Daily Archives: March 1, 2019

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields-Addicted to Purple – Weekly Prompt – 100 words


Rochelle Wisoff-Fields-Addicted to Purple – Weekly Prompt – 100 words

PHOTO PROMPT © Jean L. Hays

Memories by Teresa Smeigh 2019

We were all waiting excitedly as we were coming closer and closer to our destination. Our parents had met at this little store on the side of the highway during a hold-up and we were making a trip to see the place that was such a large part of their memories together.

Mom started to count down the miles as our destination was coming closer and closer. Mom said one mile left and looked excitedly to the left of our car.

The area was run-down. The only building in sight was an empty, boarded up store. So much for memories.

Tessa

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also a devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.com (this blog contains my old work mostly although occasionally I do add something new here), new work is mainly on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com

#WEEKENDCOFFEESHARE : Now I am using an insulin pump!


#WEEKENDCOFFEESHARE : Now I am using an insulin pump!

Directions from ECLECTICALLI

Weekend Coffee Share is a time for us to take a break out of our lives and enjoy some time catching up with friends (old and new)!

Grab a cup of coffee and share with us! What’s been going on in your life? What are your weekend plans? Is there a topic you’ve just been ruminating on that you want to talk about?

All are welcome! Just add your link to the Linky-List, and be sure to visit others and join in their conversations! The link will be open from Friday February 8th at 7am (Pacific Time) until Monday February 11th at 7am (Pacific Time) to give us a good range of “weekend”!

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If we were to have a coffee chat this weekend it would be about my new insulin pump. I didn’t want it. I hate change. The class showed me how easy it would be once I finally got it into my mind and not needing constant help be it the instruction manual or a real live person on the 24/7 phone center.

It will be expensive so I have to convince myself I am worth it. I don’t have all the numbers yet so don’t know how much it will finally end up costing me, but I went from 4 injections a day to one every 3 days (72 hours). I have noticed my glucose numbers are more even and lower and I have to be more careful what I put in my mouth as I have to count the carbs so the little machine can figure out how much insulin to dispense besides the hourly amounts it sends to help keep my numbers under control.

I have a tube always attached to me and the little machine. Certainly doesn’t do much for accessorizing LOL!

Tessa

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also a devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.com (this blog contains my old work mostly although occasionally I do add something new here), new work is mainly on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com

SoCS for Saturday March 2, 2019


SoCS for Saturday March 2, 2019

Here’s your prompt:

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “cele-.” Find a word that starts with or contains “cele” and use it any way you’d like. Enjoy!

Here’s the rules from Linda Hill:

1. Your post must be stream of consciousness writing, meaning no editing (typos can be fixed), and minimal planning on what you’re going to write.

2. Your post can be as long or as short as you want it to be. One sentence – one thousand words. Fact, fiction, poetry – it doesn’t matter. Just let the words carry you along until you’re ready to stop.

3. I will post the prompt here on my blog every Friday, along with a reminder for you to join in. The prompt will be one random thing, but it will not be a subject. For instance, I will not say “Write about dogs”; the prompt will be more like, “Make your first sentence a question,” “Begin with the word ‘The,’” or will simply be a single word to get you started.

4. Ping back! It’s important, so that I and other people can come and read your post! For example, in your post you can write “This post is part of SoCS:” and then copy and paste the URL found in your address bar at the top of this post into yours.  Your link will show up in my comments for everyone to see. The most recent pingbacks will be found at the top. NOTE: Pingbacks only work from WordPress sites. If you’re self-hosted or are participating from another host, such as Blogger, please leave a link to your post in the comments below.

5. Read at least one other person’s blog who has linked back their post. Even better, read all of them! If you’re the first person to link back, you can check back later or go to the previous week by following my category, “Stream of Consciousness Saturday,” which you’ll find below the “Like” button on my post.

6. Copy and paste the rules (if you’d like to) in your post. The more people who join in, the more new bloggers you’ll meet and the bigger your community will get!

7. As a suggestion, tag your post “SoCS” and/or “#SoCS” for more exposure and more views.

8. Have fun!

SoCS badge by Pamela, at https://achronicalofhope.com/

Photo courtesy of www.pixabay.com

Celebrating the act of learning how to use my new insulin pump and doing the whole thing myself with instructions. Now I worry as it will soon be time to do it all on my own as the tubing part that goes into my stomach to ferry the insulin automatically along, will have to be changed. I have to change it every 3 days (72 hours) and this is where the needle is. One needle every 3 days is much better than 4 injections a day so there is one good thing about this whole thing I have to wear. Next the reservoir that holds the insulin solution is going to run out and I will have to fill it. These 2 things my mind has forgotten after the class and so I will struggle with the instructions that come with it and worse comes to worse I will call the 24 hour number for help from the company itself.

I am given a small dose of fast-acting insulin every hour to help control highs, plus I have to count carbs for all food and put that in the actual pump and that will do all the figuring out how much insulin I need to send through the injection site via the tube.

I have already noticed the fact that my glucose numbers are much more even and lower now. I fought this hard, but in the long run it will definitely be better for me although the costs are not great. It is expensive, very expensive, but it is my health at stake and I have to take that into account. Diabetes is a dangerous disease and it is a major cause of deaths due to complications of high blood sugar.

I celebrate my future health!

Tessa

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also a devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.com (this blog contains my old work mostly although occasionally I do add something new here), new work is mainly on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com