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Reflections On Upcoming Doctor's Appointment

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Tomorrow is my six month appointment with my doctor. As many of you know, I am diabetic. I know she will run blood work for cholesterol, blood glucose levels, and other things. When I saw her in June, she didn't run any tests except the A1C which is a measurement of blood glucose over the last three months. Mine was good then. I have been having problems with my blood glucose since Thanksgiving. I am eating what I should, I am exercising (okay slacked off over a couple of weeks of Thanksgiving and Christmas). By now I thought I would be at goal weight. I am not. In fact this morning I was up three pounds. I know that many diabetics go on insulin as the years go by. I have been diabetic for 16 years now. I have decided that whatever the doctor decides does not mean I failed, it just means my body needs more help. I will have to discuss the cost of the various medications with her because my insurance raised the cost of everything. Some days I feel like I am my own pharmacy. I don't know what will happen tomorrow and that bothers me. I don't like feeling like I am doing everything I can do and it isn't working. Best case is that she will just increase my oral meds and monitor for six months. At least I have had my colonoscopy and my annual eye exam. So good on that for her. I will report what happens and what the blood tests show when I get the results.

  
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PHYL220 1/17/2011 12:25PM

    Hope everything goes well for you. emoticon emoticon

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SUNFLOWERGAL40 1/17/2011 11:34AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon Sending lots of hugs, support, prayers, and encouragement your way! YOU have not failed! You are working hard to do your best as you work toward a healthier body. emoticon

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SHERRY_LYNN1979 1/17/2011 11:15AM

    Good Luck today hun! It sucks having diabetes, I know because I have had to help my mom and grandma with managing theirs. My gma was a type 1 diabetic since her early teens, and my mom, type 2 since her early 40's. This is why I am on this journey. I know with the family history of type 1 and 2 in my family (a very long history on both sides) that I am going to end up with it if I don't change my lifestyle, now! I hope it all goes well for you!!! HUGS!

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JUSTBIRDY 1/17/2011 10:03AM

    Hope it goes well for you.
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KAKIPOPUP 1/17/2011 9:57AM

    It is really hard to tolerate uncertainty - particularly when the likely outcome is something you didn't want -

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I hope your concerns are addressed in a positive and supportive way - and please take care of yourself, my friend - emoticon

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ANDREWS_MOM 1/17/2011 9:05AM

    wishing you the very very best at the dr'd office!!
will be thinking about you today my friend!
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SIANDDK 1/17/2011 8:11AM

    Fingers crossed xxx

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OPALMOON 1/17/2011 7:40AM

    Hope all goes well for you!

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GOOZLEBEAR 1/17/2011 7:36AM

    Hope all goes well today at your appt. You are right whatever the doctor decides is the best for you does not mean that you failed. When I was at my lowest weight and went to the dr. to have a checkup my cholesterol was high and she put me on meds. I was so disappointed and then she told me it was genetic and she was right. My Mom and Grandma had it and who knows who else in the family.

You are doing great with your eating and exercise and I feel sure you will be fine. Will be anxious to hear the results.

Hugs,Sandi

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MADKAPKID 1/17/2011 7:22AM

    Hi, I will be thinking of you today and hope all goes well at your doctors appointment. Diet and weight are important with diabetes but, I find the biggest thing to help keep my blood sugar counts down is exercise. Let us know how things go....think positive and have a good day, Karen emoticon

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KDYLOSE 1/17/2011 6:57AM

    Good luck today at the doctor's. Even if you didn't completely meet the goals you had set for yourself, surely all this weight loss and exercise must have improved your situation greatly.

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Found a new low cal snack

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Just a short blog about a new snack I just found. the crackers are 34 degree whole grain crisp bread - 30 calories for 9 crackers (bought at Wal-Mart) and then a thin layer of hummus on each. Yum!

That's all. The football game is starting!

  
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DEECANDOITAGAIN 1/16/2011 5:13PM

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U2CUSE16 1/16/2011 1:03PM

    sounds yummy!

