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Posted 10 January 2008 - 10:37 PM
I read this thread when I first joined TU and had almost forgotten it. It sounds like you have been through the ringer. I am curious about the insulin shots… was that part of the treatment plan for meningococcal disease or are you a Type 1 diabetic? Diabetics always seem to get a double hit; one for the infection or illness, and a second one for the way the diabetes interact with the illness. If you are a Type 1 diabetic, I can’t recommend getting an insulin pump strongly enough. A real quality of life issue.
I digress, glad your back and feeling better. Any chance you might attend the TU Meet the end of April? I would enjoy watching the hook tester in action. We could bill it like a monster truck event and have the big show on Sunday. I can almost hear the radio ads playing in Clinton, MO now….
Posted 11 January 2008 - 02:38 PM
Thanks for the insulin pump info. Oregon leads the nation in these type dieseases. I was not aware I had it, just thought I had too much endema (swelling) in my thighs, legs and ankles. When I got to the hospital, my vital signs were all out of whack so they stopped all the hypertension (high blood pressure) and all other meds I was taking so they could stabilize me.
I was not type I diabetic but borderline Type II corrected by Gliptizide, a generic for Gluctrol. When they took me off that they substituted insulin shots and it took me over a month to get off insulin shots and back on Gliptizide which nicely controls my blood sugar.
I can't get to Missouri in April. If you want me to test some of your hooks before then, contact me.
Thanks for your interest in hook testing.
Posted 11 January 2008 - 06:15 PM
I have a daughter who is a LPN now and after a year of long distance tutoring, I find the subject of medical treatment to be fascinating. It’s weird how some diseases present; and it seems like you have to feel worse at times to start feeling better. About six months after I was diagnosed as a type 1, I accidentally put myself into a diabetic comma and woke up in a dark ICU treatment room wired to monitors and IVs. So, as I wake up and start taking this all in, a finger tip hit a sensor pad and I noticed it created a spike on the monitor and a corresponding beep. After a few minutes of testing, I got some pretty cool spike/beep patterns and I decided to play the drum solo from In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida on them. About 20 seconds into my solo, 3 or 4 nurses with a crash card came busting into the room. Oooops!
Sorry to hear you won’t be able to attend the TU meet in April. I’m hoping to bring Vodkaman and Hazmail back from a night out with a really bad lamp shades on his heads, singing bar songs. We have discussed the idea of tank testing lures in a hotel pool. That could get a little sticky. At a minimum, I am hoping to post a few photos of the event and let the fellow members prepare for the TU Meet, 2009.
I don’t have any hooks to submit for testing at this time, I look at treble hooks as a replaceable resource that can fail or be cut as needed to release big muskys.
Happy to hear you’ve recovered, that health wise, everything is returning to normal, and stay out trouble. See you on campus.