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Jeannie143
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   Posted 10/31/2007 11:26 AM (GMT -7)   
Maryclare fell down the porch steps to the concrete driveway yesterday on the way to the pediatrician for Erin's first checkup. She is in bed and very sore today. Her knee just gives out and down she goes. We are having all kinds of fun here. The wheelchair is a blessing. She would be unable to take care of Erin without it. I think we will keep Mommy home for a while and not try to get her out anymore until there is more healing to those leg nerves...

I know that stress makes my sugar go up, but there is a silver lining to this cloud... Rocking a baby seems to help my sugar go down... Who would have thought?
~ Jeannie, Forum Moderator/Diabetes & Fibromyalgia
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andrew1948
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   Posted 10/31/2007 11:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Grandma, you are going to spoil that baby, but that is what grandparents are for..

sorry to hear about your daughters fall. Hope she and the baby get along alright.
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tutorgirl
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   Posted 10/31/2007 1:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Jeannie,

Even with all the trials going on with MC, I envy you having a baby to rock. My kids are 27, 29, 31, and 33 and not one of them has been considerate enough to provide me with a grandbaby! I know that even with all that is going on you are counting your blessings, Erin being the biggest! Keep you spirits up and your sugars down. :)
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Marburg
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   Posted 10/31/2007 1:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Jeannie,

I may have missed it, but have they said why her knee gives out. It reminds me of what used to happen with me. I have Chrondo malacia (runner's knee and I'm not a runner) where the tendons on each side are weak or stretched and so when walking the knee can just give out. There are knee strengthening exercises that help.

Anyway, I'm very sorry to hear about her fall and pray she has a speedy recovery. I envy you with holding a baby. The closest I have to a baby is a grand niece who is 5.

Marburg

Pin Cushion
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   Posted 10/31/2007 7:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Sitting rocking a baby can make anything better. All my grandkids are pre teen or early teens so guess it will be a few more years before I get to enjoy it again myself.
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Jeannie143
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   Posted 10/31/2007 9:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Marburg,
My daughter experienced a spinal cord injury from the loosening of her joints as her body prepared for birth. An old (undetected) back injury caused the disk to bulge when the bones got loose. Doctor expects that as the joints tighten up her injury should heal. I came to help her when she was put on bed rest and have been here since the 10th. I ran out of meds, no test kit, she got induced, lost the ability to walk, came home from the hospital and now we are dealing with a wheelchair. Somewhere in all the excitement I lost sight of my sugar numbers but hubby came to the rescue with test kit and meds.

I'm so glad that I have some kind of food plan in place. I'd have probably gone bonkers without it. Other than a severe lack of fresh veggies I've been able to sort of stay on track, even with fast food. That $1 menu at McDees is ok if you put the meat from a chicken sandwich on a side salad. Not perfect, but great when you are driving back and forth to the hospital. I also started keeping a bag of apples and a jar of peanut butter in my car for snacking while driving. .... This has just been nuts!
~ Jeannie, Forum Moderator/Diabetes & Fibromyalgia
~Please remember that 50% of all doctors graduated in the bottom half of their class! Yours may be one of them...
"People are like stained glass windows: They sparkle and shine when the sun's out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light within."- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross


Jeannie143
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   Posted 10/31/2007 9:44 PM (GMT -7)   
AL,
If you can make it to Michigan I could lend you this little punkin' to rock. Hope all is well with you and all the rest of my buddies here.
~ Jeannie, Forum Moderator/Diabetes & Fibromyalgia
~Please remember that 50% of all doctors graduated in the bottom half of their class! Yours may be one of them...
"People are like stained glass windows: They sparkle and shine when the sun's out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light within."- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross


Marburg
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   Posted 11/1/2007 6:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Jeannie,

I am so sorry to hear about her spinal cord injury. I'm praying that she gets better soon. Hang in there--you can do it. Remember to try to take a breather for yourself. Don't want you to get worn down and sick.

Marburg
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