Thursday, January 24, 2013

I Need To Take A Few Days Off ~



Sometimes my insulin dependent diabetes gets the best of me and my brain fogs over. I have known people who suffered from MS and from lupus and they told me that happens to them as well. I'm sure everyone has had this happen in their lives at one time or another. 

For me it happens in times of stress. And right now I'm stressed about how to manage my diabetes tomorrow morning as we go the lab in Bakersfield for my extra mammo and the three ultrasounds. I have to finish eating breakfast by 4:30 a.m. and then nothing until around noon. I was embarrassed about my insulin reaction the last time I was there, and I don't want to mess up this time so I have to go back for more, it will be stressful enough to wait for results. 

It's now almost two in the afternoon in California and I, who always get up at five in the morning, haven't even brushed my teeth. I've had both breakfast and lunch in bed, where I have been reading a dark book by that now famous best selling author Gillian Flynn, of Gone Girl fame. The book is even called Dark Places and it's weird, but very well set up. It's the kind of book where you can't wait to reach the end because you want to know what happens, who done it, but you don't want to rush because it's so good. Has anyone read Gone Girl? I have to read it now.

I told my husband I would write a blog post and see if that would make me feel better. And it has. I will take a few days off from blogging, including Sunday's post about the mission in San Gabriel, which I haven't even started to write it yet. 

Thank you so much for your comments. I will start right now to visit your blogs and answer your questions. I am so happy to hear back from so many blogger friends even though I have been missing from reading your posts for days now. 

Does anyone remember my hot pink lenticular clouds? They were gray yesterday and I found them somber and beautiful. Thanks Terry for the link. I have a series of incredible hot pink clouds that I want to post, but worry someone will steal. I've never felt that way about any other photos of mine. Any advice, or should I just not care?








34 comments:

  1. Inger, I've only known you for a few months but you are one of my favorite bloggers!
    Take care, I'll be sending good karma your way.

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  2. Dear Inger, I so hope your tests go well tomorrow. You've just been having such a series of downers health-wise.

    As I said in my recent e-mail, I so wish you'll let me know which postings you'd especially like me to read now that I've returned--after a six-weeks' absence--to reading and commenting on blogs.

    When you're rested, please do let me know. And please also be good to yourself--like staying in bed and reading!--and be gracious to yourself as well. Peace.

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  3. you can mark them with your copyright or name with any number of free photo programs before you post them. (i use picasa)

    good luck w the testing tomorrow! i do hope all will be well!

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  4. Saying "try not to worry" is as good as sending someone out in the rain and telling them not to get wet.
    I hope your tests go well and you have few problems, if you faint or puke on them - so be it. That you shouldn't worry about - you're entitled!
    Rest up now!

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  5. Take care and good luck tomorrow, hug Samson, that should lower some of your stress, he just looks so huggable.

    Yes you can water mark your pictures.

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  6. I agree with S. J. Qualls! Get lots of rest!!

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  7. Good luck with the test results, Inger. Think positive, all will go well. Think how brave Samson was. You're just as brave.

    I think you need a rest, too. Wouldn't a spa in the Swiss Alps be nice? To recuperate, of course.

    I've never heard of that book, but it's good to have a story to get lost in.

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  8. Rest, dear one, rest. I've heard of Gone Girl but haven't read it. Elvis Aaron Schwarz has me reading military history novels, which I actually quite like. He has broadened my horizons.

    Love,
    Janie

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  9. Take care and can you bring some snacks? Hugs and prayers.

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  10. Hey Inger! I hope your test go well tomorrow. Thanks for sharing with us and please keep us posted.

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  11. Rest up Inger! Praying for good results and a good day for you! Give Samson hugs for Gracie!

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  12. Inger, my daughter and I are sending prayers your way.

    The clouds: like someone commented, put (copyright) on them. Otherwise...I personally wouldn't worry about them.

