Thursday, March 29, 2012
Sunday, March 25, 2012
The video is to give you a clue as to what I've been doing. I got to go stay with Jack while both his parents were working. Jenn was in South Korea and Tim was in Georgia. Jack is almost 4 years old now and very active.
The kid ran like this for 2 days. I spent 2 days in the warm Alabama sun. All day play led to pictures like these.
So, I got home and wasn't feeling very well. I had three days of gastric problems and by Thursday I was dehydrated and beginning to go into Acidosis. I went into the walk-in clinic that is associated with my doctor. They did a bunch of tests and sent me to the 23 hour observation unit of the hospital to get fluids. Then told me that I should drink hydration drinks and stop taking Metformin when I'm not able to keep anything down.
Made sense to me when I was told that, and I wonder why I didn't think about it on my own.
The tests they did showed that I'm still anemic, so I'm wondering if I should go talk to my doctor about it. Maybe I will just call the NP and ask how long it takes for the anemia to subside.
The other changes are that Mollie bought a car, so I'm going to take a big hit and insure it for her while she's in school. A friend thinks I should make her pay for it, but she does need a car to get to work and back. And I don't pay her tuition. A little help isn't bad.
At work I'm organizing a 24 person move and a spring cleaning event where I will be asking chronic hoarders to destroy anything that is over 6 years old and isn't a contract. I wanted to word the announcement in the strong language that Compliance and Ethics have been using, but my supervisor says no. So, I doubt that some of our managers are going to respond.
That's what has been going on. Not much but the life of the chronically ill.
PS. Last weekend was the first time that Jack spontaneously told me that he loved me. I can't tell you what good that did for my heart. Clifton was about the same age, but he didn't speak until he was almost 36 months old. I love them all, passionately. But hearing from their own mouths, without being prompted by parents is special. Even typing it now makes me want to cry. I'm too emotional.
Monday, March 19, 2012
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
I've been hearing it all week, a new study from the Harvard School of Public Health says that eating red meat increases your risk of death by 20%. Now, I'll admit that I might be wrong but I thought the risk of death for humans is 100%.
Monday, March 12, 2012
I was standing in the foyer to the court room waiting to be called in. I was sad and nervous, but determined to get it behind me and be able to move on. My soon to be ex was standing beside me telling me that he was relieved that it was raining the night before because he couldn't stop crying and the rain disguised his tears. I wondered why he was telling me that. I had cried for three years as he unraveled our lives and destroyed our marriage. It didn't phase him, it didn't change any of his behavior. Why should he be crying now? This is what he chose. He'd had years to change this outcome, and he didn't. I was annoyed that he felt the need to tell me; annoyed that he thought I should care. Once called inside the court room, the judge asked me if I thought there was any hope to repair our marriage. I was hit with doubt, but I knew the truth. One person can't build a marriage, it's a partnership. I answered no and that is all it took to undo what had taken 22 years to make. Five minutes, that's all. We went down to the clerks office to sign the papers and it was done. Sadness was on me like a mountain. Eleven years have passed and this day still makes me sad.
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Saturday, March 3, 2012
|March 3, 2012 12:19 am|
I need to think about why I went that low to begin with. Yesterday I ate a total of 1124 calories that included 22 grams of carbs and 69 grams of protein. Slightly high on my goal of staying under 20 grams of carbs a day and slightly low on my goal of eating at least 70 grams of protein. It was also slightly off my goal of eating between 1200 and 1500 calories a day. Then I was staying up late, as can be seen on the meter watching the killer storms with just about everyone else in the eastern half of the United States. I should have known to eat a snack around 11:00, maybe a couple of boiled eggs. That would have given me the extra protein and calories I needed without adding to much to my carb levels. In other words, I need to start eating like a diabetic.
|Plate Method Captain D's Style|
#candyasmedicine shaking my head.