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Re: [IPk] have you all gone



i have just read you letter and found it very interesting you must take care
of your self and yes have a go at the pump i relay shood be offered to you
so you can try and benefit from it i  have been a diabetic for forty years
and i am finding the pump is a great help to me   best regard and thanks for
a good read



vic
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From: <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Thursday, March 21, 2002 5:00 PM
Subject: Re: [IPk] have you all gone


> Vic, relax - you've upset no-one - at least not this no-one <G>
>
> Di congratulations on the housebuying.  Good luck with everything and hope
the
> move goes well.  High stress doing a number on your bgs?
>
> My report is very mixed.  Out of the last 13 weeks I've spent 9 in
hospital -
> divided into 2 stays - both emergency admissions.
>
> First stay (due to infected asthma etc)gave me the heebie-jeebies on the
level
> of information re DM some (and I stress - some) Staff Nurses had of DM and
how
> to control it - especially re insulin.  I firmly kept control and had a
couple
> of fights to do this but managed it.  DM specialist nurse was excellent
when I
> eventually managed to see her.
>
> I developed multiple pulmonary emboli so had great "fun" being in hospital
> since before Christmas.  Also developed various infections and neither
asthma
> nor wafarin treatment for clots could be stabilised.  Finally discharged
on 24
> drugs!!! on 7th Feb and on 22nd Feb was re-admitted haemorrhaging badly
from an
> artery in the duodenum. No previous history of ulcer. Paramedics took me
in
> after I passed out in loo.  They were pushing blood in but I was losing it
> faster so 4 days in Intensive Care followed while the fight continued.
Surgery
> was not an option in the state I was in.  Mind you if I had auditioned for
St
> Peter singing "Open up those pearly gates" he'd either have brought out
the
> detour signs or sent me back to annoy you more.
>
> Good thing was that in ICU they put me on insulin IV - and it controlled
bgs
> wonderfully.  When I go back in April to the DM clinic I'm going armed
with
> loads of graphs and data with my results to help push for a pump.  3rd
year of
> trying.
>
> Not on Warfarin for 8 weeks due to bleeding so injecting instead 18000
units of
> Fragmin.  Boy does it sting!
>
> The central-line experience in your neck to your heart is also something
to be
> avoided at all costs!
>
> Still after a couple of weeks staying with relatives to get me into less
of the
> Rip-van-Winkle sister mode, I'm hoping to return home on Saturday.  Lots
of
> help being required for now - which is a shock to my independent system.
>
> If being on an insulin pump is as helpful in controlling bgs as the IV
pump
> was, with reduced insulin requirements as a welcome bolus, then I'm really
> pushing for it.  I'll re-start the letter-writing campaign when I get
home.
>
> Sorry to run on.  But there you go, Vic complained of silence!
>
> Rhoda
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