Can I whine just a little bit?

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by Rusty Hills Farm, Jan 15, 2010.

  1. Rusty Hills Farm

    Rusty Hills Farm Songster

    Apr 3, 2008
    Up at the barn
    I started the month by breaking my arm. Then the deep freeze hit Alabama. Things here are really not constructed for temps in the low teens, so first the water pipes to the barn froze. Then the house pipes froze. Next the heat went out. The final straw happened today.

    Go to the optometrist to update my computer glasses and she says she thinks she sees the start of diabetic retinopathy and refers me to an ophthalmologist, suggesting that I haul all the way to UAB Medical Center in Birmingham to see someone there. This does not sound promising! (Anybody have any experience with this?)

    And the new year is only 15 days old!



  2. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
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  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop

    It can only get better right?
  4. fordmommy

    fordmommy Dancing With My Chickens

    Jul 16, 2009
    [​IMG] ........ [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] I don't. Hope someone else can give imput.

  5. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
  6. Scoop

    Scoop Songster

    Jan 16, 2009
    Central PA
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  7. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    I'm sorry that you're having such a bad time of it right now. I'll be hoping the best for you. [​IMG] [​IMG]

  8. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    It may not be diabetic retinopathy. Sometimes it's ideopathic. You will need follow up in a few months to know for sure. I went through the same thing in 2008. Turned out to be an isolated event. That was a bit rough waiting though.

    And of course you are taking care of the diabetes!

    Imp- Good luck
  9. only one lay

    only one lay Songster

    Nov 2, 2008
    litchfield mi
    Work the diabetes at the max to control. My wife is on a slow decline from it. when her suger level is under 200 we get excited. 5 to7 shots daily Sorry for whineing. just be careful if you can.

  10. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Quote:5-7 shots a day. Ugh! Feel for ya.

    Still playing with the oral meds.

    Imp- hanging on to his kidneys, feet and eyes.

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