I was diabetic for 30 years with tons of dangerous highs. Found out about the insulin pump through a Metronics salesperson, who had contacted my doctor. Found out through testing that my pancreas didn’t make insulin at all. The pump saved my life. That was seven years ago. In fact because of my condition Medicare paid for my pumps. They also pay for the equipment that is needed to use the pump. Also a good portion of the cost of the insulin needed in the pump. Cost is not cheap. First pump was $5,000. Second was $7,000. Supplies needed are also expensive. Don’t ask about the insulin. Walgreens charges Medicare and they pay a good portion, and my supplement the rest. Need a new prescription every 3 months and there is lots of paperwork that needs to be filled out to get it all straight, but the results are life saving. Don’t hesitate.....it’s really good. Without it I would not be celebrating my 89 th birthday next week.
I adore my insulin pump. Am on the second one. First lasted five years.. Now I have a purple one and it is the greatest. Take care and watch where you walk. Falling is for the pits.
As long as men can impregnate, and not have to deal with the circumstances......they believe that they can tell women what they can and cannot do with their bodies. Pregnancy is more than just the act of birth. It is a commitment to 20 years of their lives to raise a child. It is never the man who births the child. It is never the
man who gets up at night for the nighttime feedings. It is never the commitment to teach the children right or wrong or how to live in society. Impregnation is a quick and simple act of sex.....without thought of the consequences. I seriously doubt that any woman doesn't think twice before deciding on an abortion. It is usually
the last step.....when she can't commit her entire life for the next two decades to taking care of that end to the act. In the days before the birth control pill when pregnancy was considered a shame to a girl and ostracized her from society. (Days before "Baby Mamas") women who got pregnant went to back alley abortionists and took their lives in jeopardy. Either they were shamed for getting pregnant or they had a child who was considered to be a non-part of society because of the shame of their birth, or their parents lied about the date of their conception to avoid the shame of the pregnancy. The child eventually found out the truth of it all, and even though none of this
was their fault, always bore the shame of their conception. I was married to one of these, and all of his life he was ashamed of something he had no control over. Took his shame out on any and all that got in his way.
I WANT THE THREE COLORED KITTEN..........
Just ordered a set of Zing Interchangeables Long Tip last evening from Handsome Fibers. Got a 15% off discount and as of this morning they have already been shipped. Am gifting myself for my 89th birthday. Since I already use Zings 8" DPs for my sock knitting, I know that I
am going to love these. Adore Handsome Fibers. Have never been disappointed with any of the things I have bought from them, nor their service. Only had to ever return one item, and that was because the Addi Flexitips were too small for my ancient hands.
I would take Sean Connery at any age. Can I have him for my birthday. Right now I need that badly. Not the best Mothers Day. Not any different from the last 30, but the older I get the harder it becomes. You would think I could get over the pain after years, but it really doesn’t.
On the 24th, I will be 89. Amazing. I outlived them all.......
A new knit shop opened up on the corner where we lived. Big sign in the window....."come in, we will teach you how to knit." Older sister (right handed) and me (left-handed) went in for the freebie lessons. Teacher taught my sister how to knit. After a few attempts she told me that she couldn't teach me how to knit because I
was left-handed. Stubborn me refused to accept this edict. Somewhat later found "The Learn How Boook"....price 10c at Woolworths. Decided that all I had to do was to reverse what I saw in the book's pictures. WRONG!!! Everything I knitted had a slight slant. Took me two years to figure out that I shouldn't knit in the front of the
stitch from the left side. I had to untwist my stitches by knitting in the back of the stitch from the left side. I've since learned how to knit Continental into the back of the stitch, and everything works out fine. "Learn How Book" is still in print, but when last I looked it is selling for $10.00 for the exact same book that I learned from some 80 years ago. I have knitted dozens and dozens of sweaters, and now am on a socks knitting kick. I am currently knitting a sock that is the first of my 34th pair. Love knitting socks. Don't wear them because nobody wears socks in warm Arizona........but adore making them. Something to keep my aging brain and aching arthritic hands still working.
The demo shows why my SC-1 sits in a cabinet, and hasn't been used in years. TO ME IT'S NOT WORTH USING. MORE TROUBLE THAN HAND BINDING OFF. Any tiny blip in a needle, and it hangs up.
Amazing. i AM ALSO A "BELLA". And I am also having a birthday.......on the 24th. But unlike your Bella, I am going to be 89 yo. Wish I looked and felt as good as your "Bella."
Who said that humans had brains and used them? Whoever invented the "selfie" forgot they were dealing with imbeciles, that just didn't think when they were supposed to. Why back up and not look at where you are backing up to.
As my Mother used to say......"A BARGAIN ISN'T A BARGAIN, IF YOU DON'T WANT IT.
As the widow of one who didn't make it, Cancer is a TOTAL DESTROYER. Not only does it kill the patient, but it destroys those around the patient who have to stand by helplessly and watch their loved one fight the good fight, only to
be destroyed in the end. One day (hopefuly soon) they will find a cure and that will be a day that the World can issue a shout for redemption and the ease of pain and suffering, for all mankind.
My God, you are a beautiful woman......in every way.........
My heart breaks for you. We haven't got over putting Ashley down......and are being torn between "do we" or "don't we" in getting another. At 88, it is a difficult choice.
Take heart....you will always remember the good parts.