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At 2:39pm on December 15, 2009, Don Steiner said…
Hi Marie,
Lived at Shirley Duke in Alex. when I got the job at EASTERN AIR. bought a house back of the shopping center in Springfield. then worked for National Park Service at Ft. Washington as a Park Ranger historian and archeology resource protection.
retored om '06
don
At 7:17am on December 15, 2009, Doris D said…
Hey Marie,

How goes it today?
At 5:59am on December 15, 2009, Jude said…
Thanks! Not too many of us Spirits out here.
At 8:05pm on December 14, 2009, Jim Roach said…
Thanks for the welcome to the Care Team. I am going to just dive in and see how it goes. I have learned a lot from this site and would like to give back something...Thanks
At 7:26pm on December 14, 2009, Technerd said…
Hi there Marie B!!! Thanks for welcoming me to TuDiabetes. My field of study is Computer Security and I am currently working on my Bachelors of Technology in Information Assurance and Forensics at OSU Institute of Technology and an AAS in CyberSecurity at Rose State College. I am ready to get school finished with and start working in the field. I am just about to start on the MM Paradigm 722 pump using the quick-set infusion set. I have already basically started using the pump (not hooked up to me yet) by having it on my person at all times and using the bolus wizard to help with insulin dosing and getting used to using it.
At 3:44pm on December 14, 2009, Kathy said…
But of course I got the Dylan Xmas album - had it preordered on Amazon. A lot of people are getting their undies in a bundle about it, and I don't know why. I think it is very sweet and endearing, and if he wants to do something of that nature, then let him!
At 3:00pm on December 14, 2009, Hannah Robbins said…
It would be great if you could point me in the right direction! I just started my pump, so I look forward to meeting fellow pumpers/podders! Thanks!
At 2:28pm on December 14, 2009, Doris D said…
Nope its been nore like a 2 week thing! The 1st time I thought that was when I went into labor with my 1st daughter! HA! But I guess it does decribe us to a tee!

I had use of 1 hand at a time so that helped but when it got so bad with both hands there for awhile I had a great daughter going for me! She changed out her site then mine! This was back before all she did lately! Now she's comming back to us and it was a long missed absents!
At 12:09pm on December 14, 2009, Anne said…
Thanks for the warm welcome, Marie, and the advice about the Neosporin...what I'm using is a generic form of it, but I've already stopped, the wounds are closed and I won't get any more graphic than that. I've never had an experience with a wond that wouldn't heal, even on my feet, but the swelling I mentioned previously has thrown a new, different kink into the game so I'll be seeing a podiatrist this week.

I have considered a pump - five injections a day, plus the finger sticks, sure gets old. BUT, no matter what forum I go to, I read about problems, malfunctions, and it keeps scaring me away from the whole thing - I know I can count on what I'm doing now. It's another dilemma, but I keep talking to the doc about it. BTW, I'd be right there in the seniors with you! :) We're still young, don't let anyone tell you differently!
At 11:48am on December 14, 2009, Doris D said…
I used to but well..I will try it again might help. Did the artical sit would help after the surgery?

It's like 60 degrees here today! Here's wishing you some of that good weather your way! So sorry to hear about your hand. Does it get worse with the cold weather?


I babysit again last night and my tummy wasn't the happiest this morning but what can you say when that's happening to you? The only thing I could think of was " I didn't know my body hated me this much" HA!! I mean I thought I feed it good ( no crap) washed it everyday etc! It just kinda gets me when I'm sick at my stomach. When it's comming out of both ends as my uncle said one time when he cought the flu!
At 11:05am on December 14, 2009, Doris D said…
Marie,

