposure to the things that he needs to help him feel more comfortable while he is so sick. I know that this is a big stress on you, but please use this time to rest and recover from all the stress of all these months of illness for Russ. It has been hard on you as well.
Thank you so much for keeping us posted. We are all here to support you. Let us know if you need anything.
Reed-Thanks for the update. So sorry to hear about Russ. Pneumonia at his age is nothing to take lightly. Hope they take good care of him in the hosp. I will say a special prayer for him and for you. You don't need all this stress. Keep us all informed on the everchanging health situation in FL. Cat
Hello Reed,I would want to share about my NGO. I am currently a chairperson of newly created NGO "Georgian Union of Patients with Diabetes" The Union has been founded in May, 2011 with the initiative of people suffering from diabetes- uniting Georgians (and not only) with diabetes and their family members (since 1988 I have had type 1 diabetes). Union is non-profit organization focusing on diabetes management, protecting the social and health rights access in the society, provides them currently education program known as "Diabetic School" for free. You might know that there are main problems of healthcare and cure of diabetes in Georgia, Since 1996 patients receive insulin for free. For the necessary equipment (syringes, self-control equipment, test-strips etc.) and medications for the treatment and prevention of late complications patients have to pay partly themselves.
Average net salary per month is 300 GEL (120 EUR)
Average pension is 80 GEL (35EUR). of Gorn Union of patienys with Diabetes.
As you see there is difficult situation about healthcare system in Georgia, with my enthusiasm and with the biggest wishes to help them, I wanted to change that hard condition in my country
As newly Organization any type of assistance is very im[portant to us! If you have any kind of idea how to give voice to International and non-goveermental Organizations that exist such type of Union wich would want to help patients with Diabetes in Georgia?!
Georgian Union of Patients with Diabetes (GUPD)
Hi Reed, I am very happy...Yes indeed that my eye has cleared so much. Hope all comes back okay for Russ. You use eye drops for the pressure? I am just using a natural tear drop once a day or so. I did some errands today and picked up test strips...$200 for 150 strips...they muct be gold!! Hate what I have to put our every month in share of cost for just my strips, insulin, crazy. Beautiful weather here, very nice mid 70's. Dont know what I am going to do this weekend....no plans yet. Have a good weekend and take care.
Hi Reed. A bi brisk here today, but sunny. My allergies are driving me nuts and my eyes are watering and itching. Stupid me forgot about the chat and I was even home at that time.
Hope you guys have a good weekend and that Russ doesn't worry too much about his test results.
I scraped myself off the bed and went in to work today. Slow recovery, how can blood sugars run high with nothing in your stomach lol....tummy is still very sore. It's soup for me! Was at work today, only because I had to. Could have used another day at home, but with kids screaming...I might as well be at work! Besides, today was the last day before March break, and aside from meeting with a teacher-parent who's unhappy with her daughters' grades, I didn't want to take the extra day and make it look bad. Now, I'm finally home on TWO GLORIOUS WEEKS OFF!!! No plans, other than just taking it easy! Thanks for caring Reed :)
Hi Reed, I just missed you in the chat room. I was soooo disappointed!! Will look for you another day :) I have had a really good day today and felt like I did before I got this illness. I had no pain, no stiffness, no slowing down when I walked!! Even this tonight I am still feeling pain free!! It's wonderful! How did Russ get on with his MRI? I hope it went well for him and the news isn't too bad. The weather here is a little damp and the day has been dull but not too cold. My bg's have been running fine and I go for my review with the hospital on Tuesday so it will be interesting to see what my HBA1c is after taking the steroids for 3 months. Hopefully not too much damage done! Hope things are good with you and I'll watch for you in the chat room over the next few days. Tricia x
what kind of fish are you getting? just wondering. we are going to Costco today, ed just loves going there. since he was laid off, it's intersting to see how his products aren't getting the shelf space there any more. Then when we get back, I am taking my sourdough out to form loaves. it has a 5 hour first rise. I truly wish I could share some with you.
I know you are the birthday greeter extraordinaire! maybe I should get back into it. have you learned to copy and paste here? I can send you a video about it if you want to learn.
OMG YES!! Yesterday we had a very rainy gloomy day and I pmed Marie about how bad I was hurting and how depressed I got. Kenneth was fussing about his pains too~! We were like 2 102 year olds trying to get around yesterday! LOL! I've had so much surgery on different parts of my body that the rasiny gloomy days just set me off now. According to my drs that have done all types of surgery to me the weather playes with the parts of ur body that they done surgery on.
I totaly get ur part about Russ not having to have surgery. I don't drive either and for about 2 weeks there I went batty sitting around the house b/c K couldn't drive anywhere. Let's all pray for the best for Russ on that MRI!!!!
we have mountains around us, but still get some pretty good stars.
I slept ok, bg 179, changing out again this morning. hope it's better than last time, I got kinda bloodied and had to stick myself twice and waste an infusion set. hope to see you this afternoon at the chat.
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