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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

went to endo today..he gave me another crash course in insuln and i have to stop the long acting for now and drop the carb counting and do only sliding scale and he wants my numbers up at 200..i tought the cutoff was 140..but he flat out told me we gotta get the brain to respond again so worry about dying not the new numbers and a1c he threw it out the window for a month..ok i can do this the alternative isn't at all pretty for sure so big changes but he wants the numbers at 200 everyday all day..i'm gonna have a heck of a time keeping them there and i am doing clear liquids again for a followup colonoscopy next monday..my earlt christmas present for sure
so that's the way it is give me 200 numbers and let me swing
the lady mary

  
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RENIESSPARKIN 7/30/2012 5:25AM

    I keep missing out on your progress, so I'm subscribing to your blog too. I'm rooting for you, as are so many. We all love you so much for your spirit and sense of humor. The colonoscopies are going on wayyyyy beyond Christmas. I get one the day after my birthday. Oh, yay.

Way past time for bed. So here I go.

Goodnight and sweet dreams,
Renie

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KITTYF54 3/11/2012 2:30PM

    Dear Mary, I thought I was subscribed to your blog but haven't seen these latest updates til today, want you to know I'm praying for you and thought if I post I might jog spark people to start sending these again. keep us posted girl, we love you and want to hear how you do. Kitty

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GODZDESIGN95 1/15/2012 9:15PM

    Keep swinging girl friend I know you will do this. Stay strong. You are not alone in this battle. emoticon emoticon

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 12/18/2011 6:58PM

    Oh Sweetest Lady Mary, I am so glad that you have such great doctors who work for you and with you!!! Continue to follow his instructions. I know that the clear liquids and colonoscopy are not fun but a necessary part of life at times. You are strong and you can do this!! I am so glad that the doctor said not to worry about your A1C as so many of them really push those numbers.
YOU ARE A FIGHTER!!! SO WHAT IS NECESSARY FOR YOU!!! emoticon
Can't wait to hear some positive news and reports.
Blessings, love and hugs,
Helen

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MORTICIAADDAMS 12/16/2011 10:13PM

    I sure hope the changes help.

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CHANGING4ME49 12/16/2011 11:19AM

    Listen to your doctor and hang in there. You can do it! Wishing you well my friend.

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NORASPAT 12/14/2011 9:21PM

    The Lady Mary. you can do it again you have handled it before. You and your Endo are a great team. If you have to get it up to 200 does that mean after your procedure you will be able to eat some things you have been unable to eat for a while.
You know what you have to do, I will be watching for the posts on the message boards and I am subscribed to your BLOG. Take care HUGS, you are a very special lady and I have great faith in you.
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Pat in Maine. xoxo

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CHAS1949 12/14/2011 9:06PM

    Just do what you need to do for your health. Your doctor is one that you trust, so following his instructions is important. We are here for you....thanks for sharing your latest..... I think of you often and send positive thoughts your way. I admire you so much. Your strength is amazing and it helps me get through the LITTLE troubles I have...knowing YOU have the fortitude to just keep going.
HUGS
chas

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I.M.MAGIC 12/14/2011 12:21PM

    Wow. What a change, Huh? LOL

I know you'll manage--you always do somehow! We're fighters, the two of us, and we just don't quit!

Hang in there sweetie, and make it a rockin' holiday!

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GLOMER 12/14/2011 10:53AM

    200 sounds like a good number for right now! Hang in there! Sounds like we both are getting a colonoscopy for Christmas. Sounds like a song to me. emoticon

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FLUTTER-BY)L( 12/14/2011 10:00AM

    You can do it. Keep listening and doing.

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WAYSOFGRACE 12/14/2011 8:10AM

    If the doctor says 200, then 200 it will be. I haven't known you long, but what I do know about you screams WILL NOT GIVE UP!

I've been thinking about you as I have been stitching, and I will continue to send positive energies your way.

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oh so honored to be here for sure

Friday, November 25, 2011

well i can remember years ago how i felt with my first MOD award..i had not been here too long at that time and i remember having a few friends then but not many..things have surely grown over the years (over five now) and i am absolutely stunned at the number of people who filled my spark page today..i have not felt well most of the year but friends you sure know how to lay on the stuff for sure..oh my just flabbergasted for sure and i thank each and everyone of you here at sparkpeople for the recognition and i will be around always because this is where i had my success with the healthy lifestyle and where i continued to maintain it
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the lady mary posseing through on the ever faithful camel clyde enroute to the nearest desert watering hole YEEHAW!!!!!

