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Thursday, August 15, 2019

Melting away down here

I haven't been up to posting in a while.  My eyes have recovered wonderfully but this not being able to see close up is just the flip side of not seeing far off.  I go for an eye exam next week and she will give me a new prescription.  I can't decide whether I'll get it filled or not.  Wearing the cheapie readers is so affordable but they are never on your nose when you need them and I'm not up to wearing one of those glasses holder rings -- yet.

My diabetes has been off the wall.  I don't think I've left the house in 3 days and that is so unlike me.  Buddy always gets is two - sometimes one -- walk a day.  I have been so so tired.  I've even almost run out of groceries because I just couldn't make the effort - no fear, I could have called my daughter had all things failed. 

I had my diabetic checkup week before last.  My blood glucose was nearly 10.  The scale is normally quoted between 5 and 10 so I guess that means I'm pretty bad off.  My doctor was trying not to show she was freaked out and of course, raised my insulin dosage again. 

I was kind of bummed which made me think I'd better kick up my heels while I can which is kind of hard to do when you are too tired to leave the house.  So the second-best option, call old friends and laugh about all the crazy things we have done  That really lifted my spirits. 

Then I realized that I had been taking those eye drops daily from June 25 through August 6 and they probably contain some amount of steroid to enhance healing.  Steroids are a no-no for diabetics.  I will ask the eye doctor next week when I see her and report it to my endocrinologist. Until I know better, I'm sticking with that self-diagnosis!

I've been trying to keep up with my blog reading but it's been hard so expect to hear comments from me only sporadically. 



10 comments:

  1. I have to wait until my knee replacement has healed a lot more and then I will be getting a cataract removed from one eye. I have one in the other eye also but it is not very large yet. I am starting to notice a blur from the bigger one. Right now, as I am typing, my distance vision glasses are perched on my head. I need glasses to see much farther than across a room. Before this cataract got bigger in my one eye I was able to read the tiniest print,but now the cataract makes that difficult. Reading glasses (if they are not prescription) would sure be cheaper than the glasses I have to buy now.

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  2. Barbara, hope you’ve discovered the culprit. Steroids are miracle workers in some cases but they can have such horrible side effects.

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  3. Hoping it does turn out to be the eye drops. Perhaps a call to you doctor?

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  4. I know nothing about diabetes. But I do know that mixing medicines can cause unexpected problems, so you'd better get that checked out. I love my readers. At $20, instead of $200, you can buy several pairs -- one for upstairs, one for downstairs, another to carry around with you -- and if you lose one, who cares?

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  5. So sorry to hear that you are struggling. Heat, diabetes, surgery, and fatigue makes for a nasty combination. Hope things change soon Keep up with those friends as it sounds like the best medicine.

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  6. I'm sorry to hear you're having problems with your diabetes Barbara! I hope the doctor can figure out the needed dose for you so you aren't so tired.

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  7. I sure hope you can get your diabetes straightened out. Wouldn't it be a bummer if the drops are effecting your condition. I have to take steroids in my COPD inhaler and it is turning my skin to paper. It sure is hard to find a medicine for one condition that doesn't screw up another. Hope you get your energy back soon. Take good care.

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  8. I know fatigue is a side-effect of diabetes, so I hope things get stabilized for you soon.

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  9. Barbara, I bet those eye drops are affecting things. Plus the extra stress of having different vision. On a side-ish note, have you ever tried the keto diet? It keeps carbs low, which keeps blood sugar from spiking. I know of many who have controlled or even reversed their diabetes eating that way.

    Hope you feel better soon. I'm sure the heat isn't helping. Fall isn't that far off, yay!

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  10. Oh, the heat, the HEAT! Even my husband, who loves the heat, said he thought it was hot enough to fry an egg on the driveway...and maybe even some bacon too. LOL I've been barricading myself in the A/C as much as possible. Best wishes for adjusting to whatever you decide about glasses. When I wore readers, I had to give up cross-stitch, and thought that was just something that was over for me. But when I got progressive lenses, I found that I could see perfectly to cross-stitch again. I think it was because with the readers my eyes couldn't focus and refocus drastically, but with the progressive it was more gradual focusing maneuvers I had to make. I'm definitely overdue for a new prescription. I should make an appointment since the year is winding down.

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