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Tuffy

Saturday, April 23, 2011

if you view my Apark page the 2nd picture on there shows me walking my old boy Tuffy. Ashley, my daughter and I adopted Tuffy when she was 7 years old. that was in California after my Divorce from jack. My Dr. prescribed me to have a small dog in my apt. to help me listen to sounds like when someone knocks at the door. Tuffy is 14 years old and soon to be 15. He suffered something yesterday what appears to be a stroke. We spend several hours in the Vets ER Hospital. It truly saddens me to see my boy going downhill as he ahs been so very healthy all these yearss and a wonderful companion to me. He is pushing his head to one side as if his neck si broken. he is falling everytime he tries to walk. Seems paralized on right side. walks in circles never stopping until he's picked up... The diagnosis is old Dog disease. He is also vomitting. No appetite. Dr. recommended we get dramamine tablets 25 mg's and Robert gave him one this morning. He did eat 1 scrambled egg. His regular Vet here in town wants him on bland foods for a few days so i boiled some chicken and Quinoa. (He refuses jello) LOL It has really broken my heart seeing him go downhill as we've been together for so long. Taking him in the care wherever we go. I opened one of my suitcases and padded it with a blanket and let him sleep in that next to me in bed last night so he can't fall off the bad. I didn't close the suitcase. He needed sides to prevent a fall.

May you all hve a blessed Easter.

  
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FYREDRAGYN 4/25/2011 2:56PM

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JAK106 4/25/2011 9:51AM

    I'm so sorry you are going through this. It is the hardest part about loving a pet I think.

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CHUBRUB3 4/24/2011 6:10PM

    Hugs Debbie.
Our old dog passed away after haveing all the same symptoms. Give him your love and ready yourselves to let him go if need be.
Love,
Angela
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TEDDYBEARGIRL 4/24/2011 1:11AM

    So sorry to hear about Tuffy....I will be praying for him!

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BENTONHEALTHY 4/24/2011 12:29AM

    My little dog is 14 and I totally understand how difficult this can be. I am sorry for Tuffy and you.

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HERE2BTHIN 4/23/2011 10:25PM

  Debbie,

I'm so Sorry, you'll be losing your Furry Baby. You have to realize thart 14 in Dog Years is 96 Years Old to us. He's lived a long Time & might be telling you, he's ready to go Home.

I know it's hard to Read, but there are other Furry Babies to save. LIfe will continue on for him, in Doggie Heaven. He'll be in Good hands hun. And, someday soon, you'll be reunited with him & he'll be his Lovable Self again.

Have a Joyous Easter Sunday.

Karrie
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ONLYTEMPORARY 4/23/2011 10:14PM

    That is so rough. It's never easy to deal with aged pets, especially when their health is so bad and they won't get well. emoticon emoticon

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MARTY19 4/23/2011 9:11PM

    I am saddened to hear this. Pets become family and it hurts us when they suffer because they have no voice to tell us what is wrong. I hae no words but to say, I hoe he isn't suffering.

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TWEETYKC00 4/23/2011 8:44PM

    I'm so sorry to hear about Tuffy, i know how much you love your little fur babie.we went through some of the same things when Pookiebear got sick at the end. Hugs to you and to Tuffy, too.

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HEYRED221 4/23/2011 8:24PM

    I am so sorry to hear about your dog, that is a hard thing to go through especially when our animals have been with us for so long. I wish you the best. Take care,

Carolyn

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ASPENHUGGER 4/23/2011 8:11PM

    It is heartbreaking to watch them get old and start that downhill slide. My heart is with you -- it's not easy at all. My Charlie is almost 17, and I see that same handwriting on the wall. I felt the vertebrae in her little backbone this morning -- she's such a picky eater (the little brat!) and she doesn't hold her weight the way she used to when she was a healthy young cat. I can see the end somewhere there on the horizon for us too.

Bit hugs, Deb, and all the loving support in the world for you & Tuffy both (& Ashley too!) Love is never easy, and it seems so wrong that there's always a loss of one kind or another at the end. emoticon

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NORASPAT 4/23/2011 7:30PM

    DEBBIEANNE, sorry to hear Tuffy is not doing well. We get so attached to them and it is heart breaking when they must leave us. I hope you will be able to enjoy your Easter Sunday. Sorry it is so hard on you . Hugs Pat in Maine. Take care emoticonSPARK FRIEND, Pat.

