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judy makowski
By judy makowski Latest Reply 2011-01-02 00:50:11 -0600
Started 2010-12-28 19:27:54 -0600

Hi everyone. I fell as if I have let you down by not participating for so long but so much has happened in the past ffew months. Now I will whine a little. My husband took my companion and did something with him while I was taking care of a bun at the vet. Then he got sick and wouldn't go to the dr. By the time he did go he was hospitalized with end stage lung cancer. The last 6 days of his life I never left, slept or ate, to take care of him and make sure he got the care he needed. Then I had to have my dog euthenised because he had cancer. Just as I though things were settling down I had 3 episodes of heart pain before I went to the dr. I had 2 heart caths. and 2 stents put in. I am now in cardiac rehab and have one artery that is 75% blocked and another that is 25 % blocked. Today My bunny Buddy died.
My dr. put me on victoza which is an injectable med. Now the whine is over and I hope you all will accept me back and help me to get back on tract. In return I will do my best to be a friend and return the help.

26 replies

davbon 2010-12-29 14:10:06 -0600 Report

Sorry to hear all of your troubles - but have a question for you. I was diagnosed with the heart disease (3 heart caths, one 90% blocked w/ only one stent) and then since I had the heart disease and my parents are diabetic, they decided I was diabetic - though I have remained at 6.9. Anyway, my question is, have you found any help with finding recipes that are both HEART healthy (low sodium, low cholesterol) and DIABETIC healthy? I find that they are mutually exclusive and it is very disheartening. I've tried searching and I always come up empty.

judy makowski
judy makowski 2010-12-29 14:52:05 -0600 Report

I am in cardiac rehaab now and on the 12th I will be attending a heart healty food class and then a diabetic food class. I will let you know what I find out. I do know that what I have found out so far is that it's veg, whole grains, and protein. That far they agree. And fruits

GabbyPA 2010-12-29 10:18:08 -0600 Report

Girl, what a fall you had! I faced some of the very same things and so kind of understand what you are going though. We are glad to have you back and hopefully 2011 will start with some good karma. Big hugs for you my friend.

judy makowski
judy makowski 2010-12-29 11:19:29 -0600 Report

Thank you so much for understanding. This has been a terrible year for me. I certainly hoope 2011 is very different.

jayabee52 2010-12-28 22:09:12 -0600 Report

Hey, Judy, I am glad to see that you are back. I hope you never thought that you wouldn't be accepted back with open arms. I believe that here is one place where you are accepted as you are for who you are.

You've had A LOT of losses. Sometimes life goes like that. I've had significant losses also within the past 6 months. And we each deal with the losses in our own way.

I also am open to talk about whatever you might feel the need to talk about.

Praying for a blessed, happier & healthier new year for you and yours!


Harlen 2010-12-28 20:51:59 -0600 Report

Hugs Judy I am glad your back.
So sorry for your loses it dose seam to come in bunches
I am glad your starting to take better care of your self I would miss you if you where not here.If you ever feel the need to talk I will be there for you
Best wishes

judy makowski
judy makowski 2010-12-29 11:22:12 -0600 Report

Thank you Harlen. I hope to really participate in discussions and get support for myself as well. How Have you been doing?

Harlen 2010-12-29 18:57:40 -0600 Report

I am great thank you
This place is like any where els you can only get out of it what you put it
I realy love all my frens here

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2010-12-28 19:38:40 -0600 Report

So very sorry for all you have been through. My sympathies for all of your recent losses. With so much happening you should not feel like you have let anyone down.

judy makowski
judy makowski 2010-12-29 11:24:28 -0600 Report

Your understanding is greatly appreciated. Now I have to start taking care of myself and I'm beginning to understand that.

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2010-12-29 21:57:47 -0600 Report

It sounds like your medical team will be helping you learn what you need to do. It is easy to over tax yourself when dealing with what you have had happening over the recent months.

judy makowski
judy makowski 2010-12-29 22:17:28 -0600 Report

Yes and as they keep telling me I'm very strong willed. They said they understood but that in this instance I couldn't just "plow" my way through it. I could harm myself if I do that. So I am trying to slow down.

judy makowski
judy makowski 2011-01-02 00:50:11 -0600 Report

When that is all you know it sure is difficult to change the pattern. But change we must sometimes. So I am trying diligently to pay attention and catch myself before I let it go to far.

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