Thursday, May 13, 2010

Counting Carbs in Texas...or something sorta like that

The days are going by and each day I feel a little better mostly. My husband and I are going to get signed up for diabetes classes so I can figure this mess out and my husband can know what the heck is going on with me if I do something wrong medicinewise.

We have been getting plants tidied up in their pots from the overwintering time in the greenhouse. I hadn't been able to fuss with anything in a while and didn't know why I felt so weak.

Hubby has been so good in caring for me. We are both learning the carb count on most all of our food, but it is limited. One of the finest things I'd forgotten about is Cream of Wheat and adding some frozen fruit in it, and they have made oatmeal so good I can't believe it! I made some pecan encrusted "fried chicken" the other day for dinner and enough for lunches and snacks for me. Sugar is way over rated anyway. The substitutes are tasty and fill the void when it comes to needing sweet stuff. I love the sugar free stuff you put in a bottle of cold water for a change.

There is a lot of learning going on around here regarding the steroid induced diabetes that I'm living with right now. When they are able to reduce the steroids the diabetes will, hopefully, go away. So far it hasn't been too bad, but it is getting more complicated.

Take care all you kind friends who have dropped by and left messages on my blog or emailed me. It really means a lot to me to hear from you and what is going on in your part of the world.

It is supposed to start raining here and hopefully it won't be as dreadful as it has been in Oklahoma for them, but there will be a LOT of rain in store. Our daughter is coming up to Ft. Worth this weekend to attend an annual party. This year will be particularly difficult since we have lost two others from our "gang". Life goes on, thank Goodness. I found while I was so sick that I really did not like the idea of dying at all. There is way too much to see, read, learn, and experience. However, right now it is sort of scary to think of going very far from home. That will get better as my body heals....I hope!


  1. It will get better! You know... I am not AT ALL opposed to dying... as MUCH as I love living and want to experience all that God has here for me, I know that on the OTHER SIDE things are EVEN BETTER!!! I can't WAIT! I do actually look forward to it!!! (I'm not going to help it along... but when He calls me - I'll go running!)

    I'm glad you are getting all the ins and outs worked out. I can't imagine how scary this whole ordeal must have been for you! I have rotten cold right now and am whiny about that! I'm not a very good patient... I do know that about me. I HATE being sick! Honestly? I'd prefer death! LOL!

    My plants are Squash! I have 2 Summer Squash and 2 Zucchini Squash. And every ONE of them had droplets outlining the leaves! It was so cool - but especially that one that was SO heart shaped!

  2. Hope you feel better soon... hang in there... and remember this is just a bump in the road...

  3. Hope you feel better soon, It is lovely to hear from you, with your husband's and friends support you'll be fine,

    Take extra care,

  4. Hi Amber, So glad you are up and about and dealing with stuff. It is so good to hear from you. Take your time, don't over do, and know that we are thinking of you and wishing you all the best in every way. Love and hugs, Judy

  5. So glad you are on an upturn. Illness can really make us evaluate what is important. And yes, there is so much more to see. We are in harrowing times right now but they are also interesting times. I do beleive for all of us, this too shall pass, and hopefully we learn and grow.
    Be well soon.

  6. Hi , if you go to my post"It's Time to give something back"
    There is something for you.

    Take care.