Thursday, February 12, 2015

Life is Good

Doctor visit yesterday.  Told me that judging by my older records, I am now healthier than before I became ill.  Said according to tests given me in the hospital, my heart is strong.  Although I am not a fan of vaccines, I agreed to a pneumonia shot.  And although I am also not a fan of the medical profession, I kind of like this guy, who is new to me as a physician.  Seems like a straight shooter and I think I can work with him.

So this morning...

Bluegrass on my radio.

Browning 18 lbs. of hamburger prior to filling pint jars for canning.

While the hamburger is being processed, I will be making out my grocery order, which is interesting as I need to find sugar-free foods.  Not happy about that, but I can live with it.  I miss chocolate chip cookies, though!  :)

It is so very good to be home.


  1. No chocolate chips? That's horrible!

  2. Gorges...Nobody ever said life was gonna be fair! :)

  3. My Doc said every now and again I can treat myself to sweets. My numbers have been spot on around 130. I finally cut back on bread. I love peanut butter toast, x4 in the am with coffee. i am going to post an update nice I type slow look for it by am. Glad your better.

    P.S. my Dr keeps bugging me on a colon check. I gave in and said as a 55 BD gift to myself I would.

  4. I would have asked: "Are you sure you're looking at MY records?" Hey, you've got to cover your bases. Enjoy the good news. We get so few of them.

  5. Good for you! You will start to feel a little better every day. My husband got the type two news a couple of years ago. Struggled with the restrictions for a few its fine. He is much healthier and feels much better about himself. Kind of guy who always worried and fussed over everyone else. It was time he fussed over himself. Same for you I think. Always looking out and doing things for others. Now it's time to be a little selfish. Take care of yourself and then you can take care of others. Hang in there. It will get easier!

  6. Rob...Sweets are my downfall - especially chocolate. My oldest son is also diabetic and he gave me some good advice. He says that I can still have chocolate chip cookies, but limit myself to one instead of a handful. Makes sense to me. My numbers have consistently been in the 120 range, so it is going OK so far. Just need to work on eating more healthy. No more chocolate brownies for breakfast! (Grin)

  7. Thanks, Dana...I am tickled with the good news and I feel better now than I have in a very long time. Energy level is up and that is a good thing. One becomes sick and tired of being sick and tired, and I am hopeful that those days are behind me.

  8. Cindy...Thanks for the encouragement. I am somewhat familiar with the problems and lifestyle changes that come with diabetes. My late husband was found to have the disease when he was 50 years old, and he lived another nine years before passing on from unrelated causes. So it comes as no great shock as far as what I need to do to stay healthy. I think the shock is in , "This can't possibly be happening to me." You are right. Sometimes we need to give ourselves permission to put our needs on the front burner, and right now getting better is my number one priority. So far - so good!!

  9. we use agave nectar- glycemic index 4.
    computer wil not type a double leter!
    make cokies with almond flour from honeyvile farms. [NOT almond meal-flour, but the fine grind almond flour].
    we are gluten-fre so i ad enough egs to bind the cokie bater to a god consistency.
    computer wil not type a double leter, it is not my speling.
    try not to eat things with splenda or other artificials. daughter uses stevia drops in her tea.
    it isn't hard, just takes some thought.
    it was hard to be gluten fre at first, goes against al coking lore you've learned but there are more products available now.
    husband diabetic, daughter hypoglycemic and she and i gluten sensitive. takes some jumping through hoops but it gets easier.
    you think 'had i but known' years ago life could have ben easier.
    now stevia and agave nectar are readily available it is much easier.
    just got 2 boxes of candy for valentine's day. loking for a worthy recipient since we won't even open them! sigh!
    deb harvey

  10. Deb...Thanks for the hints and advice. It is appreciated. Right now I'm at the experimental stage, finding out what works for me and what doesn't. I think the experience of dealing with my husband's diabetes has made the transition easier for me. At least I am familiar with what is involved.