Another poetic offering...
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...
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...
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
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...
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
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...
Is like dark chocolate.
Dark and bitter,
Tempered by the richness of fats,
And sweetness of the sugar,
Becomes a rare and delightful treat.
Holds things dark and bitter,
Tempered by the ... Read more
More of Just Life...
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...
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...
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!...
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
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!
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!...
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
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To Den and Jo
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.
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