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Life is a fleeting moment. Why live life in moderation and control when it lasts so short a time. Love until you drown in the happiness, laugh until the air you breath escapes you, cry until your tears are dry and live like the next second death will take your soul. Life is yours to live, and live it you must, not in the fear of what is to come next. That Next Place is waiting for you. It waits, in the hope that you will come fulfilled and ready, not in longing and regret.

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Wishing you a wonderful new week..Like little birds, we only fly when we get shaken out of our nests; and develop the strongest wings only when we try them against the wind. The dove in a fable, was perturbed because the wind ruffled its feathers, but without that air it could neither soar nor live. In struggle, it is prudent to not wish away every opposition. It is better to meet and master our difficulties that faith can be made stronger through conflict.~Leroy Brownlow~With much love allways

Friday, July 23, 2010

My stubborn Diabetic Husband ...

Some of you could be aware that George has been off work and in hospital the last two weeks. His has had a huge scare and now promises never to complain about my cooking cause hospital food is crap he says. Now gone is the rich food, in with smaller portions, no more large pack of chips and litres of PepsiMax. Now he will be eating more correctly for a Type2 Diabetic.

What happened to change his mind ...
he messed coollant on his work shoe, which soaked through to his sock and onto his foot, and continued to wear the shoe and sock causing a huge burn/blister on the side of his foot by the little toe. (Well that was his theory anyway but it turned out to be a foot ulcer x 2) He never noticed it until the blister popped a few days later, by that time he was running a fever and the infection (Blood poisoning)was creeping up his foot and his leg.We carted him off to the emergency dept and he was admitted. To cut a long story short he was so lucky that the doctors managed to save his foot. The staff at the Public hospital were so nice and caring, we definitely don't have any complaints about them just the food.

George is doing better and it will take a while before the skin grows back, only he is not allowed to drive and has to stay off the foot. His Doctor is a woman, senior head lecturer at the uni and with more Certificates than I could count, so one very clever little Cookie. He has to see her again on Tuesday and till it foot is healed.
So you folk out there with Diabetic friends and family please look after them, even a blister can mean big trouble.

Until nexttime


  1. Manlief is ook 'n tipe 2 diabeet .. het dit toevallig uitgevind met 'n bloedtoets toe hy 'n polis wou uitneem. Het ook in die begin reg geeet, maar nou steek hy sjokelade weg en eet skelm in die aand .... is raad op met die man! Sterkte vir julle!

  2. Hi Paula, ek dink regtig mans vind dit baie moielik om so 'n gesonde lifestyle te hou, en in ons geval het hy so gekla oor gesonde kos dat ons maar net opgegee het, en hy dink hy kan maar aangaan soos hy wil, en oefen wil hy ook nie. George was vir 'n lang tyd net op pille maar die laaste jaar is hy nou op insulin inspuitings. Hy word gou moeg en kan baie dae nie 'n voldag fisiese werk insit nie. Hulle sukkel om die regte dose te kry wat hy nodig het. Ag miskien moet jy maar vir Koos die post wys dalk help dit.
    Groete Rina

  3. Baie sterkte.... 'n man kan nogal 'n baie moeilik pasient wees, as hulle net weet hoe mens vir hulle om gee.... maar ai kan ook tog so harkoppig wees.

  4. Ek is bly om te hoor hy voel beter, maar ja, 'n mens moet vir jouself besluit om 'n gesonder lewenstyl te volg. Jy kan die perd tot by die water lei, maar jy kan hom nie maak drink nie! LOL.