    I AM concerned, as I've previously written to you, about your upcoming tests. Talk about stress! I'm not one to tell anyone how to overcome it!! But baby yourself in every possible way. That's my humble advice. And I'll be anxious to hear how this all turns out!! Ann

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  13. Inger
    Take good care of yourself. The most important thing now.
    Get lots of sleep too.
    thanks for the info on your area. It sounds and looks so nice.
    Love and peace, Manzanita

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  14. Inger, get well and don't worry about visiting blogs, you have to take care of yourself first and foremost. <3 <3

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  15. Inger, I will be saying a special prayer for you tonight that your diabetes will be in control tomorrow during your tests. I SO enjoy your blog and miss the days that you don't post, but the most important thing is for you to take care of yourself. I'll be looking forward to hearing from you in a few days in another post. Have a great weekend in the canyon! ~Jeff

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  16. Hello Inger! I am sending good thoughts for you tomorrow, but keeping a few for my husband who's having surgery--paws will be crossed for you both!! Take care of yourself, okay?

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  17. Be Well - I hope you find the health adventure tomorrow is filled with marvelous, unexpected surprises.

    -g-

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  18. Take good care of yourself, Inger. I will be thinking of you tomorrow, and sending good thoughts your way.

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  19. Heres to tomorrow - that your tests go great, that you feel better then today, and that the ending of that book youre reading turns out good :)

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  20. Hoping today brings you good results and success with your diabetes management for the appointment. Fasting tests are hard enough to get through with out having to manage your sugar.
    Let us know.

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  21. sorry you are stressed and all those test would stress me to. i pray now that today will go well and you will have no problems with your insulin. we will all be waiting when you feel like blogging. i can only tell you that i don't worry about anyone stealing my photos. all i do is look at them, so it doesn't bother me. now if i were a paid photographer i would fret about it. you can make you site so right click doesn't work. i have been to many that have done it. good luck today

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  22. Inger, you know how much we all care about you, your life and your health...that's number 1!!!! So, with that said, get yourself de-stressed and feeling you old self again...it's too cold for me to go anywhere!!!LOL...:)JP

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  23. Take care IngerDoodle...many hugs coming your way!

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  24. Thinking of you today - and hoping that theres a few things that remind you of how special you are to all of us today too!

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  25. Va rädd om dig!!! Vi planerar åka till USA nästa år...kanske dyker vi upp :-)
    Kram!!!

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  26. I'm glad writing the blog post made you feel better. Stressing out over something beyond one's control is NO FUN. I hope you can find a few other things to make you feel better and more relaxed. Take care of yourself, dear Inger. Hope it's good news at the doctors.

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  27. God bless you, Inger! I enjoy your site so much, reading about your life in the desert, hearing about your Norwegian history...Do what you can, and keep reading.

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  28. Sending positive thoughts and best wishes your way for things to go well. Feel better soon, my friend.

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  29. I do hope the tests have gone well, and that you're feeling some better. This has to be terribly stressful, and of course that has an impact on our diabetes. Rest is important. You're missed when you don't "come around" or write, but your health is number one. Maybe you could read something a little lighter? LOL!

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  30. As Sophie/Ron said we are sending good energy your way Inger! Here's to that great Swedish strength to keep you strong. Rest and see you here soon.
    Jim

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  31. Hi Inger - I do hope all went well on Friday and you're recovering well and had no major issues ... what happens in the future is another matter.

    Do what you can - you seem to be sensible and looking after yourself as best is possible ... the dogs will enjoy looking after you as you rest up ..

    With many thoughts and hugs - Hilary

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  32. Hi Inger, Thanks SO much for visiting my blog. I do hope you come back. Hubby and I are retired and love to share our travel photos, hiking, birding, gardening (beautiful flowers including ROSES), etc.....

    Thanks for your comments about my childhood experience. I did blog about it. IF you want to read that blog, go to my sidebar and scroll down to "Search this Blog"... Type in the word, Forgiveness, and you'll find it... As I said to Dee, I've come a long way BABY!!!!! ha

    Prayers for you as you go through medical testing. That is always so stressful.

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  33. The picture caught my eye and I had to read the post. Diabetes is sometimes hard to live with. One day at a time.

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Thanks for leaving a comment.. ~~ Inger

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