Friday, May 24, 2013
Well, I'm heading to bed, it's that time, a little nervous about being gone from Spark People for so long, but I'm sure I'll do fine. I'll just miss my videos, but I'll get some exercise in during the weekend.
You all keep safe, I'll see you Monday night, have a wonderful Memorial Weekend. and don't forget to smile!
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Well was going to go up to the trailer tomorrow, with daughter and send the dog, son and daughters bf all together today, but the dog got sick today, from eating some old bones he found somewhere, so we've got to wait until tomorrow to make sure he's alright. Poor pup, I feel sorry for him, he's been outside going to the br constantly, and then tossed cookies once on the kitchen rug. He was so excited about going up there, but it'll only be a few hours difference as we'll be leaving in the morning. The others will be going tonight, but not until around 730 as my brother in law has to go to his sons bday dinner somewhere and they couldn't wait and do it next week when he returns, they had to do it this week, go figure. So everyone has to wait for him to finish eating and then leave. Some things just tend to get screwed up because of stuff like that (his son is in his mid 30's, if he was a young kid it'd be different).
What a way to start the weekend, can we begin over? I hope it goes much better, though the rain/storms that are forecast and chilly weather isn't going to help much. I hope you all have a nice weekend.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The study yesterday was so interesting they're doing so much more than they'd done before. They started testing a new machine that could do away with using a needle to poke the skin in order to test blood for various things, and only this one and another in, PA, I believe is the other, are the two testing it. All you do is place your forearm on a pad (sort of like you do on the arm of a chair) and rest it there for a few seconds, then remove it. It tests your blood by your skin cells, or through them or something. Whatever it is, there is no pain at all, you're just relaxing and bam, it's done. They took blood the regular way, to compare the results, but you can get results instantly and you don't have to wait until the lab sends you the results back. It's fantastic. I hope the FDA approves it and it works like they want it to, that would be great for so many reasons.
See, this is why I love being in these studies. I said I've been in this study since the 1980;'s but it's been since 1975 or 1976, I don't recall it was right after I became diabetic, and so much has come from it. They use the studies to improve on things used to treat it, not only for the eyes, but for things like testing the blood, and such like that. I love doing it, they do this every 5 years, plus it also helps me in I end up getting a thorough eye test during that time. This time they added different ultrasounds on my arteries in my neck, did a total foot check (foot care is so important in diabetes), and so many other things which is important.
Anyway, that was how my day was yesterday, I hope you had a great day, too. Oh, we had some big storms last night, hard winds blowing, but not like Moore, OK, my prayers are with all those down there, how sad. May you all find peace in these hard
Monday, May 20, 2013
I've been in a very long-term study regarding Diabetes and it's affect on eyes, since hmmm the 1980's sometime, or 1970's maybe, but I have an appointment at 1030 in the morning tomorrow, but the thing is they've changed it from Janesville, to Monroe which is nearly an hour away from here. I HATE having to drive that far for this, but I love helping with the study. I'm not looking forward to this at all because it means I'll have to move my exercise back or skip it for tomorrow.
I wish they'd just kept the study in Janesville instead, but I had the choice of Madison, Monroe, or Lake Geneva, which none are that close to me. Janesville was the best because that's so close, but now I have to go to Monroe, where I've never been for this study and I hate this totally.
But what can you do...oh well, guess I'll see you later than normal tomorrow. I hope everyone else has a nice day.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Well back to the same ole, same ole...kind of, we got all the ponies moved, and it sure seems quiet around here without them and Gator, but I'm thinking Gator will be back later to visit or maybe stay the night. Now we're trying to figure out what she will be paying for her bills, etc, so she has a "reminder" list to go by. Boy, do I remember going through this when I moved out, so much to remember at first, but once you get into the "grind" it goes easy. Now if I can just get her to pick up her dress at the dry cleaners. *LOL*
Anyway, I need to get to my exercises, so have a wonderful day, and don't forget to smile at least to one person, even if it's yourself!
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