Tag Archives: diabetes

First Anniversary (Part II)


When I was returned to the Iroquois Nursing Home I was put on the palliative care floor. In fact, they moved another woman out in order to put me in the last room at the back of the unit where … Continue reading

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424


My glucose average is 424; it should be below 120. Statements from medical professionals, family, friends and patients about behavior consequent to hyperglycemia, or high blood sugar: • It can hit you really quick pretty much without warning. • Irritability, … Continue reading

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Into the Light


It is all very strange, and probably would be vastly improved by a lovely box of chocolates but I haven’t any. On December 30, I laid it out: twice a week there would be acupuncture, massage, psychotherapy and physical therapy, … Continue reading

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Oxycodone: This One’s for Bob


Fourteen thousand “views” on my blogs in the last two months.  Congratulations, you guys have such good taste! I awake, perhaps for the third time this night.  Should I take a drink, turn over and go back to sleep, or … Continue reading

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When Sooner becomes Later


So Dr. Tucker asked, “Would you be willing to go see the immunologists at the Cleveland Clinic?”  I said yes and he said he would arrange a hospital-to-hospital transfer. When he came back a day or two later, Dr. Tucker quietly … Continue reading

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My Mother’s Meatloaf


I have quit the vegan diet, and here’s why.  Ten days ago I wrote “Two Hearts on Whole Wheat” (http://behindthelockeddoors.wordpress.com/2012/04/27/two-hearts-on-whole-wheat/) about Dick and me.  We both had gone vegan about eight months ago, and he had just had his annual … Continue reading

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May First


May first.  Not feeling so good.  Sleeping sixteen hours a day.  Glucose 423 yesterday morning.  Urine output up by 30%.  Doctor says I’ll wind up in the hospital from dehydration within 3-5 days.  That assumes I call for an ambulance.  … Continue reading

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