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At 9:22pm on June 12, 2011, Linda G said…
I went for a long time snuggling up to cats, thinking that I could deal with the reactions. Sometimes I could....other times I was a mess. No matter...I loved cats. Things gradually got worse, and I was dx with asthma 5 years ago! Our cat died shortly after, and that was that...no more cats. Funny...this year my asthma is the worse it's ever been. Wonder if there's a cat hiding under the bed without my knowledge ;)
At 1:33pm on June 12, 2011, Linda G said…
Actually, my hubby and I both having D makes it a lot easier/faster to prep meals...the only dif. being that we may not necessarily need to eat at the same time. So I prepare it for which ever one of us needs to eat first...the other one will have to warm it up is all! Also, we both use the same test strips...so if one runs out, we can use each other's. We also "get" diabetes more or less equally...though I'm more in tune with dietary requirements/planning, as I'm the one who preps the meals!
Interesting comment you made, re hiding asthma back then (or whatever ailment). I had speculated that there were less cases of asthma when I was a child simply due to less environmental pollutants (I can't recall having anyone in my class with asthma when I was a kid...and I didn't have it yet...now, pretty much every 2nd kid has asthma), but at play is also the fact that people, for the better part, kept it under their hats. The mindset of the time was that if you had a condition of sorts, you were perceived as weak, or damaged goods. It's only as an adult that I discovered diabetes in my family. Allegies are also rampant in mine...I was only treated for mine in my teens, but had cats since forever!! Cats are a biggy for me...but they will always remain a fav. Unfortunately I have to admire them from afar :(
At 9:13am on June 11, 2011, Linda G said…
Afternoon Peetie....so blasted frustrating. Been there when treating our daughter for multiple allergies as a child...been there when mom was dying of cancer....been in trying to get a dx for myself. As well, the compassinate doc who supplied us with free meds and no charge for forms etc, suffered two consecutive heart attacks in late December, and he is now on part time. (Likely to retire...he's 57, why not!!) My husband sees him, as he has angina, but I've been passed from doc to doc. Fortunately I've been seeing my respirologist for my asthma, otherwise I'd be sent to doctor x y or z again. And you and I both know what happens when you don't have a constant care giver....things get lost, messages get ovewrlooked, tests forgotten etc....and you fall through the cracks!
At 5:21pm on June 10, 2011, Linda G said…
No rant...and certainly not offended. I didn't mean complete coverage. It was a long while for us as well...with no coverage at all, other than declaring our medical expenses on our tax returns. My husband and I were at one point both self employed. I am also aware of folks....in Canada...who must make the choice of which to pay, rent or meds. As it stands....we as well do not have complete coverage....but by far better than it was. Must say also....we had a very compassionate doctor who would supply us with samples whenever he could.
At 6:27am on June 9, 2011, Grant Buchan-Terrell said…
Thanks very much for your kind comment. Things are going very well indeed, one year + after my RYNGB op. Part of a peer support group at St. Joe's and doing some orientation talks to prospects. Weight at 205, would like to break 200 but not important medically, as everything is great in that respect.
At 8:50am on June 8, 2011, catlover said…
Hi Peetie- Thanks for the friend add. Whatever I can do to help you, just let me know.
At 7:46am on June 8, 2011, Doris D said…
I'm glad to be considered a frind!!! I love it here and I also want ppl to know you can keep going with D.
At 7:45am on June 8, 2011, Doris D said…
At 4:56am on June 7, 2011, Linda G said…
My husband's parents had a cottage in Keswick!
Delighted to be counted as a friend, and looking forward to connecting with our common ground...what do you teach??
At 3:49am on June 6, 2011, Donna H said…
Welcome to TuDiabetes! Check out some of the groups -- it's a great way to get to know the community.
At 7:50pm on June 5, 2011, Linda G said…
Thanks for replying Peetie....at the school where I teach, there are 2 young children with D....and 2 of us teachers.
At 6:11pm on June 5, 2011, Linda G said…
Welcome home Peetie...fellow teacher...fellow Canadian!!
Take a peek at some the groups when you get a chance. Just go to the top of your page, and click on "Groups". Once in, you can either peruse the wide array of available groups....or simply type a specific interest in the space provided. Take in some of the blogs/discussions and take a look at the Canada Embassy page as well, by going to the headings in the aqua coloured box in the upper left hand of the home page. Click on "DHF Grassroots". Once you're in scroll down, click on "Canada embassy", and voilà! The house in the photo is where Dr. Frederick Banting lived and had his medical practice in London, Ontario, Canada...before going to the University of Toronto to work on diabetes research, and ultimately the discovery of Insulin.
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At 4:55pm on June 5, 2011, Doris D said…
Your welcome Peetie. Please enjoy it here with us!
At 1:46pm on June 5, 2011, catlover said…
Hi Peetie- Welcome to TuD. We hope you like it here. Cute kitty !!!!
At 12:54pm on June 5, 2011, SEAGATOR said…
Welcome to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. WELCOME!!!
At 11:38am on June 5, 2011, Doris D said…
WELCOME TO ONE OF THE BEST DIABETIC FAMILIES YOU CAN FIND MY FRIEND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We are here to help each other and lend an ear if needed. If you have a question just post it on our Forum where you will get a diversity of opinions, or just ask any of us on our pages and we will try to help you out.

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