Last week...a 3 day camping trip. Got to see some deer, wild turkeys and bears...one cute little cub sound asleep in the crook of a tree. Couldnt see his momma, so didn't venture too close. Thats what zoom is for on the video cam, lol.
This week...well, a doctor's appointment today. Finally pinned him down on the kidney thing, seems it is stage 3 failure at this point. He's just going to monitor for a while and see what happens. Blood work drawn today, the standard quarterly stuff. Wondering what my A1c is going to look like since my medication has been changed...never have been able to get it under 7 before. Also adjusted my isosorbide to help with the more frequent chest pains and found out the blistering and peeling on my hands and feet is some sort of allergic thing, so I have a cream for that now. Quite a productive visit this time.
The rest of the week looks to be calm and quiet...may let my grandson come spend a night or two, I dont know yet. Anyway...thats how things are in my neck of the woods this Monday.View Thread
I've got a neighbor, also a diabetic, who is always telling me to cut back on the salt, because I should know too much salt will raise my sugar. And she urges me to "eat this, its got cinnamon and thats good for your sugar"...only it's cinnamon candy she's pushing at me. I've tried talking to her, many times...seems it's just easier to agree with her and do what I think is better when she isn't looking, lol.View Thread
Not much going on here. Thought about cooking out, but I just don't want to deal with the heat. Seems the older I get the more the heat bothers me for some reason. Not going to complain though...cuz all I did all winter was complain about how cold it was, dont like to be cold either.
No appointments till the 13th. Should be going over all the test results then and see where I am with the kidney disease and what needs to be done at this point. I've got a list going of things I want to ask...have to write it down or I'll forget.
For the rest of the week....just some peace and quiet and time spent with family...usual household stuff, nothing special going on.View Thread
Have you checked your local health department? I know mine here has an indigent care program, thats how I get treatment and to be honest it's the best treatment I have had so far for diabetes or anything. Your area might have something similar, it's worth checking into anyway.View Thread
Nothing much going on here...cold and rainy the past couple days. Cooked out twice last week with my daughter, son-in-law, and grandson. We love cooking out in the summertime.
Still trying to figure out the symptomatic lows I've been having several times a week. I never ever had lows with the metformin, but the glipizide seems to bring them on fairly regularly. Going to keep a diary this week, see if I can relate it to something I'm eating or not eating, then talk it over with my doc.
Other than that, nothing going on that I know of. Hoping for a quiet, uneventful week ahead.View Thread
Last week was fairly quiet and uneventful. This week started with Mother's day dinner with my kids and grandson, the a trip to the ER for chest pain Monday evening. Turned out to be angina, my cardiologist doubled my Isosorbide so we will see if that takes care of it. Today I spent doing laundry and watching my grandson play outside. Such a beautifl spring day, I am so glad winter is over.
Hopefully, the rest of the week will be calm and uneventful...I like ordinary days rather than days when everything goes crazy.View Thread
Don't know that I can pick three really bad foods, but I know one I really can't touch...Ramen Noodles. If I eat those, I'll spike to 300 or higher every single time. Not to mention all the salt that isn't good for my blood pressure.View Thread
Kim, have you checked with your local health department? I know mine here has an indigent care program for those with no insurance and low income, where you get doctor visits and medications for a reduced cost. Yours might have something similar, wouldn't hurt to ask at any rate. Even if they don't have a program, they might be able to refer you somewhere else to get care.View Thread
I wouldn't mind. Actually, think I would like it, being a learning situation and all. I think it could be very positive with everyone sharing and having some input. As long as I still had one on one visits for other or more sensitive things, I wouldn't mind at all.View Thread