Definitely, the longest that I’ve gone without posting. I had a good excuse for about 2 weeks of the time I’ve been slacking off, but the rest of the 2 months was just pure laziness. I got in a rut and it just got worse as time went on, then I had my problem. I’ll get you caught up a little bit. I’ve been mostly at home, so nothing outstanding to talk about, but we are not without some interesting things. I will probably have shorter posts from now on, but I promise to try to continue them on a regular basis.
First off, my problem. Evidently, I have, hopefully by now, had, a problem with too much sugar in my body. Yeah, my in-house blood sugar tests were running a little high, but nothing terrible. I guess I let it get away from me. I started forming blisters on the lower part of my shins, especially on my right leg. Some of those blisters popped and then my foot started hurting. It hurt so much I could not walk on it after awhile. While I could still walk I went to the hospital and he gave me some antibiotic pills and cream. They worked slowly, but surely. It took about 2 weeks, but I could finally walk pretty normal again. I still have a blood circulation problem on that right leg and have to walk around to get the blood flowing or lay down and put my leg up on a pillow at night.
I’m doing fine now, but I’ll tell you that scared me. I was thinking about all the bad things associated with diabetes, like having to get some things cut off. My two biggest issues are, I weigh too much and I do not get enough exercise. Since this happened I’m working on the first problem, but still need to address the second.
Also since this, I have little to no extra sugar put into my body. I no longer eat the candy bars and cookies my wife has stored in the refrigerator. I quit eating rice. No more crackers in my stew. The only things sweet I have had are apples, oranges and a couple of other citrus fruit, with their natural sugar. I did have 1 wafer. A man from Holland brought me some from there and I tried one. They are very good, but I just ate the one and shared most of the rest of them. I still have 4 in the refrigerator. I won’t eat them. I’ve resisted the Oreos and Cadbury bars for a couple of weeks, so I can resist these also.
Bottom line is I need to lose weight and exercise. Most, maybe all, of my health problems would go away if I did. You’d think that would be enough motivation, but it seems I’m going to need someone to exercise with. No one else in the family really needs or wants to exercise, so I’m still looking. I’ll let you know.
Next, I hope to get you an update on Mango Lounge. They are doing well and in the process of expanding. I’ll get some pictures and maybe even a video.