CHIT CHAT CHIT CHAT ... so what shall we talk about ? June.

DeLoris

Rusty Woman
I miss you toooooo!
It is lovely to hear from you DeLoris, you have been through so much with your spine and then the Covid causing your lips to dry up and burn, I am so pleased you are feeling brighter, hopefully you wont have to wait to long for the nerve to be numbed, in time you will will get your yearly books done faster by not doing anymore challenges. I think sometimes we put to much pressure on our selves and find things get on top of us...
Take care and come back when your ready, sending lot's of hugs.xxx JA7
Thank you so much Poppy! :)
 

DeLoris

Rusty Woman
Thank you so much Robyn. You know, it was actually my mouth condition that made it easy to start my new way of eating. It hurt so bad to eat, I just didn't want to. I am determined NOT to be Diabetic. I'm not doing anything special for "weight loss". I don't eat bread, noodles, or pasta of any kind. No potatoes and I only eat berries for fruit. It is a 1/2 Adkins and 1/2 Keto way of eating. It's working! My sugar is not normal, but it is coming down. I truly really enjoy it and if I want to go out to eat with my friend, I do (just not often)! I just try to stay as low carb as I can. I don't count anything and eat what I want. I just don't want to each much anymore. I crave nothing! I am shocked! I was always a bread and pasta fanatic. There is nothing I can't have, if I make it keto (so many delicious recipes on You Tube). Have you ever tried Chaffles? They are my new best friend! There are tons of recipes for different kinds on You Tube and they are delicious! Ha! I'll make a page about Chaffles! LOL
Guess what? My doctor is thrilled! I've lost 25 lbs and my AIC is 5.4!!! Yeah!!! I am sooooo happy! I will continue eating the way I have been, so I don't become diabetic again!
 

nemla

love a challenging challenge
Challenge Host - May
@DeLoris I am so pleased something is finally going your way. You must be so proud of your self for sticking with it. I hope your other tests and procedures have an equally happy outcome.
 

Ev

Miss Social Chatty-ness
I had a "well check up" - Medicare pays for it once a year - on Tues. I'm good to go. Lost weight, guess the combo of Covid and then the teeth. Never put too much faith in their numbers since that scale is probably way off. Had to fill out papers with ridiculous questions. My poor PA, Barb - waiting for me to get finished. One question - recently have you thought about harming yourself or others? Now - really - I said to her - that is 2 questions ... no about harming myself and a BIG yes about harming others! She just said, get on with it Evelyn ... geesh!
 

DeLoris

Rusty Woman
I had a "well check up" - Medicare pays for it once a year - on Tues. I'm good to go. Lost weight, guess the combo of Covid and then the teeth. Never put too much faith in their numbers since that scale is probably way off. Had to fill out papers with ridiculous questions. My poor PA, Barb - waiting for me to get finished. One question - recently have you thought about harming yourself or others? Now - really - I said to her - that is 2 questions ... no about harming myself and a BIG yes about harming others! She just said, get on with it Evelyn ... geesh!
OMG - this is a hoot! I'm glad about your weight loss (if you wanted to lose). LOL
 
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Ev

Miss Social Chatty-ness
I FORGOT - I now have gout in my left thumb ... OMGawd ... that joint at the base and the whole area has been sore for a couple of weeks (I forgot that too) - then Wed middle-of-the-night pain woke me up; then Thurs the OMG pain hit ... I wanted to chop off that hand! Called dr. office, poor Barb called me back ... she said since I've never been treated for gout I'd hafta come IN. Then she & I had a convo about that ... she called in a Rx ... I love her ... took 2 yesterday, dose is 3x a day ... the pain did not jolt me awake last night ... it did try but I had a convo with that gout stuff. Just gotta be stern :-8
 

DeLoris

Rusty Woman
I FORGOT - I now have gout in my left thumb ... OMGawd ... that joint at the base and the whole area has been sore for a couple of weeks (I forgot that too) - then Wed middle-of-the-night pain woke me up; then Thurs the OMG pain hit ... I wanted to chop off that hand! Called dr. office, poor Barb called me back ... she said since I've never been treated for gout I'd hafta come IN. Then she & I had a convo about that ... she called in a Rx ... I love her ... took 2 yesterday, dose is 3x a day ... the pain did not jolt me awake last night ... it did try but I had a convo with that gout stuff. Just gotta be stern :-8
OMG! I hear that is sooo painful! I am glad the pills help some. JA7
 
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Robyn

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I know all about gout @Ev. I suffer in my toes, and fingers to a lesser extent. The last time I had a severe episode (towards the end of last year), I couldn't get shoes on at all for weeks, the pain was bad!! The doctor gave me steroids and that brought it under control - until next time. He wanted to get me on something more permanent, but I said no, let's see how bad it gets. I hate stuffing my body with what may or may not be unnecessary mediation, I already take three daily blood pressure tablets and that is just holding the blood pressure for now. I have extremely poor kidney function and am bordering on being a diabetic, so I just don't want to take more medication if it can be avoided........ there, that's my pity party story for the day! LOL
 

