CharlieMC (charliemc) wrote,

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Marilyn Has Taken Sue to the Hospital...

Crazy to use the 'Elf' icon, I suppose -- but I think it's cute. And it shows Sue, Marilyn and me (sort of!). Hahahaha.

Anyway, as I type this, Marilyn is on her way to pick up sister Sue and take her to the hospital. It's right around 7:15 a.m. now...

Yeah, this procedure is not life-threatening. But she really needs to get the water weight off her body. Apparently there's some kind of blood test they do to see what's a normal level of water -- and Sue is way over this. Her one leg is terribly swollen and painful and has been for ages now. This isn't the only way to get the water off, but it's the best way. By the time she leaves the hospital they'll know what her 'dry weight' is -- which is a good thing. That will help for maintaining it in the future, too.

Of course, it's never good to enter a hospital. Marilyn always worries, because even healthy people are exposed to terrible things there. So I'm praying for Sue and hoping for the best.

I admire Marilyn so much. She was there for Sue yesterday -- and she's up early today and there for Sue today, too. She's dealing with the poison in her system from this terribly infected tooth (so bad that Mary couldn't touch it and had to send her to a specialist), and she's been in a lot of discomfort and pain. But Marilyn is always putting others first. That's just how she is...

It's COLD (brr) in the house this morning! It was 64° when I got up today. That might be okay for some people (I've heard that from friends, believe me), but I like it to be at least 68° in the house, personally! Plus I have been sick, so it's not good for me to get chilled right now.

I'm hoping I'm over this bug now. I was never all that sick, and the sore throat seems better this morning. I guess we'll see.

I have my eye doctor appointment tomorrow, so I can't miss that (no matter what). It's about time I got in to see Dr. Elliott. I'm way overdue. My doctor made a point of saying that I needed a diabetic eye check, aside from the usual tests...

Good, good news this morning, as far as my diabetes is concerned! I mentioned that Marilyn and I have been messing around with how I take my medications. (Partly because my own doctor was really no help there.) Marilyn has done TONS AND TONS of research about my meds online, the way she always does. Anyway, her goal -- and mine -- was to cut back or remove the Metformin entirely. I've been on both Metformin and Glipizide most of the time since finding out I was diabetic.

Originally I was intolerant of the Glipizide. I've never been able to take it in the mornings all the time I've been on it. I could only take it at night. But the doctor has even increased the dose of Metformin over time. And the Metformin has the more serious side effects (and my sister Sue has said for ages). Anyway, we just started this, and yesterday was the first time I took only Glipizide both morning and night. This morning my result was 95 (!!!), which is pretty much perfect for a morning result. That's with NO Metformin at all, which is the goal. So we'll try continuing this from here on out and see how it goes. I've got my fingers crossed -- but I'm also going to continue to EAT WELL and EXERCISE, because those are important aspects of this process!

Yesterday morning I was slightly high in the morning, after only Glipzide at night. But I hadn't taken Glipizide during the day -- so that was probably why. I'd been concerned that we were going to need to put the Metformin back in the mix to make this work, long term. And it's hard to know, yet. Maybe we will need to, part of the time.

I can't believe how long it's taking me to finish this entry! It's now heading toward 8:00 a.m. (45 minutes after I started this). Obviously it's not a long entry -- and it's not that thought-provoking. Hahahahaha. But I've been watching the morning news on TV and have been a bit distracted, I guess.

Anyway, I'm off. Have a good day, all!

Tags: 2012, cold, dental, diabetes, eye-doctor, glipizide, hospital, marilyn, medicine, metformin, november-2012, sick, sister-sue, weather

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