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Taking Control

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

How lovely it was when I read the following in this mornings email:

"When life feels like it's out of control remember that you are the only one in control of your healthy habits!" - Kelly, SP office manager

Dealing with pain and a rumbling tummy makes it difficult, if not impossible to think. What has helped is having healthy food in the house. Going to the pool has not always been an option, but I can always stretch. That said some of the choices I have made have been to comfort.

In order to leave my home without the fear of not being able to find a restroom soon enough, I started running my errands then return home to have breakfast. Yesterday I had breakfast at 12:30 p.m. Sure I found a solution... but this is not how it should be long term.
After my medical insurance gets straighten out, I need to enlist the assistance of the CDE dietician. I attended a diabetes support group meeting where she was the guest speaker.
This prompted me to realize that I need assistance in addressing/solving my current situation. As part of my diabetes team member hopefully she can help direct me to getting this on-going situation coordinated to result some sort of resolution. I haven't had much success.

My fasting glucose numbers are up... but that is probably from the war being waged in my body. Today I will permanently lose an ounce or two. A molar is being extracted... just in time too as it flared up yesterday and one side looks like a stuffed chipmunk cheek.

All I can say is thank heavens for smoothies and soups as they will be in my immediate future.
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  • LINDA!
    1788 days ago
    You are resilient and resourceful! Applause!
    1796 days ago
    My heart is with you. I am impressed and proud of you for all these courageous adjustments.
    1797 days ago
    You are dealing with quite a number of issues with as much control as possible: and deserve a whole lotta credit for that!
    1797 days ago
    Some days we take baby steps, some days giant steps, some days we step backwards. Do you remember the days of "Mother May I?" I think it is just part of our rhythm. We don't always have 100% to apply to all that comes our way.

    Your body is doing its job fighting off that infection. Rest is the RX for you Nancy my dear friend.
    1798 days ago
    So proud of you for acknowledging you need help! That is wonderful! Too many times we just let the problem block our sight and drag us down. Way to go! emoticon
    1798 days ago
  • SUNSET09
    Good for you in doing what you need to do to make it work and not using excuses! Smoothies and soups will make your weigh lost that much faster. ounces add up to pounds and that 's a good thing as well! We are in control as life will walk right by us! Keep up the good work and may your tooth extractions be minimal! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1798 days ago
    Oh boy. Good luck with the tooth extraction. That could explain the elevated blood sugars for sure.

    1798 days ago
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