Hello Reed. Please see my page and a new blog post I put up telling everyone that I have been OFF dialysis for a month!! And things are still looking good. I tell the entire story there. Even the doctor said it was a miracle. Unbelievable. Statistic-defying. I don't go bback to the doc for three months!
OK....I wanted to stay on longer....but the wee grandson who has his crib in my office is going to bed now....so must bid you good night, albeit a tad early at 8:30 pm!! :( Till tomorrow then!
Ha...read Doris' comment about typing. Very true that back then no one thought that typing skills would be a necessity, even to those who were not heading to business school. When I was in high school, there were 4 levels 5 year classic for those heading off to university upon graduation, 4 year classic for those going to a community college, 4 year business, and 4 year tech for those going to industrial work. No one took typing unless you were in the business course. I stink a typing (a two finger job at best!)...am generally ok with spelling lest I'm low or tired....it's the speed I'm lacking!
But being in the 5 year classic course...had to take Latin, and was once accused by my Latin teacher of making up words!
Oh Reed ur forgiven about those typing errors. One person on here told me that I wouldn't be me without the typing errors I make and then laugh about them. LOL! I so failed Typing when I was in school that the teacher told me I would be better off writting everything down. He said he made the mistake of covering the keyboard on the typewritter and he couldn't read anything I typed! LOL! About 5 years later I went to a business college and this teacher was a lady and she told me the samething. LOL! Neither teacher in the late 70's or early 80's thought that typing would be a thing that everyone needed to know in the 2000's soooo............LOL!
Yes Kenneth is an old pro at knowing what to do when I start seizing or don't make any sence when I go low. Bless him for that! He's doing GREAT!!! Loads better than I thought he would after having that surgery done. One thing about him though is he knows that both me & my g-mother depend so much on him that he will try and do things and not say how bad it hurts him. HE let that surgery go so long b/c he knew that I don't drive & neither does my g-mother and we depend on him to do the driving for us.
I know, when my mom was diagnosed, I googled it too and it was so confusing. and she was terribly upset, thinking she was going to be on the "white bread, no salads" diet for the rest of her life. I can't remember now how long she was on that super-restrictive diet, but she's doing ok now. I try to tell her she has to look at labels, for example, she enjoys "Wheatsworth" crackers, but a look at the label says they have seeds. Corinne told me she's careful going out to lunch that sesame seeds aren't on the buns, and even looks at the bottom of her sandwich for strays. bg 161, just changed out, nice day here. oh my, look at Kathy! I love those places! it's hit or miss though.
HI Reed-Glad Russ is feeling better. My #' s are back to low again. I had a 49 yesterday morning and a 52 this morning, but I felt fine. Our weather has been beautiful and is supposed to continue for most of the week. The link you sent about your church wouldn't go thru, I will try it again. Hope you have a great week. Cat =^..^=
hi reed, I just sent you an email from my friend with diverticulosis, there's an attachment that simply describes the diet for when you are in the inflamed state (which I imagine Russ is in now) and for when it settles down. it's a easy to understand document. my mother hated doing the diet for the inflamed state, because she likes whole wheat and high fiber veggies, but those must be avoided until it settles down. of course, nuts and seeds are totally out. hugs to Russ and you too, you can do it together.
hi Reed, I was worried about my bg last night because we walked around the lake yesterday, it's 3 or 3.5 miles, so it's a lot of exercise, and I usually go low overnight when we do that. so I went to bed with a 221 and I didn't even try to correct it. at 3 AM I was 158, and I wasn't sure if I was going lower, so I didn't correct. then I was waking up every hour or sooner, and at 5 I gave myself a small bolus. It didn't have the intended effect and at 730 I was 189. took a huge bolus, no carb breakfast, don't know what I am now, but I'm going to change my set this morning. don't know if you saw 60 minutes last night but I did. I've lost all hope already, how can our lives get even worse?
Hello Reed, Great weekend for us. Was pretty tied to my computer watching THON on a webcast and missing not being there. Thank you for any prayers you said. So amazing, these kids are. Despite one canning trip cancelled cuz of icy weather, bad publicity for Penn State, these kids never give up. They broke last years record amount again. This year they raised $10,686,924.83. Thats $1.1 million more than last year. I saw my neighbors walk across the stage with the other cancer families and saw Teddy's pictures on the slide show of kids that are gone too soon.Lots of tears. My thoughts were of Teddy(RIP) and Pete's friend Ricky(RIP)cuz he and Pete danced at THON for Teddy.It's so great to be able to see it all from home.God bless them all. Check my picture on my page for the final total reveal. What an exciting moment it was. Glad you are all doing better too. <3 <3 Joanne
Oh I just love those purple tulips Spring sent. Trevor and I went to the fabric warehouse today. Still looking for something to make window treatments with. I found nothing. Here is a pic of me there - the bolts are all piled on top of each other and quite inaccessible. And, I am always afraid something will fall on my head from the higher shelves. Thankfully we both came home unscathed.
I hope you and Russ have a smooth week ahead - there's always a chance.
Reed, I'm not doing so hot today. my bgs are ok, I just had a really bad wake up last night. I won't bore you with the details. ed's brother came over today and we all walked around the lake. I was totally dragging. It's a nice day.
Good morning Mr Gator. We had the bishops appeal for money at the service this morning. The priest led the mass. He is nice. Hope things going good for you and the Gator house. I am praying hard for all of you.
I posted the Dorles Hart interview from ABC that I thought you might enjoy. This was the film star that kissed Elvis but gave it all up to join the religious.
Hello...shopping? That is what I need to do. Yes, my eye is clearing even more, I am very excited and cant wait to see!! Glad you got some sleep. I havent been sleeping well and today I took a very long nap, it was nice. Hoping we get some rain. Take care
Hi Reed....I sure am glad that Russ (and you) had a full night's sleep. You can't heal without your body getting the rest it needs. Yes, I fully agree that Russ needs to address those other concerns, and SOON!
Here it is, 6:30 pm and I'm just now getting to the birthdays! Had another one of those ocular migraines last night...lasted about 3/4 of an hour. It's a visual disturbance, but these without pain!
Yes....the plan this weekend is to relax. Our children and the grand kids are going to a children's concert tomorrow (Sunday), and my youngest brother is coming from Toronto later Sunday for a visit with his lady friend. This weekend is a long one, as Monday is Family Day. Is it celebrated in the US?
I believe our daughter-in-law is suffering from depression, which is not surprising after the fire.(sleeping a lot)...she'll be seeing her doc on Tuesday. Our daughter is seeing someone and is going for dinner with him in Toronto this evening...an hour away. I'll try not to worry.
Take care dear Reed,
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