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That is not a bread roll, it is a jacket potato, a pat of butter and a container of cheese and is the main course! The afters is rhubarb and custard, which was awfully watery!
General discussion / Re: Hospital experiences from a diabetic perspective.
« Last post by sedge on Today at 11:26:26 AM »
I'm asking myself the same things as Patti !

Personally I regard anything over 6.5ish before bed to be high for me!
General discussion / Re: prostate update
« Last post by Pattidevans on Today at 11:01:51 AM »
Arghhh.. doesn't look like a nice drug... if any drugs are "nice", which of course they aren't!
Totally agree... there's lots I would have liked to have told my Mum before it was too late.

I am sorry to hear you've been back in hospital and the reason for it.  You know, you have had major surgery and should be taking it easy... the house, imperfect though it may be, will be there long after you are at this rate!  Let someone else cook the meals for the time being.  Or, it will not seriously impinge on either your health or that of your family if you and they eat some convenience meals for a while... the alternative certainly will damage both your and your family's health.

What on earth is that hospital meal supposed to be?  Bread roll and butter, something with custard and???? Where was the main course?
General discussion / Re: hypoglycaemic episode
« Last post by BBarb on Today at 10:56:49 AM »
It was only my research on John's behalf that I even knew what hypoglycaemia was, but I knew it was more than just 'feeling faint'.  As I stayed in the waiting area while she saw the doctor it was only afrer she came out with this word scribbled on a slip of paper and we'd gone home to google it that we realised it was connected with diabetes.  The duty doc hadn't asked her if she was diabetic and had taken no tests other than BP and temperature.  When he used the word 'episode' she associated it with a heart blip.
She pronounced it 'hi poly ceemia' which further muddied the waters.   :)
She was going home to London that afternoon having come up to see old friends here in the Lake district of Cumbria (we'd been climbing up ladders picking fruit - (perhaps not the best idea for two 78 year olds but you can't let age get you own can you?) so she sensibly went to A&E at home where they did take blood tests although they said this should have been done within 12 hrs of the episode but reassured her it was probably due to her having skipped lunch and having a huge dinner.
We'll see if she's pre diabetic when the tests come back.
Thanks for the sensible replies, I was puzzled.
I spent the last few days in hospital after fainting clean away and hitting my head as I fell, apparently due to the wound being infected, I have a large haematoma on the right hand side of it now. Recovery is quite irritatingly slow as I do like the house just so and like to cook proper meals. Anyway, here is a photo of dinner in hospital! My BG was 4.6 before dinner, 7.8 following it, which got me a visit from the diabetes nurse asking why it was so low before bed (7.8 is low??)
yes tell her, life is too short not to!
Alan - there's a prog in the UK - 24 hours in A&E - and it's just that - filmed live in one of London's A&E depts trauma admissions areas, in the cubicles with them including helicopter transfers so you see the blood and them being examined, dislocation being put back etc etc - but obviously edited and release forms signed by those participating before it's screened.

One elderly lady had fallen in her son's garden, into an EMPTY swimming pool made of  concrete.  Anyway it turned out OK in the finish but they show a bit of it on the opening scenes now - her son is telling her he loves her and holding her hand, then bends over and kisses her and says 'You're my hero!' - and I think you ought to tell your mum that!
My goodness Alan, your Mum is some woman!  Lin can see where you get the wanderlust from!

I'm rather proud of her but don't tell her that :)
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