I got through most of the problems. My son will be down to pick me up to go to Seattle. While I am at his house we will do my laundry between doctor's appointments. Wednesday we will come back down here to pick up the turkey and head on down to my daughter's house in Vancouver.
I am so excited about Thanksgiving this year. I don't get to see enough of my daughter and her family so it will be a special treat for me.
I still have no idea what Christmas will bring this year. At least I feel like celebrating this year. Last year was terrible. We just plain didn't have Christmas. Hopefully, this year will be different. At least I am working on getting ready. This is fun because we are still packing for me to move.
My wonderful caregiver gave me her notice this morning. She will be with me through the end of this month. I have to get as much done between now and the time she leaves as is possible. I have told her what is next on my lists. I will have to make out written lists for her. She has promised that she and her daughter will come out to see me after she is through working for me. I will like that. I am very fond of the two of them and of their dog.
So now begins the search for a new caregiver. This is painful because there aren't many up here. We'll give it a try though. Wow! I just thought of someone who might just be available for the number of hours I have available. I'll check that out tomorrow.
See you later,
current weight: 248.0
Fitness Minutes: (31,018) Posts: 9,690 11/16/12 9:36 A
Hi everyone, My computer has been out for the past several days so I am now playing catch up. I am sorry to hear that your diabetes is acting up. My doctor has recommended the classes, but it is a long way to drive and my car has given up again. I don't have a clue what might be wrong with it, but it does change my Thanksgiving plans.
I was planning to go down to my daughter's house for the weekend. With the car not running that doesn't look possible. I was bringing the turkey so I have warned her that I might not be coming and to make other plans.
I have been fighting depression for a long time now. I ran out of medication over the weekend and on Monday found that I couldn't call out. I couldn't call the pharmacy to have them send me more pills. I finally was able to reach them this morning and they mailed them this afternoon. I should get them tomorrow. If not I may have to wait until Monday. I will be in Seattle on Monday and Tuesday so I won't be able to pick them up until Wednesday if they don't come tomorrow.
My double vision is back, in spades. It hurts to use both eyes now. Individually they are perfect, but when I try to use them jointly there is a lot of shooting pain. They just don't like each other right now.
It sounds as if my life is all down right now, but I have friends who come over to keep me company in the evening and that helps a lot. Tonight we made chili and cornbread for dinner. It wasn't the best chili I've ever made, but it was okay. The cornbread turned out very well in spite of the fact that I didn't have two Jiffy cornbread mixes and the oven was being cantankerous and wouldn't heat up. We eventually got it to heat and I improvised and made up the cornbread mix, divided it in half and then mixed half up with the eggs, milk and butter and baked it up. Very good considering!
The worst part of not having internet access is I broke my sign in streak. Now I have to start all over. Well, at least I broke my former record and by about 20 days at that.
I have a lot of catching up to do so that is all for today. See you all tomorrow.
current weight: 248.0
Fitness Minutes: (31,018) Posts: 9,690 11/13/12 10:12 P
Ann, my doctor said they usually want it under 7 and mine has been 6 for ten years so today was a surprise. She didn't say beyond mentioning 7. With the medication and, of course, once again being really careful about food and exercise, I'm hoping it will come down again. I will be going to diabetic education classes for a refresher so I'll hear more.
Thank heavens for turkey being a good food and JoAnna's desserts!!
I expected my visit to the doctor this morning to be routine but it was not. For the first time in 10 years my a1c was not good. I then discovered it is not easy getting test strips for my glucometer. When I got home I realized I should have also gotten control solution (called every pharmacy in the area and none had it - they'd order it). Then found out the battery in the glucometer was dead. very frustrating morning/afternoon. Thankfully Fred Meyer pharmacy had giveaway temporary glucometer kits that will get me through the next few days. I need to do some homework on whether to stay with my current insurance or make a change. Nothing to snap you back into good habits like a bad lab report.
Ann, the blueberry salad using raspberries sounds good.
Patty, how many is 'e' at your knitting group. LOL
DH and I had an app't with the 'skin doctor' that has once a month office calls at our GP's office. DH has seen her before as he has had misc. cancer spots burnt off. I have a mold in my hair just near my ear. Dr. noticed it my last app't when my hair was starting to grow back and she wanted the 'skin doctor' to look at it. I know I've had in over 30 years an maybe longer. She took a small sample to have tested. The smell of burnt hair isn't very pleasant.
It has warmed up today even in the house but I did put the heater on low last night when I was watching TV. I had thought of DH and I going out to lunch but it was so easy just to drive home after our Dr. app't. Now I'll have to fix supper.
I made Jo's Heavenly Blueberry salad but used some fresh raspberries that I didn't want to spoil. I may of may not put the topping on it which is cream cheese and Cool Whip mixed. Maybe we'll just have the Cool Whip. I do have cream cheese but the salad is good without it.
Good morning, I was going to take DD to court for a child custody and support hearing, but she just called, and her friend is taking her. So I have the day off.
Remember yesterday, when I told you that it was 39? Well, it dropped to 31 quickly, and then snowed. Snow still on the ground, but it is melting in the driveway, so hopefully, it will warm enough today to get rid of it.
The knit meeting was fun, there were only e of us there.
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