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At 11:55am on May 10, 2012, Patricia Bason said…

Hi Reed hope things went well with Russ today. Does he need the hip replacement? or can they do something else for him? Yes it's still raining here and is forecast for tomorrow too. Parts of England and Scotland have been hit really bad and have floods but we haven't had rain here as heavy as they have. Just booked flights to go and collect Mum at then end of the month and bring her bak here to stay for a couple of weeks. I'm really looking forward to seeing her although I do speak to her everynight on the phone. My bg's not too bad at present and I am due my check up on 12th June.. Tricia x

At 8:42am on May 10, 2012, Pauly said…

Hi Mr Gator. I went to morning mass this morning and said prayers for the Gator house. The old priest gave the homily about Father Damian in Hawaii. It was a nice homily about his life and helping the lepers. Today is his feast day. I guess the holy father just approved his sainthood recently.

I guess we all come to the point in life we have to walk the stations of the cross. I pray for a speedy recover for Russ. I agree with Marie you should get some help though. They kick you out of the hospital and rehab pretty quick and one needs more support. I know I did with Dad when he was alive. My BG on wakeup was 83 so it was fine. Sunny and bright today in Minneapolis. Going to do some yard work later.

Take good care.


At 7:05am on May 10, 2012, Marie B said…

hi Reed, if Russ has surgery, you may just have to get someone to come in and help out for a week or so. you will figure it out. sorry you didn't get the rain, we got a decent amount.

had a low last night, didn't overtreat, so I woke up with a 105. trying not to get depressed today, maybe I can do some sewing. also going to visit my friend in the nursing home, I'm sure she's really tired of being in there. I'm going to bring her some spice cookies, she's not eating much, and could use something good.

At 7:03am on May 10, 2012, Diabetical Diva said…

Thank you all so much ! I am excited to be a part of a community that supports each other. I look forward to sharing tips and advice on how to live a healthier life. Thank you for your warm welcomes. :)

At 7:40pm on May 9, 2012, Kathy said…

Hi my dear friend. Hope TOPS went well and that Russ got you delivered and back safely.
In the high 60's today, a few clouds in the sky. Everything green and lush. No one seems in a hurry to mow their lawns and things look rather scruffy. Doesn't bother me a bit. The iris (my favorite flower) are in bloom - several different varieties in my neighborhood. When I come across them I just have to stand and quietly take it all in - sort of mesmerizing.
Last night I was kept awake by severe cramps in the muscles of both hands. One would quiet down and then the other would start up. I take a potassium supplement and I think my blood levels might be off. I called the doc and will go to have a lab tomorrow. They will call with results. Hopefully it will be as simple as a dose adjustment. In the midwest, we call muscle spasms "charlie horse".
Then I find out that my insurance (still through my former employer, PTL) is changing on June 1 and we will no longer be using Express Scripts as pharmacy. Instead, something called OptumRX. If anybody in Reedsville has used them, I would like to know so I have some idea of how easy they are to work with. Maybe they will let me get my insulin locally rather than have it sit in a styrofoam box in the foyer of my building.....

At 2:45pm on May 9, 2012, Pauly said…

Hi Mr Gator. I will keep Russ in my prayers. I hope you are doing good. Weather is sunny finally. Very wet though and it is now drying out.

My BG wake up was 71, a little low but good. At least on my normal meter LOL


At 12:07pm on May 9, 2012, Doris D said…

U know Russ is right though he dosen't have to stand while driving so I'll bet the pain is worse walking. I know my g-mother says so. Me? I've never (knock on wood) had trouble with my kness or legs or my hip so I don't know that much about it.
OMG computer freezes up. Mine done the same and it was driving me up a wall!!!! This one is running faster so I guess that better. It would take me up to 4 minutes to change pages there at the end. REALLY DROVE ME CRAZY!!!!! I sooooo feel for u and ur flustration at ur computer! Been there done that.

Me & K are doing well. WE got pt on Thrusday (won't be doing so well then lol)

At 9:56am on May 9, 2012, Robyn said…

Hi Reedd, I am doing ok. It has been very warm/hot here. I am watering every morning, all my new flowers/bushes and trees. Glad you are doing alright. Russ? I have to run some errands this morning but I am dragging....I have been for days. Just tired. Hope you have a good day and take care xo

At 5:56am on May 9, 2012, Marie B said…

Reed, I hope you call the lady and see what she's like. I worry about Russ driving you around, anything could happen. how far is it to TOPS? I was 93 at 5AM, then only went up to 109 before breakfast. so I probably ruined those good numbers by having some leftover potatoes and fried eggs. Ed's sister is gone, geez, is it wrong for me to think she had a lot of nerve letting Ed pay to take her out yesterday? she's always been like that, expecting others to pay for her. I am not feeling all that great.

At 3:59am on May 9, 2012, Doris D said…

Oh and by the way ..................... I don't know when I'll be back on FB b/c this computer loves keeping me confused!!! Yes it a different one and has totally blown me out of the wather this morning. LOL!

