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Now he tells me...

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

What I learn from DH is what I hear him telling others
while he is on the phone. I can't help but hear him as
he talks loudly. I don't think he realizes how loud he is.
He knew his blood sugar levels were steadily going up.
He knew this would become a problem. So why wait until
it was a problem? He could have cut back on sweets and
other bad choices yet he didn't. Hindsight is 20/20. In the
last few days, He has quietly accepted my food choices for
him and seems content with it-for now. He will see his doctor
at the VA next week. He will be getting 3 new medications
but cannot tell me which ones. I suppose I will eventually
find out. I have tried to incorporate healthier choices for
more than 7 years. So, now we know that I gave him a head
Start and he didn't get out of the starting block until now.
That being said, I am hopeful that any new guidelines will
be reasonable and just maybe, lots of things I already do.
Wish me luck. HUGS!
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    best of luck

    sounds like a stubborn man ---sorry

    296 days ago
  • JUSTA123
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  • JUDY1676
    Good luck with dh! You can only do so much and nagging them never helps!
    299 days ago
    Oh, definitely good luck with trying to meet those unsaid needs!! He doesn't say them, all we can do is what we know to do...take it or leave it! Mine was doing really well, then stopped exercising and he's back into the cheetos and other stuff. Grrr. Can't do it for him...
    299 days ago
    *****SIGH***** DH's do have their own ways about them.

    Mine just had surgery yesterday (just an outpatient procedure, but "back in the day" it would have been a 2 day hospital stay)! He didn't want to follow some of the Drs. instructions, but the surgeon ooked right @ me and said, "You are in charge! I know you'll do what it takes to follow the instructions so there's a good outcome from this surgery." I think DH was a little stunned but it was the thing he needed to hear to snap him out of the fog!

    Wishing you all the best!


    PS Hope the adoption was wonderful!
    299 days ago
    My husband is the same. After his second stroke I insisted on going to the doc with him, and he let me. I have to manage his medication (10 pills/day plus insulin), he can't do it.
    299 days ago
    You can control children,but when it comes to Adults
    they can be sooooo stubborn!My DH all of a sudden
    is drinking coffee ALL day long.I asked him why no
    answer just looks at me! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    299 days ago
    It's hard when we see people we care about making poor choices. Good luck with this. emoticon
    300 days ago
    I hope he follows his Dr.'s orders and starts listening to you.
    300 days ago
  • BONNIE1552
    Good luck with the new way of eating! It's one thing to do it ourselves, it's another to have the cooperation and willingness of family members. My husband was a meat and potatoes kind of guy.
    300 days ago
  • FROSTY99
    Too many of our friends hubbies are the same way. I am the one telling them of all the complications that can arise and they don't want to hear me so I have learned to shut up. Having lived with a Type 1 diabetic for nearly 25 years, I do know the complications and unless he was sneaking behind my back (which was possible) he developed lots of complications and ate right. We drank Tab and that was horrible. I never baked, we saved his kidneys for 4 years and if he hadn't developed a sore on his foot he probably would not have ended up on dialysis because the infection from that cost him his leg and his kidney function and we were seeing a surgeon 3X a week. I was using Epsom salts for his soaks and dr said to use Ivory soap and he got the infection a few days later. Will never know if that was the reason but.....I still feel guilty for not continuing with what was working.

    Praying DH will do what is needed since I know he already has heart issues.
    300 days ago
    emoticon my husband the smoker went for his physical and says dr wants him to go for more tests and is being vague he slightly mentioned an mri of his brain so that cant be good i am sure i will find out eventually . men
    300 days ago
  • JAMER123
    My dad was so much like that when he was diagnosed. Very hard to deal with. Sending a prayer and many hugs to you for all your effort!!
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