a big thankyou

By rellypoo Latest Reply 2011-12-13 04:44:01 -0600
Started 2011-12-07 23:33:53 -0600

Hello to all my friends, I just wanted to say thankyou for all your thoughts and well wishes. I was going along ok but the last few days I have been crying at the drop of a hat My levels have been between 15.0 and 19.0 ( I don't know what that is in america) I just think that I have let everything build up again with the diabetes and MS and my thyroid is acting up again, and also I have to get my dog put to sleep as it is getting to the cruel stage of his life ( he is 15) I am going to let him see Xmas and then I will have to make the decission. I am going camping this weekend so I can get a clear head again. Thankyou for letting me have a winge and I hope you are all well and that you have a great xmas and an even better new year cheers Narelle

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Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2011-12-09 11:47:35 -0600 Report

Hello my friend. Have not heard from you in a bit. i don't get here as much now that I on on-line dating (OLD, for short). Your levels would be the same here in America, as long as you used the same scale. I see james has provided you with the conversion chart. Yep, You are high. Stres will do all sorts of stuff to your body and you have enough of that to go around for a few people. So sorry to hear of your doggie. A tough choice, but one you have to make. They twine their way into the fabric of your being and when it is time to go, it is hard to let go. Taking him for a final camping trip or is he hurting too much to go? You will be in my thoughts and prayers during this tough time. Jim

GabbyPA 2011-12-08 15:33:29 -0600 Report

Enjoy that trip. Get clear, there is nothing like being outside to do that. Write it down and take action. You have a lot going on, but even just dealing with one of them at a time, you will feel so much better. The worst part of it is the looming decisions, once you make them, even the hard ones, there is a huge relief.

I went through something very similar last year around this time. My numbers were out of control, my husband was bed ridden and one of my dogs was overtaken with cancer. It all came pounding down on me in October. I was on here, much like you, frantic for direction. I made it through as you will too. We are here for you. Just a side note...this year was 110% better!! So look for that silver lining. It's out there.

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2011-12-09 11:48:37 -0600 Report

You had your husband put down?

GabbyPA 2011-12-10 08:10:48 -0600 Report

No....but he sure would not have objected to it last year. Though if I had, he would have never gone out west with me this year and seen his 50th birthday. So I guess he's glad he's still around.

Young1s 2011-12-08 14:46:13 -0600 Report

Hi Narelle. Wow that's really rough. One of my husbands good friends had to put down his dogs a year ago; they were both about the same age as yours. It was hard on him and his family, especially his daughter. But if your dog is going through what his did, it is the most humane way to let him go. I'll pray for your family to have the strength to get through this when the time comes. Take care of yourself, try to enjoy the camping trip and have warm and loving Christmas season. May God's blessings be with you all.

jayabee52 2011-12-08 04:30:07 -0600 Report

Howdy Narelle!

I found a Blood glucose converter which converts your BG system to ours. Here it is: http://diabeticgourmet.com/Tools_and_Calculat...

and plugging your numbers in your 15.0 im mmol/L is 270 in our mg/dl. and your 19.0 converts to 342. Wow!

Are you on any medications for your MS? Because I read that a good number of meds for MS DO cause high BGs . Read it here ~ http://www.healingwell.com/community/default....

However I looked further and found that Hypoglycemia may be a characteristic of MS also. Here ~ http://www.dailystrength.org/c/Multiple_Scler...

It is probably like diabetes. Each person is unique within a certain range of symptoms.

I am sorry to hear of Banjo's trouble and future demise. One hates to euthanize a good and faithful friend, but one also hates to see them suffer also.

It was my job as daddy to put my sons' pets out of their misery when they got so bad. I always hated it, but I hated to see them suffer also.

May you and yours have a blessed Christmas and a prosperous new year.


rellypoo 2011-12-08 14:22:55 -0600 Report

thanks James I will look at those sites later I am about to go camping. I have decided to get Banjo put to sleep next friday and I will bury him on my dads farm in his favorite flower patch. It is so sad but he is losing his bladder function and I know that he is getting very sore, cried all day yesterday but I know that I am doing the right thing for him. You have a great xmas and new year also my friend

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2011-12-09 11:53:26 -0600 Report

Give Banjo an extra butt scratch from me before you send him on his way, wrapped in your love. Tears are in my eyes because I know the pain you are going through. I know Gabby is right, once you start acting on your decisions things will settle down. And James' comments are right. So many meds will mess with your BS. I guess you need to weigh which you "fear" the most, the long term effects of high BS or the effects of MS. Not easy decisions. Jim

Mickey/CCHT 2011-12-08 00:16:50 -0600 Report

I'm so sorry to hear about your dog! How sad. I know he is more a family member than a pet. I hope you get to have a good Christmas with him.
Enjoy your camping and get re-centered! Have some fun, ok?
As always, praying for you. Take care of yourself.
God Bless, Mickey

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