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More progress...

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Alright...
This mornings FBS as soon as i rose this morning and put the coffee on i went to the table to check my FBS (Fasting blood sugar) OMG the joy I felt when i saw 95. Now thats progress! You ahve no idea how I ahve struggled lately. For months my numbers ahve been 200 and over 300. Even without sweets, without rice, apsta and bread. I'm taking my diabetes pills at a different time now instead of after my meals jsut before i eat. I'm doing good. Much better. I even ahd 3 slices of veggie pizza yesterday. At 3 different times throughout the day not in one sitting. Very thin paper like crust. Walking on my redmill is helping, too. Just think at my last Dr. visit a couple weeks ago at my 7.6 A1c reading I was begging for Insulin injections. But look I'm doing it on my own.

Sample of what i am eating ...

I had 2 slices of bacon on 1 slice multi grain bread toasted with smart balance margarine. 1 slice canteloupe

Lunch was 1/2 c. cottage cheese and 1/2 c. mixed canteloupe and amndarin oranges

Dinner will be chicken and brocolli/cauliflower stir fry

Protein shake as afternoon snack.



I'd also like to take the time to thank all of you for your loving support you give me on my journey. i couldn't do it without you.

  
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JEAN827 4/23/2011 5:06PM

    You sure don't eat much, how many calories is that in one day ???

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QUICONQUE 4/22/2011 11:34AM

    That is great news! Congratulations.

And I am jealous that you can eat toast and pizza. I'm actually scared to try them because bread and pizza are my worst trigger foods. I figured it would be safer for me to eliminate them from my diet for the first year while I learn to live with the band.

But I am so proud of you! Way to go!

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LINDA! 4/19/2011 6:24PM

    Glad to hear that you are doing so well!!

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ASPENHUGGER 4/19/2011 12:35AM

    Deb, what's the name of those protein shakes you get from Costco? Is it the Kirkland brand? Or? I'm thinking I'd better start trying them -- get more protein & leave less room for the naughty stuff!

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BRATS4 4/18/2011 10:21AM

    that is so super.way to go.

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TEXASGIRL48 4/18/2011 7:48AM

    You are doing great. I'm surprised to see you are already on reg. food. So glad to see you FBS is going down. I know the feeling.

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TEDDYBEARGIRL 4/18/2011 2:12AM

    Thats great news!

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MY_5_KIDZ 4/17/2011 11:47PM

    Sounds wonderful!! Keep it up!!!

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NORASPAT 4/17/2011 8:32PM

    WAY to GO DEBBIEANNE, you did it, well done. You are a trooper you are doing a fantastic job. Keep up the good work and stay with it. emoticon emoticonFRIEND emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LILACEOUS 4/17/2011 8:23PM

    Keep at it! You're doing great things. Be well.

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WILLOW49 4/17/2011 7:52PM

    What wonderful news! I'm so proud of you! WooHoo!!!
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ARLENE_MOVES 4/17/2011 6:25PM

    I am so proud of you!! Great bs and wonderful eating plan. You are doing all the right things!

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HANNAH_CALM 4/17/2011 4:46PM

    Good for you! I'm glad that you're doing so much better. I love veggie pizza too, yum! And I'm glad you can have it sometimes. Take care!

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MARTY19 4/17/2011 4:16PM

    You have set such an awesome example for everyone on the EE team. Yyou don't quit, you don't make excuses, you just do what you need to do. I am so glad to have you as a friend.

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Marty

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BENTONHEALTHY 4/17/2011 4:10PM

    It's great to hear good news. And you are working hard and deserve it! Your journey helps all of us too. Rejoice that all is going as it should be. emoticon

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Saturday...

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath. And if
you have a friend who makes you laugh, spend lots and lots of time
with them.

-- Unknown

  
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WILLOW49 4/16/2011 11:43PM

    Love it!

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    Awww, that's cute!
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MARTY19 4/16/2011 3:28PM

    I have friends like this. I spend as much time as I can with them.

