Wednesday, June 28, 2006

its coming down to nothing more than apathy

(4 p.m.) ***Color me HAPPY!***
We just got back from the drs. and Mr. G got a great report. Over a 3.5 month period, he's lost 20 pounds, which is excellent. He only has 25 more pounds to go and he'll be at his "wedding weight". His hemoglobin A1c test--measures blood sugar over a period of three months--dropped from 10.4 (TERRIBLE) to a more acceptable 7.1. It still needs to come down to the 4 or 5 point range. His blood pressure dropped 10 points without meds; he's now in the 140/90 range, and his cholesterol dropped also. His one cholesterol stayed the same, but the dr said that might be from him eating cheese. He said the usual causes were lots of red meat (hardly ever eat it), milk (don't drink it) and cheese--been snacking on it WAY MORE. There was a period of about five minutes when I was sitting in the waiting room where I totally panicked and worried that I had steered him down the wrong path. When he was at the drs. last, the dr said that if he couldn't bring the hemoglobin test down in this three month period, he would have to go on insulin and he gave him the drug Actos to try and force the pancreas to work harder. We discussed it and he was afraid of the side effects--congestive heart failure EVEN IF you showed no previous signs of heart problems--so we decided to eliminate all the crap from our diets and work with the natural supplements. If was his final decision, but with it was the feeling that I had influenced him in this direction. There was always that thought at the back of my mind that he had pushed his body too far and no matter what we did with his diet, it wasn't going to work, so hearing this news today was fantastic!!
Thanks to everybody who emailed me good thoughts!

Bugs informs me that Star Jones will be on Larry King Live tonight. If you can stomach his idiotic style of interviewing, it might make for an interesting show. I'm curious to see if she shoots herself in the foot. More than she already has, that is.

What a bunch of shit this is. "In the preamble of the FDA's new "Final Rule" to take effect on June 30, the agency asserts that FDA approval of prescription drugs -- and their implied safety -- may no longer be second-guessed by consumers or organizations of any kind. The FDA's stamp of approval, the agency claims, is an absolute declaration of safety of all such drugs, for any use whatsoever, including off-label use (the use of drugs on health conditions that were never tested in clinical trials)." As if that isn't ridiculous enough, here's the worst part, "The "Final Rule" that consumers can no longer sue drug companies for the harm caused by any FDA-approved drug, even if the drug's manufacturer intentionally misled the FDA by hiding or fabricating clinical trial data." Oh yeah the FDA is really on OUR side, isn't it? If the pharamaceutical companies can pimp whatever drugs they want without any legal recourse, God help us all. Those greedy bastards will become even more ruthless and sloppy than they already are.

(12 a.m.) Ok, keep your fingers crossed because today is the day Mr. G goes for his check up. His last set of bloodwork
was gawd awful--his hemaglobin test should have been about a 4 or 5 and it was 10.4--
but we've watched REALLY WELL these last three months. The doctor told him it would take at least three months to get the
build-up of sugar out of his system, but since we've been taking this Glucotor 2, we both feel a HUGE difference.
We tried Diabeticine to begin with, but I didn't notice much of a difference. We've been taking Glucotor 2 for almost a month.
I wish we had been taking this all along.
With Diabeticine, you had
to wait an hour before you ate, but with Glucotor 2, they tell you NOT to wait longer than 10 minutes.
Soooo keep a good thought, please, because his appointment is at 11.

When Manuel, my lawnboy, was mowing the grass yesterday, he hit a clump of SOMETHING and all of a sudden
my eyes started watering and my nose and throat got itchy.
He is SO not worth the $2 an hour and all the corn fritters he can eat that I pay him!!
I immediately took several Ester C tabs and I'm feeling better now, but damn.
I'm not usually one to deal with any sort of weed allergies--food allergies/sensitivities, YES--so that felt pretty miserable.

While Manuel was doing all of the yard work, I spent a good bit of time perusing books on decks to pick out "my dream deck."
You know you're po' when you have to dream about having a damn deck. My dream deck isn't huge and it has lattice sides
because....Goddess likes her privacy!! It's rectangular in shape and would put the neighbor's decks to shame!
Especially Lurlene's. I don't care if she DOES have a microwave, frig, washer/dryer combo and a tv on her deck. Damn show off. It would be fabu to have one though, because I've always fantasized about going out on my deck and
writing the Great American Novel. Or watching porn DVD's while I update my Hott Cops' site, whichever comes first.

Speaking of porn, I started watching the DVD's Richard sent me yesterday. Dang. I go through periods of years where I
don't watch, now I've been watching it more, and well, it works me up TREMENDOUSLY.
I guess it's just that time of month--the first through the 30th...LOL;)


Ron Southern said...

Bah! Humbug!

Mushy said...

Wanted to let you know what I told Ron:

Well, I decided to do my part for your counter, and Goddess (Main Site), Grouchy Old Cripple, and PawPaw's House - I linked you all. You guys keep me laughing - that's the best thing anyone can do for mankind.

My little site won't do much, but every little bit gets you closer to the million Goddess says she has!


Goddess said...

I could have a jillion hits, Mushy, and the fact remains--I'm not making a penny off my site so it doesn't much matter!! I do it for the LUV...but hell, bucks wouldn't hurt. LOL:)

Malnurtured Snay said...

But if you had a jillion hits, and you got a penny per hit ... you could buy me a Jeep!!! ROCKIN!

Goddess said...

OR five more inferior Kias for myself...LOL;)