I Don’t Ask for Much

If you have a spare dollar or two, please consider making a donation to CJ’s Warriors.

CJ is a child with leukemia…a really sweet kid who has been one helluva trooper throughout his treatments.

I went to school with his Dad and they’re good folks.

I’ve signed up to walk, as have my kids.  So my family is trying to raise at least $300 in contributions.  If you get to the site & don’t know my name or my kids’ names, shoot me a message & I’ll hook you up.

I don’t ask for much, but this could mean a real difference in a child’s life.

Thanks. 🙂

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Leaping Lizard…

Lizard spit, that is.

The Husband saw a new cardiologist today after we lost all faith in the one he was seeing.

Why did we lose faith?

Perhaps it was due to the differing number of stents he’s told us he placed.

Perhaps it was due to him telling me he ruptured the left coronary artery, then telling the husband he had not (with almost foot stomping), then his nurse reading US his procedure notes stating he did.

Perhaps it was due to him saying further stents were almost emergent back in January, but then saying he didn’t know what we were talking about in February.

Perhaps it was all of the above.

Anyway, he saw a new doc today who was highly recommended by several of the cardiac care nurses.  She’s checking over his films from previous heart caths & his stress test results and doing some genetic marker testing, which I find rather interesting.

And

she put him on lizard spit for his diabetes.

Seriously…gila monster saliva is one of the ingredients.

And I got to show up a bunch of RNs who didn’t know what it was, how it worked, etc…  One weekly shot should level off his blood glucose.

And if it does, I’m going to talk to my doc about trying it, too.

Just call us Lizard Lips.

😀

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Come on ladies & gents, don’t you want Snigs to have her very own 22 rifle?

Batting my big brown eyes at y’all, don’t ya know?

Dammit, I need direction

This diabetic thing has me going out of my mind.

The stuff I *should* eat seems to be running my blood glucose up, the things I *shouldn’t* eat seem to not affect it.

Today it’s up, even if I take extra glipizide, tomorrow it’s down, even if I miss a dose.

I eat fried chicken & pasta and it crashes in 2 hours.  I eat a banana & it’s up for a day.

ALL fruit seems to run it through the roof.

Eat oatmeal…up, up & away.

Eat grits…today up, tomorrow no rise.

Yesterday, I took my meds before breakfast.  Continental breakfast, so few low-carb options.  In fact my choices were muffins, pastries, biscuits & sausage, waffles, grits & fruit.  I ate biscuit & gravy, sausage & a sausage biscuit.  Ate behind the wheel for lunch…2 pimento cheese sandwiches & about 5 chips, BUT I forgot my meds.  Supper, amidst unpacking- pizza (oh God, how pizza runs it up!) and a beer and managed to forget my meds AGAIN.

>.<

Got up this morning & it was 140.  Figured that was fairly good considering what I ate yesterday without taking my meds.  Took my meds this morning.

Ate “Pioneer Porridge”… a concoction of ground white & yellow corn, ground wheat, & whole rice.

Ate 2 servings of that at least & a couple of sausage patties.

Ate that sorta late, so it was more of a brunch.  Didn’t take more meds at lunch, because I wasn’t eating “lunch”.

1500 and I got hot & shakey…sure enough, it was in the 50s.

Now, when I take it around 800 & eat my “sugar free” oatmeal & eat a couple of sausage links & some strawberries, it will still be up around 150 by lunch.  I take another dose before eating lunch.  Sometimes it crashes, sometimes it doesn’t.

I’m at wits end.

The up & down crap is driving me nuts.

Any suggestions from any diabetic readers??

I’ve talked to dieticians, they’ve not made any helpful recommendations.  I’ve been told to talk to an endocrinologist, so I guess that will be my next step.

It was lots easier to get the husband’s BS under control- cut out sugar & all the “white” foods.  He was off meds in 4 months.  I’ve been twittering with mine 6 months now & it’s still swinging from 40-220??

Argh!!!

Well, I reckon the fat lady sang…

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What does Snigs Hate?

Worse than politics?

Snakes.

We tubed the Hooch today and had a great time.

Until…

I was headed straight for a rock (not the problem) and on that rock was perched one of these:

Nearly peed in my tube.

Was paranoid about snakes after that, but I still had a good time.

We’re Ready for the Masters!

NOT!  But we had plenty of fun!

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