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Thursday, January 18, 2018

DH had a return to the family doctor but had a new one to
discuss his health issues with yesterday. He was given information
on prediabetes and scoffed at the idea. He thinks it is totally
wrong but goes back after a few weeks of rehab to see if the
extra exercise will change the results. May or may not happen.
Of course, there was information on dietary changes he could (?)
make but then, it will all be up to me to make sure it gets done.
When I read it, I seem to do be doing pretty well in that department,
cooking wise. Now to get him to eat that way will be interesting.
We have only changed his diet 3 different times in the last 3 years
and he doesn't stick to most of it because "I don't have that problem."
Well, the doctors cannot always be wrong.
He was so proud of himself as he walked a mile yesterday in 17
minutes. Good for you, I agreed. This from the man who was going
to walk everyday after he retired and walked 3-4 times in the last
2 years. It will be up to him to make it a habit. I can't do it for him.
Of course, he wants to walk during the day and not wait to walk with
me after work. Eight weeks of cardio rehab 3 times a week should
get him on his way.
As for me, I will continue my journey, with or without his help or
support. Everything still continues to be about him and I am not
able to convince him otherwise. He did inform me that I "must" get
a flu shot but the clinic is never open when I have time. I will call
to make an appointment and then just leave work for a short time.
Maybe that will satisfy him. I might even have a change to schedule
an annual physical. It has been a while since that happened so I will
plan for it and make it happen.
Happy Thursday! Out of Debbie Downer mood and back to Pollyanna!
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    a flu shot and physical --- get it done... you must look after you
    like you said you can not do hubby's health lifestyle for him but you can do yours for you..

    hugs --- you need them
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    325 days ago
    OH MY DEAR!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
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  • FROSTY99
    Why are men so stubborn??? If something happened to me I wonder if he would have a clue as to what pills to take. He is having issues with not eating fast food and processed food but I am sure he will try to adhere to the lower sodium as he does not want to go back in the hospital anytime soon!!!

    Hang in there my friend and do take care of yourself.
    326 days ago
  • JAMER123
    I know exactly what you are dealing with. My dad, rest his soul, was the same way. Became diabetic and didn't follow the food and exercise plan. He was a farmer and got plenty of exercise working in the fields, a lot on the tractors. We did a lot of walking in the spring and summer though. I hope he chooses to keep himself on the healthy side of life.
    Keep going as you are now a Polyanna.
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  • JUDY1676
    Prayers that dh will listen to his Dr. Changes are hard and I’ll be praying that some of his Dr, advice will sink in! emoticon and emoticon
    326 days ago
    If you haven't had a physical in awhile, yes, it is time. My Dr. hounds you if you don't have an annual physical. I guess that is good.
    327 days ago
    It sounds like that plate is full again! Good for you on keeping things in perspective, I hope your day is going wonderfully! emoticon
    327 days ago
  • no profile photo TSDTHZ45
    Take care of yourself and I wish you luck with your DH. They want to be healthy but not change a thing to help themselves
    327 days ago
    Good luck with DH, I know it's hard. Take care of yourself. emoticon
    327 days ago
    My DH also was diagnosed with pre-diabetes after his annual. He almost went into a panic attack...immediately starting to exercise 3 or more hours a day plus changing what he ate. Daughter is a nurse practitioner and explained that his numbers haven't changed in a year, so whatever he was doing wasn't terrible, but improving is always even better! He's kind of an all or nothing sorta guy. So now he's doing maybe 1-1.5 hours a day and he has modified his diet but not so dramatically. He wants to see if he can get re-tested after 3 months of his personal rehab to see if it's changed his numbers at all. Not patient enough to wait a year... Hang in are not alone!! I know your pain personally!!
    327 days ago
    ((Hugs)) I can hear your frustration. You are right, though. There are limits to what you can do for another person. I hope you become eachother's cheerleaders. Maybe a little wager between you would motivate you both? Lowest % lost does dishes ☺️
    327 days ago
  • JUSTA123
    Men are the worse patients, but as you say, you can't make him to it. emoticon
    327 days ago
    Oh no, pre-diabetes is NOTHING to scoff @ (and of course, I’m preaching to the choir there). Hope he listens. Does he understand the connection between heart disease and high blood sugars?? Hmmmm . . . . hope so.

    It is frustrating when WE see the writing on the wall, but the one who most needs to see it . . . . doesn’t.

    DO take care of yourself (and again, I know, preaching to the choir!)


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