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    good idea

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    good idea
    There are plenty of things I can send (looking at Meijer/Target/Wal-Mart gift cards), or I can always take her out for lunch again. From my experience on Friday, it sounded like she needed it.

    Hate to bring up my dad again, but he's Type 2, and has a similar delusion. As the saying goes, "you are free to choose, but you are not free from the consequences of your choice." Does that make sense?
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    There are plenty of things I can send (looking at Meijer/Target/Wal-Mart gift cards), or I can always take her out for lunch again. From my experience on Friday, it sounded like she needed it.

    Hate to bring up my dad again, but he's Type 2, and has a similar delusion. As the saying goes, "you are free to choose, but you are not free from the consequences of your choice." Does that make sense?
    Great line!

    I would do the listening thing. If you ask in 5 yrs that will be the thing she remembers

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShirtlessBob View Post
    There are plenty of things I can send (looking at Meijer/Target/Wal-Mart gift cards), or I can always take her out for lunch again. From my experience on Friday, it sounded like she needed it.

    Hate to bring up my dad again, but he's Type 2, and has a similar delusion. As the saying goes, "you are free to choose, but you are not free from the consequences of your choice." Does that make sense?
    My dad was Type 2, and he used to play these games with this blood sugar. He'd eat a single Hershey's bar, and then immediately test his blood sugar levels. Then he'd declare success! Either he deluded himself to not checking after a few minutes of metabolizing the chocolate that he'd somehow conquered his diabetes. Then he'd sneak in a six-pack of chocolate bars when he thought nobody was looking. Time and again he'd pull these games. He ended up losing half of one leg, suffered from renal failure, heart disease, and dementia all rooted in his diabetes "tests." Idiot.
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    My dad was Type 2, and he used to play these games with this blood sugar. He'd eat a single Hershey's bar, and then immediately test his blood sugar levels. Then he'd declare success! Either he deluded himself to not checking after a few minutes of metabolizing the chocolate that he'd somehow conquered his diabetes. Then he'd sneak in a six-pack of chocolate bars when he thought nobody was looking. Time and again he'd pull these games. He ended up losing half of one leg, suffered from renal failure, heart disease, and dementia all rooted in his diabetes "tests." Idiot.
    I could tell stories all day. Denial is the worst drug a human can take

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    YIKES!!1!11!!!!! This is totally NOT true!!!!! no wonder there are problems. Insulin is only so good.
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    Yeah, that's like saying if a guy pulls out there's no chance of pregnancy regardless of whether or not he's wearing a raincoat.
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    I could tell stories all day. Denial is the worst drug a human can take
    Back when I was morbidly obese, I owned it. However, when I was deep in an eating disorder, that's when I started serving denial. My denial came to an end when I was sent to the ER one day with a hemoglobin level of 6.
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    Back when I was morbidly obese, I owned it. However, when I was deep in an eating disorder, that's when I started serving denial. My denial came to an end when I was sent to the ER one day with a hemoglobin level of 6.
    that is impressive. Denial comes in all colors and flavors. People successfully recruit those around them to support the denial because that is less painful than admitting the person they know has a problem

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    Quote Originally Posted by leswp1 View Post
    that is impressive. Denial comes in all colors and flavors. People successfully recruit those around them to support the denial because that is less painful than admitting the person they know has a problem
    The compliments were replaced with concern. "Eat something! You're killing yourself!" From about November 2009 to July 2010, I basically stuck my fingers in my ears and said "la la la, I can't hear you!"

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    Had right hip replacement last Friday and got out of the hospital on Sun. Started PT(pain and torture)on Tues and she put me through my paces. The therapist said she was impressed by what I was able to do.
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    Had right hip replacement last Friday and got out of the hospital on Sun. Started PT(pain and torture)on Tues and she put me through my paces. The therapist said she was impressed by what I was able to do.
    that does not sound pleasant.

