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Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Nice day today, still very hot at work.. 82 degrees outdoors..
Yesterday I decided to walk away from the glucose monitor and try to get my BP down. NO -go, but I did eat a nice big salad with leftover turkey breast and grape tomatoes and onions for dinner, then promptly fell asleep in the chair for about two and half hours,, DD woke me up, I walked right in to the bedroom, fell on my mattress ,and did not wake up until after 1 am. Back from BR I fell back in bed and slept like the dead until my alarm at four-ish..
This morning I rose five minutes earlier to attack this darned monitor again!!
It turns out that I must not have pushed the test strip in hard enough to even activate everything before. This morning I did the whole process in about two minutes! Never saw one used before or was shown by anybody. Not trying to be smug: A monkey could do this !!!! emoticon

My BS was slightly high,, 129, but since I am clueless, I will take it for hoping I will live another day,, I want to get it below 100, but at four am, it is hard, considering I do not rise the same time every day.. tomorrow I do not work until 7 am, but will rise at five-ish just to test to keep them the same,,
Doc told me I only have to test before breakfast and if I feel weird.

We have inspections and testing the next two days at work, so it will be f=very stressful. My BP is still high, but I am hooping this new med will start working soon.. I have had six doses already..

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TEALHAWK 5/1/2013 11:25PM

  Hope you can feel better soon

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ALDEBARANIAN 5/1/2013 7:28PM

    "Keep moving forward."

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PATRICIAAK 5/1/2013 7:04PM

    Cont to live as healthy as you can

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DEBBIEANNE1124 5/1/2013 4:26PM

    At the Doc's they can never get my reflexes jumping but when i do my blood sugar reading on the meter boy do my reflexes jump. It took me about 4 days to learn to do it right.

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KJELLYBEAN15 5/1/2013 1:35PM

    Well if the meds dont kick in soon, hopefully it'll improve when your inspections and testing are done. Stress can affect your BP big time. But it sounds like you are on it. Im sure you will see improvements soon. Take care of yourself.

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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Extreme humidity here,, 100%, raining again. Very hot at work,, people getting sick..
I still need to practice using to monitor,, tried it at four this morning, thinking I was not awake yet,, got some blood, but apparently not enough to test or activate to monitor.
I felt lots better at work today,, Need to take my BP too.
Doc ordered more labs, I promised to log my BS and BP, so I am very loyal to what I tell him, I never stop doing something or a med,ever.. without calling him first.

Our asthma is kicking in badly,, it feels like we are breathing through a wet blanket..

Dd and I cruised into Kroger and saved 50 cents a gallon on gas,, Filled my tank and our five gas cans for future fill-ups this month.. I came home, paid bills, much more like myself today,, hoping to new BP med works better..

107 DAYS TILL VACATION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PATRICIAAK 4/30/2013 7:59PM

    Get healthy

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DEBBIEANNE1124 4/30/2013 6:24PM

    A little suggestion on checking your blood sugar on the meter in the am right out of bed go to wash your hands in hot or warm water. Towel dry and shake your hands a bit before pricking. never use alcohol prep for that. the warm water and shaking the hands will bring the blood up and running.

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CHERIJ16 4/30/2013 3:41PM

    If it's any consolation; the weather in Brownsville TX is extremely humid today too. We are leaving here around the 10th. and heading for Michigan. I hope the weather gets nicer for you and me! (LOL)

Hope you have a good day! emoticon

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TEALHAWK 4/30/2013 2:19PM

  Have a great day

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Monday, April 29, 2013

Longs tor y kinid of short: went to work, almost fainted, neck and arms felt like lead, dizzy, flop sweat.., thougth I was going to stroke out..

called DD to come drive me home, went to docs office later, doc changed my BP med, ordered a glucose monitor to test BS.
Have not used it yet, just got home from pharmacy,,
I took my BP at home
8 am 155/88
11 am: 177/98

Docs office 11:30

this was AFTER taking both BP med and Beta blocker meds...
hoping the new med works,, not looking forward to using the glucose monitor..

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TEALHAWK 4/29/2013 9:42PM

  Take care and get better

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PATRICIAAK 4/29/2013 8:35PM

    Yikes! Take care of yourself!

