Medical

Diabetes Update

By pwsadmin / September 19, 2021 /

—Diabetes Update— I prick my fingers and draw blood to keep up with my Blood Sugar levels throughout each day. My fingertips are raw and hurt all the time because of all the “Pricking.”Seriously, I check my blood sugar around six times, if not more, each day. When I returned home from Gatlinburg the other…

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Health Update

By pwsadmin / September 17, 2021 /

To All Who Keep Up with My Health I got to the heart doctor at 9:45 AM. The place was busy, but they had it under control because right at 10:00 AM, they called me back. My nurse asked me if I had drunk anything with Caffeine this morning. I said, “Um, yeah. Lots. I’ve…

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Dragging

By pwsadmin / September 16, 2021 /

—Dragging— I woke at 6 AM CST. This morning. I sleep with a nighttime urine bag.It holds 4000cc of output and has a good 6-foot hose that runs from the bag to my Urostomy, “Squiggy.” I drag myself out of bed. Say “Ouch” several times as I get up and head into the Kitchen.My bag…

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Health Update

By pwsadmin / September 15, 2021 /

To Family and Friends Who Keep Up with My Health: I’ve written about my fast heart rate in the past. My heart beats at around 110bpm.It’s been that way for as long as I can remember.My Primary Care Physician (PCP) want’s me to get it checked out since I am now 45 and very soon…

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Defibrillator

By pwsadmin / August 11, 2021 /

With our health being what it is at this house, we decided it was time to get a Defibrillator in case of an emergency. —Defibrillators are devices that restore a normal heartbeat by sending an electric pulse or shock to the heart. They are used to prevent or correct an arrhythmia, a heartbeat that is…

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A Day In The Life

By pwsadmin / August 7, 2021 /

—A Day In The Life – Ostomy Care— When I started “Walking with Spina Bifida,” I wanted to tell about the “Normal” everyday life of someone disabled. The Good, The Bad, The Ugly. A “Tell All” of my life and what I deal with daily. I’ll go ahead and tell you now to scroll past…

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Urine Not Looking Good

By pwsadmin / July 10, 2021 /

First off, I feel fine.I am not running a fever, either. Today, this morning, really, my urine looked real bad. Like “Pet Milk.”It’s normal for me to have pus or mucus in my urine. (At least, that is what it looks like)Today, however, my urostomy bag looks like a bag full of Pet Milk. Since…

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Health Update 7/8/21

By pwsadmin / July 8, 2021 /

To All Who Keep Up With My Health: I posted that I’ve always had a fast heartbeat.But, on my last visit to my Primary Care Physician, my heart rate was in the ‘120’s Bpm. So, I got referred over to a heart doctor. I had that visit today. I had an EKG done today, and,…

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Health Update 6/28/21

By pwsadmin / June 28, 2021 /

To everyone who keeps up with my health: You may or may not know, but in 2019 I was diagnosed with Type II Diabetes. Since then, I’ve been put on medication as well as insulin, and I’ve been pretty good at keeping my blood sugar under control. My average blood/sugar range is 105-110, which the…

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Dentist Visit

By pwsadmin / June 19, 2021 /

I spent some time today at the dentists’ office getting a temporary installed. (I like saying it like that) I absolutely dread going to the dentist for things like this.I’d much rather have to endure another surgery. The dentist deadened my face so that he could perform the procedure. I don’t mind shots at all—except…

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