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Carol

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Healthy Aging, Heart and blood vessel disorders, Kidney and urinary tract disorders, Men's health issues, Women's health issues

Posts (442)

1 day ago · Long lasting periods in Women's Health

@katb13 Checking through posts and don't see a response concerning the length of your periods. Were you able to get an appointment and answers for your situation? I hope you did get a diagnosis and have become regular so that you aren't dealing with abnormally long periods. I have been thinking about you and hope you are back to normal.
Carol

Sun, Nov 10 7:54pm · My first A1C since diagnosis 3 months ago!! in Diabetes/Endocrine System

@marvinjsturing I can certainly understand moving and the time involved. It is not an easy job; it's hard work. I know you will enjoy being closer to family, and I hope still close to the hospital for your transplant when that news comes through. You are right about moving being exercise. Any time I get a notion to change a room around and we have heavy pieces to move, my husband and I feel it in the old bones the next day. But, it gets done. When we are all settled in again, hopefully we can all get back to exercise. With the holidays, I know I'll need it for enjoying the good food. Take care and keep in touch about your transplant.
Carol

Fri, Nov 8 11:26am · My first A1C since diagnosis 3 months ago!! in Diabetes/Endocrine System

@contentandwell I agree with tolerating pain. I don't mean screaming and crying because of pain, but that constant hurt and throbbing. I am just not going to let it get me down. I can't cure it, so I have to live with it. That's another thing about the Golden Years. People never tell you that as you age, you can expect many health inconveniences that you never thought of or even knew about before. I have a dear friend who always says that when she awakes in the mornings, she lies still and tries to figure out what doesn't hurt! We have laughed about that for a number of years. And as we figure it out, you are right. We do what we have to do.
Carol

Thu, Nov 7 6:12pm · My first A1C since diagnosis 3 months ago!! in Diabetes/Endocrine System

@hopeful33250 I read the article too. I walked again today and intend to continue. I just can't give up; that's not my style. So I'll keep up and try to repeat the program from last year. I'm 4 days later starting, but last year, I went the Mayo three months and felt so much better until my feet. But now, that's just going to have to be part of the way things are and walk with feet hurting. It's a small problem compared to what other people have to deal with. I just had to get over myself and get on with what I need to do. So, "On the road again."
Carol

Thu, Nov 7 8:28am · My first A1C since diagnosis 3 months ago!! in Diabetes/Endocrine System

@contentandwell I've ordered shoes and sent them back. I may stumble on something eventually that will work. I prefer the treadmill or walking tapes. That's the way I lost so much weight before diabetes. I'll eventually figure it out. I am particular about the way I dress and orthopedic shoes are not my look. So just like years ago when I wore spike heels, my shoes and clothes make a difference to me. I know that's vain but some people like a certain look that I wouldn't want and they wouldn't want to look like my choices. Shoes fall into that category. I look almost daily on the web; one of these days, I may find something I like and that works for my feet.
Carol

Thu, Nov 7 8:11am · Moving Forward with Diabetes in Diabetes/Endocrine System

@lovette26 I am so glad you found a doctor who is willing to help. That is so important and the dr. and you become a team to deal with your diabetes. The good, caring doctors are harder and harder to find; most I've seen are just like robots—so disappointing. Thank the Good Lord you found a good one,
Carol

Wed, Nov 6 6:26pm · My first A1C since diagnosis 3 months ago!! in Diabetes/Endocrine System

@contentandwell I'm sure a recumbent bike would be far more tolerable on my feet, but I don't have any place to put it. It would need to be on flooring without carpet and we have just put in new flooring and new carpet, so I wouldn't want to have a problem there. The treadmill is an expensive piece of equipment, so I can't just get rid of it. It sits on a brick accent part of the den floor and that's the only available spot. I'm just going to have to go with the treadmill if I can. If I could ever find the right shoes, I think the treadmill would be more tolerable. However, for now, that's going to have to work.
Carol

Wed, Nov 6 3:40pm · My first A1C since diagnosis 3 months ago!! in Diabetes/Endocrine System

@contentandwell I did my 15 minutes on the treadmill which was a 1/2 mile. That's all I could do, and my feet screamed at every step. I don't think there is anything that is going to help the pain, so I had to make a choice. 1) Tolerate the pain or 2) Let the diabetes run rampant and kill me. So I have to choose the pain. Tomorrow I will walk 15 minutes again, regardless of the pain. I have followed my diet strictly today—no snacking and being lazy. I am determined to overcome the problem with my feet to be healthier with my diabetes.
Carol