DeLoris

Rusty Woman
I know all about gout @Ev. I suffer in my toes, and fingers to a lesser extent. The last time I had a severe episode (towards the end of last year), I couldn't get shoes on at all for weeks, the pain was bad!! The doctor gave me steroids and that brought it under control - until next time. He wanted to get me on something more permanent, but I said no, let's see how bad it gets. I hate stuffing my body with what may or may not be unnecessary mediation, I already take three daily blood pressure tablets and that is just holding the blood pressure for now. I have extremely poor kidney function and am bordering on being a diabetic, so I just don't want to take more medication if it can be avoided........ there, that's my pity party story for the day! LOL
Oh My Goodness! I am so sorry Robyn. I hear so many horror stories about the pain of gout. JA7
 

Poppy

Supreme Senior Member
Challenge Host - May
Oh My Goodness! I am so sorry Robyn. I hear so many horror stories about the pain of gout. JA7
I believe gout is a very painful condition and those that suffer have unbearable pain, it was once claimed to be a rich man's disease due to drinking wine which is rubbish, hopefully one day treatment will be better.xx
 

Ev

Miss Social Chatty-ness
@Robyn ~ talking about taking meds ... LOL ~ right now I'm on steroids for my unrelenting itching (today I start 1/4 pill for 4 days and then that's done ... cutting that small pill into quarters, OH Yeah - then antibiotic 2x day for the sinus infection which had gotten BAD for 10 days ... every 12 hrs ... OH Yeah - and now the capsule for gout 3x day ... normally all I take is 1 blood pressure pill !!! This ol brain is saying ~ What the hell is going on, Evelyn?
 

Blackthorne

Premier Senior Member
I FORGOT - I now have gout in my left thumb ... OMGawd ... that joint at the base and the whole area has been sore for a couple of weeks (I forgot that too) - then Wed middle-of-the-night pain woke me up; then Thurs the OMG pain hit ... I wanted to chop off that hand! Called dr. office, poor Barb called me back ... she said since I've never been treated for gout I'd hafta come IN. Then she & I had a convo about that ... she called in a Rx ... I love her ... took 2 yesterday, dose is 3x a day ... the pain did not jolt me awake last night ... it did try but I had a convo with that gout stuff. Just gotta be stern :-8
So sad you are goin´thru such pain, my Friend . I´ll pray that the medics will help ! :oops:
 
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nemla

love a challenging challenge
Challenge Host - May
Yikes @Ev and @Robyn , nasty stuff gout..... you are entitled to any pity party you want. ..... Just don't drink, - since booze does not go well with medications .....JA09
 

Blackthorne

Premier Senior Member
I know all about gout @Ev. I suffer in my toes, and fingers to a lesser extent. The last time I had a severe episode (towards the end of last year), I couldn't get shoes on at all for weeks, the pain was bad!! The doctor gave me steroids and that brought it under control - until next time. He wanted to get me on something more permanent, but I said no, let's see how bad it gets. I hate stuffing my body with what may or may not be unnecessary mediation, I already take three daily blood pressure tablets and that is just holding the blood pressure for now. I have extremely poor kidney function and am bordering on being a diabetic, so I just don't want to take more medication if it can be avoided........ there, that's my pity party story for the day! LOL
Sorry, I missed your comment, Robyn ! What is a gout ?
Google did not tell me. So sorry you are in pain too.:(
 

Ev

Miss Social Chatty-ness
Gout is a common and complex form of arthritis that can affect anyone. It's characterized by sudden, severe attacks of pain, swelling, redness and tenderness in one or more joints, most often in the big toe. An attack of gout can occur suddenly, often waking you up in the middle of the night with the sensation that your big toe is on fire. The affected joint is hot, swollen and so tender that even the weight of the bedsheet on it may seem intolerable.

Gout symptoms may come and go
Sorry, I missed your comment, Robyn ! What is a gout ?
Google did not tell me. So sorry you are in pain too.:(
 

Poppy

Supreme Senior Member
Challenge Host - May
Just letting you all know I have my 6 monthly check up this afternoon with the specialist, I have an Xray first then he will look at it and see if all is well with the surgery he did on my back in November,I am still not allowed to bend, I am hoping he will say I can go on vacation again,my only worry is I cannot stand for a long time as I get a lot of discomfort, and the ques at the Airports here in the U.K are horrendous, my Sister in Law was waiting nearly 4 hours when she went 2 weeks ago,if we do get to go it will be around September for one weeks trial,I will update how I get on later today.
Just had a phone call appointment cancelled today, waiting for new appointment now.
I have a New Appointment for Thursday.
 
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Rose Thorn

Senior Member
Challenge Host - May
It is not my desire to upset anyone with my post here so, please do not take it personally.... I was just reading through all the posts in this thread when it suddenly struck me that many are using this forum as if it's a personal journal or diary. I'm a bit turned off by this: what will we share next (the state & frequency of our bowel movements perhaps)?

I will stay away so I don't cause someone else (or myself) to get in a tizzy.
 
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