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    My Diabetes Story

    Hi,

    My story start with an injury that occured at the end of 2009. i injured my shoulder while playing with our puppy. At first the doctor thought i had just pulled a muscle, so we went with that treatment. As time went on I lost a lot of movement in my shoulder. So, off i went for an MRI and PT. After going to PT for a few weeks i went to see a surgeon who diagnosed me with a frozen shoulder and a torn rotator cuff. Back to PT for a month, not much movement gained, so in April of 2010 I had surgery to unfreeze the shoulder. Back to PT for the next 2 months. While i gained full movement in my shoulder the rotator cuff didn't heal, so in July it was back in for repair of the rotator cuff. After 2 weeks in a sling i was back in PT. the shoulder was healing really well, i was really happy.

    then in October while at PT i wasn't feeling to well, so afterward i stopped at a priority care that was next door. The doctor diagnosed me with a sinus infection and bronchitis, gave me some antibiotics that he said might be hard on my stomach. that was on a Monday. By wednesday i was having tummy issues, but felt it was just the antibiotic causing it. All I knew for sure was i felt really sick. All I was doing was sleeping. i didn't feel hungry and when i forced myself to eat i got sick. Early Friday morning (4am), i got out of bed to go to the bathroom. i knew i was disturbing my hubby and my shoulder was hurting so i decided to head into a different room to sleep in a chair. Well, i passed out before i got to the chair. This is when we decided i needed to go to the ER, so off we went. I'll be really honest, i don't remember much of Friday or Saturday at the hospital, except for the ER doctor asking me how long i had been a diabetic, and me answering that i wasn't. Then him telling me, oh yes you are, your Blood Glucous read is 550. From then until Saturday morning things are quite hazy. i don't remember much but sleeping for those two days. i do remember being tested every hour to see what my BG were, but that's about it. Finally by Saturday morning my bg was down quite a bit and they had gotten my electrolites straightened out so i was fully consious. Seems, my electrolites were way to low and that was also causing me to want to sleep.

    Anyway, i was in the hospital until the following Friday when they released me to come home. insulin and meter in hand, here i am.

My dLife Activity

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      justpatti draggy would be a better way to explain it.

      Mood: tired
      Yesterday at 8:21pm
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      justpatti posted to whip's forum thread.

      Monday at 7:52pm
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      justpatti Spring cleaning is started, Now we need a little achy face to show just how i really feel this morning. ;)

      Mood: accomplished
      April 11 at 8:56am
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      justpatti No reason, just am.

      Mood: content
      April 8 at 12:39pm
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      justpatti Just feel t peace with the world today

      Mood: giddy
      April 6 at 9:41am
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      justpatti Looking forward to an evening out.

      Mood: content
      April 5 at 10:43am
    • type1

      justpatti tired and feeling a bit off tonight. Not sure what that's all about..

      Mood: tired
      April 2 at 7:42pm
    • type1

      justpatti that we were able to find more wood pellets for our stove.

      Mood: thankful
      March 31 at 8:24pm
    • type1

      justpatti more snow!

      Mood: cranky
      March 30 at 10:44am
    • type1

      justpatti Another winter storm is possible! Arghh....

      Mood: aggravated
      March 29 at 9:38am
    • type1

      justpatti off for a walk, before it rains!

      Mood: awake
      March 28 at 10:05am
    • type1

      justpatti lots to do today!

      Mood: busy
      March 27 at 9:20am
    • type1

      justpatti just relaxing this morning.

      Mood: calm
      March 25 at 10:10am
    • type1

      justpatti Time for bed.

      Mood: tired
      March 24 at 8:40pm
    • type1

      justpatti the pain is subsiding. So thankfully for ibuprofin at a time like this.

      Mood: thankful
      March 22 at 8:38pm
    • type1

      justpatti in pain!

      Mood: frustrated
      March 22 at 9:38am
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      justpatti posted to elisa01's forum thread.

      Forum Topic: New user here...
      March 22 at 9:37am
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      justpatti added a comment to soon2bwife's blog post.

      many life challenges
      I have been on this website before, however that was awhile ago. Losts of...
      March 22 at 9:36am
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      type1
      I'm sorry you are dealing with so much all at once. Holding a grudge though won't help. The best thing you can do is except everything, hen find what works to make you feel better. I know that is easier said then one. Venting here is a good thing to do, as I'm sure there are other's out there that are going through similar things and might be able to help you. Hope things get better for you soon. Patti
      March 22, 2014 9:36 AM CDT
      Being a diabetic is really frustrating. And being with others that do not understand are not any easier. You should let someone in your Human Resource department, at work, know about your diabetes. If you have a low episode, someone should know how to take care of you if you can't. When I did this myself, it allowed my co-workers to know why I was having some of the issue that go with diabetes (irritable, low blood sugar, etc). It really helped.
      Also try to get enough rest. When I don't...


