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Old 02-26-2015, 04:09 PM   #81
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The Pirate is employed part time right now. Is going to apply for Disability. He has been having a really bad time with neuropathy pain in his feet. So he applied for food stamps. Gets more than enough for one person. So tonight he is going to buy us a each a top line Angus grass fed steak.

For the past couple of years he has been complaining about pain in his feet. I made the usual suggestions. Try different footwear being the most often one. Didn't do any good. Then last November he showed up here almost crying with the pain. I had no suggestion for him. The Health Clinic here is useless. He went down and there were no seats available. Plus a four hour wait. I should have told him to go there before the flu season. They do not treat pain. But he did make some progress. The social worker helped him apply for MassHealth. Then she got him an early appointment with a neuropathy specialist that comes to the clinic twice a month. She also got him a primary care physician.

I got myself a new cell phone. The old one answered calls and you could make calls. That is all it did. I thought it was time I got with it. But this new on has things on it that I simply do not understand. So I went to the site to see if they had more in-depth instructions and information than the little booklet that came with it. Well, it did. 100 pages. I did want to print it out, but I decided against it. I am going to have to sit down and mark down what page numbers I can skip. Like making overseas calls. And other stuff I simply don't need to know. If I do later on, I will come back and print out that particular page.
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In my case, and maybe your son's, foot pain was caused by too much carbohydrates, and the problem solved with Gabapentin. Suggest that he see a doctor.
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Old 02-28-2015, 10:31 AM   #83
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In my case, and maybe your son's, foot pain was caused by too much carbohydrates, and the problem solved with Gabapentin. Suggest that he see a doctor.
Haven't heard about the carbs yet. Will tell him. Thanks. He is on the Gabapentin already. Not a lot of help.
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Haven't heard about the carbs yet. Will tell him. Thanks. He is on the Gabapentin already. Not a lot of help.
Yeah, with me, the amount of carbs is directly responsible for the severity of the pains.

I started with 300 mg twice a day of the gabapentin, but had to have the Dr. bump it up to 800 mg 3 X a day. The pains are just torture!

I take one before any meals containing carbs. I try to remove carbs from my diet. I'm almost ready to embrace my old Atkins diet which was to go for less than 27 grams per day. Once I got it going, I dropped weight like crazy, taking one day a week to eat some carbs because I was scared when I lost weight so fast.

I did drop 35 pounds is a couple of months, but reverted to my regular eating habits, when I realized my skin wasn't as elastic as it used to be.

Now, I don't care if my skin hangs, I need to lose weight. Unfortunately, a diet of meat and gravy gets expensive.
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Old 02-28-2015, 09:34 PM   #86
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Yeah, with me, the amount of carbs is directly responsible for the severity of the pains.

I started with 300 mg twice a day of the gabapentin, but had to have the Dr. bump it up to 800 mg 3 X a day. The pains are just torture!

I take one before any meals containing carbs. I try to remove carbs from my diet. I'm almost ready to embrace my old Atkins diet which was to go for less than 27 grams per day. Once I got it going, I dropped weight like crazy, taking one day a week to eat some carbs because I was scared when I lost weight so fast.

I did drop 35 pounds is a couple of months, but reverted to my regular eating habits, when I realized my skin wasn't as elastic as it used to be.

Now, I don't care if my skin hangs, I need to lose weight. Unfortunately, a diet of meat and gravy gets expensive.
I have lost lot of weight also. Unfortunately, my health plan doesn't cover tummy tucks. And that is where I need to get rid of the hanging gardens of fatville. They are creating problems of their own. Moisture loves to collect under it.

My son loves toast. In fact he loves any kind of bread. He could make a meal of just bread alone. The crustier, the better. So I will have to limit his intake. It won't be easy. He grew up in an Italian neighborhood and married a girl from Italy. So pasta and bread and two of his favorite foods.
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Good luck then, Addie. He should at least see a doctor and find out whether or not he's diabetic, I suspect he does. Maybe that knowledge would inspire him to make changes in his diet.
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I have lost lot of weight also. Unfortunately, my health plan doesn't cover tummy tucks. And that is where I need to get rid of the hanging gardens of fatville. They are creating problems of their own. Moisture loves to collect under it.

My son loves toast. In fact he loves any kind of bread. He could make a meal of just bread alone. The crustier, the better. So I will have to limit his intake. It won't be easy. He grew up in an Italian neighborhood and married a girl from Italy. So pasta and bread and two of his favorite foods.
Our generation was brought up without girdles so our wobbly bits have got used to doing their own thing and it's too late now to make then behave.
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Good luck then, Addie. He should at least see a doctor and find out whether or not he's diabetic, I suspect he does. Maybe that knowledge would inspire him to make changes in his diet.
I have regularly tested his sugar quite often. I have thought of that. I usually test him right after eating a big meal loaded with carbs. Figures come up around 110 or less. This all started when he was a carpet and floor installer. He was working with a lot of different chemicals and breathing them in. He has an appointment with a physician this month.
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Our generation was brought up without girdles so our wobbly bits have got used to doing their own thing and it's too late now to make then behave.

MC, you are hilarious!
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