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Friday, May 10, 2013

SO I wake up after a very busy day a work yesterday followed by a very cardio day at home, exhausted,, with the mentality of "Just get through tomorrow ...
I was so tired last night that I do not even remember putting my head on the pillow!! I am serious.
I have fainted with more memory than that!! I actually woke up at 12:30 am with my head half on the pillow, my feet hanging over the side of the bed! I did not even grab the covers or anything!!

When I next woke up at 4:15am, all was well,, back to sleep.. Fifteen minutes later, the train going by, woke me up, THANK GOD!!
The power went out in the surrounding area, thousands of people without power.. for four hours.. BUT, my workplace had power,, natch..

I woke so early, but could not take my BP, used flashlights to bump around in the house..
no opening the fridge or anything so i just washed up in the dark, no BS testing or eating. hen disengaged my automatic garage door opener, hoisted it up, drove down very dark streets, no traffic lights for about forty miles.. nothing,, North of us is rural farm country, but to see black everywhere and to tread lightly, hoping no yahoo decided to pull out in front o f me on the main drag (U.S 23 north).
We were so busy at work, my boss wanted me to start work an hour early,, I went there early so I would not fall asleep at home.

Turns out our workplace was the only place within miles with any power!! Even the hospital and police departments!

For the next eight hours, I never stopped .. I took my pulse after a half hour there, and it was 120!! I did get a break finally after eleven, but it was along time between four when I awoke and that break!

I am so physically exhausted, I told DD I will not leave the house for anything short of a house fire..
I actually had my heart rate above 100 for eight hours straight!! Way beyond my 10,000 steps and lost enough water in perspiration that I drank four twenty ounce glasses of water, an apple, oatmeal, two cheese sticks, and a 60 calorie carb wise yogurt, then two cans of pop, and a blueberry smoothie and a 24 ounce jasmine tea and only went to the restroom once in all that time!! I am home, guzzling water like a desert crosser and feeling much better,, MY body temp went down also..

Tomorrow is another day, I am glad this morning is a part of history,,,

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PATRICIAAK 5/10/2013 8:18PM

    It's good days like this aren't routine.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 5/10/2013 7:49PM

    That's a good reading on your BS.

You are still counting the minutes and ours until your retirement? Are you going until you are 66 or older?

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NANCYPAT1 5/10/2013 5:29PM

    You had a day that you might want to forget. Where do you live? I spent a lot of years living near Route 23 in Michigan. Hope you have a lovely and wonderful weekend.

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GERIKRAGH 5/10/2013 4:08PM

    Take it easy and enjoy the weekend!

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MISSB8604 5/10/2013 4:03PM

    Goodness!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You had the day from heck!!!!!!!!!! I am so sorry you were so busy, you certainly deserve a rest! Take care of yourself my friend!!!!!!!!

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Thursday, May 09, 2013

Finally, ex hubby came over and was here when I got home from work. They got the tractor started, mowed the lawn, but the battery will not keep a charge, so a new battery is in the works now. DD and he are shopping for that and new plugs for dads mower, went over there awhile ago.

I power washed half the deck and got woozy, so stopped and said I could not go running around with them. He is good like that, he will buy what is needed and I will write him a check.
I think I started to get heat exhaustion,(maybe low blood sugar too) so came in and showered, felt somewhat better, and will unhook hose from washer later and bring it back in garage for overnight, IT is supposed to rain again tomorrow, so will finish washing deck later and let it dry before I re-seal it.

Got a call from moms place: she is unable to set up for her bi-weekly shower alone, so that will now add to the price of her care. Funds are dwindling fast.. she can dress her self, but I do not know how long she will be able to stay there..

I hope I die before anybody has to go through what I am going through for her. It is a full time job, plus my real job and caring for two homes.
I am tired.

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PATRICIAAK 5/9/2013 8:18PM

    Take it a day at a time and rest when necessary.

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NHES220 5/9/2013 5:51PM

    Managing 2 houses is a full-time job, but you had a productive day. You were smart to come in when you were not feeling well. Hang in there. Your ex sounds like a decent guy.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 5/9/2013 1:50PM

    you do a darn good job at being you.

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Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Hoping to get a lot done today.. not working..
Slept in until 6, got piles of laundry downstairs,, great cardio lifting stuff and flipping mattresses too! Going to go for getting the lawns mowed today if I can get the mowers up and running.
Getting excited about vacation again,, something to look forward to this summer.
99 days.. emoticon

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PATRICIAAK 5/8/2013 10:12PM

    Pace yourself

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Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Yet another beautiful day here,, I guess God wants us Michiganders to remember that we actually DO get good weather!
Not much here going on, still trying to get tractor battery charged,,still have to get to dads house to see why his lawn mower will not start either., DD tried both places yesterday, but when I got hoem from work, I was so exhausted, I did not even go out to the garage to see what was what.

today my blood sugar was one point lower than it has been since I started testing last week.. a slight progress, morning BP is back up again.. I do not give up, just try to do what I am told and keep on moving!! Just sitting here paying bills, making phone calls, little things that need to be done.
I am trying to be more aware of types of foods I am eating,, cannot figure out why my blood sugar is so high when I have not eaten in about ten-twelve hours and little or no carbs..
doc will see about it at the end of the month when I go back with my log..

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NORASPAT 5/7/2013 10:27PM

    Carbs are the food of the brain so I was told to eat the complex carbs and nothing white or from a box. That was years before i was diagnosed Type 2 diabetic. These days i still use my tracker and I always eat before bed, Protein complex carbs. If I awaken early in the am I have the high BS of Dawn phenomenon.
The liver dumps so ancient man could have energy to fight the saber toothed tiger.
I hope you are able t get answers HUGS Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PATRICIAAK 5/7/2013 9:01PM

    if you don't eat, the brain sends a message to the liver to produce sugar.

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Monday, May 06, 2013

I spent quite a bit of time reading others day plans yesterday, about their problems and setbacks,, I need ot do that, it keeps me humble, keeps me in self-check mode and makes me grateful.

I rose at four, took my BP it was the lowest it has been in a long time: 130/66!!!!!!!!! My log shows nothing under the 150;s for a long time,,

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PATRICIAAK 5/6/2013 11:32PM

    great news!

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TIMOTHYNOHE 5/6/2013 10:39PM

    Progress is so gratifying.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 5/6/2013 3:56PM

    keep doing what your doing to keep that BP low.

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