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Move To Feel Better

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September 16, 2012

Move More to Feel Better

Sir Isaac Newton is quoted as saying, “an object in motion will stay in motion unless acted upon by an equal or stronger force.”  I want to stay in motion.  But sometimes I know I allow my thoughts prove to be stronger than my will.  This despite what I know to be true about myself from experience. Take exercise as an example.

The Need To Take Meds "As Directed"

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Topic:  The Need to Take Meds ‘As Directed’

September 9, 2012

‘As directed’, may be just a little phrase, but it means a lot.  When your doctor prescribes medication, she does so for specific reasons.  She even takes into account your weight, and the stage of condition.  Recently, I learned the seriousness of following my doctor’s orders.

Coming To Terms With Diabetes

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I was diagnosed nearly three years ago as a Type 2 Diabetic.  This was not a complete shock, but a shock nonetheless.  At first I was distraught, but became determined to beat this.  Especially after my doctor dispelled the notion that once diagnosed one would have to remain on medication until death do us part.  That’s how I felt, that diabetes was like a bad marriage that one could not escape from.  This is the first time in my life that I was happy to have been misinformed about something.

Farewell

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I had another busy and emotional week…Tuesday dropped off the kitties at the vet’s office for their surgeries.   Before going in I had to love and kiss on them…of course I cried then cried again when I got back in the car.   It’s bad enough worrying about one kitty but four.  I knew it was going to be a long day but luckily I made plans to take my niece shopping for dorm stuff and groceries.    We had a great time started with lunch, went to Sam’s then Target.   Of course with all the stuff we got at Sam’s we had to make a run to the dorm.   Took us 4 trips…thank god for elevators because her room is on the 4th floor.    Brought back memories from my younger years….the staples of life…mac and cheese and the all time favorite ramen noodles.   

Confused

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Confused…The past two days I felt I was experiencing a low blood sugar level but my readings do not support my symptoms.

Yesterday, we were on the way to eat lunch with my in-laws and started getting nervous and feeling dizziness, so I checked my blood sugar level and it was 113 (after eating a few bites of a nutty protein bar just to get me to lunch about 10 minutes earlier). 

Singing the Blues

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Today was a cloudy, raining day…just one of those days that you wish you could stay in bed all day.   Work for me has been stressful lately.   A new employee was hired months ago to help me with my audits and unfortunately she has been out for the last 2 ½ weeks due to illness.   Where we have to battle diabetes her battle is with Sickle Cell Anemia.  The good news is that she is back at home resting and hopes to be back next week.   I get frustrated because there is so much to do and we are far behind.   It has been very stressful for me lately….I think one big issue is that I feel burned out.   I have gotten very little help over the past 2 years and have not been fairly compensated.   There used to be 11 people doing my job with fewer cases.    As the saying goes…Take it one day at a time.  Luckily my blood sugar readings have been good even with all the stress. 

Check-up

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I must start off by saying my heart goes out to family and friends of all those impacted by the Colorado cinema tragedy.

As I mentioned in my previous blog I have been struggling with no energy.  I had a quarterly check-up with my PCP last Friday and I was telling him what had been going on (nothing…because I just want to sleep) all my blood work was good even my A1c was good.   Then he looked at my blood pressure reading the nurse took…102/62.