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6/23/14 9:33 P

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Patty

No they do not talk to me about pacemaker. They are talking about an ablation. My brother has had it done and he is hardly on any meds now. they go up a vein in the thigh and the do something to heart that breaks the connection to what I call the faulty signal. I understand what they say but I have to have the ok from the doctors. My doctor did say that we may consider it as stress sometimes causes me to have the afib. Mine comes and goes. Most it is all the time that they have. Yes I take medication to try and control the rhythm of my heart.

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6/23/14 6:25 P

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Evening girls,
I have definitely been struggling with getting my blood sugar up to normal, and keeping it there. Been exhausted all the time...Am eating less at meals, so that I can have healthy snacks in between...frankly, I usually do not like going to dr., but am looking forward to seeing her on Wed. Hoping to get this figured out, and how to help me.

Nina, have they talked with you about a pacemaker? I have a friend that has one. Also she takes meds to control her afib...

Sorry I haven't been on here lately just no energy at all to do anything.
Patty



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6/23/14 5:29 P

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Nina, Your meals sound so good and healthy. We have a Taco Bell here now but I still haven't eaten there. I've heard there are some good choices. Sorry to hear about your MIL falling. Your afib acting up is probably telling you it would not be good for you to take care of MIL. There could come a point where DD#1 and SIL can't do it and she'll need more care. Could she qualify for a care center? I've heard CA is very expensive to live. Take care of yourself.

I hope Patty is ok.


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6/23/14 3:37 P

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Hi everyone

I guess Sunday was a busy day for everyone. Yesterday I rested all day. We did go to church and ate lunch at Taco Bell. DH BBQ-ed chicken emoticon I made Jo's Mexicalli Bean Salad emoticon and Baked a potato and cut it in half lengthwise. Sprayed some margarine on it and sprinkled with Mrs Dash Onion and herb. DH put it on the grill to toast it and it was really good. It was quick and fast and you only ate 1/2 potato. Fixed a green salad too.

This week my poor heart is doing it's jumping thing (I call It). DH mother is not doing too good and is falling all the time. Because she fractured her shoulder and wrist she is staying at my DD#1 house. She has fallen 3 times since being there. Which means that she has most likely been falling at home and not telling anyone. So DH is trying to figure out what we should do. It is so expensive to live in CA to take care of her. The rent is double what it is here. My dear daughter is hurting her back and she is a big stout lady. So I do not know how I would lift her up. DD#1 & SIL have taken care of his parents before so know what is ahead of them. My MIL turned 86 yesterday. Anyway that stressed me out, as I always want to help. Stress really sends my heart into it's affib thing. Anyway trying to relax today-but it is the kids week with their dad so have to take care of them tonight while he works.

Chat to you all later
Nina

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6/21/14 9:31 P

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It's Scandinavian Festival weekend. DS#2 is here. We had a good time, saw a lot of friends, walked a lot. It has been a beautiful first day of summer.

Patty, I'm so sorry to hear you were sick. That must be an awful feeling not to be able to walk straight. I hope they find out exactly what it is. Good tips from Nina on the protein and carb. You'll enjoy having the new wood storage place.

Nina, Glad you were able to get back to Bible study and get an attitude adjustment.

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6/21/14 12:49 P

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thank you Nina. this helps



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6/21/14 10:59 A

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Hi everyone

Up early this morning to do some Bible study. I have been neglecting it and my attitude was terrible yesterday morning. Always a sign to me to get back with it.
Cleaned and organized my bedroom and sewing storage area. Feel better today.

Patty-protein with a carbohydrate helps. Also any complex carbohydrates last longer and break down gradually, therefore keeping your blood sugar up longer. Also when they thought I had diabetes and took the meds. I had to eat every 2 hours not to have low blood sugar. So plan a complex carb, protein food. For example-Whole grain bread with peanut butter, Bannas with peanut butter. Banana and branflakes, cherrios, shredded wheat, oatmeal. Check this site below. Even though it is a diabetic site they put proteins and carbs together, in recipes. Eating these small amounts every 2 hours will keep your blood sugar up.
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6/21/14 8:03 A

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Morning Girls,
I went to the ER Thursday afternoon. Woke up not being able to walk straight, but off at an angle to the right. This happened once before to me.
The I was a bit dizzy, so cancelled with cousin for visiting and shopping.
Went to lunch.
People there doing bp, so had mine done. 150/50. Way out of whack.Still dizzy, so called my DD after lunch, as she had a year of nursing. She said don't call me, call your Dr.

Dr said to get to ER because of the walking sideways, I guess.
Anyway, the did blood tests, urine, bp, my blood pressure was up. way up and going crazy.

They did a head CT, nothing there...lol
finally they came in and took my blood sugar. It was 87 by that time.
Said in the blood work, 2 1/2 hours after lunch, only 55, so it must have been much lower before lunch.

Anyway, I need to see the dr. on Wed regarding hypoglycemia.

I am still having trouble keeping the blood sugar up. I just had sf greek yogurt, and feel terrible, exhausted...severe exhaustion. any hints to get it up and keep it up there?
I know that I could use sugar, but it would go right back down and be lower than it is now.

anyway, they are putting the wood storage building in this morning. They came at 6am...now that is early. They are really fast.

have a good day girls.
Patty



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