Thank you to everyone who has inquired about my health and my husband’s. You’re a good bunch!
My pancreas is still a bit cranky, but not what it was. Just in the past two weeks, I’ve finally felt like my old (or rather, young) self. Most of my energy is back and I can run more than I could before. This healing business has been a horribly long process!
As far as my husband’s health goes….well…it’s not the best. He’s had to increase the amount of insulin and the amount of times he injects himself. He monitors his blood sugar more now, and I think that’s a good thing. He’s more conscious of what he puts into his mouth and tries to make better decisions. I still have hope for the old fella!
You know, the funny thing about his blood sugar? When he sees that the number is low and he’s done something right the day before as far as eating, it perks him right up. Yet when he gets a pretty high and to him, a discouraging number, he feels bad about himself. For those of you who have struggled with your weight, does that sound familiar? Each time I weigh myself, I have those highs and lows, too. My husband has become a smidge more empathetic to my constant struggle. (And hopefully, I’m a bit more empathetic to his struggle, too.)
And for you animal lovers? Your comments and hugs (virtual and real-time) have been overwhelming. We talk about Stanley often, and my son has done tremendously well, especially once he took part in Stanley’s burial. Our other cat, Miso, is doing a bit better now, too, although he “talks” much more than ever before. Stanley was always the *loud* talker of the two. Maybe Miso feels like he can finally get a word in edgewise?
Thanks again, folks. Hopefully there won’t be any more health or death-related posts for some time!