Feeling Normal for the Weekend


Posted by Priscilla R , Jul 09,2001,09:37   Archive
Hello Everyone,
I just wanted to share this with you. This Weekend I had
to go out of town to paint a home that I have had for years and which i rent out. This house needed major painting. Anyway the whole time I was there and all the painting I did from about 9am-8pm on Sat I did not once have any symptons at all. The next day, Sunday I also painted but it was until about 4pm and then I came back home. But during those two days while I was there the symptons were gone. I even forgot to take my medication. I thought this was so odd and even my fiancee noticed that I was sympton free only during the time I was in that house.
Maybe it was the fumes.LOL. I told my mom about it and she said maybe I should move back to that house. Austin,Tx is the city and that was a city where my children were born and I always loved. Dont't get me wrong I love Dallas as well but I lived in Austin for almost 15 yrs.
Just wanted to share this with you. By the way I am very sore. I can't move there because my job doesn't have any offices there and my kids love Dallas
Priscilla-Dallas,Txi

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Re : Feeling Normal for the Weekend --- Priscilla R
Posted by Shirley-Arkansas-USA , Jul 09,2001,11:40 Top of Thread Archive
Hi Priscilla,
Good to hear from you and that you had a "normal" weekend.
I also noticed the same thing when I was painting my parents house and also when I have done some painting here at home. I decided that it was the specific concentration on one thing and the fact that it was different from what I normally do that tricked my brain into thinking about something else for awhile and forgot about the Blepharospasm. Sort of like a sensory trick. I found that if I painted for a prolonged (like all day)period of time that my eyes would start to close down on me. And when I stopped painting, my eyes definitely worsened. Your situation sounds a little different in that you were symptom free all weekend. Sounds great. I'm sure that it was worth the soreness.

Shirley in AR.




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Re : Re: Feeling Normal for the Weekend --- Shirley-Arkansas-USA
Posted by Priscilla R , Jul 10,2001,11:46 Top of Thread Archive
Shirley,
I think I missed my calling. I'm changing careers.
I'm going to be a house painter if I can have a normal eye
day. It's also good exercise.
Just kidding I can't throw out 20 yrs with my company to become a house painter. Hey maybe after I retire I'll consider it.
lol
Priscilla R-Dallas,Tx



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Posted by Shirley-Arkansas-USA , Jul 10,2001,13:13 Top of Thread Archive
I thought about that, too, Priscilla, but it would probably stop working after a couple of weeks, anyway. I can also weedeat, which I did this morning but who wants to do that for a living-especially in weather like this. We're in the upper, upper 90's with high humidity. But I'm not telling you anything. Texas has their share of hot muggy days.
I only do the back yard as I don't want my neighbors to think that I have all of a sudden gotten "better". It is too hard to try to explain why I can weed eat and yet my eyes will close when they are talking to me. It is a shame that I have to worry about what other people are going to think. I guess that I shouldn't but what if Social Security drives by and sees me doing yard work and then thinks "well, if she can do that, she shouldn't be on disability". They are not going to see my eyes close down as soon as I get in the house. That is what they did today and then I couldn't fix lunch for an hour. They finally settled down and I managed to warm up some leftover pizza that we ordered last night when I couldn't see. It's up and down all the time. Consistency would be nice but that is not to be.

Good to hear from you again, Priscilla. It's been awhile.

Shirley in AR.




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Re : Re:New careers-Not! --- Shirley-Arkansas-USA
Posted by Evelyn , Jul 10,2001,14:48 Top of Thread Archive
Hi Shirley,
Thanks, I'm pleased about being able to see once again. The surgeon said he had no idea that it would improve this much. I can relate to "inconsistancy"....my blood sugars are so crazy sometimes. Last night at bedtime my sugar was 239. I don't know why it was that high. So I had Gerry draw up an extra unit of slow acting insulin. I was up two or three times during the night with low sugar. It just doesn't make sense. But they're working on things so I can get an insulin pump. We'll see how that goes.
I'm heading outside, with my walker for balance, so I can wash the bird doo off a window.
Evelyn



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Re : Re: Re:New careers-Not! --- Evelyn
Posted by Shirley-Arkansas-USA , Jul 10,2001,15:05 Top of Thread Archive
When your blood sugar is way off base for what you think it should be, why don't you wait a few minutes and check it again just to make sure that you didn't get an incorrect reading the first time. It's just a thought. It doesn't make a whole lot of sense for one extra unit of slow acting insulin to bring your blood sugar down to a "too low" level from 239.
Hope the insulin pump works out. I don't know a lot about them so maybe you could tell us about it when you get it and teach us a little. I'm sure that there are people out there with BEB and diabetes. They might find it interesting, also.

Good luck with the bird doo. I know a lot about bird doo with a parrot and a parakeet.

Shirley in AR.




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Re : Re: Evelyn --- Shirley-Arkansas-USA
Posted by Evelyn , Jul 11,2001,16:14 Top of Thread Archive
Shirley, You'd think that after all these years of taking insulin, I would think to do that. But my sugars go a little high quite often in the evening or before bedtime, so I didn't think anything of it not being a correct reading. Usually when it goes up, there's a reason, but this time I couldn't figure it out. If I do indeed get the pump, I will let you know more.
Evelyn, who got my windows clean.



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