At 3:50am on May 9, 2012, Doris D said…

Hey Reed!! I REALLY hope ur having a better morning than me! I think this new computer just wants me to have a nervous breakdowm. Like I told Marie maybe I shouldn't try this w/o coppee recon?????????? How Russ doing............

At 8:20pm on May 8, 2012, Kathy said…

Hi Reed. I love Linda's pic of the two kitties all cozy and ready for bed.
Yes indeed I did sleep very well.
Yesterday I called the kidney doc's office wanting to reschedule an appt I had for the end of next week because I have an invitation to go camping. The lady didn't even ask my name or pull of the screen - just said in a nasty voice, "oh he's all filled up until the end of July". I had a funny feeling so phoned again this morning and he had a few openings in the next month and I got what I needed. I asked that person if he had a lot of cancelations yest and she said no, she didn't think so. If I find out who I spoke to on Monday I will wring her neck and step on her head. Horibble. Just horrible.
Last weekend I had been to a gathering where they have a firepit in their bakyard. We were going to watch the big moon, but it was too cloudy. When I got home my shawl was drenched with a woodsmoke smell. Not entirely unpleasant, but something I didn't want to be walking around with. This morning I hand washed it in Wool Lite and it must have been super humid because when I got home there was this awful wetwool smell everywhere and it was still damp. Yikes. I don't want to open the windows because the pollen count is high, s I am trapped. I do have a clothespin to put on my nose. We'll see how it goes. Or I could put some Vicks Vapo Rub on my upper lip.

At 6:50pm on May 8, 2012, Linda G said…

How's everything on the ranch Reed? Is Tom still with you? Tomorrow Wednesday....nearly there :)
How are things with Russ? Hope you're not overdoing it, and burning the candle at both ends. Take care. Many hugs, and good night...

At 4:22pm on May 8, 2012, Patricia Bason said…

Hi Reed Hope you get some more rain, sounds like you could do with it. I'll send you a few bucket loads of ours as that's what it keeps doing, raining buckets!!! Got my bloods done this morn but couldn't get in to see the doc until next Monday but not to worry. The weather is quite cool here today with no sign of any good weather in the near future :( I just booked some flights to go and pick my Mum up at the end of May and will stay over a few days with her. She will stay over with us until mid June as it is the Queens Jubilee so lots of celebrations going on. Hope Russ gets sorted on the 14th and gets some answers. Have a good day at TOPS tomorrow. Take good care, Tricia x

At 2:08pm on May 8, 2012, Pauly said…

Hi Mr Gator. Yes rain here again too. Very wet. Today I worked on my sump pump hose. I also worked on the Lions Parade today and have a meeting on that tonight. Hope you and Russ getting better. My BG has been good.


At 1:05pm on May 8, 2012, Marie B said…

the rain is here in New Jersey. oh, I forgot, I almost ran over a deer on the way home. We put the corned beef in the crock pot this morning. I like to add some fresh or dried orange peel in addition to the usual spices. it smells good. I got some half price swiss cheese the other day, so all I need for your recipe is the squash. I think an entire can of saurkraut sounds like too much. actually I have made up something just like your recipe for the microwave, except I add a touch of homemade Russian dressing. everything on the reuben except the bread.

At 12:16pm on May 8, 2012, Marie B said…

hi Reed, hope Russ can get in sooner. there's few things worse than not being able to get enough sleep day after day. We had "take-in" day at the guild, when everyone showing quilts at the show (May 19-20) had to bring in their quilt. so I got to see a lot of them. really nice. next week will be the judging, my favorite day ever. I will be the scribe coordinator, my usual job. the scribes have to write down everything exactly that the judges say. it's fascinating. we do things very seriously.

ed doesn't get depressed like I do. just his personality I guess, he's very good natured. bg 112, well there's a bit of good news.

At 4:07am on May 8, 2012, Marie B said…

hi reed, up early, wish I could sleep better, just feeling so down. bg was 88 at 5AM, guess I better test again, it could be anything.

At 8:01pm on May 7, 2012, Kathy said…

Hi Reed. I agree with Marie that you need a plan for when Russ stops driving. I know there are social service organizations who might be able to help.
I didn't get much done here today. Went downtown for a bit and then spent the afternoon reading. I am looking forward to a sound sleep tonight.
Your friend who got the transplant is extremely lucky to only have waited 2 months. I was told the wait time averaged 5-7 years. One man on my unit had received three transplants from family members - wife, son and brother. Each had worked for a couple of years and then failed. I cannot imagine going through such major surgery 3 times and still end up with nothing.
I hope Chico was a good kitty today and behaved well.

At 6:06pm on May 7, 2012, Linda G said…

It's been a L-O-N-G day here, and got home well after 5! Got dinner going, and did the birthdays and new members! I'm pooped! Now....going to watch a little tv :)
So....hope all is ok at your end Reed(((HUGS)))...and good night,



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