I decided I didn't know what to write about. So I decided to share with all of you the reality of body care and change. My husband recently went through some "man" surgery. The surgeon came out after he was finished and proceeded to scold me in a sense for my husbands condition. I politely told him it wasn't my fault, he almost waited too late to have the surgery, and after talking to the doctor (the surgeon), I decided to take some of the blame ... I decided he was going to change they way he ate and what beverages he should consume. Of course it would be totally up to him to make the final decision.
After he talked to the doctor himself he realized he would have to sacrifice his extra beverages. Those beverages have a lot to do with adding to the diabetic problems, so we did exactly that, we changed everything - the type of vegetables we buy, (fresh when we can, and "no salt" in the cans). The meat grades are different - and exercise everyone... exercise, even if it means just walking or working about the house or the yard ..activity changes the burning rate of calories.
His surgery was in January and between then and his follow up with his regular doctor, I believe that was in February, he had lost 21 pounds. The doctor said his sugar count was averaging at normal range. His blood pressure was perfect, and he even said if he keeps the regimen up (and he will) then he may be able to take my husband off his medications. Now that is a notable change.
I told him I would rather have him alive than to worry about all the other elements that men worry about. My husband will be 62 this year and I plan on having him around for awhile. So just a word of advice take care of your health and make healthy choices and you will find yourself around a lot longer.
A TOUCH OF THE PAST, WITH A KICK OF HUMOR
I am not going to talk much about the war, only that I have adopted a soldier to write to. These are those select few who have no family or not much family. They get NO MAIL AT ALL. I remember when our son Daniel was in Bosnia, I didn't write many letters because he called every few days when he could and after the $500 phone bills I thought he'd heard everything. Later when he came home on leave he said "mom, it didn't matter if it was the same news in a letter, the thing was we at least get "something." I felt horrible and still do at times for not writing him more often, I sent care packages and his cookies tasted like soap by the time he got them.
So while on the internet they ask you to write a note to a soldier and they view them all over the world. Then I noticed an adopt a soldier note on the edge of the screen, so I did that. I don't know where he is originally from, as soon as you put in your info they e-mail you a soldier to write to. Keeping up their morale is very important. so you might want to try that. http://www.operationmilitarysupport.com/
I checked the website this morning and they have had an overwhelming response so you may have to give it a day or two. Remember you have to write it just like it is so they will be sure to get it, also make sure you send them jokes and stuff to make them smile. Our Daughter Rina has had a Pen Pal since third grade and they still write occasionally to each other. And it is nice to feel like you're not the only one left out. Our Son said when he got his mail all the troops cheered because it was such a surprise. That's a lonely place out there in the war zone.
Now I turn my attention to the computer nuts... I received this e-mail and it was quite a cute one:
I was having trouble with my computer. So I called Rick the computer guy, to come over. Rick clicked a couple of buttons and solved the problem. He gave me a bill for a minimum service call. As he was walking away, I called after him, "So, what was wrong?" He replied, "It was an ID ten T error." I didn't want to appear stupid, but nonetheless inquired: "An ID ten T error? What's that ... in case I need to fix it again?" The computer guy grinned.... "Haven't you ever heard of an ID ten T error before?" "No," I replied. "Write it down," he said, "and I think you'll figure it out." So I wrote out.... I D 1 0 T.
Well it's time for me to go, so take a moment to assess your health and make sure you can be around for a long time, even if its just to smile all the time. Take a moment to make someone else's life feel like they are doing something great, whether it is in your own home, the people down the street, or a lonely soldier with fear at his feet.
Take the time to add a smile, a kind word, and a simple task, when you mix them all up you have a gift that others will appreciate so much more then you will ever know.