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Saturday, December 15, 2012

I just returned from my lab work.. The new thing the last time I went there last spring, was use the urine specimen cup in the usual, but then you have to POUR IT INTO THE TEST TUBE FOR THE LAB!!
I am always the first one in line, bringing my book to read,waiting.. Doc ordered a whole list of tests,, four tubes of blood and the urine spec,, hope I pass all the tests,, I studied all night!! My last A1C was 6.1,, hoping it goes down a little..

I did read the instructions again for my punchbowl party Monday: the flavor packets are all clear..
I think a nap is in order today,, I tossed and turned all night..

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ALDEBARANIAN 12/15/2012 6:54PM


have a great nap

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HICKOK-HALEY 12/15/2012 4:04PM

    I have my fingers crossed for you lab work. The party sounds fun emoticon

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DEBBIEANNE1124 12/15/2012 3:02PM

    I'm guessing you were saying your last A1c was 6.8 you said 6.i. Luckily I've been able to go off 1 glyburide tablet. Mine was 5.8. I'm keeping my fingers and toes crossed for you and praying it's all good.

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PATRICIAAK 12/15/2012 11:42AM

    Since you 'studied', I'm sure you 'passed'!

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RACEWELLWON 12/15/2012 10:37AM

    It will be over before you know it - hope every thing comes out OK ! Hugs - K

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NORASPAT 12/15/2012 10:33AM

    emoticon THINKING OF YOU PAT IN MAINE. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KKKAREN 12/15/2012 8:26AM

    I hope your labs come back good and you sleep well tonight!

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YOBOELI 12/15/2012 8:18AM

    Good Luck hope your labs are all good. Enjoy your nap sometimes that is what we all need

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Friday, December 14, 2012

Okay, I worked extra hours today, so changed a lot of my plans for this evening. DD and I went to dad's house to check out non-working phone, planning on getting new battery and letting it charge overnight and going there tomorrow night. We caught two more mice, re-baited the traps, noticed some more d-con is gone,,
Turns out we checked the phone out and now it is working just fine, since I plugged it in and it must have charged.. so we did not have to buy a battery,, what we DID have to buy was my prep for my scope Tuesday..

Whoa!! That huge jug was somewhat intimidating, but I have faced-off with worse things,, a lot less than my last scope in 1974. Mammograms, tooth drilling, and weighing-in at doc's office were pretty darned scary to me.. we will see.. The pharmacist was all cheery and when I asked if I had a flavor choice, she showed me my three choice of flavor packets:cherry, lemon, orange.. Hmm, I am sure that cherry will be absolutely dee-LISH compared to lemon.. Lemon is for fish and lemonade and whitening your fingernails, not for power washing your colon!! What were those people thinking even OFFERINg that flavor???

So now, I have two days to decide if I want to glare at an orange, or cherry flavored gallon drum of hydraulic acid that will flush me out like a fox to hounds!!!!!!!!!!!
I also bought some peach, orange, mango and lime flavored gelatin. Toss in a box of Italian ice, herbal tea and sierra mist, and I am salivating at the thought of gnoshing down on this feast all day Monday!!
Besides, when I went to school, I am pretty sure that the Smirnoff brothers, Jack Daniels and Annie Greensprings were all clear liquids,(I could see through the bottles!)

I will be glad to get this thing over with,, tomorrow is a whole order sheet of lab blood draws.. so I will be NPO at 7 tonight,..

Never been one of those high colonic gals or bulimics, BUT my dream for eh outcome of this surgery, is negative biopsies and maybe three pounds weight loss.. a girl can dream....
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JOYSGARDEN 12/15/2012 1:36AM

    I''m surprised they offer cherry. Usually anything red is forbidden...or is it just clear but cherry flavoring?

Hoping all goes well for you. And that the end results are perfect....

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DONBOB1 12/14/2012 9:02PM

    I got it..dilute with Tequila.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 12/14/2012 7:33PM

    Yay!!! @ capturing 2 more meeses!

I ahd the lemon flavor packet in my galon jug. uck, yuck, yuck! Can the cherry really be that convincing? You tell me how you like it. I hd to only drink half of the jug and we fed the thirsty garbage disposal the other half.
If you are not problematic in the pipes it should go smoothly.

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PATRICIAAK 12/14/2012 7:27PM

    LOL re: the reference to EtOH being a clear liquid!

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PARKERB2 12/14/2012 6:08PM

    Enjoyy the procedure, LOL.

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Thursday, December 13, 2012

I am tired.

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NORASPAT 12/13/2012 8:26PM

    When you have to rest you HAVE TO REST, HUGS Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PATRICIAAK 12/13/2012 8:12PM

    Take time for a nap.

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ALDEBARANIAN 12/13/2012 6:19PM

    Here's an adult-size cradle, a teddy bear, and some soft music. Sleep well.
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DOLPHINSINGER72 12/13/2012 5:28PM

    Get some rest. Just think it is almost the end of the week. *yay*.

Take the time you need to rest up and feel better if you can.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 12/13/2012 4:54PM

    Rest up, friend!

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JANETTEB553 12/13/2012 4:24PM

    Hard to get past.. I know... emoticon

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JAMBABY0 12/13/2012 4:23PM

    get some rest, hope you sleep well

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What is a dull moment?

