Sunday, July 26, 2009

I got an award

From Patricia at Subjective Soup we received the Photobucket award.

I have to list 10 honest facts about myself.

1. I've battled with weight issues all my life. This is probably the most significant cause of my diabetes.
2. I used to drink heavily. This didn't help.
3. Through eating properly, I got off diabetic meds. But it was too little, too late.
4. I started to gain significant weight when I stopped exercising. I failed to see the correlation until much later.
5. I was told I would die at age 30.
6. The amputation of my toe was more devastating than the failure of my kidneys.
7. I was so afraid of doctors, I put myself at serious risk. I filled up with 12 gallons of fluid, at last measure. More to go.
8. While the root cause of my problems can be blamed on others, it really sits with me. There were opportunities to correct the past, they were ignored.
9. I should see a psychiatrist, but the fear of doctors.....
10. Years ago, I was put on valium. It increased my anxiety.

That's 10. I am supposed to nominate others, but I'll pass.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Diabetes is kicking ny butt

The diabetes is really doing a number on me. Although my sugar has been under control for some time, it has done its damage.

My kidneys have been compromised, and I had kidney insufficiency. It has now turned into renal failure and I'm on dialysis. While in the hospital, very high blood pressure was diagnosed, and while trying to lower it, I had a stroke.

All because of the damage done by diabetes. This disease works slowly, but is devastating.

Keep your sugar under control, not by using a bunch of substitutes and artificial junk, but by eating fresh foods. That 5 servings of fruits and vegetables is a good start. And that doesn't mean 5 servings of potatoes.