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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

I actually got overwhelmed with words throughout this time--too *much* to write about in regards to health and thoughts about it. I _have_ been exercising, sometimes I've been away from the computer, and I've also gone through a month-long testing period that confirmed that I have Type 2 Diabetes.

This morning's stats:

~ weight: 252.4
~ fasting blood sugar: 123
~ took morning synthroid
~ used 2 puffs of flovent

I woke up late, and got distracted by chores and life details, so all I've had so far are liquids: green tea with blueberries and 2 oranges freshly juiced. As soon as I finish this I'll make 1 cup of 8 grain cereal (I like the 10-grain better, but that's all the store had). I usually add blueberries, and sometimes have it with hemp-milk.

In the paragraph above is a long-term issue (long as in, since I started taking synthroid when my thyroid was ablated). Synthroid is supposed to be taken on an empty stomach (fine, first thing in the morning) and then a person is supposed to wait about an hour until eating. What has been happening since 2009 is that, if I haven't just gone back to bed from exhaustion, I've gotten distracted during that time and often don't end up eating until my family is around---which could be when my younger son gets home from school at 2:30pm. Then I've eaten the family meal at dinner, stay awake past when others go to bed, and then eat random snacks during the night.

Solution starts with adjusting bedtime / wake-up, and then being aware of the time in order to eat breakfast.

Goals for today:

after eating a good breakfast, and taking metformin (500mg),

~ figure out some of the finances;
~ go to the bank with my housemate
~ talk to my disability lawyer (re: severe PTSD, filing an appeal)
~ take my son to voice & piano lessons

Other than that, I'd *like* to: go to the new building of the health food store, Honest Weight, in Albany, mow a portion of the back yard (but it's sooo humid)....and we've been too busy to see "Monsters University" until recently and would love to see if that can happen soon~!

So here's to a good start emoticon
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    YES!! It's at least a part-time job to keep up with the pills, and to do it without mixing things up!!!

    I have a pill box for nighttime, but the rest ....I just do.

    Thank you for being a friend who understands!
    1771 days ago
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    I've read about and seen alarm clocks that actually wake you up slowly by having a light that gets progressively brighter. The only problem is that they are incredibly expensive - like $60!.

    Since I take medication 6 times a day, I have everything laid out in pill boxes. If I didn't, I am sure I would forget something, and I would spend all day opening and closing pill bottles. I do this every 2 weeks. That is also when I check to see if I need any renewals. It takes me at least an hour and sometimes two, depending on how my concentration is that day.
    I also keep my thyroid and the other pills I take first thing in a daily pill box in my nightstand. Thyroid medication is absorbed better in the acidic environment of an empty stomach. Since coffee is an acid, I decided that that should be OK, and has been born out by my blood work. So, I get up, take that set of pills, and have a cup of coffee with my husband.

    1773 days ago
    Thanks Cindy.

    My nightstand is FULL of meds, as well as my blood sugar meter. I think I have to get myself a "kinder" alarm clock first (to transition to your good idea). I'll put it on the list emoticon

    Thanks for understanding and encouraging.
    1773 days ago
    What works well for me as far as taking my thyroid med, keep them next to you on the night stand with a glass of water and take it a half hour before you get up. I have an alarm clock that plays music, I've turned the volume down so it's a nice quiet wake up call to take my pill. My husband has his own alarm clock that blasts us up a half hour later! lol! That way I can still have breakfast when the rest of the family does and an added bonus, I get to snuggle with my husband a bit longer before we start the day! Win, win!
    1774 days ago
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