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HICKOK-HALEY 1/16/2011 12:38AM

    I'll look for them next week!

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 1/15/2011 11:07PM

    whoa, I just got back from walmart. I so would have bought those. What is the brand?

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LINDAGRAVEL 1/15/2011 10:07PM

    Sounds Good

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DKELLEY35 1/15/2011 10:04PM

    Sounds great, thanks for sharing.

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OLDERDANDRT 1/15/2011 8:39PM

    We (Steelers) won our game! Good luck to your Falcons!

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OUTDOORGIRL69 1/15/2011 8:20PM

    Sounds good.

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HOPE2011 1/15/2011 8:15PM

    Yum! Sounds great!

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SAM910 1/15/2011 8:15PM

    Thanks, sounds good, I'll have to try it.

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GOOZLEBEAR 1/15/2011 8:15PM

    Sounds good! Thanks for sharing with us. Do you make your own hummus??? Have fun watching the game, I'm watching Green Bay and Falcons, is that the one you are watching???

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Status explaination

Thursday, January 13, 2011

My status is "out of school again tomorrow. Monday is MLK day, so back on Tuesday and we lost our Feburary break. Oh well, with this weather it might snow again. It is only January!"
After I wrote that I thought I better write an explaination. My county has what they call a balanced calendar. We start the first Monday in August, have a week off in September, a week off for Thanksgiving, two weeks for Christmas, a week in Febuary, a week for Spring break, end the end of May. Have had it for 5 years and we all love it! This will feel weird going from MLK to Spring break - shades of days gone by! Oh, well it could be worse and I would rather to that then add days to the end of the school year!
I will venture out tomorrow and maybe go to the gym and the bank. I have been walking a mile a day either inside my house or outside when the wind isn't bad. The weather man is predicting rain for Monday and Tuesday which will remove the snow and ice and Atlanta will be back to normal.

  
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MOMKAT4310 1/16/2011 3:33PM

    That sounds like an interesting schedule. Last year, we had 18 snow days. ARGH. This year, only 2 so far. The storms are going north or south of us. Not so for the state as a whole. We have had several 2 hour delays for icing and severe cold. Rather that than make up in June.
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BAILEYSGIRL6 1/14/2011 12:29PM

    Are you in Gwinnett County? I saw yesterday that they have 3 snow days built into the calendar already. So they will only have 2 to make up. It does suck losing the winter break.
I'm in Clayton County and we were only getting 2 days plus Pres Day for our "winter break" this year...Not sure why but whatever! I don't have any children but I do keep up with the calendars for Pike and Clayton counties b/c I have 2 small cousins and a younger brother who's a senior this year.

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ROXELLS_WARRIOR 1/14/2011 11:09AM

    Oohhhhh, thank you for the reminder that Monday is a holiday!!!

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JUDY1676 1/13/2011 10:41PM

    That sounds like a neat calendar. Wish we had something like that when I was teaching!

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DKELLEY35 1/13/2011 7:46PM

    That really sounds like a nice schedule. Let's hope there arent any more big storms.

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EDUCGRAD 1/13/2011 7:12PM

    Hope your snow is gone soon.We just got ice,but it is gone ,except for a few spots here and there.Today as our first full day of school this week

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KAKIPOPUP 1/13/2011 6:56PM

    Here in Massachusetts, we have a week's break in February (the week of Presidents' Day) and a week's break in April (the week of Patriot's Day, which commemorates the midnight ride of Paul Revere on the "18th of April in '75"). So February vacation doesn't sound so abnormal.

We don't have an Easter vacation (unless, like this year, it falls during April Vacation).

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HDHAWK 1/13/2011 6:26PM

    I like the sounds of that schedule!

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 1/13/2011 6:13PM

    Enjoy the time now, glad you are getting in great exercise while off. That sounds like a great schedule, would love to work that at my school.

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PRONTOPUP 1/13/2011 5:33PM

    Well that just answered my question, lol!

