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"Stuff"!! How's the weather at your end...hot and muggy here...was going to weed after the brief rain shower we had here yesterday....but the air was very thick....and my back still recuperating from having washed the kitchen floor 3x over on all fours (the old fashion way) the day before, when our middle grandson Riley (2) decided to spit out his juice all over the place. I would have been arrested for what I toyed doing to him! The room that our daughter was in before moving into her own place is now taken up as a storage room for Timothy and Steph (son and d-i-l). (Our son and daughter and theirs were here since mid January since the house they shared burned to the ground. No one was hurt, except for 3 pets that perished. Our daughter has moved into a new apartment, and our son has purchased a house and they are moving out of our place mid July!) The storage unit they have rented is all full!!! They're moving into their own house starting the 19th of this month! The repeat empty nest syndrome lol. It sure will feel odd to have the whole house to ourselves again! Steph (d-i-l) has a bad ear/sinus infection. She went to a walk in clinic yesterday, and was put on meds, including ear drops. Early evening, her ear was bleeding, which is not uncommon with ear infections...but I nevertheless offered to take her to ER, knowing that we'd be there for at least 6 hours...no no no...she didn't want to go. Midnight, as I'm coming out of the washroom to go to bed, she and Timothy are at the kitchen table...seems that now she feels she should take me up on that earlier offer. I said to her, "you realize that we'll be there all night 'till mid morning anyway!" She had gone to the internet, and of course got frightened by the comments and suggested diagnoses of her bleeding ear! (sigh....who listens to me!!) So I said..."call telehealth" (a telephone access here, that helps to give you a heads up about your symptoms). They basically paraphrased my comment to her..."you have been seen, you DO have an ear infection which may bleed, you are on medication for it, you do NOT have cancer nor have you suffered trauma to the head. Call your doctor in the morning if it is still bleeding" Who listens to me!!! So this morning, she called her doctor who will see her at....3pm, and the appointment was later changed to 7pm! Guess the doc doesn't share her concern!! So...life goes on in the Miller household! Sounds SO much like a soap that I should ask you to stay tuned tomorrow...same time same station! How's life at YOUR end?? hugs and best wishes....linda
Hi twiddlemthumbs...what is this new medicine that takes the place of victoza. I have had an awful time with it. My bs are much better but I have been getting lows and a lot of pain in my stomach...fill me in...tryig to get this problem in check and get on with life..I like you have pain all over, fibromyglia..and some days can not get out of my own way..would love to be me again...thanks
Hi there! Are you snowed in yet? We've had a couple of snowfalls, but mostly rain-rain-rain. I'm actually looking forward to a white outdoors scene, with a Cardinal or two to brighten it up. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you, your family and Smudge-the-radiator-cat.
Hi there T. We haven't talked in a while; hope you're feeling a bit better, and that Smudge is still a happy camper. Well, I used that happy camper phrase because we just got back from a trailer camping trip, and all of us -- 2 people and 3 Goldens -- were in fact, happy campers. Cheers to you and family and Smudge.
Arthritis sucks! "They" tell my husband to keep moving his arthritic knees and hips - without the 'impact'... as in using a stationery bicycle or being underwater.... and then build up ever so slowly until you can peddle almost pain free. That's much easier to type than to do :-). If you have half decent pain meds, you might be able to start out on a really easy exercise plan to get your cranky old joints moving again, but I know it's not easy and I cannot guarantee weight loss... just maybe a bit more mobility. Don't give up on yourself - re weight loss.
I think the stomach upset I get from Victosa makes me crave more carbs. I feel like I really need those soda crackrs in the evning and hope the treadmill trudge will offset the extras. I am also not on a full dose of Victoza and might not be for awhile since my stomach hurts soo much, so maybe that's why I don't lose weight on it now.
Little steps, my friend ... or at least little pedals!
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Dear Ms. Rosenthal: I am a person living with type 1 diabetes since the age of 30. I am also the President and co-Founder of the Diabetes Hands Foundation, a nonprofit aimed at connecting and mobilizing the diabetes community. Seeing Read on! →