DEADEND-DREAMER   38,281
SparkPoints
30,000-39,999 SparkPoints
 
 
DEADEND-DREAMER's Recent Blog Entries

Thank you!

Sunday, June 09, 2013

I want to thank everyone who has taken the time to drop by my journal and left me a gift. It really means so much to come here and read your warm and kind comments during this time. I also know how hard it is to really say anything. I'm not sure I'd know what to say to comfort someone in the same situation so just saying "I'm sorry" still means a lot.

In the middle of this I'm still sorting through Luke's things for donation and to add to a yard sale. The rest, I just can't let go yet so my apartment is rather cluttered.

I still have photos to scan and some music Luke liked and played I want to share with his older brother and sister. I'm just glad I still have things to keep me busy.

Again, thank you for being here.

Love n hugs,
~Dianna

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

NEWVINE 6/9/2013 10:03PM

    emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
SLIMMERJESSE 6/9/2013 3:11PM

    Dianna, there's no law that we have to give away everything. I hold onto certain things that provide comfort. I know this sounds harsh, and I mean it only for myself, but if I'd known how much losing a child would hurt, I may have chosen to not have them. I know this flies contrary to "better to have loved and lost...," but pieces of my heart are missing and gone with each one. Some do better than I do in learning to live with the scars. Big hug and I hope you have a support system - friends, family, church, a grief support group, or whatever.

Report Inappropriate Comment


To lose a child

Monday, May 27, 2013

Not diet related but Friday morning I lost my 33 year old son in a bad accident on the freeway near Seattle. I'm not really sure why I'm posting this. It's just a lot to absorb. He would have been 34 Sunday.

I'm staying at my daughters home in Seattle as we sort all this out.

Hope everyone is having a safe holiday.

Hugs,
Dianna

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

ANIHAKA 9/30/2013 7:48PM

    I couldn't imagine anything worse than what you've been through. I believe that our nearest and dearest who die before us remain with us - in our hearts forever and in spirit.

Report Inappropriate Comment
GEEKSMEGGLY 9/30/2013 8:36AM

    So sorry to hear what you are dealing with. Hugs and prayers.

Report Inappropriate Comment
ELSCO55 5/29/2013 10:15PM

    I am so sotty for your loss.

Report Inappropriate Comment
DEADEND-DREAMER 5/29/2013 4:07PM

    Thank you all. My pain level is pretty high from all this. So many details and it's just myself and my 2 other children handling this. None of us have had a proper time to grieve. That'll have to come in time. Again, thank your kind support.
-- Dianna


Report Inappropriate Comment
SLIMMERKIWI 5/28/2013 10:25PM

    I am very sorry to hear this tragic news. Tragedy is never easy - the loss of a much loved child and in such a manor is unbelievably hard.

Please accept my condolences and know that there are many friends here who can help support you.

BIG hugs,
Kris xxx

Report Inappropriate Comment
WORKOUTWITHPAM 5/28/2013 10:21PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

I am so sorry to hear this sad news. I am keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Our team is here for you, and we will help you in any way that we can.

HUGS
Pam



Report Inappropriate Comment
DENRNAJ 5/28/2013 4:42AM

    My prayers for you and your family- so sorry that this happened.

Report Inappropriate Comment
SLIMMERJESSE 5/28/2013 12:08AM

    OMG, what a horrific heartbreak. Having lost two out of three children, my heart hurts for you. Very sorry for your loss.

Report Inappropriate Comment
GOLFLADY11 5/28/2013 12:02AM

    I am so sorry for the loss of your son. I can't imagine your pain! God bless and keep you and give you strength. emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
GOLFLADY11 5/28/2013 12:01AM

    I am so sorry for the loss of your son. I can't imagine your pain! God bless and keep you and give you strength. emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
IOEINC 5/27/2013 8:41PM

    So very sorry for the loss of your precious son. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
RASPBERRY56 5/27/2013 6:17PM

    emoticon

emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
DEADEND-DREAMER 5/27/2013 2:59PM

    Thank you so much for all your kind comments. Since it's a holiday weekend, I have to wait till tomorrow to see the medical examiner and start the proccess. Thank you again for your support and kindness.
Hugs,
Dianna


Report Inappropriate Comment
DLDMIL 5/27/2013 2:20PM

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers and hugs sent to your entire family

emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
EDENZMOM 5/27/2013 1:52PM

    VERY SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. BE WELL

Report Inappropriate Comment
MOMMAPAM1 5/27/2013 1:36PM

    I'm sorry for your loss. May God be with you emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
HOLLYM48 5/27/2013 1:27PM

    I so sorry for the loss of your son. I am sending prayers for healing and peace. emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
LAC936 5/27/2013 1:25PM

    So sorry for your loss. We never know why things happen, but it makes us appreciate each moment we share with our loved ones. Glad you were able to reach out to your Spark Friends to vent.