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GRANNYS5 1/13/2011 5:02PM

    Back to normal untill the next snow emoticonremember - it is only January emoticon

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SUNFLOWERGAL40 1/13/2011 4:43PM

    I wish we had a schedule like that. Our county keeps experimenting with the schedule. For example, we did not have a fall break this year and added a winter break in February. Well, now we've probably lost that winter break! emoticon I'm thankful for these days at home since I haven't felt well. But I'd rather have had a break in mid-February. It's a long haul till spring break! Just so we don't end up tacking on days at the end or (((shudder))) Saturdays! emoticon

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GOOZLEBEAR 1/13/2011 4:33PM

    That snow and ice sure messed up your school schedule! You are right, at least you don't have to go into June. Hopefully your classes will go good and you won't be too tired with no break for awhile. Like you said, it could always snow again and give you another break!!!

Glad you've been able to get some walking in!!!!

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OLDERDANDRT 1/13/2011 4:22PM

    That schedule does sound nice! Our kids seem to be out every time you turn around, but unless you're a parent, teacher or student, you really don't know. When my kids were in school, it was off a day here and one there and a long weekend here and there. Spring break and Christmas break were the only biggies, but make-up days.........not so much. They'd schedule in a few, but if we have a bad winter (like this one) they'll just tack them on to the end of the year or possibly a Saturday half day or 2. Actually, DD said that if they don't go tomorrow, they WILL do a half day Saturday. I guess that's better. I hate the kids having to go when it's hot outside and they'd be better served to get out into the fresh air.
Here's to hoping for no more Southern snow!!!!!
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SOVIETINDIA 1/13/2011 4:14PM

    Ohhh, that school schedule sounds lovely! Plenty of time to work out. :)

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And The Sun Will Come Out

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

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Even though the emoticon is still below freezing and the wind is blowing, the emoticon is bright and will help the roads around here.

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I am still inside. Think I will walk around the house a while, or up and down stairs for exercise. The wind chill is bitter outside so no mile walk today.

I hope all my friends up the east coast are staying warm and dry.

I hope that we can get through the winter without any more emoticon. this was our third snow of the winter which is very unusual for Atlanta. Roads are still bad all over so I am waiting to see about school tomorrow. I have made my plans and am ready if we go.

Really just checking in with my friends today. Have a good one! and pamper yourself somehow.
Have a diva-licious 'You Deserve a Royal Treatment' Wednesday!
(((SSV!!!!)))

  
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HIKETOHEIGHTS 1/13/2011 3:56PM

    Stairs are great exercise. I like to do tricep dips on them! Keep Warm!

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MADKAPKID 1/12/2011 4:31PM

    Sunshine? That would be nice. The snow is still falling, the winds are really howling...and its pretty cold out there. We checked the snow and its too fluffy for making snowmen! Oh well....it was a thought anyway. tee hee hee At least its nice and cozy inside. Have a joy filled day.....Karen emoticon

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LAURELSPARK 1/12/2011 2:29PM

    It's 18 and cloudy here (BRRRR). I just got in from shoveling snow and had a salad with pineapple, strawberries, feta, and olives and a nice cup of tea to warm me up. Enjoy you day off.....I'm sure that you are eager to get back to school.

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OLDERDANDRT 1/12/2011 2:16PM

    Wow, I'm sorry you're still below freezing! We have just barely gotten over the freezing mark here with tons of sunshine, so hoping the roads will be improved alot today! The prob is that anything wet tonight will be ice in the morning! Don't know if our schools will open as early as tomorrow or not! They could probably manage on a delay. I hope so, b/c I hate they'll have to make-up 3 days already! Oh, yeah, and 1 from the last storm!
We'll be walking our miles outdoors soon, just gotta believe it! emoticon Hoping there is NO MORE emoticonfor either of us this year!!! And that the temps can return to their normal ranges!!!
Stay warm! Remember, moving causes friction and friction causes heat! So keep moving!!
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LEXIE63 1/12/2011 2:14PM

    Sunshine plus snow equals sparkles! Pretty! Eases the pain of the inconvenience a bit. :-)
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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JERZRN 1/12/2011 1:38PM

    We got 4 inches last night. It looks very pretty. We are used to snow though, so our roads are clear. Hope you get some warm weather soon!

