Hey, How goes it..

By mehavenomemory Latest Reply 2012-08-09 00:32:53 -0500
Started 2012-07-16 12:41:22 -0500

First I want to introduce myself, I go by the name mehavenomemory, or my friends call me Curly or Mike..

I was diagnosed with Diabetes 2 last December. Some doctors say it was brought on by the pain and stress and drugs I take from a car accident me and my bride were in 4 years ago, and are still suffering from big time.

I gained a lot of weight from being off from this car accident, but since being diagnosed as I said last December, I have lost 31 pounds so far, and have another 29 to go. It'very hard to do with what's going on in my life, and the drugs I take, but I am working very hard at it.. I take Metformin, 1000mg in the morning, 500 at night..

Anyhow.. Hope to get to know you all..

31 replies

Set apart
Set apart 2012-07-20 06:01:54 -0500 Report

Hi Mike welcome to DC, you will like it here great information and a plus you also get to meet new friends! Good luck and congratulations on your weight loss!

CJ55 2012-07-19 23:10:26 -0500 Report

Welcome to DC. Congrats on your weight loss thus far. I wish you luck on continued weight loss. I do hope you & your bride are feeling better soon.

alanab 2012-07-19 16:55:31 -0500 Report

Nice to meet you, and I too love the name. Welcome to the site, and please ask questions when you have them. There's a wealth of information here, and sometimes it can be hard to sort through. Congrats on the weight loss; you're doing one of the best things you can do to help get things under control.

Nana_anna 2012-07-18 08:53:57 -0500 Report

Welcome! and congrats on your weight loss. Hope you and your bride are doing better from the car accident. Good luck with the rest of your weight loss!

"Sue" 2012-07-17 19:32:13 -0500 Report

Hi there ;"Mike" …I could just scream BULL____ that is the dumbest reseason why a person can ,or has diabetes . I hope that you don't really belief that crap . Which I'm sure you don't . But I think the doctors that you talk to should go back to school and get there real degree and not out of a cracker - jack box…I'm sory that they had said that . It is caused by family-heritage, and a history of bad cholestral(?) , history of heart -discease ,and high -blood pressure and yes ,, being over weight adds to it. I'm still learning about too. I hope that I have helped some.

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2012-07-17 15:07:08 -0500 Report

Welcome to DC. Congrats on the weight loss.
Sorry you are having to cope with memory loss. Spent some time dealing with it myself after the nueroinvasive form of West Nile Virus took a whack at me. It is amazing how the simples task could become almost impossible to accomplish when I couldn't remember how to do it.

mehavenomemory 2012-07-17 15:30:40 -0500 Report

Thank you for the welcome.. Sorry bout the nile disease, my Grandfather got that a few years back, and it paralized him, and then he needed to learn to walk again.. Horrible thing to happen to anyone.. My memory loss is from the car accident.. Long term is great, it's short term, and not always just certain things.. it's very weird, and very hard to explain.. Glad to meet you..

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2012-07-17 16:18:48 -0500 Report

Sorry your Grandfather got bit by WNV. Relearning is a struggle but luckily we can. The WNV did affected my short term as well as some long term. Having fewer and fewer problems with it as the brain has fortunately been busy rewiring itself. Our brains are amazing. Hope your brain is able to create new short term memory paths for you. It took, still is working at it, several years to get back to closer to somewhat normal for me.
The black hole that short term memory can fall into is very weird indeed.

mehavenomemory 2012-07-17 16:21:16 -0500 Report

I try and work at it almost everyday, they are trying to get me ready to change careers, and I am taking easy courses on Microsoft Office, but if I take 1 or 2 days off, I have to start all over, because I do not remember it..

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2012-07-17 16:41:07 -0500 Report

Have that problem with learning new job info, not as extreme as you though. Lost my old job and moved when I was sick from MRSA. When I got my current job I spent months going the wrong way in the huge building. Other new hires have problems getting their sense of direction, but it usually takes them only a couple of weeks to get their bearings. Every time I went back to work after my days off there were a few things I had to relearn, luckily they were not the main functions of my job, just minor things. One time I had to radio the person inside memory care to open the door, I just couldn't get the door code right. Ironic that I got to learn what it feels like to lose your short term memory when I work with Alzheimer's and other dementia residents. I claim the WNV was my intensive study in short term memory loss.
Stress can make retaining new things harder. But how not to stress over not remembering is a something I haven't learned yet. I used to be able to learn things fairly easily, now not so much. Hopefully for you as you relearn and your brain puts down new memory tracks you will be able to access more and more of them.

Nick1962 2012-07-16 18:29:07 -0500 Report

Hey Mike, pleased to meet you. Nice work on the weight loss!

mehavenomemory 2012-07-17 04:52:18 -0500 Report

Thank you, still working at it, another 29 pounds to go.. Hard to loose, cuz I pretty much do it just by diet.. About the only excercize I can do is walk, and I do that with my pups..

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