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CHUBRUB3 4/16/2011 2:45PM

    I love it! I love laughing, the best ab workout ever.
Hugs,
Angela
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BENTONHEALTHY 4/16/2011 2:02PM

    I need to laugh more. Great idea.

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NORASPAT 4/16/2011 11:34AM

    Love it, LOVE it , LOVE IT!!!!

Yes it's theonly way to go.
I love you too. Enjoy your day I do intend to enjoy mine. Hugs, Hi to Robert good luck with house hunting. Pat in Maine.
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I'm doing the Happy Dance...

Friday, April 15, 2011

Since 3 weeks before my surgery as I started drinking the Protein shakes my body was shutting down and my FBS was over 300. Yikes! But the Lap Band Surgery I ahve recently had in March is finally doing what i ahve been hoping form this week my FBS has been under 200 and yesterday before Dinner I even ahd a low of 60 how about that. the fiber in a delicous aple crisp recipe a fellow Spark friend shared with me loaded with good fiber has done the trick. Not only did it keep me regular the fiber ahs contributed to helping my FBS get lower. Proudly this AM I had a reading of 140. It's not good but it is so much better than what it has been. Beans only 1/2 c., egg whites, cottage cheese, yogurt, chicken and fresh and steamed veggies is doing the trick. I am working so ahrd at this and losing 1-2 pounds per wee,.

  
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ASPENHUGGER 4/19/2011 12:33AM

    This is SUCH good news! I am so hoping that everything goes right for you, and that you are soon healthy & happy again!

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PICKIE98 4/17/2011 7:29AM

    We're seeing less and less of you!! kewl!!

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MY_5_KIDZ 4/16/2011 2:01PM

    Wonderful work!!

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BENTONHEALTHY 4/16/2011 1:30AM

    emoticon It's great you are making such improvements with your efforts.

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EARTHGIRL145 4/15/2011 9:42PM

    Keep up the great work!

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TWEETYKC00 4/15/2011 9:24PM

    it's so great that you're doing so well now. i'm proud of you!

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TEDDYBEARGIRL 4/15/2011 8:40PM

    Thats great news!!!!

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ARLENE_MOVES 4/15/2011 6:53PM

    Good for you Debbie -- but please be careful of the lows. They can be very dangerous if too low. 60 is about how low you should go. My DH had a 56 reading in the hospital the morning of his surgery, and he started sweating and not able to talk - I don't know how much time he had before going into a diabetic coma. Just be careful. You know your body.

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You are doing fantastic Debbie! Keep up the great job and keep lowering your FBS!
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MARTY19 4/15/2011 5:31PM

    I am so happy that things are starting to get better. and they will continue to improve.

Marty

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NORASPAT 4/15/2011 5:21PM

    DEBBIEANNE you are doing great and keep up the great job you are doing. I am really happy this is all falling in to place what a way to go. You really do deserve this you have worked hard for it and here it comes.
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WILLOW49 4/15/2011 3:54PM

    Great news, Debbie! Keep up the good work!
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SYLPHINPROGRESS 4/15/2011 3:39PM

    Your 1-2 pounds per week is right on target. You are doing something right, my dear Debbie.

Laurie

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HANNAH_CALM 4/15/2011 3:38PM

    Good for you! I'm so glad your health has improved, keep up the good work!
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Monday...

Monday, April 11, 2011

Some people try to turn back their odometers. Not me, I want people
to know why I look this way. I've traveled a long way and some of the
roads weren't paved.

-- Will Rogers

  
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LINDA! 4/14/2011 12:39AM

    Love this quote.

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CHUBRUB3 4/13/2011 6:13PM

    Fantastic Debbie!
Love the quote.
Hugs,
Angela
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NORASPAT 4/11/2011 7:40PM

    I know how old I am and I really do not mind it, but I do not want to act it. I refuse to act my age Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon

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MARTY19 4/11/2011 6:27PM

    I think I would turn back my odometer if I coud afford it. I don't feel old - why look it?

Hugs,
Marty

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STARPESCADO 4/11/2011 3:33PM

    That is totally true!

Thanks!

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ONLYTEMPORARY 4/11/2011 3:10PM

    Yep, we come by t honestly. Just like the true color of our hair emoticon

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