Hello Eve, welcome to IA. I had two rounds of pancreatitis, so I think I can totally understand your feelings. I hope we can share some of our experiences about it together. The pain of this is probably the most intense pain known to mankind.
I do worry that I am sharing too much of me when I blog. I don't want people to think I am just one big mess. But, I do need a place where I can be myself so I am letting it all out here. I hope I have come to the place in my life that it really does not matter what others think of me.
I look forward to reading more of your blogs. I think it will be good for you to share more about yourself. Whether you do or not I will be here to support you.
Hi, Eve. Thanks for your comment. I guess it's all in our perspective. You lost an ex-husband, but you gained freedom or peace of mind or whatever. The bottom line is, if it works for you great. I'm only interested in what works. Have a great day. Looking forwrad to keeping in touch.
Thanks for your comment. I have no problem saying God. I believe in Him and I am in a constant relationship with him. In the story, an atheist comes to beleive in a Higher Power, or Intelligence, so that's how the character refered to Him. In any event, I really appreciate your feedback and I hope you have a great day! Ben
Thanks for your last comment on my post. Part of attaining our goal is knowing what it is. If you don't want to start a business, great. What ever you decide to do, I bless you in your efforts to succeed and enjoy!
I just wanted to thank you for all the support you have given me. It has been so helpful to have friends like you while going through my major life change. I have never been one to reach out to other people.
I'm 59, overweight, and diabetic. Also I have a beautiful daughter and 4 rambunctious grandchildren. I have chronic health problems one of which is pancreatitis. This means what I eat doesn't always digest properly. I am plagued by frequent nausea and diarrhea. Trying to follow a healthy diet including fruits and vegetables exacerbates this problem. Some days I live on cheese and toast (or crackers) - it's all I can tolerate.
Spiritual: Pray and meditate each day; daily scripture study
Physical: Lose some weight, be more active, become stronger
General: Be kind and loving
show tunes, light classical, soft rock, hymns, golden oldies
Favorite TV Shows:
Bones, NCIS, Numbers, CSI (all cities)
What is your current exercise routine?
I move from my chair to the computer and back again. Occasionally I go upstairs to do laundry or visit with my kids. I try to either work out with an exercise tape or take a walk everyday - however, there are many things that interfere with that goal.
What diets have you tried?
Weight Watchers, ADA
What things do you want to do before you die?
I've never considered life in those terms. What I want to do every day is give as much as possible to others, live so as to make my mother proud, love 'til it hurts.
I've been rather conspicuous by my absence around here lately. Many things on my mind and much taking up my time. I'll try to be better about checking in regularly. Thanks to those who expressed concern and support when I talked about my daughter's marital problems. Her divorce is now final and we are all trying to move on and create a new life. We have some cleaning and purging to do on this house and then we will be listing it for sale. We want to move closer to friends and family.
After reading the article that Diana posted on hemp oil, I got some and started taking it. I just recently got lab results showing my total cholesterol has dropped from 296 to 181 and triglycerides have decreased from 880 to 194. My total cholesterol to HDL ratio has gone from 8.2 to 4.1. These are all dramatic improvements. I have not made any other significant changes in diet or medication.
Posted on September 29, 2008 at 5:30pm — 3 Comments
I saw the diabetic educator today and got started on Humalog and Lantus. I use a pen for both. Hooray!! This should bring my blood sugars back down into the normal range and let me feel a whole lot better very soon.
She explained to me that I got the insulin resistance (and the whole Syndrome X cluster) from one ancestor and the Type 1 beta cell damage from another. I commented that I was a combination of the two types. She grinned and told me, "We call that Type 3." So I guess I'm a… Continue
I failed one of the screening tests to become a lab rat. It seems as though there is a small problem with me taking part in a study of Type 2 Diabetics. I'm a Type 1. Man you could have knocked me over with a very small feather. I've been a Type 2 (At least that's what they told me) for over 15 years. I asked the educator if it's possible to switch Types. She said I'm more likely a "Slow 1" (not to be confused with Sloe gin). It seems that Slow 1's have very gradual pancreatic damage. But one… Continue
In reading a few new blogs this morning I stumbled upon an interesting, informative article. Boobs on Ice talks about a book, The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth, by Dr. Jonny Bowen. She then gives a list of his 11 favorite, easy-to-find foods from the 150.