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Sunday, April 22, 2012      18 comments

Back in 2006, my "saga" began with a visit to the ER. I'd never been diagnosed with or--knowingly-- experienced high blood pressure before, but I had this wicked headache... and it was because my BP was 210/120... and my pulse was 110... I didn... Read more
VERY brief update on Just Stuff...
Wednesday, April 18, 2012      12 comments

Got the monitor "uninstalled" and the data printed out today. I went over them briefly with the educator so she could ask questions and make some notes on the printouts for the doctor... and she said she'd call me with his conclusions by this t... Read more
A quick Explanation...
Tuesday, April 17, 2012      13 comments

Just a quick answer to CBEVNOW's question... I have diabetic retinopathy, a condition (a complication) where high blood sugar causes damage to the blood vessels in the back of the eyeball. It's made worse by high blood pressure, too--and I have... Read more
Just stuff...
Sunday, April 15, 2012      12 comments

I know I haven't been online on SP as much as normal lately, I did mention a while ago that I'd been spending so much time on SP that I wasn't getting my workouts in! LOL Well, as it turns out, there's a bit more to the story than even I though... Read more
And the beat goes on...
Wednesday, April 11, 2012      6 comments

Monday I bought two "new" tires. Blew my budget out of the water, but the steel was showing through the sidewalls on my old ones...! Yesterday, the front driver's side tire picked up a nail. Yep. One of the new ones. Flat. And I don't ... Read more
Fun Stuff...
Monday, April 09, 2012      10 comments

Beautiful day here the last two days, in the 60's... I was telling WendyJM4 that years ago, there was a TV show called "Here Come the Brides"... their theme song started out "the bluest skies you've ever seen are in Seattle, and the hills ... Read more
NOT a BOX of Chocolates...
Thursday, March 22, 2012      13 comments

Chocolate Living Life Is like dark chocolate. Cocoa, Dark and bitter, Tempered by the richness of fats, And sweetness of the sugar, Becomes a rare and delightful treat. Life Holds things dark and bitter, Tempered by the ... Read more
More of Just Life...
Tuesday, March 20, 2012      11 comments

Okay, I finally got the call back from my renal nutrition specialist, and here's the scoop: She says it is true about the protein, but only up to a point. She told me that for my situation, I should have no less than 50 grams of protein a ... Read more
Replies to Responses...
Sunday, March 18, 2012      8 comments

Yes, Mary, I really did sleep without a sheet... I only have two sets, and the other set was on Brian's bed... I didn't care, I just have that sleeping bag right there in a washable duvet cover--and he didn't get THAT, thankfully! LOL My kitt... Read more
WARNING: Gross kitty business...
Wednesday, March 14, 2012      11 comments

VERY busy day... as usual! LOL Pain levels pretty much through the roof today... probably had something to do with the weather. I had that meeting with the dietician... we spent the first minute or two talking about it--a sudden unexp... Read more
You guys ROCK!...
Sunday, March 11, 2012      11 comments

1CRAZYDOG, Spot sounds pretty cool, what breed? MORTICIA, just for you: BUN 1.67, a slight improvement over where it's been for the last couple years... and creatinine is 52. GRF Black 32, n-blk 38. Not exactly normal on the best of days, but ... Read more
WHAT THE... You're kidding me!...lol
Friday, March 09, 2012      13 comments

Seems like it's just one thing after another lately... I was logging the lab results and came across one I hadn't really paid attention to. No wonder my endocrinologist was asking me when I was next due to see my nephrologist!... My GFR (... Read more
You made me cry... tears of gratitude and joy!
Tuesday, March 06, 2012      14 comments

Mary, the problem is, I can't tolerate or am allergic to EVERYTHING! ALL of the statins, ALL of the fenofibrates, even Niaspan... Lovaza (a modified fish oil derivative) is the only thing I could even take, and it only helps a little bit. This... Read more
Talk About FRUSTRATING!...
Tuesday, March 06, 2012      11 comments

Hm. Saw my endocrinologist yesterday. All that business with the new lipid medication? My cholesterol was UP SIXTY-FIVE POINTS! 300! Yikes. My Tri's were right up there too. He had the saddest look on his face. "We have tried every... Read more
To Den and Jo
Tuesday, March 06, 2012      5 comments

This is for Dennis, and for his loving wife Jo, and for my dear friend Helen and her hubby Ken... thank you for sharing the journey... I know you'll miss Den like crazy. ... ... Read more

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