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Richard0804
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Westbury, Wiltshire
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Richard0804

Member, Male, from Westbury, Wiltshire

Feeling positive about losing weight, must be more persistent. Apr 21, 2017

Richard0804 was last seen:
Jul 26, 2019
    1. Richard0804
      Richard0804
      Feeling positive about losing weight, must be more persistent.
    2. Richard0804
      Richard0804
      Happy to be still breathing....lol
    3. Richard0804
      Richard0804
      Cracked it. BS levels below 8.5. Not in double figures for last 2 mths.
    4. Richard0804
      Richard0804
      So pleased that I lost just over a stone. Put on Insulin and it's back on and then some. GP says Fluid on my lungs, more pills.
    5. Richard0804
      Richard0804
      Rather worried..... Weight up, Difficulty breathing, Loads of Insulin but Blood/ Sugar DOWN...
    6. Richard0804
      Richard0804
      Worried about the future.......
    7. Richard0804
      Richard0804
      Alive and Kicking...
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  • About

    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    April 4
    Location:
    Westbury, Wiltshire
    Occupation:
    Retired Development Engineer
    Type of diabetes:
    Type 2
    Treatment type:
    Insulin
    Medication:
    Metformin, Victoza Injection daily.
    Exercise:
    Little and often. ha! ha! Walk my little dog Toby every day at The Westbury White Horse. I walk about 1/2 a mile or so.
    Likes:
    My little dog. Gardening when possible (arthritis etc). Pottering in my workshop (garden shed). Fishing. I love cooking, Cakes, Pies, Jam and Marmalade you name it. Simply love a dinner party more the merrier. lol.
    Dislikes:
    I don't suffer fools gladly. I cant stand people who constantly go on about their illness or problems. Hey You're ill or have a problem. GET ON WITH IT. Don't bother me.
    I lost my wife to Ovarian Cancer back in 1998, nursed her 24/7 for last 6 weeks of her life. Died in my arms, wrote the funeral service, carried her into church and to the grave. NO support from anyone, and I mean anyone. She was my life and I still think of her most days even now.
    I've had TWO HEART ATTACKS, I have FOUR STENTS, one of which I have had to have reopened. I have Angina suffer from ANKILOSING SPONDULITIS ARTHRITIS in my whole body ( like rock in a kettle on my bones and joints). I have OSTEOARTHRITIS in my back. I also have ARTHRITIS in my feet, now I am beginning to get it in my hands) I have HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, i am DIABETIC TYPE TWO, (Tablets and Injection) I have lost the feeling in my toes on both feet. I am ANAEMIC, I suffer from SLEEP APNOEA,( I wear a MASK at night to keep me BREATHING).

    I take a MINIMUM of THIRTY EIGHT TABLETS PER DAY an EXTRA 5 at the weekend, and a MINIMUM OF SIX INJECTIONS an EXTRA TWO at weekends. I have a blood test fortnightly, I see my Rheumatic Consultant every three months, my Diabetic Consultant every six months, the Diabetic Nurse every two months and my GP at least two to three times a month.

    But What the Hell.

    I wont let the bas****s beat me!!!!!!!


    There is ALWAYS someone WORSE off than you. Believe me I have found that out many times when I've gone to hospital for check ups etc

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    Richard
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