Sunday, April 27, 2008


Hello, I pray that everyone is doing/feeling fine today.

Well, nothing has changed since I last wrote. Not even my legs. But, I also don't know how long it takes for those socks to help. My BP and Sugar doing the same as well, high.

Again, I didn't do anything last night. My whole body just hurts so bad. The 'normal' back, hip and leg pain. Then this water retension pain. YEOUCHIE!
I'm doing the best that I can do and with what I have. It seems as though that I have friends here in J-Land that has been looking out for me and that does not go unoticed. :o) Thank you! :o) Thats the greatest help a person can have, support from their friends. :o)

Again, if anyone has any suggestions, please go ahead and let me know. I really do appreciate it. :o)
And your ideas are what I'm saving to print out. I hope that you don't mind. I can also show all of them to my doctor.
I found out that I have a new nurse. Boy I hope this one is better. I just don't like a lot of people coming in and out of my house.
I'm leaving now. May God bless all of you!

The past is never dead, it is not even past.
-William Faulkner



jeanno43 said...

It is so hard to get your blood sugars down and keep them down especially when you cannot exercise like other people.  As you know I rarely leave the house so lots of walking is not an option for me.  They have told me to get as much exercise around the house as I can, dance around to music, do weight exercises with baked bean tins in my hand, anything that will help.  I have tried it but at my age and with my arthritis I find that the next day I am in agony, either it starts my lower back off or my neck, then I am back to square one not being able to do anything much.  I feel for you because I know what a constant worry it is.  I will say a prayer for you my friend.

pharmolo said...

Have emailed my suggestions a few days back, Lisa. I hope the water retention can be sorted real soon, you hinted that it showed on the ECG. Try to get your new nurse to organise you an IV Lasix (it does work by IV if not by mouth). Let's hope she is more useful than the last one.

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ajquinn354 said...

Lisa so glad you are getting another nurse, I pray this one takes the time to check you over, contact the doctors and helps you dear.  The TED will take a bit of time before you see improvement in your swelling, hang in there dear. Just take care of yourself Lisa....hope you start to see some improvement.  Arlene (AJ)

kirkbyj05 said...

My dear Lisa,

I hope that this nurse is a much nicer one than the last one and that she cares enough to follow up your symptoms.  
I hope Guido's suggestion is implemented soon.  It makes sense if the Laxis works better intravenously to have that done instead of taking them orally.
Hang in there my friend.
Much love
Jeanie xxxx

chat2missie said...

Take it easy and enjoy your week.

gehi6 said...

I hope you can keep on posting.  I try to come every day to see how you are doing, although when things aren't changing am hard put to think of something to say or suggest on some days.  I just want to say I will try to come every day to check on you.  Hoping you will get some relief for whatever they are trying.  I do think that when a person comes in who is still at home, there is some detachment.  Here, people are often in care centers when they are having the struggle you are.  But I know you don't want to leave your home and family where you have better access to them unless you absolutely have to.  Here we have had people who would go into hospice or else hospice comes to them, and I found this service to be extremely comforting and good for Pierre. I was told when he was going into congestive heart failure, and he had a wonderful nurse who monitored him well he grew to like very much.  Two people in here were in hospice 5 months and then came back out and one has surved years, while the other lived quite a few years longer, so hospice is not necessarily a death sentence which some people think it is, I think it just results in getting nurses who are trained to deal with extremely bad symptoms.  I don't know if you have hospice there, but it was a godsend for us.  And they came to him, with their team.  I think you might get more caring of your whole self with hospice if you have that service there.   Gerry  

specialadyfink said...

Hopefully this nurse will be competent and give you the proper care.
Hope things start looking up for you soon.
Know  I am thinking of you and praying your BP and sugar levels decline.