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Oops! Wake Up Call

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

I've caught myself making a major gaffe!

I've been so hot with our weather here in northern Utah, that I started drinking McD's Caramel Frappes! Can you believe a diabetic would be so foolish?
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Well, I just posted my intake on my SP Food Counter and ... gasped with horror.
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Wake up call time!!! emoticon

Losing my health and eyesight are not worth the momentary pleasure.
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Time to get tough with myself. emoticon

Encouragement accepted. emoticon

Hope all of you are doing well and not falling in to the same pitfalls. Have a great day!

Luv you all,
Renie

  
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GENRE009 7/22/2014 6:58PM

    Anything that up's your blood sugar damages you, even excessive salt, processed foods, and white flour items. Its amazing how many things, diseases can develop to take you down in diabetes. emoticon eva

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RENIESSPARKIN 7/19/2014 1:14PM

    Oh, thank you, everyone! I've sure learned a hard lesson. I'd hate to start having the 'sawbones' start hacking at my feet, etc.

Love you all for your support, emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
Renie

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NASFKAB 7/17/2014 2:16AM

  keep pushing NEVER EVER GIVE UP

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DJ4HEALTH 7/16/2014 11:04PM

    As you know that it can also cause you to lose limbs too so that is also another thing to think about when you want one of those things. emoticon emoticon

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AHAPPYSPIRIT 7/16/2014 7:36PM

    WOW! What a great wake Up Call. I'm glad you tracked it. Your health is much more important Twiner. We gotta keep you healthy. Those little pleasures are not worth the rest of your life. Love you.
Missouri Irene

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NELLIEC 7/16/2014 3:31PM

    Wow that does sound like a scarey thing for a diabetic!

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BIBS4664 7/16/2014 12:40PM

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1CRAZYDOG 7/16/2014 12:11PM

    OH girlfriend, good you tracked it so your eyes were opened. You're right that, to me too, the momentary pleasure isn't worth the health risk as a diabetic!

HUGS and glad you caught yourself!



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_LINDA 7/16/2014 12:09PM

    So know the feeling!! I used to guzzle slushies when it got hot! What a calorie bomb those are -pure sugar and syrup! I am saved now though. There is no confectionery near where I live and also the weather is usually too cold to be interested in one more often then not.
You are going to have to try natural iced lemonade or tea to refresh yourself! They also have flavors you can add to water on the market too now..
You know what you have to do, you can do anything you put your mind to! You are woman! You are strong!
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JLAMING263 7/16/2014 11:27AM

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KATHARINA01 7/16/2014 11:27AM

    What I try to do is track treats ahead of time. That way I know exactly what I'm in for and if it's worth the calories.

I'm sure though that if you want to resist you're strong enough to do it. emoticon

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Wow! Who knew?

Friday, July 11, 2014

I can hardly believe it, but ...

Since I've been getting the shots to build my immune system and get rid of the miserable hives, I'VE BEEN FEELING BETTER and doing better with my diabetes as well.
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I've been able to increase the number of steps I take each day!
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... and help my friend walk her new dog, Charlie, several times each day.

Who knew getting healthy and happy could be so much fun?
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I even made it through our heatwave--even though I had to cut down on how much time I spent outside. Thank Heaven for Fellowship Manor with its long halls, steps,Wii games and penthouse area.
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We were able to go on the roof walkway and see all the fireworks for the 4th of July from the North to the West to the South horizon on one side. Then see the East side where the high schools and University are with their grand displays. They lifted our hearts and made us feel like kids again.
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I'm enjoying life and hope you are too! emoticon

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Renie

  
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AHAPPYSPIRIT 7/15/2014 4:55PM

    That's absolutely awesome. emoticon I'm so glad your feeling better my dear twiner and glad you had a wonderful 4th of July. WooHoo! for you on all your walking and feeling so much better. I'm so glad to hear all this. Keep going strong and stay safe.
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Irene

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NASFKAB 7/12/2014 1:45AM

  that is wonderful so happy that things are going great for you

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_LINDA 7/12/2014 12:12AM

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Wonderful news! Glad to hear things are going better for you!!
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BIBS4664 7/11/2014 9:40PM

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NELLIEC 7/11/2014 4:07PM

    That is great!

