Hi Marie, glad to hear your stitches are out! Have you ever tried polysporin. I hear a lot of people react to neosporin. I know I can not use it and Dr.'s are always telling me not to either.
Have you thought about getting another Norwegian Elkhound? I know that it would not be Archie... My boy Awstin has so many characteristics of Gwennan. It amazes me sometimes. They are related also. And Llyr is related to Awstin. Awstin's grandmother is Llyr's mother!
I hope you have a good Friday. It is cold here tonight. Going to get frost tonight. Brrrrr.
I love the community and helping out when and where I can. Oh and check out the Dalya video on my page. They are a Canadian duet that got a ton of praise at the monetary jazz festival this past year. They actually moved formt he side to the main stage during the weekend.
Thanks for the understanding. A person doesn't know what they are missing until they are denied that thing/person.
I'm finally back on-line. Don't know why I haven't been able to get into things for three weeks, but they just as suddenly started up again this evening! YEAH!!!!
It's been really tough for me realizing that I won't be home in time for my birthday to say nothing about Christmas! (boo hoo!) I had a grand old crying jag of a pity party for myself this afternoon while we were talking in Occupational Therapy. Boy what a bummer I am .... brought the whole room down on that one. Then my next-door neighbor [in this nuthouse] started teasing me to get me laughing and the pity party ended just as fast as it started.
I am getting what is called derma grafts. That is, they take a sheet of frozen cells from the leftover skin of a baby boy's circumcision and reconstitute them and apply the sheet to my feet. Cover it up where the nurses can't screw it up. It is repeated once per week for eight weeks. There has been some signs of new cell growth around the edges.
Yes, I get to wear my own clothes. In fact, they encourage you to do it.
This place sucks big time!! Yucky (mild expletive!), lazy CNA's, stupid nurses (only some) and even weirder residents. I can spend an hour just sitting and waiting for someone to answer my call button. Sometimes I'm on the commode for that time. Talk about getting numb buns!!!!! Arrrrrrgh!
Well, better move on to bigger and better things!! Many more messages to answer and/or delete! Talk to you soon ..... I hope!
The 100 # was cool to see cuz we were all talking about it last week...but all my numbers dance around it, mostly 109, 108 ...Highs have been 124... Lows in the 58-80 range... they come after the gym ...I have that figured out now too somewhat. Protein shake on way home from work and on way to the gym. and a nice sandwich after working out.
ohh i like the proud supporter banner. too cool. how do i get one?
thanks for the birthday wishes. i got a message from doris last night and couldn't think of a better present then to have her back with us.
i see the doctor about the back and neck pain on the 12th. my gastric bypass doctor said that i can have muscle relaxers. so i have to get those from my gp. i am allergic to anything naprozin and that is what they usually give for muscle pulls. so it's pain med and muscle relaxers. i lost so much belly that my ladies no longer have a place to sit and wham pulled neack and back muscles. i change over to medicare in january and they tell me that with the proper documentaton i can have the tummy tuck, breast reduction and the butt lift. all taken care of. not the arms or legs though. with all the sores i have been having it should be no problem.
we are finally working on ryan's quilt. it's sort of like zackie's but with fish, whales and dolphins. i like it better then the one i did for zackie.
i'm babysitting sammie and we are in my bedroom with the cartoons on. i'm hoping she falls asleep. when she got here she was a little cranky. usually if we keep her in one place and turn on the tv she will fall asleep. finger's crossed.
so how are you doing? how have the bs's been? i imagine things are slowing down along the lake. i saw geese heading south the other day and thought of you and your beautiful lake. i have almost everything buttoned down around here for winter. hoping that the skirting around the bottom of the house stays put this year. lol. if it pulls loose i'm not goin out to chase it again.
i guess that's it for now. take care and i'll talk to you soon.
Thanks for your note. I was recently diagnosed. I am watching my carb intake and testing myself frequently. I also have stepped up my walking to about every other day and that has helped as well.
I am signed up for diabetes education classes starting in the middle of November and I am excited to take those. I have been reading just about everything I can and its been interesting and confusing :) The thoughts about how to eat when you are a Type 2 run from extreme to extreme. Its hard to know who is right and who is wrong!
Right now my spirits are high and I am very focused on losing weight, keeping my blood sugar under control and learning as much as I can. I hope I can maintain my positive attitude for a long time! I guess we'll see :)
Hi Marie, Thank you for your warm welcome. I am well into my 50's now and the most alarming change that has happened to me is my complete hypo-unawareness. I get no warnings of low blood sugar even when it reached 1 or 2. This new spirit combo pump delivers a minute dose of insulin and I am hoping this is going to help me. It is also fully operational from a small gadget I can keep in my bag. It works via bluetooth and I can operate my pump without having to get it out. Which is great. Anyway I will see how I get on. What changed have you noticed in your diabetes in your 50's I would be very interested to hear.
Bye for now. Jane x
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