Prayers are with you and your family.
emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
KIKKI-G 5/27/2013 1:08PM

    My thoughts emoticon i couldn't even imagine.

Report Inappropriate Comment
RITEEBEE 5/27/2013 12:57PM

    I'm so sorry!
Sometimes posting about it and getting comfort helps a bit.
I can only imagine the pain. Take care and hold tight to your family at this time.
emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
JUNEAU2010 5/27/2013 12:46PM

    emoticon emoticon I am so sorry for your loss! Prayers for you and your family. I know this loss leaves a hole that can never be mended, but time will allow the pain to hurt less on a daily basis. The pain never goes away, it just changes.

Report Inappropriate Comment
SULLYL28 5/27/2013 12:42PM

    I am sorry you have experienced such a loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Report Inappropriate Comment
STEPHANIE302013 5/27/2013 12:39PM

    I'm so sorry for your loss emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment


Surprise, my body thrives on fats

Friday, May 03, 2013

You know, we all have to find what works for each of us. For years I did exactly what was recommended. I did the low fat, high carb eating which got me cholesterol as high as over 600 and triglycerids over 700. And no that's not a typo. I really had seriously high lipids for many years. I even did 2 years as a vegetarian and still my lipid profile was dangerously off. More than once the doctors wanted to put me in the hospital and pump me full of drugs to lower my lipids.

Within 6 weeks of changing to low carbs and adding back fats my lipids started dropping. Now after 3 years of eating loads of pork fat, butter and as much as a dozen of eggs (and sometimes more) a week plus keeping my carbs to a reasonable level I just got my blood work back.

My A1c was 5.3
Fasting glucose; 92
Total Cholesterol 200
Triglycerids; 66 which I understand is actually considered low.

My HDL is 111
and my LDL 76

Apparently my body thrives on fats! Thank goodness I never took those stupid statin drugs.

Anyway, had to share my great news!
Hugs from Dayton WA,
~Dianna

DXD with fibromyalgia and diabetes T2.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

LINDAM.1 5/5/2013 10:30PM

  I never gave up butter in small quantities not margarine. Meatless meals but not all week.

Report Inappropriate Comment
DEADEND-DREAMER 5/5/2013 1:31PM

    Thank you for all your kind comments. I still struggle with my weight due to pain and hormonal issues but it feels great to know I've finally found
Best wishes,
~Dianna in Dayton WA

Report Inappropriate Comment
DIANE7786 5/4/2013 12:24AM

    emoticon I also do better on low carbs and good fats. Congrats on your great numbers. emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
KPETSCHE 5/3/2013 10:09PM

    emoticon
Our bodies need those natural fats and not all the artificial stuff! Great job!

Report Inappropriate Comment
GWTRIKER 5/3/2013 9:59PM

    Congrats on your numbers and finding an eating plan that works for you.

Report Inappropriate Comment


Ruby or Dianna?

Saturday, September 01, 2012

I just had a few friends voice their confusion about my name. One of the nicknames given me was Ruby some years back. I'm not sure why really but I've used it all over the net. Dianna is my middle name. As for my 1st name, I never liked it so I don't use it.

