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Old 04-18-2012, 11:28 PM   #351
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My doctor is pretty good about looking up all the side effects with me. It doesn't matter how long it takes, he will keep me there until I am happy. If he is going to prescribe a new med, he will go over all the side effects with me. Some I am willing to tolerate. Like dry mouth. I do draw the line on the 'death' one though. If I find a side effect just too miserable., I stop taking it and call. But I do give it a good try first.
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Old 04-18-2012, 11:34 PM   #352
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My doctor is pretty good about looking up all the side effects with me. It doesn't matter how long it takes, he will keep me there until I am happy. If he is going to prescribe a new med, he will go over all the side effects with me. Some I am willing to tolerate. Like dry mouth. I do draw the line on the 'death' one though. If I find a side effect just too miserable., I stop taking it and call. But I do give it a good try first.
My doctor is good about that too, but I still ask the pharmacist. The pharmacist has a different understanding of medications and gets to hear all the complaints from people taking the drugs.
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Old 04-19-2012, 12:04 AM   #353
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Thanks. I did much better today. I had another ham patty and then some soup with crackers. The problem is not that I can't eat, I just haven't been able to swallow solid foods. Broths, milk, coffee, etc. is fine. It is the solids. As soon as I would try to get something solid down, I would get a violent attack of the dry heaves. And with the heart condition, it put a strain on my heart. Then next thing is I am reaching for a couple of sprays of the liquid nitro hoping it does its job. Until I can eat a full meal, the doctor has taken me off my glipizide. I used to be on Metformin, but I started to vomit right after I would take my morning pill. I even was given the lowest dosage. My A1c has been between 6.0 and 6.2 for the last four years. So I am holding it under control. When I am on the glipizide, I have frequent episodes of sugar crashes. I have had sugar readings as low as 49. Not good. My doctor thinks I may be able to control my sugars by diet alone. I do take in some carbs, but very small amounts. I have three saute pans. They are getting rusty from disuse. So every time I am able to hold down a bite of solid food, it means I am on the track back to normal eating.

When the doctor used the word anorexic, he wasn't accusing me of being one, just giving what I was going through a name. It shook me up. Most anorexics try to hide their problem. I wasn't doing that. I was looking for a solution. I was concerned with what it was doing to me with the diabetes and heart condition. This has been going on since the beginning of last month. Way too long. Given another two weeks, picking away little by little, I should be back to normal. Thanks for caring.
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Old 04-20-2012, 10:14 AM   #354
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For my b'day, my BFF's husband gave me a musical card--it plays the chicken dance. I love it! It makes me laugh everytime I play it. I love friends who give me a kick in the butt! Not to mention a Volvo!
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For my b'day, my BFF's husband gave me a musical card--it plays the chicken dance. I love it! It makes me laugh everytime I play it. I love friends who give me a kick in the butt! Not to mention a Volvo!
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BTW, when is your birthday? I can't find it in your profile.
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Old 04-20-2012, 03:56 PM   #356
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No. My drinks of choice are usually a big cold glass of milk or coffee.
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Old 04-21-2012, 08:05 PM   #357
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hey sweetie, buy some ensure, choco, is good. drink it even if you don't want to. three a day, til you put on some weight. or better yet buy one of the drinks for diabetics. you can do it!! just hold your nose and drink it down. i did it, so can you.
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Old 04-21-2012, 09:07 PM   #358
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I need to use this thread to gloat. Shrek needed some pipe clamps, so he could put a plastic crate on the back of his bike. The ones he picked out were too small and I told him so, told him to get the next size up. (side note - I hadn't done more than eye-ball the crate and had no idea the size of the rack on the bike) He took the clamps, put them on the crate and went out side to put it on the bike...the clamps were 1/4th of an inch too small. Muahahahahahaha!

He ended up using zip-ties, which was my first suggestion...
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I need to use this thread to gloat. Shrek needed some pipe clamps, so he could put a plastic crate on the back of his bike. The ones he picked out were too small and I told him so, told him to get the next size up. (side note - I hadn't done more than eye-ball the crate and had no idea the size of the rack on the bike) He took the clamps, put them on the crate and went out side to put it on the bike...the clamps were 1/4th of an inch too small. Muahahahahahaha!

He ended up using zip-ties, which was my first suggestion...
Way to go PF.
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Old 04-22-2012, 08:14 AM   #360
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In the cake that is a happy marriage, secret gloating is a main ingredient. Unless the spouse is very dense, he/she appreciates what's not said and values his/her mate all the more. Sounds like PF knows the cake recipe "by heart."
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