Wednesday, May 28, 2014

I'm off my meds...

I'm off my meds....
I posted that on Facebook and not one snarky comment. I expected several. Oh well. As of this morning, I am experimentally off my metformin for Type 2 Diabetes. When I was diagnosed in early September, my A1C was 10.0. They started me on 850mg of metformin twice a day. Dropped back to 500mg once a day at the end of October. My A1C was 7.5 at that time. In February, my A1C was 6.0, today it was 6.1. Maintaining. So tomorrow I won't take any. I will continue to check my fasting blood sugar and before I leave, will have the A1C checked again. With any luck, I will be able to maintain and not have to go back on the meds. Also, my blood pressure was a little lower than the last few visits, so no BP meds at this time. Yay!

Before I went to the Health Center this morning, I went out to check on Ody after the three inches of rain we got yesterday. Discovered that I had left her big window over the bed wide open. Thankfully, the polar fleece blanket and OEM bed spread absorbed most of the water, and it must not have been coming from that direction. The blanket went thru the dryer and the bedspread is hanging on the porch and will be washed and dried when I do laundry on Saturday. Then I will pack that away for resale time.

Monday was Memorial Day. I wandered down to the Welcome Center to record the ceremony with the wreath and the 21 gun salute, but it started raining in earnest before the parade even started. I had the key to the building next door, so I let myself in and watched the parade from indoors. Here is the link for the video.

The rest of the day wasn't much better. The cookout I had been invited to was also canceled, so I spent the rest of the day reading and watching TV.

Yesterday was miserable. We got over three inches of rain.

It washed out the driveway again, and flooded the whole property...again.

I have actual video.

I wish I could be here to see what happens with the water once this property is developed. They won't leave it the lowest point in town, it will be paved. Then where will the water go? Unfortunately, I won't be here to find out. This happens every time we have a big thunder storm. Surprisingly, being a short timer takes a lot of the stress out of living here when things like this happen. 

Now if I could just get a closing date.


  1. Wishing you best of luck off your meds. As long as you are active and eat right, you should be able to maintain. Activity is key. You are pretty active from what I can tell of all the work you do with Ody and around your house. On days you are taking a break from that, be sure to go for a long walk..

  2. I'm hoping to stay off them. I do pretty good for a while about eating right, but then I go into a binging state. But that was before the diabetes diagnosis. I am hoping the fact of diabetes and the fear of being stuck on meds forever will keep me from binging and sweets. As for the exercise, that is a dirty word. Always has been in my book, but I am trying. I have always been a somewhat active person, just not actively pursuing exercise. I'm going to keep at it!