  
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GEMSTONE1952 11/27/2011 9:01AM

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 11/25/2011 10:33PM

    Of course you are MOD!!! You are definitely deserving of this award and then some. You have been such a great help to me in so very many ways and always supporting and encouraging me. You are truly an inspiration to me and so many others!!! Know that I love you, my dear friend!!!
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Love and hugs,
Helen


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CHAS1949 11/25/2011 9:45PM

    You deserve every honor SP can give you!! You influenced me sooo much over the three years I have been on here. You face adversity with such strength. You are one of my Spark heroes!! I haven't been on lately...lots of stuff going on in my life, but I had to tell you how much I care about you and appreciate you!!

chas

Oh, Harvey says cograts!!!
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WORKOUTWITHPAM 11/25/2011 9:07PM

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! It could not have gone to a more deserving person. YOU are the GREATEST! You are very much appreciated for all that you do! Keep on keeping on, riding the camel Clyde, and spreading good cheer throughout SparkPeople.

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Pam

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MORTICIAADDAMS 11/25/2011 8:15PM

    What can we say. You are quite lovable and we love you.

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SLIMMERKIWI 11/25/2011 8:12PM

    YOU, my friend, most DEFINITELY deserve this award (and your ever faithful camel Clyde:-)

Soak up the good vibes that abound - this is your special moment to shine.
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Kris xx

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oh boy oh boy ohboy

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

well here we go again..just when i was willing to accept all the bad news and live with it daily..voila!!
NEVER GET COMPLACENT!!!!! NEVER!!!
WENT TO THE NEPHROLOGIST TODAY
first time in a long time i was not able (this will be graphic folks so be warned) to pee in the cup..nothing all day and i have 16 glasses of water in me tonight and nothing..maybe i am dehydrated from all the running back and forth..the trots for sure
and then the nephrologist bless his heart says if the bladder does not start working again in the next 24 hours we go to catheters to solve that problem..believe me i have been talking to it all evening to no avail and it'd better happen in the morning for sure
however the blood tests show gfrs to be in stagge two range..that is wonderful for as long i i have been in this chronic kidney disease thing..he is so happy for me..but it is not the kidneys now that will be affected first by autonomic neuropathy it is the bladder..and friends i am about scared peeless for sure
i am not having a good time..i thought i was but i was certainly wrong for sure
so just needed to let you know exactly what my day was like today..and still looking froward to that colonoscopyon the 26th and the colon biopsy
i'm puttiing up my christmas trees really early this year..don't want to miss my favorite season for sure
loves and hugs ya'll
the lady mary emoticon

  
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NASFKAB 9/11/2012 10:15AM

  All the best hope it worked

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VXWALL1942 9/17/2011 6:28PM

    Wishing you a quick and gentle resolution to the current medical issues. Worry not! You're among many dear friends who watch over you constantly.

Hugs and blessings....

vicki

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CHAS1949 9/17/2011 12:27PM

    I wish you well on your current dilemma. You will beat this again. You are tough and many prayers are going out for you. I will keep you in my heart these difficult days. You mean a lot to many, many people...myself included.
many hugs
chas

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MORTICIAADDAMS 9/16/2011 2:45PM

    I know it doesn't help me to tell you not to worry but it really doesn't do you any good. We will all be sending prayers on your behalf. I worked for a nephrologist. They have a lot of options these days. Sending hugs your way. emoticon emoticon

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 9/15/2011 10:48PM

    Oh my goodness, Mary!! I can't believe this is happening to you. I know you will be able to handle it though with the finesse you have handled everything else. Just know that you are in my thoughts and prayers daily as always. Will be praying for this specifically. Know that I love you. if there is anything I can do to help out, please let me know.
Blessings, love and hugs, my dear friend.
Helen

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FLUTTER-BY)L( 9/15/2011 10:38AM

    I hope all becomes well for you. If not do the best you can. Best wishes my friend.

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I.M.MAGIC 9/15/2011 10:01AM

    My stepmom has PKD and a prolapsed bladder, and has had to catheterize for years. She just takes it in stride... she's in her late 70s and she and my 82 yr old Dad are pretty active. They walk 30 minutes every day, they love to travel... and take frequent naps! LOL

I've known you for some time now, Mary, and I know that no matter what life throws at you, you will do what you need to do. I know its scary stuff sometimes, sure, but we're here--I'M here-- for you, whenever you need a friend...
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GODZDESIGN95 9/15/2011 9:47AM

    Oh friend I am sorry! Just makes madder at diabetes emoticon!! Wow I better thank God for the wee wees that I get when I drink large amounts of water. I'll keep you in my prayers. hey hearing running water if my bladder is full makes me go. Best wishes and I hope this resolves itself. I had to have a cather place in me right I gave birth. I had many complications and they did not want me up going to the toilet. You lose all dignity in the hospital. Nothing is secret.

