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23 hours ago, Seraphim said:

How are you doing?

Thanks for asking 🙂

Much better.  Metformin twice a day and watching what I eat.  It took about 10 days but my numbers are now "excellent"  I've good from 300's, as high as to 425. To in the last couple days staying under 100.

-recap of the story of my bf's son and gf showing up announced after being home sick all weekend.  She has covid.   Makes me mad all over again.

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7 minutes ago, reinventmyself said:

Thanks for asking 🙂

Much better.  Metformin twice a day and watching what I eat.  It took about 10 days but my numbers are now "excellent"  I've good from 300's, as high as to 425. To in the last couple days staying under 100.

-recap of the story of my bf's son and gf showing up announced after being home sick all weekend.  She has covid.   Makes me mad all over again.

I am glad you are doing well with your management. 😀 

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21 hours ago, Seraphim said:

I think eventually it will end. Hopefully before we are all crazy depressed and anxious. 

Struggling a bit myself.  Having quit my miserable job, hoping to be free from the house arrest of covid and sitting for endless hours staring at a lap top at home dealing with miserable staff.  I pictured myself a caged bear, being poked by a stick all day long.   I still find myself housebound more than I care to.  I imagined quitting my job I'd be free to come and go.  Not sure why I am caught off guard that didn't work out the way I pictured it.

I naively used to think my friendships would just resume to where they were prior.  But now, the realization that living entirely different lives with differing priorities for closing in on 2 years, we won't go back to the way it was.  Makes me sad.  They are still my friends, but we've strayed just far enough we likely won't go back.  At least not to the way it was.

One close friend has never changed her activity and has lived like there wasn't a pandemic.   She has spent the last two years surrounding herself with likeminded people and has formed solid friendships with them.  After this amount of time it's highly likely she won't come back to her original circle of friends.  It's not personal.   It's just the way it's all played out.

My best friend moved 3 states away, will be in town the 18th of this month.  She hasn't come right out and asked, but she usually stays with me.  Considering my recent health issues I don't think I will be able to see her, let alone have her stay with me.  She works in the optical dept at Costco in idaho and is exposed to the masses daily.  That and being cavalier about covid and flying in, I am not looking forward to this talk.  Luckily, she has other people she can stay with. 

Prior to the recent covid wave, when things were looking good, one friend made the effort to host the ladies annual pre Christmas dinner at her house.  (3x vaccinated only)  Every year in the past, no less than a dozen attendees. This year, 3 of us total.  The same 3 of us that have seen each other  sporadically this entire time.   

Still makes me sad.  I miss my social life.  It's hard to say no to the very thing that would bring me some comfort.  Right now my physical health is my priority.  My mental health is another thing.  Nothing dramatic.   Just a little anxious and blue at times.  I am sure I am not alone.

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19 minutes ago, Seraphim said:

I am glad you are doing well with your management. 😀 

I am very sensible about covid and all the misinformation out there, but there are scores of articles making a connection between extreme hyperglycemia and covid.  I didn't get covid, that I am aware of.  But I did have a pretty good reaction to the booster in Nov.

 Who knows.  This seemed to come out of nowhere.  I mentioned it during my dr appt.  No surprise he immediately dismissed it   Ultimately, in the end it doesn't change outcome.

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20 minutes ago, reinventmyself said:

I am very sensible about covid and all the misinformation out there, but there are scores of articles making a connection between extreme hyperglycemia and covid.  I didn't get covid, that I am aware of.  But I did have a pretty good reaction to the booster in Nov.

 Who knows.  This seemed to come out of nowhere.  I mentioned it during my dr appt.  No surprise he immediately dismissed it   Ultimately, in the end it doesn't change outcome.

True. Once diabetic always diabetic. I was diagnosed before Covid and I do have a long family history of diabetes and I didn’t help myself out with my diet or exercise before diagnosis. So I understand how I ended up this way . Plus , I wasn’t extreme. I was under the medication necessity.
 

I hear you about friendships and relationships. Once this got politicized relationships were toast.  

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I'm seeing a lot more people wearing masks outdoors. Also seeing a lot of KN95 masks. My city is pretty well known for being a real community minded place where everyone legit cares about one another, so it doesn't surprise me there's more mask wearing. I still don't wear one when I walk outdoors, but definitely anyplace indoors other than my home, my son's home or  my brother's home.

I'm waiting for this most recent awful wave of infections to get better before I do things like go to the dentist (desperately need) or get a haircut.

Hope everyone is hanging in there and is safe and healthy.

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I ordered some 3D N94 masks weeks ago (prior to current covid wave) through amazon and just got them last night.   I started that new parttime job yesterday and wanted to be better prepared.  Wednesday, I went to several different places and finding anything other than fabric masks was similar to searching for a unicorn.  Minimally decent masks are today's toilet paper, it seems.  Even fabric masks appeared picked over.   At RiteAid the fabric masks were protected behind the cashier counter.  That was an eye opener.

I work two days a week for the time being, 5 hours a day.  I had so much anxiety about starting during this spike the night before I couldn't sleep, but ultimately feel good about it.  I am doing office work for a local equestrian center and the young lady training me is 3x vaxed as of 3 weeks ago. Next week, I'll be in the office alone. We kept our masks on and kept our distance.  Boarders do stop by the office to ask questions, but seem to stand in the doorway 10ft away from where I sit.

 

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I'm relatively certain I had Omicron. A few days after my family Christmas gathering, where my cousin attended while sick and another cousin had tested positive right before the party and another unvaccinated cousin attended, I started having the classic symptoms of Omicron. Sneezing, sore throat, headache, body aches and fatigue. I felt sick for about 3 weeks.

Honestly, I kind of hope I did have it because that means my chances of getting it again are very small. I'm triple vaccinated too.

I do think this latest awful wave will decline in a few weeks. I hope so because I desperately need to get to the dentist.

Reinvent, your new job sounds very interesting!

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I just ordered some KN95 masks from Amazon. A pack of 20. They're supposed to be delivered around the 28th. I figure I'll use them at the grocery store and the doctor's office, places where I'll be in a confined space or around a lot of people indoors. I'll use my regular surgical masks for quick shopping or dining outdoors.

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