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Thursday, November 29, 2018

This, That and the Other

Well, I've been a little busy lately.  Before Thanksgiving, I started out with the mammogram and good results.  Then the next day I was back at the ER with gastro problems.  Then Thanksgiving and a really nice get together. 

The Son has decided he wanted more picture books for Christmas after he watched the two videos I made at Thanksgiving and then a week later of the Grand Girls.  I'll share it below.  I used to make picture books of the Family Vacation each year but (bad me) I rarely attend the family vacations these days.  Being locked up with the family, as much as I love them, is hard for me.  Weekend visits are enough these days.  LOL







I made one photo album on Snapfish and then starting digging through discs, my old computer, daughter's computer and facebook for pictures I wanted to use in a second photo book.  Got the first one ordered and a tote bag for the Daughter with her photo on it, all within the Cyber Monday Sales.  I'm still working on the second photo book because organizing photos when you take as many as I do (found about 500 of Buddy!) and they are downloaded with image number instead of date is a real pain.  Anyway, I'll get it done in time for Christmas sale prices.

Today, I finally went to the gastro Doctor.  Scheduled colonoscopy for Dec. 6.  I'm very nervous about emptying my stomach of food and what it will do to my sugar levels.  I had adult onset Type II and then moved to Type 1 when I finally went to the specialist.

I'll get through it and will monitor my blood sugar closely.  I like the doctor I went to and explained how bad my diabetes was and that that was my main concern.  Like most doctors, she acted like she wasn't a bit worried.

Of course, this treatment is courtesy of my new AARP supplemental insurance.  They pay everything that Medicare does not.  For $200 a month I'll be going to the doctor a lot!!  I can't say enough about getting this type of supplemental insurance before you need it. 

More later.


9 comments:

  1. Always a good idea to get a colonoscopy! Follow the cleansing regime your doctor gives you and you'll be fine.

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  2. Jim's body handled the colonoscopy prep time pretty good. We kept a really close eye on his blood sugar but it was okay. They also tested it a few times during the procedure. He also had an endoscopy at the same time. Good luck with yours.

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    1. I'm taking my bag of testing supplies and insulin and glucose tabs. They give you some kind of twilight sleep at this place so I won't be awake to tell them how I feel but glad to know another insulin user made it through!! I'm just a worry wart when it comes to my diabetes. LOL

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  3. Surely they take diabetics into consideration with the fasting and purging. Hope it goes smoothly for you and you get to the root of your discomfort. Let us know.

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  4. I just had a colonoscopy this week and I would highly recommend doing two days of liquid diet and real light food the several days before the prep. I did all but only did one day of liquid diet and she said my results were good but she couldn't see all the way so I'm suppose to come back in 5 years. She said I need to do the two days of liquids only. I thought that would be my last since the cutoff is 75 unless you have problems. I used MoviPrep which took 5 hours to move me but I'm real slow anyway. So if I would advise anyone going into this scope (I've had three now), do liquid for two days. As you know, once the prep is over it's easy peasy!

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    1. My test in on Thursday so I had thought about cutting back or watching for easily digestible food starting on that Monday. I've had the test maybe 10-20 years ago but I don't think I was diabetic then. There are a lot of diabetics in this world so I'm sure they know what they are doing but I could stroke out if something went wrong. So I'm just going to be as careful as possible going forward and what happens will happen. Thanks for the encouragement.

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  5. Good luck
    I have same insurance but pay more-could be my age! Worth it!!

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  6. They told me your payment amount is based on your State. She warned me that the amount could change in January with the new State figures. I can ask Santa for the rate to go down but I don't think that is in his back of presents.

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