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At 8:52pm on January 23, 2013, Linda G said…

You're a featured member!! BRAVO TWIDDLEMTHUMBS!!

At 4:56pm on January 23, 2013, SEAGATOR said…

HEARTIEST CONGRATS ON BEING A FEATURED MEMBER. Long time no see. I hope all has been well with you. Reed

At 6:04am on November 8, 2012, jrtpup said…

Our Annual Campaign is coming!

Would you consider helping by writing a short comment/testimonial about your
experiences at TuD? The main message for the campaign this year is that no
one with diabetes should ever feel alone. Messages from our community give
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us, how it's changed our lives, etc.

If you can, please include a photo of you doing something diabetic (if that
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Thanks my friends!

At 7:42pm on October 24, 2012, jrtpup said…

Pssst.... pass it on!

I just wanted to stop by to see if you've done your Big Blue Test Today. Dont' forget that every time you log a Big Blue Test $5 is donated to diabetes charities that are providing life-saving supplies and services.

If you haven't yet, go log a Big Blue Test at If you have, do another!

At 11:34am on September 27, 2012, Marie B said…

hi Raymond, nice to see you around. just thought I'd let you know Lots has been dealing with a terrible protracted case of bronchitis. hugs to you and Angel and Smudge!

At 8:23pm on July 4, 2012, Linda G said…

"Stuff"!! How's the weather at your 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 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!! 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

At 1:56pm on March 24, 2012, Linda G said…

At 8:30pm on March 4, 2012, marilyn krain said…

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

At 8:02am on January 28, 2012, Brunetta said…

Wish I was there!!Three days of cold,rainy ,overcast, icy in Central Ohio Now, Twiddle. I guess I need to go on e-bay and buy A "light box" for me and my indoor plants!!!

At 7:35pm on January 1, 2012, Linda G said…


At 4:53pm on December 25, 2011, Linda G said…

Wishing you and your family (including all fur-children) a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS ♥

At 1:39pm on December 24, 2011, Trudy said…

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.

At 1:07pm on November 20, 2011, Doris D said…
At 1:04pm on November 20, 2011, Linda G said…

Hey Twiddle....nice to see you again :)
Have you been keeping out of trouble??

At 5:29pm on November 16, 2011, Donna H said…

Hi - So good to see you back! I hope you are doing well.

At 3:21pm on October 15, 2011, Trudy said…
Hi there, Twiddle. Haven't heard from you lately, so just wanted to wish you well. Give Smudge a pet/pat for me.
At 2:51pm on August 26, 2011, Trudy said…
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.
At 6:19am on August 2, 2011, bikette said…
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!
At 12:48pm on June 23, 2011, Trudy said…
Hi, Twiddlemthumbs. I'm very glad you feel well enough to blog again. Best wishes, continue to improve, and give Smudge a tummy rub from me!
At 5:38pm on June 20, 2011, catlover said…
Hi Raymond- Glad you are feeling better. Thanks for the friend add. I miss your interesting blogs. You have a special way of writing that I really enjoy. Stay well !!



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