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LITTLEWIND53 9/15/2011 5:00AM

    Hope all will be well in the morning. Hugs and prayers for you.

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CBEVNOW 9/15/2011 12:22AM

    Mary the best to you.Do all you can the old ways, run water, put yur hand in water, think ocean ,sea, swimming.
I am so glad your GFR is 2, i call that a emoticon.
You know i have never minded the colonoscopy, i was always out so fast and when i woke up i would say when are they going to start.
Well looks like we will both be under on the 26th

, I am having catarac removed from left eye and then a lens implant, and in 1-2 weeks i will have the same done on the right eye. He said i should have perfect long distance vision and will wear reading glasses, hoo ray, hoo ray. Mary i will be thinking of you on the 26th. My surgery is 8;30 in the morning of the 26th. Tomorrow i go for pre op advice, you know sign your life away, 4 different eye drops to use 4 days before surgery.

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GEMINI-SKY 9/14/2011 11:29PM

    What's that trick we did in College???
When soneone is sleeping, you place their hand in a bowl of warm water and it made them Pee...
Hey, Anything is worth trying!!!!!
I wish you well My Friend.
OXOX

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DJHS121655 9/14/2011 11:23PM

  wish u the best of luck on all of your health problems

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amazing grace

Sunday, July 24, 2011

well it's finished 17X24 the amazing grace sampler i started last year
it's beaded embellished with gold and all but pressed and hung i can't wait to see it on the wall for sure..of course 1/2 a dozen ppeople are tryin to talk me out of it but i have insurance value on it at 20,000..they can stitch their own unless of course someone comes by with a cashiers check lol rof and lsm..it's got 1292 hours and 30 minutes in it..and of course looks nothing like the pattern as i did add beads and gold thread and and changed the colors.. my grandma would be proud of that as she taught me the words when i was a small child and several of them have been changed as in 'wretch' genesis says man was made in God's image and my grannie told me God is not a wretch so she always put someone in there..i too have done that to honor my grandmothers memory
it's always wonderful to finish the really big pieces oh yeah i have lots of little ones i did while i was doing it and now my christmas presents are all stitched too..i'm staying home this year and i have 4 trees now i can put up and two will be in the living room and one in the study and one in the bedroom and my sister is coming for thanksgiving..oh my i can hardly wait i was going there but this neuropathy is making me have lots of downtime and multiple naps daily and other than to be taken to one more doc i haven't been out in months
but christmas is coming and i am going to celebrate..i haven't found a way to take my trees with me yet nor my stitching give me time for sure lol
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GEMSTONE1952 8/15/2011 11:31AM

    What an amazing grandmother you had! I also hope you post a picture so we can all see it! emoticon

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MORTICIAADDAMS 7/28/2011 9:00PM

    It sounds wonderful.. I would love to see it!!

I have a lot of Xmas trees too.

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 7/26/2011 10:38AM

    CONGRATULATIONS, Lady Mary, on finishing your Amazing Grace sampler. I hope you are able to post a picture of it. Isn't it wonderful all the great things that we remember our grandparents taught us! Your grandma sounds like a super lady and she would be very proud of you!!!
Christmas is coming and I know you will be ready...
Blessings, love and hugs,
Helen

Keep us posted on how you are doing. Let me know if I can do anything to help.

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VXWALL1942 7/25/2011 9:52PM

    What a grand gift your Grandma gave you! Hope I leave my granddaughter with a skill like yours.

vicki

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GEMINI-SKY 7/25/2011 11:03AM

    Hi Lady Mary...
I'd LOVE to see Pictures. Now that we know the story of your Grandmother.
My grandmother on Mom's side was an Italian farmer, so I learned to garden and can from her and my mom. I have her wooden spoon that she always used. I pnly use it when I can tomatoes...Italian, you know...we Love our tomatoes ! ! !
Glad you are posting and are feeling much better.
OXOX

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CBEVNOW 7/25/2011 8:56AM

    I love naps my self, so I'm with you. Arent grandmas great, they taught us so much, i wonder if i have taught my grand children any thing!
Oh by the way i will be sending you a check for 20,000 for your piece of art. LOL
Try to be well.

Caroline
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WENDYJM4 7/25/2011 2:10AM

    that would look amazing. good work

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CHAS1949 7/24/2011 1:42PM

    What a magnificent project!! I hope you take pictures after it's up!!
I also hope your healing continues and you can get up and out more often. I think of you a lot and am glad when I see you post or blog.

many hugs
chas

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CHUBRUB3 7/24/2011 10:50AM

    YOur Amazing Grace Sampler sounds so very beautiful. I would love to see a picture of it.
Glad you enjoyed doing it and added your own special touches.
Hope your feeling more rested from all the naps and will be on your feet again soon.
Hugs,
Angela
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I.M.MAGIC 7/24/2011 10:28AM

    I've been taking a lot of naps lately too--for different reasons, of course, primarily the heat... it does help. After all, that's when our bodies do their repair work! LOL

Yours is trying to heal... the additional sleep is a wonderful thing! I'm glad you're taking advantage of it...