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NHES220 7/11/2014 3:41PM

    So glad you are feeling better!!

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1CRAZYDOG 7/11/2014 2:37PM

    Wow, Renie, I am sooooo very happy to hear you sounding healthier and happy! Wahoo! I hope that keeps up!

You are such a wonderful person, you deserve happiness and health!!!

HUGS

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Hi there, SparkFriends!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

I just wanted to thank each and every one of you for your help and encouragement during tough times ... emoticon emoticon emoticon
... and smiles and congratulations when times are great! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

I couldn't make it without you. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Luv you all, emoticon
Renie

PS: Still no oxygen or bi-pap machines yet!!

  
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NASFKAB 6/19/2014 12:39AM

  really what you are going through is atrocious lots of hugs my dear Spark friend among the first few

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1CRAZYDOG 6/18/2014 8:54PM

    (((HUGS)))) sweetie. I can't believe it, though. No Bi-pap OR oxygen yet????????? How are you managing without them?????? Lord love a duck.

HUGS and hang in there.

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_LINDA 6/18/2014 8:37PM

    So glad you are still emoticon
So very sorry they can't get that oxygen and bi-pap sorted out, that is truly outrageous. Whose cage can you rattle to be your advocate? Surely there is someone with pull that can shake things up? Like a politician responsible for health care, etc.
Thinking of you!
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AHAPPYSPIRIT 6/18/2014 12:44PM

    Great to hear from you Renie. We are always here for you and thinking of you.
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Double-Check Insurance!

Saturday, May 31, 2014

I finally figured out that my former oxygen supply agency (Apria) was still charging Medicare for their equipment This was clear back from 2012!! This is why insurance wouldn't cover the expense for my Bi-Pap and made me give it back!!! My doc is on the warpath! emoticon

Finally, I got someone in Medicare Fraud to check on them. Boy, was she boiling. When she called the agency about it, the gal there yelled at her and then hung up on her. WOW! emoticon I figured it only went to April 2013 after I got out of the nursing home. But what they'd done was kept billing me for the APRIL 2013 payment, BUT had been billing Medicare every month since August 2012.

Soooo, my warning is: Double Check all insurance payments and bills!!

Now, I've missed something else: emoticon

Where do we check up and offer support for our Teams? I don't see it anymore.
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With love,
Renie

  
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RENIESSPARKIN 6/10/2014 11:46PM

    Oh, my dear NAS, I'm afraid such cheating and corruption are EVERYWHERE these days. Sad, huh?

Luv ya, sweetie,
Renie

Comment edited on: 6/10/2014 11:48:45 PM

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AHAPPYSPIRIT 6/4/2014 9:39PM

    I sure hope they get things straightened out. Why do we have to go thru things like this" It's not fair when they take advantage of people.
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Mo. Irene

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KAILYNSTAR 6/4/2014 11:45AM

    Amazing that they were getting away with that. What businesses do to people for money.

I'm glad things are getting sorted out with them.

Take care of yourself. You are such a special person.

Hugs.

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RENIESSPARKIN 6/2/2014 12:36AM

    Thanks for all the support and offers of help.

Luv you all,
Renie


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GENRE009 6/1/2014 8:08PM

    I JUST GOT A BILL ADDRESSES TO ANOTHER PERSON WITH MY HOME ADDRESS ON IT!

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NELLIEC 6/1/2014 4:10PM

    SP did away with the huddle and now they have the "wall" where you can post for each team. When you go to the team page, it now starts with the Wall before you see the listing of the team message threads. Just click on the name of any team and it will take you to the Wall.

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1CRAZYDOG 6/1/2014 9:31AM

    OMG! Hope their heiney is in the wringer!

If you go to your start page, you'll find an area to visit your teams. It's under community links, just to the left of the friend feed.

HUGS!!!

