Starting the new book,1st chapter ..where to begin?

By jelipscomb Latest Reply 2009-08-28 06:15:22 -0500
Started 2009-08-26 22:21:32 -0500

I have been researching for over a month now and finding out what will be my first step is becoming overwhelming.I bought myself a Bayer Contour meter to help me with remembering to eat and to test.After gastric bypass I have to force myself to eat and then I end up sick .I even have alarms on my cell to remind me to take my meds.My memory is very poor as well as my energy level.So I guess I need to set a goal of getting in control .Ihave went from Super Mom to Bed Potato in 2 years and I don't like this me.I would love any advice because this group has opened my eys to so much!

7 replies

Sarguillo 2009-08-27 18:03:22 -0500 Report

May I recomend a chart,
Put it on your fridge.
List all you need to do that day, take meds, get exersize. eat.
Put your pills in a pill box.
They have the ones you can get with different openings for different times of the day.
At the end of the day, any pills left, are pills you didnt take.
I used one of these for quite a while when I was first diognosed.
Now I just keep them all in a cary tray.
I know what needs to be taken each day and when, but it took some getting used to it.
Also, I keep my tray near where I diposit my keys, wallet, and stuff in my pocket.
Makes it easier.
I have to see the tray to get my keys and wallet every morning.
Good luck.

jelipscomb 2009-08-27 18:52:29 -0500 Report

Thank you so much for the advice.I have a lot of meds to take due to ADD;Bipolar more on depressed side;anemic,vitamins due to gastric bypass plus my 2 diabetic meds.I've been using a 7 day planner with 4 spots for my meds every day.I've been using it since 2000.
I was told my remembering things could be due to my meds or blood sugar.I was so organized and didn't need a planner to remember dr appts or anything important, now my husband even carries a planner with my info in it to help me keep track.I carry a planner and a notebook in my purse as well as have a extra in the van.

hbkunkel 2009-08-28 06:15:22 -0500 Report

This all sounds very over whelming. Remember to take baby steps in working through your problems and work on one small thing at a time. At least you have a supportive husband! Keep us informed of your progress.

Harlen 2009-08-27 13:24:20 -0500 Report

Me I had to right every thing down in a book and that helped me a lot
BS,what I was eating, how menny carbs in what I ate. I hope this helps
good luck and Best wishes

dyanne 2009-08-27 00:31:06 -0500 Report

I'm sorry for the way you are feeling. Have you been to the Dr to check your blood maybe you are anemic . If you dont mind me asking I may soon be having the gastric sleeve done. Where you diabetic before the surgery? Do you think you dont feel well because of the surgery? Maybe you are not getting enough protein.Please let me know how you are doing.
hugs dyanne

jelipscomb 2009-08-27 19:30:45 -0500 Report

Before the operation I weighted over 345 and I couldn't enjoy my children.I worked retail and was on my legs all day.Ihad stored up energy and could do only so much with it. I had my last baby in 99 and the dx was T2 and I needed to lose weight. I took insulin 3 x a day. The operation saved me in so many ways.It took 4 days and I was off insulin and eating as much as a baby.I can eat small amounts of sugar but I still end up in the restroom if I go over a certian amount.My kids got to have a fun ,active mommy for the first time.I'd due it over in a minute!!!!! But it comes with some different problems later on.

dyanne 2009-08-28 00:07:45 -0500 Report

Thank you for your reply . I wish I could be of more help to you. Did your diabetes come back even after the surgery ? I know u said other problems later on would u mind telling me like what ?? Thank you so much.
Hugs dyanne

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