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Monday - busy day...

Monday, August 12, 2013

After the day I've had, I think I must have beat off that flu bug.... Buddy and I started the day with a 1 hr. walk, that's about 4. km.

Took dh to see the eye specialist. She didn't pussyfoot around and didn't listen to his excuses. She told him she can't do any surgery, even just cataract until he takes the drops and and gets the pressures down to non-dangerous levels. She made it very clear, the sight he has lost is long gone and no surgery, or lazer will restore it. He has to go back Thurs. for Visual Field Test and see her again on Tues for reading the test and a recheck. He won't talk about it and came home and went to sleep. How anyone can make a conscious decision to make themselves go blind when there is such an easy alternative, I do not know...

I had a low B.S. today with being at the doctor's office from 11:30 till 3pm. I went into Subway and told the lady I was diabetic and having a low blood sugar and NEEDED a chocolate chip macadamia cookie NOW. She understood and handed it right to me. I'm very careful about watching that I eat every 4 hours, so this was unusual for me. Now I have a box of granola bars in my car.... don't like losing control of things like that, but I also didn't want to not have the opportunity to sit in on the appt with the specialist... so I didn't dare leave to get food...

My presentation is tomorrow, and I am not stressed... YET!! My coordinator said she spoke with people from here who want to be at the presentation so should be ok.

OMG, the news today said there were 4 medical mistakes made and one lady had a mastectomy when she didn't need it and a lady who did need it didn't have it done... Imagine... the "joke" where they write "This leg NOT that one" isn't so funny when it comes down to a serious mistake like this....
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    So sorry to hear about your husband's prognosis. And yes, I agree that it's hard to understand the choice he's making, especially since it won't affect only him, but you as well.

    Good luck with your presentation! I know you'll do great!
    1746 days ago
    I have that Visual Field Test done every year. It's gotten a little worse and it definitely scares me, especially since this year I was told I have the start of cataracts. I never was much of a sunglasses person before this, but now I am. Your dh sounds scared, but many times people think if they don't think about it, it will go away. I have learned to say something once to a person and then let them take it from there. You can't MAKE him take responsibility for himself. My daughters' dad is a recovering alcoholic/drug addict. I tried to fix him all the time for years and finally realized that he had to do it himself. It's a hard lesson to learn.

    My mom and I both get low blood sugar attacks although we're not diabetic. A nurse told us to always keep candy in our purses. Those attacks are terrible and the quick sugar does help.

    It still amazes me sometimes how parallel our lives are! I think of you always and say a little prayer for you when I do.
    1747 days ago
    Wow - lots to deal with!
    You are so right - it is so frustrating when people (especially husbands) ignore what the doctor says. I have the same issue with my diabetic husband who has had many secondary issues and has just been lucky he has been able to recover. For the most part he takes care of himself but every once in a while thinks he knows more than the doctor which ends up to be a huge mistake. All we can do is keep trying.
    Glad to see you are taking care of yourself. emoticon
    1747 days ago
    It's frustrating when someone we love doesn't take care of themselves as they should. Glad you're taking care of you! Hang in there.
    1747 days ago
  • PUDDLE13
    Hey good luck with tomorrow's presentation - I'm sure it will be great. Sometimes it takes someone else to push those we love so hopefully your DH will think about what the doctor said

    1747 days ago
    I pray for willingness for your hubby and action to keep his remaining eyesight. In Jesus' name. emoticon emoticon
    1747 days ago
  • KAYDE53
    that's too bad about your dh, I would certainly opt for the eyedrops. I have borderline glaucoma.
    Good luck with your presentation tomorrow! emoticon
    1747 days ago
    bummer about the BS low...I understood exactly what you were thinking too. I would nt have wanted to leave to get food in that situation either!
    Funny haw we forget to restock things somethimes like your granola bars in the car.

    Good luck with your presentation tomorrow! I am very confident in you to make it a good session!I wish you lots of people attending!

    god bless and take care
    1747 days ago
  • TERRI289
    Wow, full day. sorry your husband isn't more proactive. Eyesight is nice!!

    Will try to eat every 4 hours and see if it helps my bs. It has been running a bit high in the mornings.

    The doctor moved my knee surgery up by 5 days. ugh. losing part of vacation and I need to get a biopsy of my thyroid. the fun continues...

    Sweet dreams. emoticon
    1747 days ago
    Our world is busy - we must slow down to live
    1747 days ago
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