Category Archives: Diabetes

Diabetes and Victoza


My Diabetes is still out of control. Went on Victoza (daily injection) and it dropped way too low and took my appetite away and family had to force me to eat. After a week and a half doctor said to stop it and go back on my oral meds and try them again. Sugar is higher now and I can eat again.

Back on Klonopin, Trilofon (mood stabilizer) and Paxil.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

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3rd video, but missing a picture. Hmmm, what next?


My channel does not show a picture for this video. Not sure what happened there. It shows here.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

Diabetes numbers coming down, breakfast was too sweet, didn’t eat it all!


Well I am amazed. I have asked God to help me with my diabetes and my numbers which are never below 250 even fasting, were 122 this morning. Breakfast was too sweet. I actually left half of it on the plate. I couldn’t stand the sweet.

One of the ways I am aiming to fix in myself is this craving for sweets. Now I did have a soda though. One step at a time.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

Slowly stabilizing…Tessa


Improvement is slow, but there is improvement and I feel so much better. I still suffer from mental impairment and that is scary. I hate having to have everything explained to me.  I was a straight A student and could have been valedictorian if I cared enough about it. Now I am lucky if I figure out what 2 plus 2 is.

I have to ask for my pills since the psyche nurse at the hospital told my children not to let me have them on my own. I have to ask all the time. What those dumb drs and nurses don’t realize and I talked this over with my psychiatric nurse who does my meds and she agrees.

  1. no one watches me take the pills, I could be saving them
  2. I have used a knife before
  3. I can wrap my car around a tree or into a bridge abuttment
  4. We have tall buildings around here

I am easing back into the computer. I will restart my devotions again soon, maybe even tonight.

I got my insurance set up, but this year it will be more expensive. I have it, but after paying for it won’t be able to use it much. Stupid. Hopefully I won’t lose my extra help from the state.

This year the government gave us a raise in SSDI. None last year. I got 4 dollars and part B Medicare went up $5.00. Wow! Should I grovel at Trumps feet. God only knows what he will do. My son finally got insurance through Obamacare, he paid the fine last year. From what I hear Trump is going to get rid of Obamacare as soon as possible.

I am freezing. I am also at the end of the heating system. I will have to get a new electric blanket. My dad put it down to 66 degrees because of the bill. Shiver.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

This is a copy of my journal I write for my therapist


Journal – morning only – I figured I would put the journal on here so I don’t have to write it over:

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December 14, 2016

Day after therapy and I am still animated. I know it is false since it is mania and not my only mood/mask I show. I still have energy and am cleaning up my room as much as my physical body will let me. This is a breakthrough. Depression I only do what I must do at the very minimum. A huge bag of paper is recycled. This is paper that was shoved on a desk top and some of my file drawers. I still have several boxes down here from when my kids moved me to the downstairs room to prevent falls. I still fall. Fell off the chair yesterday. Getting up was fun and difficult. I did finally make it without screaming the house down in the middle of the night.

My sleep is running for about 3 hours, bathroom break and then up around 5 or 6 AM. This isn’t a bad sleep cycle. I also have a BiPap machine for sleep apnea.

So far today I gathered all the plastic grocery bags and set them on the stairwell for my son. I dusted two large pieces of furniture and took everything off them and dusted them.

I checked my blood sugar. Still way out of control. My doctor is not concerned. He never has been and that is why I got where I was. If I stay manic I will take better control, as long as I don’t get overboard with the mania. Right now, it is at a good point. Helpful, not hurtful. I feel happy and even productive.

I have a long way to go. My moods just aren’t stable though. They still fluctuate.

I took my pills, my inhaler, my eye drops and a glass of water.

I am also setting a goal every day. Keeping it so far. I am working slowly on my poll list. I am taking things slowly because I don’t want to send myself into ultra-mania and lose control. All it takes is a push to send me over the brink.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com