Hang in there, sweet lady Mary!


What a lovely hobby you have! And I think I'd like your Grandma--I agree, God is NOT a wretch--nor does he make junk! LOL

Will you try to post a picture for us? I'd LOVE to see it!...

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the diagnosis has come down

Sunday, July 17, 2011

well here is the blog i promised for sure
there wasn't much to write about as for several weeks i just hung in and survived..fortunately that is over for now but the future..well i am hoping there is a good one for me..no i didn't get back most of the memory i lost and that has taken the puzzles and scrablle out of my reach and most of the reading as i can't remember anything once i turn the page..like a new story for sure..and the blood pressures although for tne moment are stable the doc doesn't know how long they will stay that way and the same with the blood sugars and a multitude of other things
i have been disgnosed with autonomic nervous system dysfunction nasty little thing and most likely the result of long term diabetes (they didn't list this one on the lists of things that will happen in the long term lol) i would cry but that doesn't bring me anything but the discomfort of sinus stuffiness so i won't
there is no going back and it doesn't get better and hopefully they can find some way to medicate it so that it doesn't shut me down completely..to tell the truth i am really scared right now..because i have no idea what will really happen now the little episode last november was the initial start of all this and the system shut down
anyway i looked it up the other day you know you google those things and read about it ..if you don't you never know stuff..i found the list of symtoms which was lengthy for sure sitting on top of everyone of them except the ones that concern men only..holy moly stunned me because you know you go along through life and you think you have it all together for sure lol what a farce
anyhow it has not abduncted my sense of humor yet i think..i cried a lot this week and life does go on..after all i have a stash of needlework waiting that is good for at leaast five lifetimes so i'd better get stitching for sure
more doc appointments in the coming weeks..in fact my calendar is filled with them now and i am busy with finding ways to get down there ..not driving because i can't control those sugars and blood pressures

anyhow this is still a place for me and that is some of the information that came out of the six weeks in bed being poked endlessly
loves to all my readers
the lady mary

  
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GODZDESIGN95 9/28/2011 2:12PM

    I truly hate this disease! emoticonSCREAM!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 7/28/2011 8:26PM

    I'm so sorry, GF. I know this is a bitter pill to swallow. I'm sending prayers and hugs.

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SWIMMAN 7/26/2011 12:45PM

    Hey Mary, to you and IOEINC, wow, hang in there!!!! You are so incredible in dealing with all that you have dealt with and you are an inspiration - a BIG BIG HUG!

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CHAS1949 7/19/2011 10:07PM

    I don't know what to say other than that I truly care about you. You are a fighter and will conquer this as you have everything else. Hopefully any pain can be medicated and the rest..well, just fight on! I look for your posts and cheer when I see good blood sugar results! I am keeping you in my heart and think of you often.

many hugs
chas

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KITTYF54 7/19/2011 2:04AM

    Mary Dear,
I'm praying for you. Love ya, Kitty

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FLUTTER-BY)L( 7/18/2011 5:38PM

    Wish I had the right words. The best I can come up with is my thoughts and prayers are with you. I hope you will be strong as you continue down the journey. I hope you can still remember some good memories.

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GEMINI-SKY 7/18/2011 6:24AM

    Mary Gosh, What a Mess. But You Know it's OUR Mess with you. We are So Here for You and you know you can ALWAYS Call on Me/Us whenever You like.
I aure wish I can make this all better for you.
You are in My Hopes and Prayers, Always ! ! !
OXOX

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 7/18/2011 12:26AM

    So sorry about this news but just know that you remain in my daily prayers. I also added you to the prayer chains of our local churches so many prayers are being lifted in your name.
Glad you still have your sense of humor because that goes a long way in our daily lives.
Know that I love you, my dear friend!! If there is anything I can do, please let me know.
Blessings, love and hugs,
Helen

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HDHAWK 7/17/2011 10:33PM

    Sending good thoughts and prayers your way. emoticon

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WENDYJM4 7/17/2011 9:16PM

    so sorry about your news, emoticon

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IOEINC 7/17/2011 8:54PM

    Since I have been recently diagnosed with DM and joining Sparks, you have been an immense inspiration and source of knowledge to me as well as the othr newly diagnosed diabetics. I am sorry to hear that all is not well with you. You are a truly gracious lady. My prayers are with you. Keep up the fight!!!

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