Category Archives: Marine Corps

Sugar level slightly raised to 125 this morning.


Still not a bad reading, but could be better.

I was just on Facebook and my grandson the Marine is in a relationship. God I am getting old LOL!

She is a nice girl and went with my daughter to the graduation.

I was married to my Marine when he graduated. They got him months after our wedding.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

Glucose number 97 this afternoon


I took my sugar level at 6 AM and it was 127 and then I took it again at noon before eating and it was 97. Then I had a Jimmy Dean Breakfast bowl and for some reason it didn’t taste right, but it only had about 19 grams of carbohydrates in it. My appetite still isn’t right despite stopping the Victoza.

Today is the graduation from Boot Camp for my grandson. Probably done already and they are scrambling to get back on the road. My ex-husband flew in. He lives in Jersey too. I missed going, but not missing spending 3 days with him.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

My daughter is off to see her Marine!!


I was supposed to go to, but my health is not the best and no one wants me stuck in a hospital far away from home. Plus my anxiety was so high, I was really scared. Therefore I am back on anxiety and bipolar meds.

Our Marine is now a PFC, meritoriously promoted from PVT.  He also got the highest combined PFT/CFT. SO PROUD OF THAT BOY.

My sugar was only 130 this morning and that is eating a full dinner (including bad fries…bad, bad, bad LOL) and a snack of popcorn before bed. So tired of pricking my finger. At least I don’t have to prick my belly at the moment. Wait to see what medication the endocrinologist tries next. The Victoza was injection. So are a lot of the new ones they have come up with. That kept my sugars too low since I couldn’t eat with it. NO appetite.

My eyes are getting worse. Must wear my reading glasses for the computer now. I also have bifocals for distance and magnifying glasses for the really small stuff. My eyes are starting to show the diabetes. Kind of scary. Hate to lose my sight. However I am going to go with the fact that my eyesight is fine and nothing is going to go wrong because I am finally watching my diabetes. I put my faith in God, God will it.

I have a chiropractor appointment and a therapy appointment today.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

Grandson on his way to boot camp for the US Marine Corps


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Me, middle is my grandson leaving for boot camp Monday and on the right is my son. Been thinking alot about when I was a Marine wife and the life on the base. I miss it and it was 40 years ago.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

Less than 2 hours before…


Less than 2 hours before my oldest grandson was set to graduate high school, my daughter calls to invite my father and I. Talk about last minute. Family drama as always.

Met his Marine recruiter. He will be going to boot camp in January. He has a summer job. He wants to be an aircraft mechanic.

Tessa