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!
Hi there, How are you today? I am having problems with my computer today, freezing and have to keep restarting. It is a pain. BG 406, ran out of fast acting insulin, tried to cover with basal, but did not work. Pharmacy ran out and I couldn't fill my prescrption all weekend, nutty stuff. Anyway, BF went to pick it up this morning and putting it away found a full pen behind the salad dressing bottle, so all that for nothing, Stress makes me stupid sometimes! Going to get your rain today, but no wind, thunder, but so hot and humid hot flashes and hot weather! Hope that you have a nice day. Are getting into Halloween stuff yet? Costumes for the kids? Hope all the kids are well. So happy to hear you are feeling better from the sinus infection. Lots
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.
Yeah, I remember when I was in high school (and remember when the testing meters were HUGE so they were not portible) and I kept my meter and test log in a place where my father could check it out. One day I had a high blood sugar but recorded it as normal . . . . and of course forgot to turn the meter off. My dad was so MAD! I moved my meter into my bedroom after that.
As far as still being here, are you familiar with the new(ish) science of epigenetics? Fascinating, really. Basically what it's about is that yes, to some extent our genes are our destiny, but there are ways that we can actively change the way our genes are expressed. Yes, this is a science and not some crazy wacko pseudo-science (I'm a chemist, by the way). If you're interested, there is a really good book written for non-scientists called The Genie in Your Genes by Dawson Church.
Good Morning,Doris. Terrible about Linda's son. I hope he STOPS SMOKING it is on MY PAGE. PREDISONE is a miracle pill. Russ worked in the back yard the front yard watered cleaned the Florida room put away the laundry. Two days before he was ready for the nursing home. My knees ached so I could not sleep so I was up at 2AM. Cool here 58 A/C off doors and windows open. Tom comes tonight. He wants my meat loaf. Tomorrow we will try to work in a haircut. My BG 109. Yours pretty good? How is Ken doing? Give him my best. Have a good day. HUGS,Reed
Thank you Doris! It is still October 11th here and yes, its still my birthday LOL Its 6:52 pm here. Just got home from a small family get together...and about to leave for dinner :) Thank you Doris! Youre a dear dear friend!
Good Morning,Doris. How are things? Been having a terruble time with Russ. He was in agony with his head and neck. I was up all night. They gave him Predisone 3 tablets for 3 days 2 for 2 theb 1. It has helped a lot but I think it will be better when he gets more pills in him. I decided not to go to TOPS today. I do not want Russ driving. My BG 102. Cooler here no A/C windows open. You doing ok? Hos about Ken? He behaving? Give him my best. Take good care,Doris. I care. HUGS,Reed
Good Morning,Doris. Little action here. Russ had something on his nose. It is Cancer. Operate Dec 3rd. Thet take skin from your cheek to close it. He does not seem upset. Tom will take the day off to go with him. All I can say is What is next? My Bg 106. How are you doing? Your Readings pretty good. I hope so. Still hot and hiumid here. We planted some new tings yesterday so I hope we get a little rain. How is Ken doing? I hope well. Give him my best. Take care. HUGS,Reed
Good Afternoon,Doris. Tom and Russ are nosey. Estate sale going on across the street...they are seeing what is being sold. Raining now. Beds towels lamps dining room set end table to name a few. My BG 110..ice cream. Did my grocery shopping. Prices are high. Tom's birthday he is 45 so we are going out to dinner at Creekside. He cannot believe he is 45. How is Jacob? Do you see hiim often? How are you feeling?I hope well and I hope Ken is behaving himself. Yake good care. I care. HUGS,Reed
yes the hotel was nice. and it was close to the factory. On Wednesday night I went downtown for some ribs and to look at "Bikes on Beale" which was fun for an hour. Then back to the hotel. now I am home!
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