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      April 4, 2014 10:48 PM CDT
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      justpatti The sun is shining.

      Mood: pleased
      March 18 at 10:45am
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      justpatti to see the sun, even if it's bitter cold out there.

      Mood: pleased
      March 13 at 10:02am
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      justpatti Will this winter ever come to an end?

      Mood: frustrated
      March 12 at 10:20am
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      justpatti Feeling miserable today. Round 2000 with a cold. Not like me at all.

      Mood: sick
      March 9 at 10:02am
    • type1

      justpatti Lots to do!

      Mood: busy
      March 6 at 9:39am
    • type1

      justpatti so tired today!

      Mood: lazy
      March 4 at 1:36pm
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      justpatti posted to heartxtwo's forum thread.

      March 2 at 7:47pm
    • type1

      justpatti and cold again!

      Mood: tired
      February 25 at 9:17am
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      justpatti back to the cold and snow tomorrow. :(

      Mood: stressed
      February 23 at 7:36pm
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      justpatti for feeling close to my old self!

      Mood: grateful
      February 21 at 2:00pm
    • type1

      justpatti That this cold is on the way out. The mucenix seems to be working, but only time will tell for sure.

      Mood: optimistic
      February 19 at 2:00pm
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      justpatti Still not feeling well. Taking mucenix, like I was told. Hope it does something soon.

      Mood: sick
      February 18 at 7:53pm
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      justpatti added a comment to yourfriendmo11's blog post.

      I am back
      Its been a long time, but, I am back. I had trouble getting in. I am still...
      February 18 at 7:44pm
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      welcome back!
      February 18, 2014 7:44 PM CST
      Thanks you all. I have been hanging in there. Balancing my A1c.
      February 22, 2014 1:29 PM CST
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      justpatti Thankful that I have a doctor's appointment in the AM. This cold needs to go.

      Mood: sick
      February 16 at 7:42pm
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      justpatti Nasty, nasty cold happening!

      Mood: sick
      February 15 at 1:08pm
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      justpatti to see the sun!

      Mood: happy
      February 12 at 9:43am
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      justpatti COLD!

      Mood: cranky
      February 8 at 9:11am
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      justpatti Just enjoying life.

      Mood: indifferent
      February 6 at 2:07pm
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      justpatti Just enjoying life.

      Mood: content
      February 4 at 1:57pm
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      justpatti That Seattle won the super bowl, Have a great day everyone!

      Mood: happy
      February 3 at 10:48am
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      justpatti added a comment to shellylynn's blog post.

      new year old diabetic
      Ok I still around here on the internet but i ok been to the endo and my a1c...
      February 1 at 3:13pm
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      I have been using high-potency Cinnamon with Chromium along with my Metformin. Instead of averaging 156 per day I am now averaging 109 - near normal. I got my Cinnamon/Chromium at Nature's Bounty for $23. I am a new diabetic and went through Diabetic Education with a Certified Diabetic Educator. She said my log book shows the Cinnamon is helping, but this is the first time she had seen log-book proof that it helps. She had heard in general that it is a good thing to supplement with.
      January 27, 2014 9:32 AM CST
      type1
      You should feel like super woman with everything that is going on in your life. Sorry to hear that your Mom is in so much pain.
      February 1, 2014 3:13 PM CST
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      justpatti Weather is so dark and yucky. This has been a long winter and lots more of it to go.

      Mood: bored
      February 1 at 3:11pm
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      justpatti for a change, off for a second walk while the weather allows it.

      Mood: energetic
      January 31 at 12:40pm
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      justpatti and cold.

      Mood: tired
      January 28 at 9:45am
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      justpatti But cold. So tired of this feeling. :(

      Mood: calm
      January 27 at 2:18pm
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      justpatti Freezing! Need a little guy who is frozen t put up herre.

      Mood: grumpy
      January 26 at 11:47am
    • type1

      justpatti So ready for some warmth.

      Mood: grumpy
      January 25 at 1:02pm
    • type1

      justpatti That my knee isn't as badly hurt as I thought yesterday.

      Mood: thankful
      January 24 at 1:12pm
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      justpatti posted to reeniek's forum thread.

      January 24 at 1:11pm
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      justpatti So tried of this bitter cold weather. Enough already!

      Mood: irritated
      January 23 at 9:20am