Monday, 22 December 2008

Three More Sleeps

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Good evening, this is a very late evening entry for me but have just been doing a quick catch up as I have been busy tonight doing with every bodies favourite job cleaning the oven I hate it with a vengeance but tonight out came the oven cleaner and the rubber gloves and I got stuck in it is now sparkling well almost. At this time of year there always seem to be just one more job to do you do it and there is something else still as I said before it will all get done.
We had some bad news last week, after Stuart's test last week he was told he has type 2 Diabetes worring how my sweet toothed husband is going to deal with this and am not sure what I can do to help him. He is waiting now to see the doctor who does the Diabetic clinic at the surgery should get some info from that. Don't think we will get an appointment before the turn of the year as our surgery is closed four days this week and four the next for the New Year holidays.


We had a good day out today to our usual Monday haunt of St Andrews it was mild and sunny and we had a grand day out. Camera let me down badly there was this shop window I wanted to share with you but my ......batteries were flat and did not have my spares with me and then on the way home the lighting effect with black clouds and sunshine was spectacular sorry I missed it. Batteries are a bit scarce just now as I have a mini tree out in the vestibule that takes three batteries and needs changing every couple of days so my spares were charging.
I think thats about it for tonight so till next time Love,

Joan.

12 comments:

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I hate to even look in my oven. It's been awhile since it was used and I'm sure it needs cleaned, but I try to avoid it. I'm sure the doctor will have lots of instructions for your hubby. Change of lifestyle and eating will probably be coming. I have a DIL that takes insulin through a pump. She has a hard time keeping her weight down and eats alot of what she shouldn't. She's young and hopefully will do ok, but I know it takes it's toll on her.
As we age it seems like things like that can be expected but she was only 18 when diagnosed. Glad you got out even though you didn't get the pictures. 'On Ya'-ma

Chris/cacklinrosie101 said...

Ugh, the oven. Mine is in dire need of cleaning. My mother is diabetic and has learned how to make all kinds of sugar-free deserts. Shes uses Splenda for baking. I don't know if you have that in the UK but you can't tell the difference. Good that you are having mild weather. We are in a deep freeze here. xx

Missie said...

Hope you enjoy your day tomorrow!

Sandra said...

My brother and sister in law have that too.... they both take very good care of themselves now.... I think maybe everyone should or would be healthier if they followed that diet.... hope it is easy for you both
Sandra

Marie said...

Oh gosh, don't remind me. MY oven badly, badly needs cleaning as well. Perhaps today. I am sorry to hear about Stuart's diabetes. Hopefully you will be able to regulate it with diet. Happy Christmas Joan! (I hate it when my batteries die!)

Jan said...

I hope the Doc is able to see Stuart soon ,and help him ,Iam sure you will be supoting Stuart through hios new life style ,which can be managed ,isnt it anoying when your batteries go flat on you ,Oh you are my hero ,cleaning your oven ,I ought to have a look see wether mine needs it ugh !Have a lovely Christmas both of you ..love Jan xx

Jeannette said...

So sorry to hear about Stuart's diabetes Joan. I remember how shocked I was when I was diagnosed and how I still find it a struggle. You do miss the foods you can no longer have especially at Christmas, only a wee sliver of pudding, loads more veg and less of everything else, no chocolate, well you can have the diabetic kind but it tends to cause diahorrea. Alcohol is a no no. I have half a glass of red wine watered down with soda water and that is it. Things to eat are wholemeal bread, wholemeal pasta, things that regulate blood sugars more evenly.
What a rotten time to be diagnosed, not that any time is good but you will learn to cope. Mike sticks to the same diet as me now and guess what, after a time you simply cannot abide the taste of anything sweet. Mike always used to take sugar in his tea and coffee, he hates it now, makes him feel sick, so your body does learn to adapt although you do have less energy.

Stuart said...

Joan,
Do please feel free to email me.
I have diabetes and have had it for years.
Once you understand what you are doing it is as easy as falling off a log. My Mother has it, my Grandmother had it. Don't let it worry you or Stuart.
Is he going to be on tablets? If so I expect they will try him on Metformin first of all.

Don't let these horror stories of no more Christmas Pudding etc scare you - I eat it happily. My BG control is first class and my GP commends me as I manage to get Hb1Ac test results that show as non diabetic so I do know how to control it. BG meter is essential however.

Feel free to pick my brains.

Jeanie said...

I have just finished burning off the newness on my @new' oven Joan. It smelled awful and I had to open the doors to let the smell out. The extractor fan was not enough.
I've been let down by my batteries too. I've got all excited about a view and then the dratted thing just shuts shop on me. Lol!
Bryan and I have diabetes type 2 also. I'm sure you will both find out how to regulate Stuarts diet.
That's if he will let you as I find Bryan just denies he has it and walks past me at nights with a thick cheese butty. Lol!
Don't worry though...he may not even need pills yet. Just diet contro.
Wishing you both a Happy Christmas
Hugs
Jeanie xxx

Ally Lifewithally said...

You are so right Joan I hate oven cleaning ~ but love it when the oven is sparkling clean :o)
I hope Stuart will be OK and copes with his Diabetes ~ Dick suffered from it for years but managed it well with his diet ~ glad you had a good day out yesterday ~ shame the camera let you down :o) bet those pictures would have been great ~ Ally x

Jeannette said...

I use a steam cleaner to clean the oven, it's far better than the oven cleaners and doesn't leave that awful smell around the house. Poor Stuart, I'm hoping the doctor will see him soon and get him on the right diet. I'm sure if we all had a diabetic diet we'd be a lot healthier! You can get books with recipes in for diabetics too so Stuart shouldn't have to go hungry! Sorry your batteries died on you, I think I need to buy new ones, mine don't hold the charge for long now. Jeannette xx

Jeannette said...

I use a steam cleaner to clean the oven, it's far better than the oven cleaners and doesn't leave that awful smell around the house. Poor Stuart, I'm hoping the doctor will see him soon and get him on the right diet. I'm sure if we all had a diabetic diet we'd be a lot healthier! You can get books with recipes in for diabetics too so Stuart shouldn't have to go hungry! Sorry your batteries died on you, I think I need to buy new ones, mine don't hold the charge for long now. Jeannette xx

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