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  1. My DH is a disabled vet. My DG is on insulin ad I am also on lifesving drugs. I did not know what we were going to do. Everyone thought I was freaking out over nothing. But they certainly pushed it down to the wire. I have worried for over a week now about how we would gte this medicine we needed. My church did not even bring it up Sunday. Did anyone else worry?
  2. Thank you all for you prayers. They mean so much to me right now. My oldest DD has improved and gone back to work. My MIL is doing a little better. My grandaughter is still having a rough time. She crawled onto my lap and buried her head into my shoulder and cried for about 30 minutes the other day. She said Nanny, I just want to be normal agin like before I had Diabetes. It just broke my heart. This is the hardest thing I have ever had to deal with. A snack is not a snack anymore. It is how many units will she need. The school did get 3 nurses to come in. We really want just one. We think she would cope better with just one. One day at a time. Again thank you for your prayers and support.
  3. Do any of you feel like the Devil is attacking you and your family? Five weeks ago my MIL who had been lving with us only 6 months developed a blockage in her intestines. We took her to the ER. She stayed a few days and was transferred to a nursing home for rehabilatation. The next week my six year old granddaughter that we adopted became sick. We took her to the ER and she had a blood sugar of 856. The Dr said she was very sick and they had to fly her to a children's hospital four hours away. She has Type One Diabetes. The past month has been one of the hardest times of my life having to stick that baby with needles and check her blood. She has to have 4 to 5 shots a day, and several blood sugar checks. We have to count her carbs at every meal. She has been on homebound from school because her school does not have a nurse. I had neck surgery December 29th and have been fighting her to get the insulin in with a neckbrace on praying it did not mess my neck up. The next week my 25 year old DD developed acute appendicitis. Within 6 hours it almost ruptured before they got it out. Then her and her fiance broke up. Then the next week she was back in the ER she had passed out and lost her vision. The Dr said it was from stress. And yesterday my MIL was taken by ambulance to the ER. She had gained 3 lbs. of fluid mostly in her feet. She was diagnosed with COPD. My husband is a disabled vet. He has had three back surgeries and two shoulder surgeries. He is in Chronic pain. They want us to drive four and a half hours to see specialist for our DD diabetes. He is not able to do this. This along with the bad economy, and nothing but bad news on the news and I feel completely depleted. I am having nightmares if I get to sleep. I slept one hour last night. I pray but it does not feel like God is listening to me. And the reason I ask if you feel under attack is because I have friends who have sick children and grandchildren. I am overwhelmed by it all.
  4. My DH and I are considering homeschooling our Granddaughter Gracie. We adopted her when she was 4. We are apalled at what she is hearing in school. She is 7. Just yesterday she told us she knew what french kissing was. And went on to explain what it was. I did not know about that till I was in Jr. High. Some little girl in her class had told her all about it, and how she was going to do it with her boyfriend who lives next door. Gracie has also had threats of being killed. That scared her so bad she has us check the locks on the windows and doors some nights before she will go to bed. She has been called fat (she's not). I could go on but my point is these are first graders. How bad will it be in another 6 years? She begs us to home school her. We are both at home. My husband has a college degree. I just do not want to short change her in any way. But I feel we are headed in this direction.
  5. I have a disease that causes severe intense itching. It is Dermatomyositis. Dr's can prescribe meds for itching. As for over the counter, hands down the best lotion is Sarna. Benedryl might help but will make you sleepy, so you could use it at night. I feel your pain. Before my diagnoses which took six months I was only sleeping about two hours a night. I was scratching until i bled in spots. I hope you find relief.
  6. I am sorry for your loss. I pray God comforts you and your family through this tragedy.
  7. I also have Fibromyalgia. I would suggest vitamin D3. And I love SamE. I like the one they sell at Sam's. It is about $35. I did not like the way Cymbalta made me feel. It was the worst drug I have ever taken. Getting off of it was a nasty process though. If your like me you have trouble sleeping. I can be exhausted and not able to get to sleep. I hope you find something to help you. I know you misery. God bless.
