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T2 - extreme stress and illness

Discussion in 'Other Health Conditions and Diabetes' started by nannoo_bird, Apr 7, 2019.

  1. Oldvatr

    Oldvatr Type 2 · Expert

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    I missread the sanity supplies.
     
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  2. Oldvatr

    Oldvatr Type 2 · Expert

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    Thanks. I do not think my Remission would take to such a rich sugarfest. I am getting away with a 2 slice toast + marmalade breakfast quite nicely at the moment.
     
  3. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Legend

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    Bonus! Not all is doom and gloom then. :)
     
  4. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    Are you sure those higher evening numbers aren't affecting your eyesight? :D
     
  5. Brunneria

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    Yeah... but hospital toast... If I was going to indulge it wouldn't be bog standard sliced.
     
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  6. Oldvatr

    Oldvatr Type 2 · Expert

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    I am rather a captive audience here. The alternatives are porrige, cherios, cornflakes, and weetabix.
     
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    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    Aren't (slightly grreen, meaning waaaaaay overcoked) strangled eggs an option? I thought they were standard NHS brakfast fare. Over cooking mandatory of course.
     
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  9. Oldvatr

    Oldvatr Type 2 · Expert

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    Eggs (and bacon) are off the menu here. The list I gave above is complete and we have to have one or the nurses get upset. Alternative is digestive bics or sponge cake from the tea trolley
     
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    o_O
     
  11. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Legend

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    Ah but ... the marmalade hides the taste and makes up for it. :)
     
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  12. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Legend

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    Are you able to walk to the canteen? Bacon and eggs may well be available there. Or are you tied to a low fat diet or risk being decapitated?
     
  13. Oldvatr

    Oldvatr Type 2 · Expert

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    Yes I do get to the coffee shop. It is either a Cosatlot or M&S where they just sell crisps, snacks, sweets, and prepacked meals from cookchill that need a microwave which I have no access to. They do a nice line in Danish pastries and doughnuts twists, bakewell tarts etc made on the premises, but no real food at all at either outlet. Very bad policy of the administrators, but there are not even any vending machines for out of hours support
    The League of Friends shop does a nice cheap coffee but again it is mainly sweets and snacks and a few sandwiches. Again bad choices for me.
     
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  14. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Legend

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    I bet there is a microwave in the nurse's kitchen by your ward. Have you asked? They certainly had a fridge in the one I was in, plus a toaster, so maybe there will be a microwave?
     
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  15. lovinglife

    lovinglife Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Been thinking about you @nannoo_bird - hope you're ok and feeling better (())
     
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    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    Wow. @Oldvatr. I'm gobsmacked and for me that's some doing!
    I guess choosing another hospital for your op won't make much difference?

    Well he are here for you. Even my UK night owl thread might become some use to you if you get bored.
    I don't email much otherwise I'd offer you mine to off load on.
    Your welcome to message me on here anytime though.
    Boy! Sounds like my 3-5 day op admission will be a swift turn around to keep me more active.
    I bet you have no energy at mo?

    Luckily we both have a chance to get better. Yours monitored heavy but mine is all physical enhancement, no matter what. Humf!
    Youre made to rest even though against all your instincts and spirit. I'm made to walk even in huge pain and always in big discomfort. I want to jump and run but all I can manage is a shuffle. I don't think my betablockers help me exert myself, other blood pressure tablets neither.
    My spirit is very very willing but like you my body has other ideas and needs.
    Keep posting. :)
     
  18. Oldvatr

    Oldvatr Type 2 · Expert

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    Your journey strikes me as much harder than mine. Although I have had numerous CVE, I have always bounced back from them. This current mishap is the same. I am able to walk talk pass wind whatever, just as much as before the event. The only change I note now is that my diabetes has just about gone. For example I went to the hospital cafe an hour or so ago, had a monster Latte coffee, and a belgian choccie twist, and walked back to my ward. My sugars, taken after climbing two sets of stairs was 8.1 mmol.l. up from my fasting level of 5.6 this morning. Hooray! Something is working well today.

    Yes I used to be in BUPA, but my experience with it when I had my first heart attack was such that I immediately cancelled my membership. Not impressed. But doctors insist I am too ill to go home or even get home leave. I feel I am definitely bed blocking.
     
  19. DawnOfTheZed

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    Thanks for the reply. Hope you can keep your spirits up. I agree Bupa aren't great but I hoped there might have been some help. Small mercies - the choccie twist? Best wishes
     
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