Friday, October 22, 2010

I have really enjoyed my day off yesterday even though it was a busy one! I got up and got all my medications ready for the following week and worked some around the house. I then started planning my schedule for the day. I did not get everything accomplished, but I did get some of it!

I visited my doctor yesterday and said my good byes as he will be leaving November the 1st to go back to his hometown and open a practice there. His father is failing health wise and he needs to be closer to him! I can understand this!

He changed my medication and I do hope I will be able to take this new medication he is prescribing for me. The name of it is" Byetta" and it is a shot so I will have to learn how to give it to myself! He will be taking me off of my Januvia, but keeping me on Metformin! He says most patients lose weight with this shot! I hope I will also! The side affect of it are nausea though and I hope this is not the way it will make me feel! I called Mrs. Lisa and she
is setting up a time for the nurse at the diabetic clinic to show me how to use it! She is so

Here are some more pictures of the trip! I hope you enjoy them as much as I did!
Let's see where was I? Oh yeah!
Entering Nantahala National Forest, NC home of some beautiful waterfalls:
The first pictures are of "Whitewater Falls" the highest falls east of the Rocky Mountains. The drop to this falls is 411 feet! So here we go on our journey....

This is a picture of the higher part. This was a wonderful hike! It was
a great trail that was not that hard! If I can do it anybody else can, except
mom! I left her sitting on a bench when the trail started going upward! It
got to tough for her, but she begged me to go ahead and get her more pictures
so I did!

These next pictures are of the lower part. The trail went upward for about 1.5
miles then there was steps going downward to the lower parts. Only about
10 different sets and it felt good going down after climbing up hill for so long!

Mom posing beside her rock! She wanted to take it home with us! emoticon

Mountain scenes...

Pictures of "Dry Falls," but they were wet! What's up with that!
They also had a little hike that I took and enjoyed with mom
looking down at me! emoticon We felt that it was just a little
to wet for her to try! I don't know why they called it dry falls as they
were sort of slippery wet!

Lower level.

Higher level.
Many of the falls we went to see were just not there this year as the
rain did not come, it has been hot and it is really dry in NC this fall!

We spent the night in a town called Highlands and in the motel we stayed
in I met this friend...

emoticon Ain't he cute? emoticon

Well , I think I will let there be a Part lll as I am getting emoticon!
Stay tuned to "God's Country" ~Part lll as we leave Nantahala National Forest
and enter Pisgah National Forest. Have a beautiful fall day!
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  • no profile photo CD5080021
    I am so far behind. You know I love those pictures.
    3564 days ago
  • DBELLE39
    Looks like you had a wonderful visit to God's Country! I've enjoyed the scenery---keep sharing.

    Hope the new medication regime will work wonders for you --let me know how your health improves with it.
    3575 days ago
  • REJ7777
    emoticon scenery! Wouldn't it be great to be able to go hiking every other day or so? We probably wouldn't have to worry about our weight. emoticon What a blessing that you can hike like that in spite of your sore knees!

    I find that hiking in places with that kind of natural beauty is not only good for the body, it restores the soul! I feel so much better in EVERY way after hiking on a wilderness trail!

    Sure hope things work out with your meds! I take Metmorfin. The doctor has reduced the dose 3 times since I've started losing weight, but I'm not waiting until my next appointment to reduce the dose again. My blood sugar gets below minimum fasting levels between meals, and I really don't feel well! If I'm home, I take a fruit, but when I forget to bring a fruit to work, I have trouble finishing my morning. As of tomorrow, I will no longer take my morning dose of Metmorfin. I will bring my results to my doctor on my next visit.
    3579 days ago
  • MISSY455
    April what beautiful pictures! Waterfalls are my favorite. When I visited my Dad last year, I drove up over the top of the mountain pass (about 90 minutes out of the way) just to enjoy the views of the mountains and the two waterfalls.

    I hope the new medication works well for you, and no side effects!

    Thank you for sharing these lovely pictures with us!
    3580 days ago
    I stopped by your page to thank you for your comments on my blog, noticed your new wallpaper on your page, and came to read your blogs about your trip. OMG! You drove right past my house! I live right above Whitewater Falls in Lake Toxaway. When people ask me where that is, I tell them- Head towards Heaven. Just before you reach the Pearly Gates, take a right turn and there we are! Next time you head up this way, get in touch and I'll take you to see some other impressive waterfalls! We live in Transylvania County, "Land of the Waterfall"; because of the over 200 named (and many more un-named) in our small county.
    3581 days ago

    Sounds like a productive day! I am keeping my fingers crossed that your new medications work for you. I suppose if I had to I could give myself a needle, but I am not so sure...actually yes I am....my hubby would be going in to learn how to give it to me...lol

    Looks like you had a WONDERFUL TRIP....Loving the pictures...looking forward to part 1 (oops read this one first) and part 3 once you are rested. Those waterfalls are just beautiful and I agree with Mom why couldn't you bring that rock home...lol

    3582 days ago
  • no profile photo CD6687446
    Beautiful falls! And I'm so glad to see that you are making new friends. Friends are very important. emoticon

    My mom was put on Metformin a couple of months ago. She sure lost weight. It made her nauseous 24/7. The doctor said she just had to get used to it, but she never did. It was so bad she lost about 20 lbs in 2 months. She quit taking it. I hope all your med changes work out for you!
    3582 days ago
    Great photos!! I hope the changes in meds help you! Do you have another Dr lined up? I hope so! Stay safe, healthy and happy! Enjoy your weekend!!! emoticon emoticon
    3582 days ago
    Love the mountains of NC/Tenn! My sister lives in the mountains in NC. Used to live on Mt. Jefferson. Love to visit her and see the views!
    3582 days ago
  • no profile photo CD6484093
    Very nice! And good luck with the new medication.
    3583 days ago
  • SROUS1340
    Beautiful pics April, and you went on an uphill hike?
    What can I say, I'm proud of you!
    3583 days ago
  • no profile photo CD5080021
    Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. What else can I say.
    3583 days ago
    WOW April just beautiful!
    3583 days ago
    It's so nice of you to share these pictures....that way I can see some of North Carolina I probably won't ever see in person and I sure enjoy it. I'm with your Mom....bring the rock home! Sounds like you are having a wonderful time. Let's hear how the new shot works out for you.
    3583 days ago
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