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2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

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adiantum

7.6

This is Goldilocks weather.. not too hot & not too cold.. its just right.

Still sleeping with just a sheet over me but the duvet is  nearby, just in case.

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ran23

119 this morning, then off to the Mall for walking and haircuts.  back home to wine and snacks.  147, guess I will walk, rain or not. 

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Hammer

An 85 (4.72) today.

 

So, the cardiologist put me on two more blood pressure medications a few months ago...the metoprolol tartrate, and the isosorbide mono ER, and he said they were to help relieve my angina. (my blood pressure was fine without those two medications).  I started on them, and three days after I started on them, I began to retain a lot of water.  My feet were swollen so much that I had trouble getting my shoes on, my ankles looked deformed, my legs were huge, as were my arms, wrists and hands.  I called the cardiologist and asked him about it, and he said that those medications wouldn't cause that.  I called the pharmacist and he told me the same thing, so I figured that I must be doing something different, but I wasn't.  I asked the cardiologist to put me on a second diuretic, so he did (lasix).  All that did was to make me have to pee every 20 minutes, but it didn't reduce my water retention.  I finally decided to just stop taking those two blood pressure medications, as well as the diuretic, to see what would happen.  Well, three weeks after I stopped, all of the water retention is gone, plus that fact that those two blood pressure pills that were supposed to relieve my angina, actually made the angina worse!

 

What bothers me about things like this is that I had to pay more to see a specialist (the cardiologist) to get results like this.  As you can imagine, I won't be going back to see the cardiologist again! 

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janice21475

Hammer, You can tell that Doctor, 'Thanks but no thanks!' I am glad you stopped taking them. Not that I encourage 'self medication,' but sometimes you have to listen to your body and not the Doctor. Do take care of yourself I don't like it when friends die on me.

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IrinaHarr

116 for me today. Hope weather cooperates and I can do some lawn raking outside, I love doing it in cool weather (not so much when it gets warm).

My tomato seedlings are about 12" tall, kiri peppers are growing, thai basil a little floppy but grows too, lemon grass sort of faded I think it needs to be seeded outside in full son. Starting giant marigolds today 🌱

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Diana_CT

I have been on metoprolol tartrate since 1999 when I had an episode of Atrial Fibrillation (AFib). The only side affect that I don't like is that when I do something strenuous it takes a little while for my heart to come up to speed.

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meyery2k

100 today.

 

I am still trying to process this.  My Uncle Chris' wood shop was consumed in a fire over the weekend.  He lost all his tools and his lumber.  This is the 2nd time in his life he has suffered this tragedy.  The first being a house fire some years ago.  Today, he posted in Facebook about this piece of koa lumber he found.  He has had this for over 30 years and has not yet found the inspiration of what to make with it.  To see such pure pleasure in spite of tragedy has inspired me for the day.

 

His post and photo...

 

Thirty plus years ago I bought this insane piece of koa wood from Blair Woods - Clarence was THE MAN! who sold it to me. I had saved it for years trying to decide what project to use it on. The grain is impossibly figured, going in many directions. I thought it was lost forever in this fire. It is truly one of a kind

Going through the ashes today I was so numb that I don't really show the joy I have inside finding my piece of wood today.

 

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adiantum

8.2 can I say shoot?

perhaps yesterdays sneezing & todays cough can own up to it.

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janice21475
12 hours ago, meyery2k said:

My Uncle Chris' wood shop was consumed in a fire over the weekend.  He lost all his tools and his lumber.  .  .  .  Today, he posted in Facebook about this piece of koa lumber he found.  He has had this for over 30 years and has not yet found the inspiration of what to make with it.  To see such pure pleasure in spite of tragedy has inspired me for the day.

Mike, What a blessing to receive that treasured piece from the ashes.  However, I am very sorry for his loss.

 

Lately I have been taking a protein shake each night. 1/2 cup blue berries & 1 cup oat milk. I do seem to be feeling a touch stronger since taking it. The container is about to run out and I am open for suggestions on new sources of protein. Anyone taking any and what is the source of protein? The one I have now is whey protein but I have gotten all confused after reading there are all sorts.  I don't want to go back to school just to learn how to choose, I just want to get the best product for my buck. Any suggestions? Thanks.

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Kit

92 here

 

Have had a little drama lately.  For about a month now we thought my mother had had a mild heart attack.  Turns out she has not.  Tests have come back.  Her heart is strong, her arteries and similar are squeeky clean.  She has, however, had long term high blood pressure that was never under good control.  She wouldn't take the med consistently.  Turns out that has caused some thickening on the left (or was it right) ventricle and between that and high blood pressure, it was causing her chest pain and weakness.

 

Anyway, at the least this has been a wake up call for her to actually take her blood pressure pills consistently.  Also they say a lot of this is being caused by high long term levels of anxiety and similar.  My mother has always been one of those people who seems to ride high in this manor and that last 20 years with my brother, my Dad's death and everything that followed that, I am not surprised that she is dealing with anxiety.   They prescribed her a benzo (clanazapam I think it was) to help with that.  Now lets see if we can get her to actually take it consistently.

 

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IrinaHarr

122 today. Done with business meeting, heading out for a walk pleasant 72F and sunshine here :)

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Ahnanimus

70 only because I forgot to test before I went out. This actually is a random test result

 Maybe Sahara dust and poui pollen are good for my bs. They sure aren't doing my sinuses any favour.

Here's a pic of the poui in bloom. How can something so beautiful cause me such misery😄

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adiantum

This eight might be from something I ate.

 

Ahnanimus, that tree is spectacular. I just took a tour of the trees via youtube.

Wow , so much beauty . I hope you get relief from the sinuses soon .

 

Kit, sorry your mum is having issues. It was times like this I used to toast a drink to sterile orphans of the world.

Their lives have to be free of stress.

 

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