WOW! What a welcome, thank you one and all. As you can see from my profile pic I am a fixated, obsessed, dedicated mountain biker. In short I was diagnosed on the 20th December 2010 and have never been so ill. I had my first post diagnosys ride on the 20th January 2011 and managed 6km, and please don't ask me what that ia in miles as I have no idea. I returned to racing two weeks later and finished near the back of the field. A strange yet wonderful feeling after having been on the podium in November. I am amazed at how my fellow riders were waiting at the finish for me and gave me a massive round of applause. I can actually manage to go out and do 110km on a Saturday now without feeling half dead afterwards.
Thank you for the wonderful welcome, Marie. :-) I haven't had a chance to get on the site until now, and it was nice to find your message. I hope this turns out to be the kind of helpful supportive avenue that I've been wanting. Thanks again! Jan :-)
Hey Marie - thanks for the note. Dx'ed with T1 2 weeks ago after being misdiagnosed with t2 2 years ago. Trying to get a good tx plan going after a slow start and a lot of denial on my part. Seeing a new endo for the second time tomorrow. Nice to "meet" you.
I will watch it but I've found that if I don't worry about the weather I don't stress as bad b/c I always think the worse when I find out a day or so ahead of time. LOL! My g-mother instaled that in me. LOL! I spent my childhood in the stormhouse b/c it thundered. LOL! She was scared of "storms" and if it lightened she unplugged EVERYTHING in the house, no lie!!!!!
How are you?
I am doing very well just wanted to share the good news with you I had my first Scan and its the most Amazing thing ever to see it for the first time,saw its tiny legs and hands it looks like a normal little baby already.I seem to be spending a lot of time at the hospital go every week on tuesday to see the baby team and the diabetic team so as u might guess spending a lot of time sitting,waiting and giving blood,life of a diabetic I guess.lol
Snow? Snow ? LOL Yeah I saw it ont he naitonal news that you folks were getting snow. I am so happy that we are over the snow this season. Not that I am glad it got your place. I suggest we wish it to Canada, maybe Terrie wants it? LOL
Hi Marie, Thanks a lot for sending me a picture of my quilt block. It really touched me in a special place. Thanks so much for doing this. I bet that you are really getting excited about putting it all together. You are so talented! I hope that you are doing well. I had a great week but I am glad that it is Friday. The sun finally came out today after so many cloudy and rainy days, but it is still cold and supposed to rain again tomorrow. We have lots of flowers and the trees are coming out. I am looking forward to warmer weather so that I can get outside to walk and not fight the cold. Take care.
Thanks Marie for the checkin. Yes I have had problems all winter putting my coat on and sleeping on one side as I have shoulder pain. This winter I had all I could do to get the coat up and over. I am going for a open MRI on Tuesday and hope I can at least get an answer as to what I am facing. I think I will try the holisic approach first as I can always go the surgery route. Hope your doing well. I am good other than this. We finally are getting spring here in Minneapolis, well sorta LOL take care and thanks for the shout. Pauly
I test alot here to atleast 8 times aday (I think I might better go to 10 like you) but the insurance won't talk about more strips so I have to do what I can then. Oh well I wind up paying for it in the long run (not good I know but medicare does funny stuff don't it) Hey they WILL pay if I get out of control and go into the hospital though. SHEZ!!!!! Don't get it????????
Yes I think you have such a tight grip on your sugars. Sometimes I wish I was more like you with my control but sometimes the D has a mind of it's own. That's why I have really no problem til I reach 4-500 land many times. The lows? Well that's why I test as much as I do b/c I can't feel them coming on and i'm usually way to low when someone finds me (thus seizers and such).
My husband has really ticked me off more than once with those highs. He thinks I should do what I do everyday and like I say sometimes when I'm in hi land getting across the floor is too much (so I just sit down in the middle of it, often times lay down for a bit, make it about 5 more feet and do the same again LOL! I'm a sight when that happens) Now he's got to where he knows that I don't feel like walking across the floor when I'm high. This is no joke but a dumb statement on his side. One night we had friends over and they stayed the night. My pump malfuctioned during the night and the next day they were getting ready to go do something and here I am can't even think about getting out of bed,(got the garbage can next to the bed for throwing up) and they think I'm mad at them for getting up and going (I just wanted to be left alone til I got this crap under conrtol) He pops off and tells them I'm mad b/c their going to do it without me1 (Yes many moons ago but I still remember it) Not that really ticked me off!!!
Hi Marie. I get the scoop on everybody from Reed's page - he is the hub of the wheel. I felt like nearly my old self this week - maybe because winter's finally over.
The dialysis diet limits foods high in potassium - like oranges, bananas, potatoes and tomatoes. but you can have them every once in awhile. So I tend to save up my allotment in case I go out to eat.
Also must limit phosphorous which is mainly in dairy products, nuts, whole grains and cola. So now I drink diet Sierra Mist and diet ginger ale. And gave all my brown rice to the food shelf.
You are supposed to eat 10 ounces of animal protein per day to maintain muscle strength and resistance to infection. That's a lot. I eat a lot of poached eggs plus tilapia, turkey burgers and chicken.
We get report once a month showing the values of all this stuff in your blood. Mine continue to be good. The dietician is a very kind and nonjudgemental lady.
I also take special kidney vitamins and extra vitamin D.
Hope you have a great weekend.
Marie you amaze me with your tight control!!!!!! I wish I could do that. I know how hard it is when you start feeling the syptoms of DKA. You feel like your heart will come through your chest (atleast that's the way I feel that's the one that bother's me the most.... Oh and the tiredness I can't walk across my floor in one room without thinking it took all my energy I have been known to sit down right in the middle of the floor when that happens LOL!!!!!!
Glad to hear your better today. Amazing what it does to you when you go high isn't it. Feel fine one minute then the next.......... all that crap hits you and your down for the count! Atleast I am! The fun part? Try explaining your not faking it to a nondiabetic. Back when I worked as a waitress I had a high hit me out of the blue. Was in the bathroom every 5 minutes (throwing up or well you know) The boss looked at me and ask me if I was trying to get attention! SHEZ!!!! UH..........NO!!!!!!!! Try taking a tray of food to someone while that happens. Just the smell coming out of the kitchen wasnausating but when I had to get a tray full and deliver the food? Well lets just say the bathroom and I were best friends that day. LOL! Got home tried to bring it down from it's 600 + reading couldn't do it soooooo here comes the ER. Stayed in the hospital for 3 days (after getting MANY fluids Thought I had struck gold in the ICU. Boy was I wrong!!!!!!!) came home and took the next week off. Needless to say the boss wasn't happy. This was at a time diabetes wasn't talked about b/c you couldn't have a job down here with it.
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