I was much to close to the 30%, the Doc said about 5 minutes. Ummm SCARY!Yes we are making changes. I also found out that I am diabetic and my sugars were way out of safety zone. I guess the nightly ice cream treat is the first to go....no second. I've been off the cigs for 6 days so far.
Let ME be YOUR wake-up call, as well as my own! I have plenty more to say, but am sooooo tired. Be back later.
A GREAT BIG THANK YOU for the well wishes, prayers and private messages.
Love you guys.
FYI, sugar free chocolate can act as a diuretic also. Everything in moderation. :)
Give up the cigs. Absolutely! I understand it is very hard, but you certainly have done many very hard things in your life!
Don't get too concerned about changing you diet until you talk to a Certified Diabetes Educator, which your insurance is required to cover. You will discover that sugar is not forbidden, that there is nothing you can't eat in moderation and worked in with what else you are having and that a heart-healthy diet is also a diabetic diet.
A few of my diabetic friends have ice cream every night before bed. This is not a huge bowl but a single scoop of something very nummy. Some diabetics need a bedtime snack to keep their overnight/morning sugars at a good level, and some really can't do that. Don't fear saying a total goodby to ice cream until you find out how your particular body works.
You are an excellent caregiver, and I've no doubt you'll soon have yourself well managed.! :)
When your strength is back, please update us.
i experimented with a task thats usually dominated by females . i love females but i love screwing with their heads even moreso ..
caregiving is the most a person can ever give of themselves . the ones who do it with a a sense of humor are the pro's . i mean no offense to those who need to vent here . thats a must too sometimes .. being a good advocate doesnt mean argueing with the doc , imo . being a good advocate means being an extension of the doc . nh still communicates with me quite extensively . im gonna take their whole fn apple tree when edna passes away ..
chop chop , dig dig ..
when edna cut my hair and trimmed my toenails 50 yrs ago i dont remember it being a privilege .. so when i swipe apples from nh apple tree and cook em up for edna , the staff knows im just protesting in the most harmless way i know . ( short of backhanding wendy right out of her jeans ) . this aint over wendy ... he he
my opinion ; caregiving alone is enough to blow your heart . it gets dam rough . im still a year after moms death beginning to understand some of the various emotional combinations i experienced . family carers should be compensated for lost wages considering the hundreds of thou they save the government . 8 bil a year is saved in the uk alone just on alz patients . in the usa the govt doesnt help carers they use aps to hurl unwarranted threats instead ..