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GOLFGMA 6/1/2014 8:22AM

    This is happening too often and unfortunately there are dishonest people who only do half what they are being paid to do. Glad you're getting this one taken care of. emoticon

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_LINDA 6/1/2014 1:53AM

    Yikes! That is scary about the insurance! So glad its finally getting sorted out so you can get your machine back!
Another annoying change to the start page! On the drop down menu under community, Spark Teams is 3rd on the list!
I subscribe to my favorite team links so I can go directly to them when I check my e-mail!
Enjoy your Sunday!

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NASFKAB 5/31/2014 11:13PM

  I thought fraud & corruption happened in our part of the world only

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Misery is my Name!

Saturday, April 26, 2014

I don't know why I get to experience all these wonderful conditions
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HOWEVER, I have Chronic Hives, AGAIN! These are an auto immune condition and take forever to get over. I feel like I have them inside and outside! emoticon
Did you know there are over 7,000 auto immune conditions? Me neither. We never hear about all the others. My doc first says I'm on too many meds, then prescribes three more. Sigh ...

Have you ever heard anyone groan and moan more than me? Sorry to lay it on you again, but I feel that if any group would know what it's like, it's my SparkPeople Pals.

Any suggestions on how to take the itch away, my sweet friends??? Anything would be appreciated.
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Of course, my oxygen level is too low. (See previous Blog).

I really appreciate you all. emoticon

Luv ya,
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AHAPPYSPIRIT 5/1/2014 10:25PM

    So sorry to hear this my sweet twinner. Yes It's me, Irene, (Fishinglady66). I had to close out my Spark acct. due to computer problems. I'm back now under AHAPPYSPIRIT. I'll remember you in my prayers. Please get better soon,

Your Missouri twin.
Irene

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GENRE009 5/1/2014 5:17PM

    I think they sell some quortazone cremes for itch. but when you get that rash have you ever tried echineacha? It's pure sulfur in natural form, it's usually in cold med's, and can stop colds, or reactions with just taking two pills. It costs around $15.00, and you get it in the vitamin section. But if you don't want to take medicines for the rest of your life on these hives, why not try taking "Garden of life, Ultimate Probiotics, cost $40.00, 3 capsules daily. It stops inflammation. That's want hives are, a reaction to something touched or eaten.

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KAILYNSTAR 4/30/2014 12:41PM

    My husband had hives so bad, that the hospital put him on prednisone on an I.V. and had to get a new dose every six hours. It was a long week for him.

I figured he had a food allergy and had him privately tested. They took his blood and sent it away somewhere and tested for over 400 kinds of foods and spices. Yep. Egg whites, navy beans, beef and milk. Go figure.

That's all I have for information for you.

I really feel for you. You're in my thoughts and prayers.

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BIBS4664 4/28/2014 12:05PM

    Vent all you want. We're here for you. Itches be gone!!!

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NASFKAB 4/27/2014 1:55AM

  hope you feel better soon all the best

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_LINDA 4/26/2014 8:31PM

    Yikes! That is awful! You need to find out what you are reacting to! Good ointment suggestions, but you probably should take an antihistamine as well!
I learned people with RA usually get allergies too. Why not? A wonky immune system can really affect anything!!
Feel better soon, sending soothing and healing thoughts as well as a kick to that insurance system of yours for not providing better care!!
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POSITIVEHOPE 4/26/2014 7:42PM

    There is an over the counter medicine called Caladryl. It is a topical liquid that you dob on with a cotton ball and it takes the intense itch away almost immediately. It looks horrible on like a bad makeup job but it is so worth it. My doctor recommended it for the kids Chickenpox rash. It keeps you from scratching in your sleep and making things worse. It is a combination of Calamine lotion and Benadryl. Hives are no fun.
Hope you feel better quickly.

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1CRAZYDOG 4/26/2014 3:59PM

    Have you tried a colloidal oatmeal bath? AVEENO is what I used for the kids when they had both measles and chicken pox. It reduces the itchiness. So sorry.

I can't believe it. The insurance company still hasn't re-thought their position on the bi-pap machine!? That is unconscionable. No other word for it. SHAME ON THEM, for all the good that does!

Sorry you're so uncomfortable, my dear one.



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THINAGIN2 4/26/2014 3:32PM

    Wow! I know how miserable the hives can be. Can your doctor prescribe something for them? Good luck!

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