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Please tell me.. what is a real dull moment????

After work today I had plans to take DD to pick her car up from the hospital,, he was discharged and she was itching to get him home. I also wanted to get a Rx filled for the prep for next week.. kind of being in the eye of the BEAST, so to speak..BUT
today was another MOM day,, part of her denture is rubbing on her gum, so we rearranged all of our errand plans..
first, off to pick up car, then drop car off at home, go to visit mother and check it out, check out her supplies. After determining I have to take her out and find a dentist who will see her, etc,, we see my three cousins in the living room. so we all go out there to visit .. Oldest Cousin is 75, going on 30, she will be leaving for Florida Dec 28, so they wanted to visit before she leaves.. That was a two hour delay we did not plan on, but it was so much fun..
we then stopped at Walgreen's to pick up her underwear, some diabetic supplies and meds.. had a bite to eat, then I finally sat down to pay the stack of bills, but I am so exhausted, I will do my Christmas cards out tomorrow... hopefully,,

My ears feel much better: I am able to bend over without falling over or having severe vertigo...

As soon as we got home, I let my fingers do the walking and started phoning dentists nearby. I found one who is only a mile or so from MY home,but I have to go pick mom up early in the morningTHE DAY OF MY PREP for the scope, next MOnday,, will get her over there for 8:30 am. take hr back to her place, then get home in time to start the prep,, I hope stress doesn't make the prep any worse or I am in big trouble..

I cannot even stretch my imagination to see how I could possibly bake, buy and wrap gifts, work full time, care for the tow homes, and host Christmas too!!!!!!
This year it is just DD and I, I get one day off,(Christmas) and the Saturday following that we will drive the 60 miles north to take our gifts to the great niece and nephew.
I wish we could go at night, but the deer are all over the roads this time of year, moving nightly, so there would be about a 75% chance of hitting one no matter which roads we take..

I cannot wait to see the kids and give them their gifts!!

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FLEMIDG 12/13/2012 12:17AM

    Wow! Sounds like you have a lot on your plate. Don't overdo things. It's no good to try to do a whole bunch of things and then be so tired that you don't really enjoy the holiday.
Take some time for you. If you're not well, you will not be able to help anyone else.
God bless you.


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MOMMA_BEAR_69 12/12/2012 11:25PM

    emoticon You are way to busy...hopefully you can slow down just a bit. Just remember what doesn't get done today will still be there tomorrow. I am so glad that you have your mom to do things for. Enjoy every moment you have with her. Good luck to you as you prepare for your scope.
Blessings and hugs,

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NORASPAT 12/12/2012 11:07PM

    WHOA, LINDA, it is hard to prioritize with that much on your calender.

It will get done for sure, it;'s just the way we were raised. We were raised to have a great work ethic but we became workaholics.
Take care of yourself, Try not to overdo it with the colonoscopy on the horizon.
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PATRICIAAK 12/12/2012 8:43PM

    I wish you the best.

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SHARON10002 12/12/2012 8:26PM

    I swear that time speeds up between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Seems that way every year. I can tell this scope and prep are weighing heavily on your mind. I'm not sure I would have taken the app't the same day as your test. Glad to hear that your vertigo is improving.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 12/12/2012 6:23PM

    The joy of Christmas...

Hope it's a better day for you tomorrow

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

NOt much new here,, awaiting my scope date, with joy,, that I am able to even get one,, when I read people's blogs here about having to go to their doctor or whatever, I feel sad that they are ill, but even more sad that they are not expressing the joy that is to have insurance to be able to get treated.. Most of my health challenges go untreated because I cannot afford it. Most of my wages go for my health insurance, the rest of the check goes for the co-pays and whatever the insurance will not cover.
No, it is not a joy to go fro chemo, but what if nobody would give it to you or you lost everything you won to get it, then what? When I am sick, I am grateful for my insurance,such as it is,. but more than I would have if I sat around and did not work. I lost all of my coverage with my divorce, so I was thrilled to get insurance after years of none. Those were the years that I must have developed diabetes, high BP, high cholesterol, fibro, migraines, asthma. When I finally could get a doctor and be seen, I was a wreck physically, so it cost more in the long run.

I never take anything I have, for granted, except bills and ills!! LOL!

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 12/12/2012 11:30PM

    I am so glad that we have our insurance also!!! emoticon

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CHRIS3874 12/12/2012 9:46PM

    Hope it all goes well.

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SHARON10002 12/12/2012 8:17PM

    I agree. . . hope your scope goes well. DH just had his done about 6 weeks ago. Good for another 5 years!

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DEBBIEANNE1124 12/11/2012 11:57PM

    Amen to that!

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ALDEBARANIAN 12/11/2012 9:04PM

    You deserve the best

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PATRICIAAK 12/11/2012 5:09PM

    I agree, rejoice in our blessings.

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RACEWELLWON 12/11/2012 3:10PM

    I totally agree , our benefits are being taken away from us - the retires from the City of Chicago ! And we pay for it ! After 38 years of steady employ - unbelievable ! Oh well, we will see what happens a ton of people over here are fighting city hall - I am one of them ! - everyday is a new adventure ! I do hope every thing goes well on Monday ! How's the ear ? Hugs K emoticon

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