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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