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A Poem about Snow and How We feel about it in the South

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Take Our Snow Please
As out the window,
I look, more snow today,
have only one thing to say,
take our snow please.

Six week-ends straight,
snow, snow every where,
have only one thing to say,
take our snow please, today.

So much snow, so much cold,
snow in the streets, snow in the yard,
snow on the car, snow on my shoe,
have only one thing to say,
take our snow please, we don't know what to do.

Winter, oh winter please end,
all of this snow, we don't really want it,
snow falling, flakes dropping
have only one thing to say,
take our snow please, don't delay.

jim foulk

http://www.poemhunter.com/

It hasn't been six week-ends, but this is the third snow this winter for Atlanta. The other two lasted one or two days. This storm's snow and ice came in on Sunday and is going nowhere fast. I just thought I would share a poem that says how we in the south feel about snow. One day is nice then it is supposed to go away!

  
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MOMKAT4310 1/16/2011 3:37PM

    We had snow on the ground almost every day of December, then a large chunk of January so far. Not so deep, but very cold. Lots of single digit nights, even more in the low teens. Very cold for the students catching buses in the dark at 6 - 6:45 AM for high school. We have staggered bus schedules, so middle school and elementary start later.

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JENNIFERKCM 1/11/2011 10:15PM

    Snicker. Well, we usually get snow here..but have had way more than usual. Sorry, I don't want it either!

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GRITS46 1/11/2011 9:34PM

    Thanks for the poem! As a former Southern girl (I guess we always are no matter where we live), I can relate. It was 1964, and Christmas holidays were extended through January 5th because of snow that had fallen before Christmas Eve. And then they extended again and again and again. I graduated that year, and to make up enough of the snow days we missed, graduation was postponed until June 17th!!!!! Oh, how I wish someone had taken the snow away!!! I understand your feelings, I really do.

Sherrey

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GOOZLEBEAR 1/11/2011 9:03PM

    I'm sure I would feel the same way if I were up at our place in No. Ga. I would hate to be snowed in for that long. Try and make the best of it and most of all stay safe and warm! It's cold here but no snow!



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OLDERDANDRT 1/11/2011 8:15PM

    Yes! Yes! Yes! I totally agree!!! I moved here from Pa. (not to get away from it) hoping never to see it again!!! Now, watching TV a weather alert went across the bottom of the screen which included our county of another Winter Storm warning!!!!! Oh Please!!!!! enough has already been too much!! So what if we live in North Carolina! Only b/c another Carolina is South of us! We are still well south of the Mason/Dixon line!!! Sorry. Ranting.
Anyway, I'm with you. This snow is going no where fast and don't want or need any more!!!
Please stay safe and warm in spite of it all!!!
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LEXIE63 1/11/2011 8:05PM

    We had that exact same problem over here. In England for the most part, we get a little snow overnight, it spends the morning being pretty and suitable for making very small snowmen, and by evening it is mushy and melting fast. :-)

Not this winter!
This winter it has snowed and snowed
and stayed and stayed
and turned to ice, not nice!

Hope yours gives up real soon! :-)
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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MADKAPKID 1/11/2011 8:00PM

    I have kept an eye on the weather down there.....I can well see it really puts everything to a halt! Lets hope it will warm up and the snow and ice will melt away. Up here, we kind of get used to winter weather. I don't mind the snow so much, but Ice is just horrible to have to contend with.

We are waiting for the storm to arrive up here. They said it will start around midnight and continue through out tomorrow. YIKES!

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JERZRN 1/11/2011 8:00PM

    Great poem! It is just starting to snow here in NJ! Got my workout in at the gym and did a grocery store run. Predictions are anywhere from 3-6 inches to 5-8 inches! Time to light the fireplace and settle in with a good book!

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