What does this all have to do with whether the sun will shine tomorrow? It doesn't *smiles* I'm just letting everyone know my name(s) not that it really helps any confusion BUT at least my freinds feel better lol (and you know who you are) *GRINS*

So from now on I'll TRY to remember to use my real name here*crossing fingers*

Cheers!
~Dianna

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

CAROLIAN 9/11/2012 12:58PM

    emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
DEADEND-DREAMER 9/2/2012 6:15PM

    Thank you all for your comments! Just recently I told a friend of mine that I have days my name should be Sybil lol.

emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
USMAWIFE 9/2/2012 8:58AM

    emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
JERSYGRL 9/1/2012 7:52PM

    Hi Ruby/Dianna! Both are beautiful names. Love Ruby's post. Never hated my name but wished I had a classier name many times. Carol

Report Inappropriate Comment
TRILLA09 9/1/2012 3:08PM

    Hey, I think a person should change their name frequently! I hated my name most of my life, and only now do I like my first name: Ruby! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment


My Metformin experiment

Thursday, March 22, 2012

I saw my new doctor last Friday, the 16th and he mentioned lowering my metforman as my previous Dr had also mentioned. Right now I take a 500 tab 2 times a day and my fasting numbers are usually from 85-95. My last A1c had been 5.2 but hat was last summer.

Anyway, with these 2 doctors telling me that lowering my dosage may be a possibility, I decided to see how I would with no metformin at all. Well I've had a few spikes these last five days but getting up to a 111 fasting blood sugar this morning cinched it as I haven't had a reading like that in over a year.

So, for now at least, that ends my experiment. I did have some non fasting blood work done after my appointment so we'll see where I stand as there has been a lot of stress since September of last year when I went through an emergency move but I've tried so hard to keep this nast disease under control. I admit, I'm more than curious at my test result.

As for my opinion on lowering my dosage, I admit I'm very sceptical in the 1st place as I've been monitoring my blood sugar trends for a long time. Personally, I don't like the idea. When I'm sick or my fibro flares my sugar can go way up.

We'll see what happens but my new Dr seems concerned about lows which I thought you couldn't really get with metformin and I can't say I've experienced any.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

DOCHAS79 3/23/2012 7:21AM

    I also am on Metformin I let my diet go and gain up to 211 and dr only has me on one 500 mg a day and it was not helping so was told I would have to add insulin in three months if AC1 didnt go down. I've been trying for two months now with diet and exercise to get it down lost 11 pds so far but numbers are slowly going down. I always thought if I lost the weight and exercised I wouldnt have to take medicine any more. I understand the part about from now on I will have to keep my weight low and always exercise. But had hoped to do away with the pills in future. Didnt realize might have to keep taking for always. Hope it works out for you.

Report Inappropriate Comment
DEADEND-DREAMER 3/23/2012 12:43AM

    Thank you everyone for your kind comments. I love how we share info here as looking for info on the net can be tough. I'm never sure of which research to believe as so many diagree.

Thanks again for your input. I really appreciate your support!
emoticonRuby

Report Inappropriate Comment
PEPPYPATTI 3/22/2012 8:19PM

    Go with how your body feels!
emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
SCIFIMOM 3/22/2012 6:43PM

  Hi! Great job on staying on top of readings, and on taking control of your health. Kieep it up.

I can tell you that when I was first diagnosed 11 years ago, I was started on Metformin, a fairly low dose. I weighed 222 pounds at the time. So, I got my diet under control, exercised like a demon, lost 70 pounds. My glucose numbers kept coming down. We kept moving me to smaller and smaller doses. Eventually, I started getting low blood sugar episodes every time I took Metformin, so my doctor took me off of it. Everything normalized for about seven years, as long as I kept diligent with diet and exercise.

My family and I moved to another state, I lost my exercise partners, and the diet began to slip. I regained some of the weight, and my numbers went right back up. I got so bad, that first I went on Metformin, then up to Janumet (Januvia and Metformin combo), which I'm still taking.

So, long story short, yes, you can get lows. Keep exercising, and keep checking! - Claudia

Report Inappropriate Comment
SASSY-NAK 3/22/2012 3:44PM

    This is such good information Ruby for those of use who take Metformin in the same dosage as you. I can't believe you've been to 16 Dr.s. That is outrageous. In my area there is only one Diabetic specialist-can you believe it? You can't even get into see him unless you are severe. I've heard it takes over a year to get an appointment! I have to rely on my family Dr. who I adore and trust. Let's hope I can keep things under control enough so I never have to go to that other Dr.

You are doing great and you should go with your gut regarding your meds! I know you also are dealing with Fibro which can't be easy. I wish you the best.

Report Inappropriate Comment


1 2 Last Page