  8. At the end of this month my MIL is moving in with us. She will be 84 years old next month. I hope we are making the right decision. I feel like we are. She has Scoliosis and Osteoporosis. She can no longer cook for herself other than TV dinners, or a bowl of cereal. We are giving up our family room to make her a bedroom. I am not worried about gettting along with her. She is sweet, mild mannered, and loves me like a daughter. I am worried that we are taking on too much. We are also raising our 5 year old grandaughter. Yes we are the sandwich generation for sure. I have been really sick for the past 9 months. I guess it wil all work itself out day by day. Just keep us in your prayers.
  9. Been a while since I have posted. In August of last year I started to itch really badly. It was keeping me awake all night. I have suffered from Psoriasis for about 15 years, and I thought it was just getting worse. I was scrathing to the poit of having sores. I went to see my Dermatologist and because he had seen three people that week with scabies he thought that might be what I had. So he treated me for that. It literaaly took the skin off under my breast, and I just felt worse. That was not the problem. So then my hair started falling out. I developed a purple colored rash on my hands and knees. The Dr ran labs. He thought I had Lupus. Then he ran more labs and diagnosed me with Dermatomyositis. It is a rare (only 5 people in a million get it) autoimmune disease. Bascially my body is turning against my skin. It can also attack my muscles, lungs, and esophogas. So far I have developed a little muscle weakness. He is treating me with Methotroxate (old chemo type drug) and steroids. The Metho. is making my hair fall out even worse. And for two days after I take it I am pretty mush on the couch. It just zaps me. And I am on a low dose. I really feel for people who are on chemo. This disease also can be set off by cancer. Right now I am having test to see if I have cancer. I will have to be monitored closely for the next 5 years for cancer. On a brighter note my Psoriasis cleared up after I got this. Strange huh? Just wanted to share my story. I feel like I am in the fight for my life. Keep me in your prayers.
  10. I use Swiffer to sweep the floor. I have a Libman mop that has a bulit in ringer. I use Lysol or Mr Clean. A couple of months ago I bought The Haun steam mop. I love how clean my floors are after using it. It is a little more trouble. It also has a short handle to disinfect countertops. And you can also use it to kill dust mites on carpet and furniture. It was like $100. Every now and then I will get down on my hands and knees and clean the floor with a rag.
  11. According to how much you want to make. I use two skillets of corn bread, made with plain milk. I think buttermilk gives it a whang. I make it the night before and crumble it in an aluminum throw away pan. I also put about 12 slices of white bread on top to get stale. I saute a whole bunch of celery leaves and all and 2 large onions in a stick of butter. When the veggies get translucent I add two large boxes of chicken broth and simmer until tender. I por this into the cornbread and to this I add five raw eggs, two cans of oysters with liqiud cut up, and sage, salt and pepper to taste. Bake about 45 minutes on 350. I know how you feel. My Mom passed away in 98 and my Grandmother in 2002. I miss them most this time of year. We always got in the kitchen and cooked together. This recipe has been in my family since my great Grandmother made it.
  12. I bought some Truvia at the grocery and I really like it. It is made from the Stevia plant.
  13. I also have allergies and asthma. I finally gave in and got tested and I am now getting weekly shots for my allergies. But what I would reccomend is a neti pot. You can get them at any drug store or Wal-Mart. You use it to rinse your nasal passages out. It really does help. Also wonderful for sinus headaches. The advice my Dr gave me was to get a air purifier at least for my bedroom. Try to stay indoors between the housrs of 6am to 10 am when pollen counts are the highest. When you do come in from being outdoors remove your clothes and place them anywhere but your bedroom. Take a shower and wash your hair to remove all the pollen. Getting the shots is not fun but I can tell they are helping me.
  14. Please pray for my DD Robin. She is 35 weeks pregnant today. She went into premature labor last week. They are stopping it with drugs and bedrest. We really need your prayers. Thank you.
  15. I do wash mine with baking soda and water sometimes because it takes away all the styling products, and my hair does better.
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