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What was your fasting blood glucose? (full on chat)

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by HarrisonK, Apr 24, 2019.

  1. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 · Expert

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    Thank you for the good wishes. I hope the decision you must make about eye surgery can be made easier with more information of the reassuring kind. Big boy now and as I read every morning, as we rejoice in the gift of this new day, these are all good days and not to be taken for granted.
     
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  2. SaskiaKC

    SaskiaKC Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks @gennepher .

    I would take my cat, my guitar, my favourite irreplaceable books, my laptop and TV and printer, and my favorite clothes. Towels and sheets and the microwave and enough dishes for the cat and me.
     
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    SaskiaKC Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    5.8 this Wednesday morning.

    Happy Birthday, @ianpspurs ! Hugs for the naproxen and also for a wonderful day despite it.

    @johnpol hugs for your eye problems. I have no intention of having cataract surgery until I absolutely have to. Some friends have told me theirs was a snap -- done in a few minutes and no complications; one friend's was a nightmare and left her with a eye infection. She is fine now, but advises me to avoid it if possible. so ...

    Thank you all for the hugs about the move. I have to call the guy in about half an hour or so.

    I see that it is raining in Berkshire this afternoon. Their weather today is much like the weather here, only cooler.
     
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    ianpspurs Type 2 · Expert

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    Thank you for the hug and good wishes. I hope the phone call will provide a solution to allow you to relocate at a time that suits you. Praying for you.
     
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  5. SaskiaKC

    SaskiaKC Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I appreciate what you said about processed foods and crop spraying. I would rather not eat processed foods, but what bothers me more is the frankenfruits I have been seeing in recent years. Watermelons and grapes come to mind immediately -- they have no seeds now. I don't even want to know how they got here. And it amazes me that people of my own generation, or older, have no problem with this -- in fact they say it is so convenient not having to deal with the seeds!?!
     
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    SaskiaKC Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you so much.
     
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    DJC3 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Frankenfruits Brilliant!
     
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  8. Krystyna23040

    Krystyna23040 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    You are right - I never walk to increase my step count but walk to get places and do things. What's really funny is that we keep Sundays (my day off) for walking around the lovely countryside here in Norfolk and we rarely do more steps than I do on a normal working day.
     
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    I can imagine that- I also find that when I ‘go out for a walk’ I often walk a lot slower as I’m enjoying the scenery and not rushing to get anywhere, whereas on a normal busy day I might rush around to get places so end up doing more steps and a more aerobic workout.
     
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    Krystyna23040 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Yes - that's exactly what happens. We amble along enjoying the scenery and chatting to other dog walkers. If course there is then the visit to a cafe or tea room - so a thoroughly enjoyable and relaxing day and probably a good thing as it is the complete opposite of a normal working day.
     
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    happy birthday ian have a fab day xx
     
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    ianpspurs Type 2 · Expert

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    Thank you karen.
     
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    Thank you so much for your prayers. An update: I just got off the phone with the guy. We had a really nice conversation and he cleared up what I misunderstood yesterday. He only wants to start the paperwork at this point. He will send me a letter, then I will start getting the paperwork together and send that to him, then he will process it, and THEN I will need to get a ride up there for an interview, and to see the property.

    So now I am breathing again! Now I can relax and enjoy more coffee and an actual breakfast, sit back and watch the rest of these races today. Absolutely pouring down at Ascot but I do like the Union Jack umbrellas.

    Keep celebrating your big day today! Praying for you too. :)
     
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    ianpspurs Type 2 · Expert

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    Phone call sounds really positive so now enjoy your coffee and breakfast, Really pleased for you.
     
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    SaskiaKC Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    As I first started reading your post I thought of it as a response to maybe @ianpspurs about our lives in general ... and then I realized ... your post sounds exactly like my idea of an ideal life. Just ambling along enjoying the scenery and chatting with other people who are of like minds and interests. And then the sit-down for a meal.

    Actually it's kinda like my life was for some great years -- spending a lot of time standing around holding the lead rope of a horse who was grazing along outside the fence, just standing around in the peace and quiet and not wanting to be any place else on earth ... wet or dry, mud or dust, just sheer joy.
     
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    Thank you. :)
     
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    Krystyna23040 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    That really does sound idyllic - the sheer joy of just being in the moment.
     
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    @gennepher I have often thought if I had to get out in an emergency what would I take?
    I would take the 2 dogs, my phone and tablet, my little book with all my passwords in (I am at that age!) and the fire proof box with all the important documents in. Otherwise the rest is just stuff and stuff can be replaced.
     
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    I hope it will too. Please give her a hug from me (if appropriate) I live in an independent-living, government-subsidized, senior apartment building, and the new one is one too. My best to your mother-in-law.
     
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    Just in from a nice afternoon catching up with an old friend, lots of tea involved. @ianpspurs hope you have had a happy birthday and maybe indulge in a little tot of what you like before bed. @SaskiaKC thank goodness the panic has abated I was worried for you and the KC. I think the older we get its the people (and pets) we love that matter the most, anything else is very much unimportant. If we ever move it will be a small move for the removal firm as most of our furniture is destined for the tip. The photos and the boys’ files will be the most valuable.
     
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