Blog Entries With Tag: Day 4


Posted: Nov 4, 2013

Day 4: PROUDHere's the story behind my friend Richard's picture I posted for today's topic.  I think at the time he was on the phone wheeling and dealing something from his hospital bed. 

We both went to the same high school together  - we've never met in person - but we connected thru' Facebook - and he's quite the story teller (some of them crack me up - he should be on stage).  I feel PROUD of him for all he's gone thru' over the years with his "die-abetes" he was diagnosed with later in life.  This past summer he suffered a viral injection - it was to the point where it seemed like he'd kick the bucket - but he fought back with a vengance - along with his wife and kids encouraging him on.

Here's his take on the whole thing (he really should have his own blog site!!!) ....

" I was on 130 units of slow acting insulin a day, and another 82 units of long-acting stuff. Plus 2000 mgs of Metformin. I was up and down like a toilet seat. The lows really got me. I would wake up virtually blind, and struggle downstairs to scarf back a quart of orange juice. Then...I got this weird virus back in May. Perhaps a tick-borne thing, but the tests didn't come up with anything definitive. Anyway, aside from nearly killing me, it pushed a 'reset button' with my die-abetes. Now weight loss is easy. I can cut my carbs, keep caloric intake to say 800 a day if I want to, and even miss a meal and not crash. Go figure. Even my eye-sight has improved. Halloween, I cheated by stealing some of my kids' candy, and figured I might take some insulin for giggles. Made me feel awful. 

It is too weird, and I am crossing my fingers on this one. Also I exercise at least 30 minutes a day. Enough to get a sweat going, but not a drizzle. A gentle glow perhaps is how to describe it. "

NB:  To see a less elongated picture (not sure - after I posted this - it looked "strange" - even with adjusting - just go to the this link - it should look more normal!

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