I think my stomach is finally healing, although I am still taking the meds. We enjoyed our family Christmas time yesterday, because one of our daughters had to work on Christmas. We just treated yesterday as if it were the 25th and exchanged presents and enjoyed being together.
I did the same thing I did for Thanksgiving – I did not worry about calories or glucose levels. It was a nice break from my usual diet, and I thoroughly enjoyed eating some of the forbidden foods that I love so much. My glucose numbers were high, but not really too high. I think I’m gradually resolving the diabetes problem as I continue to slowly lose weight. My target is to eat about 300 calories each day less than I actually need, which means I would lose a pound about every 10 days. I’ve been graphing my weight on Fitday.com, as well as keeping up with my calories there. That’s been a great motivational help.
I’ve not had any more problems with tics and twitching, since I added a half pill to each dose of Primidone. But I try really hard not to let myself get stressed or upset, and for the most part I’ve been successful.
We’ve had a great time helping people find their childhood lovies and backups and replacements for their children’s lovies. It’s very gratifying, and I think it has a lot to do with the great Christmas mood I’ve been in this year.
So I’m looking forward to 2010, and expecting to be in better health by this time next year!