A lot of Medical problems caught up and some got worse so I'm gonna be in the ER for 3 days Then rehab for another few weeks, thought I'd let yall know, I'll list my problems below for those are curious
Right foot has 2 opened exposed skin that burns Both legs swollen, right being the worst Cellulitis Feet and hands now numb gaming is over for me for now Open wounds on thighs and my butt Newly opened wound on right leg
It was hard to type this with numb fingers
update: sores are healing up, foot is almost healed, bedsores are almost healed, but now i got some on my back, 2 of them
update 2: foot has healed up, but still hurts a bit, new sore opened on my backside, finally got my weight, the bed has a built in scale, i was around 720lbs when i came in, now im down in the 610s, last weighing was 618, but that was 2 days ago and im losing a average of 2lbs a day
Unchecked and non-maintained diabetes can cost you limbs brother. I was diagnosed 2 years ago. It's a struggle, but it's important. Keep skin wounds very clean, and most of of all, maintain those glucose levels.
It's hard I know. If you're like me, The you actually feel a little better with higher levels (120+). When my levels are in the normal range, I actually feel really weak, and if they get sub-80's, then I start shaking really terribly.
Learn what works and doesn't work for you, and maintain it. It's no joke brother. Take care of yourself. Get better soon. If you ever need to talk about it or want some advice, feel free to PM me anytime.
Damn man, hate to hear about this. Get better asap bud, and hopefully they (and you in the future) can stay ahead of this. Got you in my thoughts and prayers, and if you need an ear to bend, I'm a PM away.
Unchecked diabetes is no joke. My Dad's half sister (my.....half aunt?), let hers go and ended up in the hospital in diabetic coma a few times before finally dying from it back in 97 or 98. Really serious stuff but it can also be controlled by diet. Couple simple changes and you'll back to normal in no time.
> Do you guys use constant monitoring devices or old school pokes? Glargine insulin?
> Just curious- mostly because my diabetic clients do monitoring and use their glargine
> for their diabetic kitties.
> Get better. Take care of yourself!
There are monitoring devices with testing strips and lancets for "old school pokes."
Medication depends on which Type Diabetic someone is. Sounds like wooley is type 2 diabetic with his current situation. He may have to get insulin shots (Lantus (Glargine), Humalog, Novolog, whichever). He may also get oral medications like Metformin, Glyburide, etc.
I'm Type 1 diabetic. I take oral medications, Metformin and Glyburide.
There are other medications, but it really depends on how someone responds to which medications.
Wish I could say some stuff. But I drink so much my kidneys hurt and my liver barely functions (I crap out fats instead of processing them).
I've lost 40 pounds in the last 5 months, but I doubt I'm long for this world. My whole mother's side of my family has type-2 diabetes, if I get it I'm done for. So I can understand how you can ignore it.
You're not even 27 though, you got this. You can control your health and live as long as you like. Hope you get better man, seriously.
That sounds like EPI ? Between IBS and not having a gallbladder fats cause havoc on me as well, but if you're having liver and kidney issues with that sounds like an epi test could at least rule that out. You guys take care of yourselves and hope you both start feeling better real soon
Congratulations! I know how difficult it can be to lose that kinda weight, which is why I'm so darn proud of what you've done. Let this topic be your accomplishment journal of sorts. Post here everytime you've made progress so we can cheer you on to better and better results. It'll be a positive self-fulfilling prophecy.
Glad to hear some things are getting better. It's gonna be a process and it surely isn't going to be easy, but I see you know what you need to do and you know how to do it. Just tackle the problems one at a time and focus on getting better, don't let it overwhelm you. We got your back here on GTZ!
>> Diets are for sissies, lifestyle changes are real crap
> This is mega expensive and super unpromofed here in the ol' US but 100% true.
Not if you know what you're doing and know your way around the kitchen. Our grocery bill is about $400/month for my Wife and I but I also cook virtually everything we both eat which keeps the costs down significantly.
also dustin what do you cook for meal plans? i've thought about doing that, i could lose around 50 lbs put on in the last couple years, and spend a crapload of money on processed food and eating out.
i eventually want to get to the point of doing vegan meal plans where I am actually get nutrients. I was 90% vegan for a few months last year but ultimately ate too much processed vegan frozen foods and felt nutrient deficient. but other than that eating vegan felt pretty great. i only had to take 1 crap a day and felt clearheaded, and lost 30 lbs.
> how is it costly to get back in shape? eat less, less food costs less, eating at
> home costs less
If you're a certain size, you need to reach a certain amount of proteins, carbs, calories, etc., to still remain healthy regardless. That's a lot harder to do for innately bigger people. And yah, sometimes that crap is genetically passed to someone. If your dad is a lazy fatty, there's a chance you will be too. I certainly was. It takes both hard work and a diet that can be costly for a bigger individual who wants to eat healthy. Healthy food, and any extra-curricular health activities, can certainly add up for the average dude.
Again, it's easy for you smaller dudes who just biologically aren't big. But that's not everyone, unfortunately. Toast and an egg won't help somebody 300+ pounds when they're trying to reach a healthy point. That'd be starving them. A consistent and realistic calorie count is a must, and innately bigger dudes call for more to remain healthy. Can't get that from toast and an egg lol
My fiance and I go grocery shopping on Sunday's for the up coming week and awhile back we decided to go meatless for one month to try, over the course of the month we saved $180. We felt awesome. Now I will never stop eating meat, but we did decided to cut back. It is indeed cheaper to eat healthy, meat tastes great but you don't need it.
It is legitimately not cheaper to eat healthy if it's a health requirement. You choose to eat meat only once a month. Not everybody is in the same position as you. Especially with fish and poultry, meat is a necessity for big dudes like me. It isn't a question of just meat or no meat.
> It is legitimately not cheaper to eat healthy if it's a health requirement. You choose
> to eat meat only once a month. Not everybody is in the same position as you. Especially
> with fish and poultry, meat is a necessity for big dudes like me. It isn't a question
> of just meat or no meat.
I know a few guys at our gym that are vegan and are pretty big guys, ripped as fudge.
It's a misconception that it's more expensive to eat healthy, it just shows some people don't know how to shop. We eat meat once or twice a week depending on what we decided to make. We get our protein from a bunch of different non meat sources. i love the money we save and we eat pretty damn healthy.
Getting tired of zucchini though lol we just started cooking more with eggplant.
> Just acted like not eating meat was the route to unanimously healthy and financial
Don't really see how I did that, I never stated we stopped eating meat. We stopped for a month to try and found we saved money, we still ate well and tried many new things. We still eat meat, we just don't need to eat it every day. More then one way to get protien and iron that meat gives. When we do it's usually a chicken dish or steak salad.
I do hate fish though... Unless it's a big Tuna steak. In all honesty it's easier to cut meat out in the winter, come summer I can't say no to hot dogs/smokies/hambergers....