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Went to the vampires this morning as I see the DSN for a half-yearly check next Tuesday. It's actually five months but I could not be bothered to change dates as I am keen to see if my HbA1c has responded to my efforts. The annoying thing is that one of the phlebotomists is virtually painless some of the others can cause quite a bit of discomfort. Try as I  might with "No, after you", etc. I ended up seeing someone else. It hurt and I seem to be developing quite a bruise!   :'(

I can appreciate your tendency to bruise when you get a 'vampire' that isn't particularly skilled doing the venipuncture.  I had blood drawn three weeks ago and still have the bruise.  There is also one technician that doesn't ever hurt or bruise when she does it, however at my lab appt she was on vacation.  :(
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Insulin pumping / Re: Peculiar happening.
« Last post by GrammaBear on Today at 02:52:15 PM »
Ooops Kathy

Sorry to hear about your fridge.  I hope you've managed to get a replacement now.  On our household insurance we have a small section for insurance of frozen food in the event of the freezer breaking or electricity cuts etc.

As you say... everything and anything affects BGs!

Sedge... I'm not too worried what people think of the house.. it will get there, it was just the implication that we should have it "all done" already and were failing if we hadn't.  I caught myself yesterday thinking that it would be quite nice to invite some particular friends who don't spend a lot of time in the UK, over for lunch before they jet off again.  They won't give a fig whether it's finished or not.

Sad to say Patti that the refrigerator replacement cannot be delivered until Wednesday, 20 September later in the day.  Rather hard to prepare healthy meals without refrigeration to begin with.  Never knew about insurance for frozen goods, must look into that here.

Your friends will love your company, not the state of your new home.  Have a great time.
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Well it's like this - in recent years we've been to a wedding and a christening when neither of us had ever heard any of the hymns or even their tunes.  It doesn't make us any less happy and attached to, the hymns we do know.

And that's exactly the same as our attitude to the NHS's latest hymn sheets !
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General discussion / Re: Paracetamol
« Last post by sedge on Today at 02:14:03 PM »
For me it is paracetamol for minor pain including laser headache. Alternating paracetamol and asprin every four hours works better for minor infections and mild toothache. Otherwise it is Tramadol as ibuprofen and the co-codamol genre  do not work and cause me problems.

Funnily enough - at a committee meeting this morning for the local prostate cancer support group we're involved with - the men who'd had it (the secretary and Pete) both said the radiotherapy they each had, didn't make em any more tired than normal - whereas it's well publicised that it does that, so they'd both expected it.  The other Pete said he thought it's probably more in the mind.  Do you remember that comedy recording years ago, 'My word - you do look ill!'  ?  LOL
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Insulin pumping / Re: Peculiar happening.
« Last post by sedge on Today at 02:06:39 PM »
When did we actually finish our bathroom?

Well shock horror, we still have no blind at the window (it's obscured glass anyway and absolutely not possible for anyone to see in even when it's open) and no mirror on the wall - I still automatically go towards it when I actually want to see and do it automatically anyway as I turn to flush the loo!

No completely decided it's going back there anyway cos a tile would have to be drilled.  I've also not found a storage unit the right size that I like - my mom had a 3ft 6 wide charcoal grey, 'Utility' tallboy about 4ft high - I want it, now! - Two decent sized cupboards underneath with two not too deep drawers (where dad kept his socks underwear clean jamas etc - ideal!   LOL
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Saw the DSN this morning. Overall  my blood results are better than last time when I was coming off the back of a nasty chest infection that dragged on for weeks. My HbA1c had shot up to 9.0 but is now 7.4 and descending (I believe). Cholesterol 3.3, with good ratios, blood count good (the infection really knocked it askew) and good U&E;'s. The only negative was that she felt I should have lost more weight. TBH the cardiologist was happy with my BMI of 27 and it is a real struggle to lose weight now as calories out is quite limited. Mind you I think she has a hymn sheet that says everyone should lose weight and take statins if they have passed 45!   :(
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General discussion / Re: Paracetamol
« Last post by Dr DeEath on Today at 01:36:46 PM »
For me it is paracetamol for minor pain including laser headache. Alternating paracetamol and asprin every four hours works better for minor infections and mild toothache. Otherwise it is Tramadol as ibuprofen and the co-codamol genre  do not work and cause me problems.
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General discussion / Re: Reminder about eye testing
« Last post by Dr DeEath on Today at 01:29:45 PM »
Paracetamol works for me for minor aches and pains, and also for "laser headache". Anything more I have to go to Tramadol as the inbetweeners are not that effective and give me bad stomach problems.

I know someone who had eye injections for age related macular degeneration (they worked). He said it was not really painful but it is hard to tell as he still lives independently and can be quite hard on himself. The mindset is amazing as he does the exercises given to him by the physiotherapy department religiously, cooks his own healthy meals and goes ourt everyday. Quite an amazing guy really!   8)
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Insulin pumping / Re: Peculiar happening.
« Last post by Pattidevans on Today at 01:21:59 PM »
Ooops Kathy

Sorry to hear about your fridge.  I hope you've managed to get a replacement now.  On our household insurance we have a small section for insurance of frozen food in the event of the freezer breaking or electricity cuts etc.

As you say... everything and anything affects BGs!

Sedge... I'm not too worried what people think of the house.. it will get there, it was just the implication that we should have it "all done" already and were failing if we hadn't.  I caught myself yesterday thinking that it would be quite nice to invite some particular friends who don't spend a lot of time in the UK, over for lunch before they jet off again.  They won't give a fig whether it's finished or not.
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Insulin pumping / Re: Peculiar happening.
« Last post by GrammaBear on Yesterday at 03:08:07 PM »
Well Paul - if I said I did anything else - I'd be lying - there's a few other things I no longer bother so much with too !  (eg what people think of me LOL)

Wish I could 'like' your comment twice.  :)

Patti - Moving house and all that entails is a huge chore.  My best wishes to you and J as you are settling in, and I hope you will be very happy in your new home.

As for BG readings, my situation yesterday is nowhere near as important as your situation.  However our refrigerator quit working early in the morning.  We spent the rest of the day shopping for a replacement which the store cannot deliver until Wednesday.  Since I had not had a chance to fix myself breakfast I thought my BG would be ok....wrong!  It climbed to 10.1 and I hadn't eaten.  Diabetes plays mean tricks on us at times.
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