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    that does not sound pleasant.
    The worst thing about the whole ordeal so far was the 2 nights I had to spend in the hospital.
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    Had right hip replacement last Friday and got out of the hospital on Sun. Started PT(pain and torture)on Tues and she put me through my paces. The therapist said she was impressed by what I was able to do.
    When my Mom had hip replacement the drugs they gave her made her wake up in full on John Nash bug-eyed paranoid mode. It was really, really sad and scary -- as if an entirely different personalty took over. It lasted almost 2 full days and we were starting to fear it was going to be permanent when she snapped out of it.
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    When my Mom had hip replacement the drugs they gave her made her wake up in full on John Nash bug-eyed paranoid mode. It was really, really sad and scary -- as if an entirely different personalty took over. It lasted almost 2 full days and we were starting to fear it was going to be permanent when she snapped out of it.
    My AUntie had that. Thought people had locked her in a barn and lit it on fire but she couldn't leave becausae they would shoot her. it was awful.

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    My AUntie had that. Thought people had locked her in a barn and lit it on fire but she couldn't leave becausae they would shoot her. it was awful.
    Yes.

    My Mom would act completely fine and pleasant around the nurses and then whisper to me, "don't trust any of these people, they're trying to steal the house." She'd tell me to go to the house to "check that it's still there." As in, physically there, on its foundation.

    It was terrifying because everything about her affect was still Mom, a few of the wires were just Closed For Repair.

    I would explain everything very carefully -- my Mom was a career RN so she knew the drill -- and she'd nod and then tell me to take the keys and go look...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    When my Mom had hip replacement the drugs they gave her made her wake up in full on John Nash bug-eyed paranoid mode. It was really, really sad and scary -- as if an entirely different personalty took over. It lasted almost 2 full days and we were starting to fear it was going to be permanent when she snapped out of it.
    Yikes!!! They gave me generic Celebrex, aspirin, and 10mg Oxy which I took one of and promptly put in the dresser drawer. Like I said, it really hasn't been all that bad.
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    Yikes!!! They gave me generic Celebrex, aspirin, and 10mg Oxy which I took one of and promptly put in the dresser drawer. Like I said, it really hasn't been all that bad.
    I strongly suspect it was the combo with the other 18 things she was on at the same time for low blood pressure, migraine, clotting, etc...

    All this for a lady who would have made a perfect Russian Orthodox priest. She always kinda resented sulfa drugs because if you get syphilis that's God's judgment. My Mom is a strange chick.
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    My friend with the Type 1 diabetic daughter? Mom understands that "you are free to choose, but you are not free from the consequences of your choice." The daughter, on the other hand... has to be reminded daily of how tenuous the situation is. She really doesn't want to do what's necessary for, you know, being alive.

    And a good friend of mine from college, one that I still talk to on a regular basis, has been diagnosed with breast cancer.
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    The little kiddo who is our Hockey Team Impact player is post liver transplant. He is experiencing 'mild rejection' and the just started giving him treatment. Asking for prayers, good vibes etc. He is the cutest, most personable kiddo. Praying he is OK

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    Last week my cousin (41 years old) had a sudden heart attack. Collapsed at her home in the morning while she and her kids were getting ready for the day. Her oldest son (14) began CPR (having been trained in boy scouts and by her husbands father who was a firefighter). Meanwhile, the middle son ran to a neighbor for help who then called 911. The oldest continued to perform CPR until medics arrived. This was a massive heart attack. It put her into a coma and just before the weekend they were ready to take her off life support. However, she began so breathe on her own. They left life support on for the time being. However, later tests would show that the damage was done. She had brainstem activity but no brain activity is what I am told. Her husband was given the choice of removing her from life support for good, or finding a long term care facility to care for her until she passed. Ultimately, the choice was made to remove her from life support last night. She hung on for about 3 hours before passing away. Please keep my cousin Angie, her husband Jeremy and their 3 children and the rest of my family in your thoughts as we deal with this difficult time. Thank you.

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    That is awful. Prayers for your family and you. Sometimes things don't make sense

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