I didn't mean to unload on you this morning just was feeling sorry for myself again......................Think I might better get over that huh? When I have a bad day (seems like they come in 3's here latley) I have to have someone to talk to. How is things going for you today?
At 3:20pm on December 13, 2009, Doris D said…
And I bet when you put it there you said I won't lose it now! HA!! Yep I missed out on that., but Manny e-mailed me back and he said that the cards had been copied and he would get them out in the next few weeks. I really hate that I missed it though. If (GOD willing) I'm here next September I won't though. Have fun at your Christmas party!!
At 3:13pm on December 13, 2009, Kathy said…
Hi Marie - how's it going?
I got the last of my cards written this afternoon, and have remembered to plug in my window lights for two nights in a row!
Lots of snow and cold this past week, and more headed this way. Be nice if we could get it all out of the way before Xmas trael starts.
I found out last week that I am being transferred back to our Minneapolis office for work. I started out there, 35 years ago, and then 13 years ago went over to start a branch in St. Paul. I was about to put up a big protest, but on that same day we found out that 4 people are losing the jobs. So, as usual, I have little to complain about.
Happy Holidays! I keep trying to come up with some good tunes for everybody, butr my mind is blank.
At 10:46am on December 13, 2009, Anne said…
Thanks for the welcome, Marie. I've had type 1 for 48 yrs and am at the point where I'll be seeing a podiatrist for the first time due to an assortment of reasons. I've got neuropathy, but the problem is my inability to reach my left foot - I had a stroke last year and insufficient physical therapy has left me with reduced funtion on my left side. I'm taking gabapentin for nerve pain which causes swelling...have increased the diruretic, but by 5 in the afternoon, it's agonizing to walk! The skin on the top of my foot has started oozing fluid and I have scratches on two of my toes of totally unknown origin. I'm trying to treat it by alternating an over the counter antibiotic cream and an enriched skin care cream aimed toward diabetics by Neoteric. So, bottom line is, I'll be seeing a podiatrist for the first time - and honestly, I've never felt like I needed one before, and none of my docs has ever recommended I see one...but now, things have changed!

BTW, my avatar is actually a piece of art by George Carruth and is called "Ivy"; I'm an avid garder and have several of his pieces hanging on the walls outside...loved it so much I decided to use it on my ning network affiliations. Thanks for noticing!
At 8:58am on December 13, 2009, priscilla anderson said…
Hi Marie
Thank you for the warm welcome. Yes, I found the site from Kristen's article in Diabetes Forecast. By the way, your quilting work is lovely!!!
Priscilla
At 7:14am on December 13, 2009, Robyn said…
Hello....yes, I used to kinda laugh at my Mom using an electric blanket, well, now it is my new best friend. I am using just a twin one to cover myself, and it was my Mom's. I have not seen the prices on them. I will keep my eyes out for you when I go shopping and see what they run for a king at various stores.
My cat Persia loves the blanket too, she stretches out and puts her paws into the air and makes pie and just looks at me as to say, "I am in heaven"!!
Have a good day and take care. take care xo
Robyn
At 1:51pm on December 12, 2009, tmana said…
Sadly, no weight loss. Was down a few late-summer/early-fall from cycling, but not enough to make it permanent through winter party season and too-cold-and-windy-to-want-to-get-out-on-the-bicycle. The photo is from late January -- our Friends of Faire group's annual Burns Dinner.
At 12:30pm on December 12, 2009, Doris D said…
Your so right about the walking and bad moods.Always seems to help lighten mine. I guess you'll have to use what you got til Monday though! Maybe they will find it.
At 11:56am on December 12, 2009, Doris D said…
My granddaughter's might just get a barbie for Christmas seeing I get to keep all the presents we get them over here! I GET A BARBIE!!!! or 2 !!!! My grandmother (the sewer (?) in the family) always made my Barbies clothes. She even bought patterns back then to do it!! A few years back a friend here bought me a Barbie for Christmas! She said she seen it thought of me automatically! Show's you my Barbie fedish huh?


Sorry about that infusion set! You might do what I've done about the BG machine.I thought more than once I lost my favorite just to have it turn up in someplace I didn't remember leaving it only to remember doing it after I found it!! Good Luck!!
At 10:44am on December 12, 2009, Doris D said…
Oh, oh Barbie dolls for only % bucks??? Did you get mone??? I LOVE Barbies! Sorry a bit of the kid in me! HA!! I think your right. We can speak freely to each other but I didn't want you to take me the wrong way here. Like I said ANY TYPE of storoid does it to me. Different ppl different outcomes, huh? Thank you for those nice words!!

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