I had no idea you had diabetes. A light bulb just went click over my brain.
Although I've managed to keep from getting full blown diabetes, I came close after my surgery.
Now, I'm very aware of my blood sugar. I don't leave the house without a granola bar.
And I use lots of cinnamon to help keep my glucose levels low.
Take care of yourself.
Do what you must, write reminders on the calendar, or post them on the fridge, the computer, the bathroom mirror, wherever.
danni, hang in there. we're all going thru rough patches as are you. we're ere to support each other not to criticize. have a safe new year and good luck in 2012. i know i'm looking forward to SVR. peace, belle
Danni, you have to check it every day and more than once a day. I'm not saying this to scold you but you really need to do it! The consequences of not doing it can be catastrophic and you know that...
Treatment can cause your blood sugar to go out of whack, too. I haven't noticed any difference and asked my endocrinologist if it was something found more in T2 diabetes (I have T1) and he said he thought so...
So keep that in mind if you do start to treat. You'll have to keep a close eye on it. Checking a couple of times a week isn't enough.
...and it doesn't help our economy stinks, so in addition to all the other stuff we are dealing with, add a lot of financial stress and uncertainty.
I wish that we could set up a meeting this next summer...I wish we could all afford to go on some cruise and just sit back and laugh at what we all went through and relax and celebrate all our successes. Love to all of you! This is our year for happiness, health, and prosperity to all!!
Lol I ckecked it twice um first one 9.3 and the other day was 7.5 so it's not bad,:) and thank-you ,I am trying to get more in routein,I just forget cause I have been ckecking for so long , but atleast I can say I found it :) and used it, now to get back in the habit lol ,well I'm off to bed good night :)
Night hope we all have a peaceful sleep :) xo
Thanks for your kind and wise words. Sort of gives closure to craziness of the day. :)
IMHO, I'm reminded of what I've been taught since I was a kid...It's not what you say, it is how you say it. It is hard when we are dealing with just typing, so many things can be taken the wrong way. I personally, have no intention of making anybody's life more difficult on this board and if I see somebody having a bad day, or being crabby, I don't ever take it personal. Everyone it seems is under a lot of stress right now and I don't think anybody can corner the market on pain and therefore portray everybody else should be happy and not complain because there are people with worse situations.
I personally just want to give everybody a Hug and make their life better. Nobody deserves any of this and we all, in our own way, are trying our best to cope and get through another day...oh and my daughter got my meds from Fed ex and put in freezer today ruining them! Lol
I see. That is a good point. If she cannot get into a trial it will be a few years before these drugs are on the market. My Dr. believes strongly that 7977 and riba is the cure. But until it is available to all, that may not help. I guess it depends on whether she wants to try it and whether can get into a study.
As far as I know, there is no approved treatment for HCV currently that doesn't include interferon. *Approved* treatment, not trial.
I had it the first time. My point is that many but not all with liver disease suffer from anger, depression, pain etc. and yes of course interferon will make it worse but that may not be her only option-the new drugs do not do that.
It also seemed that you were not being helpful in the way you worded your warning to her. We all know what it is like to be very sensitive and this forum has been for the most part supportive to those who need it. I would like to see that continue-
Danni, when was the last time you checked your blood sugar?
Yes, we take notice, remember things and care about each other. :D
Yes I notice your art work,beautful:)you said symbols what did you mean by that,how you read someone artwork?or you talkin earth ,water,fire elements lol ,anyway it's a great way to express :)I am going to change my drawing,well my daughter will , haven't figured out all the joys of the computer lol.I'm gonna put up as many as I can just so people know I'm not Debbie downer lol,hope your day better for ya tommorrow,may you bounce back with a vengance lol night and take care xo :)
Hi there ..I'm not depressed,just lots of questions.I am in pain and have been for along time,I get marcaine shots down my spine and neck twice a week,and have noticed changes with my body lately.So i may be somewhat neviouvs.I have known Ive had hep-c for years,but now having alot of random things happening.Yes I understand that you must be metally stable for this treatment,and i am:) now that's cleared up lol,we all understand.Have a good night nygirl,thank-you
chat later :) take care xo
I personally have no ill feelings about anyone on this forum.
Some I feel closer to but that's it.
What I meant to say was, maybe you are misreading someone's anger, irritation, avoidance, whatever, when it really has nothing to do with you.
Its about them.
Sorry about the remark about your picture.
The intention was to encourage you to look at yourself.
I'm an artist too and I notice symbolism.
And I can be very blunt.
I've mentioned before your extreme anxiety which you really should address with your doctor before beginning treatment.
No I was saying that if she is depressed or manic or has anxiety NOW, BEFORE treatment she will need to think very long and hard about doing treatment because it is not advised by physicians for interferon to be used as it can CAUSE suicidal ideation and all sorts of serious psychological problems.
Get it? If she's this in pain/depressed/not really depressed now interferon will not make her feel/have ideation that is any better than it is today.
It is unfair to imply that Dannigirl69 shouldn't be depressed since she is not yet in treatment. I was just very recently in TX and for the 2 years I have been symptomatic, I have gone through hell, up and down. People with liver disease typically (esp. if they are symptomatic) suffer from pain,fears, anger and general malaise. Furthermore if she gets treatment with the newer drugs, she may not have the most severe response that many people have to interferon and riba.
This is a tremendously hard time for all of us.
Not too sure how to take those comments,but the photo is a drawing that I did and was proud of.Has nothing to do with poor me,shocked that ya thought that any way,so because I haven't started treatment yet so.I shouldnt have no complaints?my pain or sickness is not worthy?but concidered whiney...huh magine ,I'm not selfcentered, I give my love and attention to all I can. ya I can find it hard to be nice to people or have little pationts,but like you said ( it's not all about you ) right:) any way when I'm miss cranky pants , I try to repeat others and don't speak if I don't have nice things to say or atleast candy coat.chow for now danni
Yes OH has and still is, good point nygirl.
I was going to say myself this belongs on the social side and remember we are ALL going through crap that nobody knows about.......but we try to smile and get through the day the best we can.
Orphanhawk has been through more than most of us and yet she keeps up her sunny persona and is encouraging to everyone else.
If you are having this much depression before treatment I'm not even sure any psych doc would let you treat - it is a big deal handling the meds even with the best of outlooks. You'd better look into that.
Orphanedhawk may have seemed kind of harsh but I took her message as a reminder to myself more than to you-(talk about thinking it is all about me!) We spend so much time feeling ill that after awhile we sometimes embrace it. I am struggling with that now-thinking about how I am going to change my narrative, so to speak. If I am getting well, I am ecstatic, but it has dawned on me that I need to relearn how to live as a healthy person and to drop all the fear and negatives. Hang in there and try not to give support to the negative thoughts and feelings that are a part of this disease and treatment.
Since you asked, I'll say you haven't hurt my feelings.
You seem very sweet but kind of whiny.
Look at your photo, it says," poor me, I'm crying!"
And I don't even think you've started treatment yet.
A lot of us are dealing with the difficulties of this treatment/ and or virus and are ill.
I know there's times, I don't have much energy and can barely get off the couch.
Other times, I'm an emotional mess and can't pull it together to be 'nice.'
So have some compassion.
Let me tell you a secret
( it isn't all about you)
BTW: This post should be on the social side of the forum.