Hello Doris. Yesterday,Linda and I did all the Welcomes and later we went back and our Welcomes were all gone. A glitch. Cool here but inside the house is warm. My BG 106. How are you doing? I hope you are in good control. Is Ken behaving himself. Give him my best. Do you get many kids for Halloween? Last year we had 1. I had to get a new mouse. My old one would not move things. I do the BBT. TOPS tomorrow. I have a speaker. Take good care of yourself. HUGS,Reed
Hi Doris, thank you so much for your warm welcome, im very sorry for such a late reply, as you can see im not very active yet, trying to find my way around things:) its nice to know i have the support of so many people that i havent met,its comforting. however i dont know where to start? can you help me out?
LOL. Well, NC and VA were gorgeous, Dallas was a great education, professional opportunity and world-class friends. :-)
Thank you SO much for turning me onto the Big Blue Test. I have e-mailed that thing to a bunch of diabetics I know, and they have volunteered to do it and send the info onto everyone they know (yes, like the shampoo commercial). Yeah diabetics!!! The power of a few individuals who band together for a great cause is awesome!
Good Morning,Doris. I have been up all night. I just could not sleep. At 3 I did the Welcomes and birthdays. Nothing on my mind. Just could not sleep. Midnight we had a terrific lightning storm BUT no rain. BG 108. How are your readings? I hope good. Russ is not good. There is nothing that can be done for him so he will just have to suffer it iut, How is Ken? I hope he is doing well and behaving. Give him my best. Have a good day. HYGS,Reed
Hello Doris, I am so sorry to be so late in replying. I have just found out about 'My Page' where a few comments were left for me. I do appreciate the welcome and wish I had found this page before. I really haven't been spending much time looking through this web site, believing to be basically a forum group, but I see there are many sides to it. Apologies for the delay in replying....I have to go now, it is time for me to close my computer and join DH to watch some TV for an hour or so before bed tie. ...hugs...Joan
the folks in Memphis were all very nice, but I did leave the river area early and there was a lot of drinkin at the Bikes on Beale event, so I don't know what would have happened later on.... naw Doris, my money's on you if you get mad enough! so sorry about your shoulder hope you are feeling better.
yes I would have liked to see the mountains, in fact I saw a little bit of the smokey mountains from the NC side on my last project there, beautiful areas. yes next time might be luckier!!! take care Doris!
Hello Doris. My computer acting up hard to do things. The computer whiz,Tom,will be here tonight. I took the BBT test again. I was number 1012. With all these members we should be doing better than. Russ in tough shape saw the doctor live with it you are too old for surgery. Russ said he does not feel safe driving. If that is the case we will need to do some serious talking as I do not drive;. How are thiungs with you and Ken. I hope good. Take good care both of you. I am ok. HUGS,Reed
Nice of you to drop in. :D Lordy! 5 G-Kids? You'll soon have a baker's dozen. I hope you bake! ;o) Oh...they don't make you old Girl, they just wear you out. Then you collapse. :) But they are lots of Fun.
I like the name Brice since I hadn't heard it before. One of my Nieces introduced her new Son to us. His name is Jackson. I hadn't heard that one before for a first name either. Little Cutie.
Wow! Your Type 1 Daughter is brave. I originally wanted a dozen like my G-Ma that I never met but in the end I figured raising 2 was enough for me. Actually I did raise 4...our puppy and my Hubby. :D I wish her much luck.
I'm still kicking. LOL! I won't give that up til it's my time. Great summer we had plus I Loved meeting Nel and Linda and their spouses too. I know that it would have been Fun meeting you also Doris. :D
From September to December,between our Family and Friends are loaded with Birthdays. Lots of good times but why are 90% of People born in the Fall?? Tires me out. Go look that one up and report back. LOL!
I grew up in Virginia, North Carolina and Texas, so the South will always have a very, very special place in my heart. Every time I hear a southern accent I get homesick. I'm in St. Louis now - kinda south but kinda not. It's actually the perfect blend of my "mixed" upbringing (yankee parents/Southern roots) with a little funkiness that comes from a river city mixed in. There is a food blog I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE though, called Deep South Dish. Definitely not health food, but everything in moderation, yes? Well, especially if one is willing to exercise their petutie off to make up for it. :-)
Mississippi Mud Pie? You grew up in the south??? Me TOO! Although my parents were yankees (and thank goodness my Mom was a terrible cook - God love her, but it's true) - Oh the Southern food . . . . that just makes me swoon thinking about it.
