Seriously folks...

By Latest Reply 2009-05-13 09:12:40 -0500
Started 2009-03-31 20:49:16 -0500

Well, through reading everything on this site, I've decided to take this danged disease alittle, no, ALOT more seriously, folks. For the last 3 days, I've actually tested when I got up in the morning, and tested the rest of the day like I should. I'm working on getting my 14 day average down to 140, (whew what a job), and I've had quite a few more lows, which is good. But when your sugar is 133 and you feel low, that means you are too used to it being high, and that's bad. I also am taking my Synthroid again, and my Lexapro, and I added Citracal for the leg cramps, and for the past 3 nights, no leg cramps waking me up!!

So I owe it to you, my friends, for getting me back on track! My endo will love you ALL!!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

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2009-05-13 00:08:44 -0500 Report

UPDATE!!! I'm now on week 4, with no smokes!! My body is getting adjusted to it, and seeming to not like it much. Hopefully it will get better, sometimes it gets to me, and I wonder if it was better to just keep smoking?

cyncyn 2009-05-13 08:11:55 -0500 Report

The answer to that last statement is NO NO NO!!
You are doing great! Keep it up.
There will always be weak moments, I know, I've had them myself, but I talk myself out it.

Latte Lady
Latte Lady 2009-05-13 09:12:40 -0500 Report

NO! Do not even think about that. In a few weeks you will be amongst smokers and actually be disgusted by the reeking smell on clothes, hair, breath, etc.

2009-04-26 21:34:29 -0500 Report

Today is 10 days smoke free!!! Alot of stressors have hit over the past few days, but I'm hangin tough. I've had to increase my Lexapro dose by 10mg. I had a really REALLY tough day. Good luck max, we'll be ok!!! Keep up the good work!!!

cyncyn 2009-04-26 22:35:03 -0500 Report

congrats to you. kicking the smoke habit is hard. i'm still working on it. couldn't do cold turkey. but you are doing great! kudos to you. keep up the good work. maybe by next week, i can tell you, 10 days smoke free, i sure hope so. congrats again!!

cyncyn 2009-04-26 14:26:23 -0500 Report

also quitting. can't do cold turkey. did once, didn't work. this time, take cigarettes from pack, lay them out on table, and that all you get for the whole day. next thng you know, you have more cigarettes left over, than you do day. down to about 5 a day. getting there slowly, but this time i will make it!!!! congrats to all of you who have already done it. my hat off to you!!!

Anngelia 2009-04-26 12:17:53 -0500 Report

Hey legs, maxcats and anyone else who has quit. I just wanted to check in and see how your doing with not smoking. I hope it's going ok and not too tough.

maxcats 2009-04-27 17:07:38 -0500 Report

I wish I could say I'm a winner, but I'm not completely. I had one very stressful day and wound up smoking that day. Now I'm cutting down everyday and keeping my cigarettes away from myself. I try drinking water, iced tea or even diet Snapple instead of smoking. It is tough going. But I haven't given up!!! I will keep this up until I can just go cold turkey again on less cigarettes than before.

2009-04-18 19:06:34 -0500 Report

Ok, here's the latest: I went to the endo the other day, and he prescribed the patch for me, and I am currently 20 hours, SMOKE FREE!!! I'm feelin pretty good, hubby and me took a nice bicycle ride today, I think he's more worried about me than I am!!!

2009-04-18 19:38:24 -0500 Report

Well you did it! I'm so proud of you and your hubby is still alive? Right? LOL! I told you this already but I'm going to talk with my doc about the patch on Monday… At least I'll have the script around if I get my nerve up! Way to go friend! Hugs, Angie

2009-04-18 20:24:04 -0500 Report

I guess my head was in the 'right place' this time around, ya know? I've tried to quit 3 times before, so hopefully this will be it. After seeing the cadaver at school, it kinda kicked me in the ass, ya know?

I will be your biggest fan if you quit, we can be quitters together!!!

Love n hugs, Joyce

Anngelia 2009-04-23 18:07:48 -0500 Report

Once you quit you'll be so happy that you did. I quit about 20 years ago. About the time it was becoming socially unacceptable. So when I hear people complaining about not being able to smoke in some place I feel very glad that I dont do that anymore. I know its tough in the begining but in time it will become easier and you will be happy that you made the right choice.

maxcats 2009-04-23 22:43:14 -0500 Report

Good for you! It's a tough addiction to quit but definitely worth it. I have been smoke free for only TWENTY-ONE HOURS myself! It's not the first time but I know it must be the last. Everything tells me how bad smoking is for diabetes, neuropathy and many other related things I could have or get and I don't want to add to the problem through stubborness. I am going cold turkey but am proud of anyone who can quit in any manner at all! Keep it up, get those smoke-free days counting and feel proud of yourself for doing this for YOU!! I know if we stick it out it will get easier as the days go by. Good luck.

Anngelia 2009-04-13 13:07:11 -0500 Report

Legs, it is easy to get overwhelmed by this or any illness but I'm glad to hear that you are taking this all seriously and making improvements. We want you to be around for a long time and taking care of yourself is the first step. I think just reading your post helps to encourage me to do the things that I should.

alwaystryin 2009-04-12 20:31:44 -0500 Report

I would just like you to know that you are not alone on this part of the journey. My Wife decided about a year or so ago that we could not 'afford' Insulin and Testing etc. She took this path for about 8 months. Not a good decision. But she became my Hero again when she made the decision to get back on 'track'.

I wish you well…

2009-04-12 20:19:32 -0500 Report

K, it's Easter evening, and I have no chocolate in my house!! I am also back to school, so it's alittle harder to keep testing like I was, but I'm still doing ok!!!

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2009-04-12 20:27:45 -0500 Report

I am so proud of you! But remember don't deny yourself because you might the urge to overdue it and go hog wild on chocolcte and bring it up again. But just let us know because we are always here to get you back on track…Debe

Frustrated mom
Frustrated mom 2009-04-01 13:25:54 -0500 Report

I am so glad to hear that…No foolin? I am glad that the leg cramps have stopped…Keep up the good work…And keep us up to date on the progress…

Happy April Fools to ya

rbergman 2009-03-31 22:01:24 -0500 Report

Glad to see you too have gotten back on track. Keep up the good work and know we are here for you when you hit a low point and we'll do what we can to help get you through it just as you would do for us.

Hugs & Much Luv,

2009-03-31 21:00:06 -0500 Report

That's funny, Seriously Folks and the date is April 1… LOL Legs, you better not be fooling!! Good job getting things under control again .. You deserve it.


2009-03-31 21:01:52 -0500 Report

LOL, Judy, I didn't even notice that. Legs, this better not be an April Fools Joke!

2009-03-31 20:54:36 -0500 Report

Well friend, I'm so glad to hear this. Type 1 and Type 2 are both pains. Managing Type 1 is a little different. I am having major growing pains with Type 1 and still can't figure much of it out. I'm glad to see you're testing regular now because it does sound like your BS has been running high. You're a strong lady and you have my full support. Way to go my friend! Love your attitude. Hugs and love, Angie

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