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RACEWELLWON 4/29/2013 6:53PM

    Wow too high - what's going on ? Hope your Ok - emoticon Hugs Karen emoticon Keep me posted

Comment edited on: 4/29/2013 6:53:59 PM

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DEBBIEANNE1124 4/29/2013 4:16PM

    WOW! I hope you feel better soon.

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Too pooped to participate!

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Today is a semi-rest day before the work week begins.. did get in my 10,000 steps, 35 minutes of other cardio..
I think my fibro is flaring now, my shoulders and side of them hurt like the Dickens, even yesterday when we first got home from being up north. I lay awake most of the night blowing my nose, but pain pill knocked me out for a few hundred hours,, I forced myself to get out of bed to get my cardio in..

DD wanted to go back to the marsh after I got home from walking,, is she serious???? I think maybe Tuesday-Thursday if it is not snowing or raining or high winds..

Today I am just chilling and have a half turkey in the oven, made some delish cranberry/orange relish to go with it.. just the berries and the whole orange,, love it!!
So happy that I got our cabin confirmed for AUgust.. we are both ticking off the days until we leave.. 3 1/2 months!
We are also happy that the neighbor repaired the fence by his pool so he no longer has a row of boards holding it up on our side, right in our berry patch!!

Have a great week all!

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PATRICIAAK 4/28/2013 10:45PM

    It's important to balance rest with the rest.

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TIMOTHYNOHE 4/28/2013 10:38PM

    Rest up before the week starts rolling at you.

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TEALHAWK 4/28/2013 10:06PM

  Have a restful evening

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NANCYPAT1 4/28/2013 4:59PM

    Have a great rest day - I understand the concept of being too pooped to participate on certain days. That is okay and you need a down day occasionally too.

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ALDEBARANIAN 4/28/2013 4:12PM


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Marsh hike, Travel day!

Saturday, April 27, 2013

DD and I planed to hike in the marsh early this morning, after sunrise, so we rose early, had an energy bar, headed to the beach!

Today is Arbor Day so we got there ahead of the crowds, but in tandem with the Arbor Day Foundation traveling museum. We hiked , did not see any beaver, only a frog , about a dozen Golden retrievers being walked and some various birds. One thing I did discover though, was that the critter we saw LAST weekend was not a river otter, but a MINK! A mink is only about 12 inches in length in MIchigan, but the river otter grows between 37"-47" in length. THey have darker coat, but the body shape and tail are almost identical.

We returned , after two hours of hiking, to talk to park rangers and Arbor Foundation workers, got two pine seedlings and left for home.

I would guesstimate we did over 10,000 steps and we are whipped!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The marsh alone was many miles, ,,
I decided it was going to be 73 degrees, too nice to be indoors cleaning as usual, so we changed our clothes, headed north. We went to a big red barn called "Treasures Forever" on US 23 near AuGres,MI . My cousin's stepdaughter owns it. It has three floors of beautiful hand made Amish furniture, Boyd's Bears, candles, , handmade rugs,etc.. Even has a chocolate room with fudge, any hand made chocolate you can dream of!!
My cousin Sharoyn has been promising to drive us up there someday: for the past five years.. so we just did it.

We left there and headed west to West Branch,MI. Visited the old dam house that my parents used to own, had a dam over the lake which is fed by the Rifle river. The editor and three journalists from the Flint Journal, in Flint, MI bought it and as a group named the property the "Dam Club". We had dinner in a ma and pa diner, headed home,, We did see two large does on the side of the expressway about two miles outside of town, two feet from the road when we drove by.
Everybody in MIchigan knows enough to heed brake lights ahead of you, since that is a sign of deer , bear, elk, moose, or is some cases, stupid tourists!

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TEALHAWK 4/27/2013 8:10PM

  Glad for nicer weather in Michigan too ! have a great weekend

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ALDEBARANIAN 4/27/2013 7:58PM

    Glad you're finally getting a break with the weather.

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PATRICIAAK 4/27/2013 7:51PM

    Sounds like a super day

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DEBBIEANNE1124 4/27/2013 7:47PM

    Sounds like a fun walk. Do those energy bars really work?

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