Very cool about the Big Blue Test. I will definitely do that. I too had huge problems affording supplies at one time. I know WalMart is a dirty word to some people, but when they came out with the ReliOn brand of diabetic supplies and insulin I forgave them completely. I got healthcare through the Federal pre-existing plan (yes, Obamacare - God love him for that), and I get supplies delivered to home once every three months like clockwork. I wonder how many people who are without health insurance know about that. It runs around $300/month.
thanks Doris!!!! TN was beautiful this time of year - back home was cold and rain. Lucked out this trip with weather! Yes everyone was friendly, Memphis was fun - even though travel for work is always tough on me. I might actually have to come back with this new factory upgrade project - only time will tell. Thanks again for the birthday wishes and I hope you are well!!! Take care Doris!
Good Morning,Doris. My new tooth is still there so I guess the dentist did a good job. Dark and dreary here. I found out my orange tree got too much rain and the roots rotted. I guess it will have to come out. My BG 102. I hope your readings are good. TOPS tomorrow. I do the Program/ I will throw something at them. Russ not good today. His head and neck. He cannot get a shot as he is on COUMADAN. How is Jen doig? I hope well. The car still running? Take good care. I care. Have a good day. HUGS,Reed
I KNOW! I had finished my "bucket list" by 30. It's kind of weird when you've done pretty much everything you think you absolutely had to do before kicking the bucket and yet still have time left. That's awesome for you . . . I'm sure there will never be enough time with your kids/grandkids. It may sound weird, but (not having kids) I'm still struggling a little with "what now?"
You know, I was 3 when I was diagnosed, so I really don't remember the transition from normal to diabetic. It's just something I've always been (from my perspective, at least). I can't imagine how difficult it must be for those that are old enough to realize how much it will change their lives.
You know, sometimes I think that doctors are aiming for something completely different than their patients. I mean, death is not optional. Doctors kind of approach the whole thing as "If you don't do this you will DIE!" Well, the truth is that eventually we will all die (death and taxes, right?). That's not to be morbid - not at all - but it seems to me that the doctor's focus should be more along the lines of, "You have goals and aspirations for your life, and you can do them and have them, but you will need to stay healthy and this is how you do it." It just seems like doctors find the idea of death to be an insult to them personally so they overlook the fact that the REAL GOAL is to motivate and provide the tools for people to live the best life possible for as long as possible. Admittedly, I have a jaded view of doctors from long ago, and it's possible that it's just the doctor I'm seeing. Perhaps I should look around . . . . . good grief, it feels kind of like dating. ;-)
Oh, and thanks for the invite to chat, but I am definitely a hit and run kind of person where this stuff is concerned. I can't say I'm doing anything world changing, but I stay ridiculously busy. No worries AT ALL on response time!
You know, that whole thing with the doctors trying to scare us . . . . for me it backfired. I spent many years kind of aware of the "horrors" but then I was a teenager so I had other things occupying my mind. I had a retinal hemorrhage at 19 (which was quickly taken care of and I have had no problems since, thank God), which basically said to me that "the end is near." I'm not really one to wait around for things, so I decided whatever time was left I was going to pack it with things I had always wanted to do (and more than a few were really not smart - at all). Sounds like you had similar experiences? It makes me wonder how many people out there, after all of the dire tales from the doctors, run into one issue and then throw caution to the wind (without such a fortunate outcome). Wouldn't it be nice if doctors who specialize in chronic conditions were trained in best psychological practices?
Funny. I read in a book about diabetes (long ago) about someone who left their big old clunky glucometer in a bathroom by accident and someone thought it was a bomb - cordoned off the building, bomb squad and everything. And how crazy expensive they were! Now I have four meters which I keep everywhere (work, home, purse, etc.). Things are so much easier than they used to be!
Thank you for saying that about chemistry being an honorable career, but I think any career in which one seeks to do their absolute best is an honorable career. I've been a geek since I was little, and this particular area of geekdom just fit me the best.
I hope you will check the book out. I read a book which I would consider a precursor to the study of epigenetics (called Meaning and Medicine (no longer in print, though) right around my 20th D-anniversary, and it was pivotal to changing my perspective (which had been that I was doomed to one that was much more hopeful). Not that you seem to be struggling with that particular perspective (you are super positive - that's awesome!), but doctors seem to focus so much on the complications that it's easy to lose the perspective that we are whole people with more to our lives than just the disease and we have the power to choose how we face it.
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