"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
A New Year....already 2012!!! I have made SO many friends here at tu., some I meet daily, some I meet frequently.
Some...occasionally. No matter, I have been supported and have felt loved.
I don't know how I managed before "coming home"...but here is where I belong :)
Tu.diabetes is my second family...here, I need not explain nor defend myself. Here,
I am free to be me ♥ Thank you for your friendship.
So....HAPPY AND BLESSED NEW YEAR to you and your family Liz......
Wow, Liz, that's a lot of carbs! I count my blessings on the carb front - I'm a fish and veggie lover. I eat at least 5 avocados a week, and adore sweet potatoes and orange squashes like butternut and buttercup. Lots of salad with arugula and rich leafy greens, all kinds of tomatoes. I don't like any kind of soda, and not crazy about white starches or beans. My guilty treats are dark chocolate, coffee, lemon flavored stuff, and black licorice. Weird, huh? I DO, however, love birthday cake! The icing more than the cake! Hang in there! Small portions, baby steps!
Thank you Liz...yes, I am better....but must learn to show down a bit, and pace myself.
Hard though....when it pertains to school....I don't have a choice!. Will soon start with the RCIC programme I'm involved with. Same as the RCIA...but geared to children. I don't co-ordinate it, but one of the teachers. I gave up as a co-ordinator of a support group I ran for over 12 years with the Canadian Diabetes Association, in order to be more involved with my church....I love it. I have been volunteering in this and that ever since I was a teen....and frequently with children.
Slept in this morning....man, did I ever need it!!! Will finish shopping for Thanksgiving stuff, and return/exchange a brand new pair of shoes that broke at the strap. Should not have happened with $199. shoes!!
We're fixing up what used to be my husband's (Len) office into a guest room (mostly for the grand kids, with bed, crib, dresser, shelves, change table. The bed will also be convenient if a relative comes for an overnight visit. Len's office is going downstairs next to the family room....as well, I can now rearrange MY office, by taking out the crib and change table....and repositioning my shelves, cupboards and art table. YEAH!! I can barely move in there at the moment. 24C here today....26 ( 80 F) tomorrow! Summer clothes again....it'll be beautiful as well on Monday for the Thanksgiving Day parade.
The health presentation at the school went very well...chatted with many "visitors" to my booth...and I also visited many :)
I find that I always learn more!! It's never boring! It's going to be hard holding back at Thanksgiving dinner....SO many nummies, and I always enjoy introducing something new
to the table :) It'll be a fine day, so will all go for a walk after dinner....perhaps to a park, for the little ones. Your Thanksgiving is on Nov. 24th, right??
Take care....and stay in touch Liz,
Hope you're feeling a bit better Liz.....from what I know of Fibro, it takes a whole lot out of you, and depletes you of energy. Provincial elections today, so was out to do my bit....but had to wait till dark, as I had a dilated eye exam today, and the sun was excruciatingly bright. The strangest thing happened on Wednesday.....I was in the middle of my second grade 1 class ( 1:00 to 1:30 ) when my vision went out of whack!
I had a rotating kaleidoscope of various triangular shards in different brilliant colours. I could see it eyes closed or opened. Very pretty....
but unnerving. It gradually left my field of vision, but the area near my left eye felt odd. My BG was 6 at the time ( 108 ). Of course,
this WOULD be the day when my doctor's office is closed!!So, went to a walk in clinic. I was afraid it might be a sign of a TIA,
but was assured that it wasn't. They checked my eyes to determine if I had signs of a detached retina, and though it does not appear to
be the case, it was suggested that I have a dilated testing with my optometrist. What DID show though, was an elevated blood pressure,
though I AM on medication! 154/89, pulse 98. So...will set up an appointment for that as well. When I got home, BG 3.9 ( 70 ).
I'm handling a display at a local school this evening, for the Canadian Diabetes Association. The school is hosting a health fair,
diabetes only one of the topics...fortunately, my husband has volunteered to help set up and take down:)
Always something, isn't there!! I was at the optometrist today for a retinal imagery scan and dilated eye exam. All is fine...and the opt. agrees that
it is indeed an ocular migraine, as I described it. I don't know WHY the migraines have changed in pattern if at all (I may still get the head splitting ones,
who knows!)....but can certainly live with this one...the only thing is, it interferes with my field of vision!
I also have an appointment with my family physician next week....re blood pressure/migraines.
Actually, the next 2 weeks are dotted with med. appointments for one thing or other!!
Life never gets a chance to get boring!!!
Many blessings to you Liz.....
Awwwww Liz, you are so sweet. Bad news today - labs not showing any response at all after first two doses of chemotherapy. Actually getting worse. Will almost certainly have to do cytoxan next. I have to go back to Mayo on November 2 for them to decide.... I am extremely discouraged. And my sugar is 282 BEFORE dinner and tomorrow is round 3 of chemotherapy! Waaaaaah!
I was on call yesterday - very exhausting. My sugar has not been under 200 in a three days - yesterday about 210-344, a reasonably flat line. It just leaves me so thirsty and tired. But no ketones, thank God. And way better than yoyo up and down! Fasting 250 this morning. I see optho this afternoon - of course I'm concerned about the status of my eyes after all these high sugars. I am nervous to go. We take the entire day off after 24 hours on call, so today I just have to rest and go to my appointment. I got to sleep after last delivery around 1230 am, so not feeling too awful this morning. And MY joints are AMAZING on the rituxan and high dose steroids - no pain at all. I try to be grateful for what IS better, instead of dwelling on what sucks! But, boy, am I tired of ketone pee sticks, and I just wanna see my cheek bones again! Round 3 of chemotherapy Friday morning at 830!
Colin is a music major at University of Tampa, in the classical guitar program. He also plays electric, bass, 12 string guitars, piano, drums, sings and composes. He likes every kind of music out there. His own compositions are classical and indie. He's pretty darn amazing. Devon is in tenth grade and likes computers and skateboarding. And I do have the best job in the whole world - I adore what I do. Pushing myself to keep working - only place where I can forget about ME and just concentrate on my patients! Horrible sugar day today - haven't been under 300 despite 56 units of bolus! And I am only 121 pounds at 5 feet 5 inches! That's a boatload of insulin for me. Shoot me now! No ketones but can't seem to stay hydrated!
Hi Liz...I'm b-a-a-a-c-k!!!
Was a long day at work today, followed by a nice lengthy staff meeting :P
where everything is rehashed ad nauseum!!!
I too enjoy attending Tridentine masses on occasion....for old times sake, and to practice my Latin. As well, like the Charismatic ones. What I miss a lot is the ability to attend Christmas Mass in French. The area of Ontario I live in has a strong Germanic influence, and many masses are celebrated in German (as well, there are some in Portuguese, and Poy)....and though French and English are both Canada's official languages....I guess the demand isn't here for the diocese to implement one!
It's nice connecting with you Liz. I think we're on the same page :)
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