Tag Archives: neuropathy

Invisible disability and oil change

In these days of coronavirus and stay-at-home orders coupled with social distancing, a simple car oil change can become a project. Most shops will only do a drop off, and a few offer loaners but all this seems to be … Continue reading

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Carbs rant

Just found out the hard way that I was overdoing with carbs. I did not check my morning fasting sugar in a while because it’s a chore. But I did feel my neuropathy getting worse so figured it must be carbs. … Continue reading

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What happened when I went off my meds

Remember the day when the meds prices skyrocketed? I called Walgreens for a refill and was shocked to hear the price of a tube of psoriasis ointment, as far as I remember it was well over $100. At the time … Continue reading

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The faces of neuropathy

Turned out, there are plenty with the new ones emerging every now and then. Remember when I blogged about my first day on the job about a week ago? The neuropathy hit shortly afterwards and left me wondering why. No really. … Continue reading

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Neuropathy and Cold Weather

There is definitely a connection between the two, I can feel it each time the weather takes a wrong turn. Neuropathy is a nerve damage that can be caused by various conditions; mine is due to the type 2 diabetes. … Continue reading

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Type 2 diabetes, an invisible disease

Another morning I wake up and my legs are killing me. I knew immediately what it was, a nerve pain, diabetes complication. I tried walking around, massage, elevating them, all to no avail. Then I succumbed to the pain pills … Continue reading

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Today’s Prompt: ECLIPSE. Eclipsed by reality check

Reality is ruthless and unforgiving. You can’t help but feel eclipsed by it at times and have no other choice as to accept it. My diabetes is under control but the neuropathy kicks in, oftentimes at the wrong timing. Is there … Continue reading

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Neuropathy, diabetic and non-diabetic

First off, the word ‘neuropathy’ is a medical term.  When translating medical terms into English, you start from the end.  In this case, you start with the –pathy which means a disorder.  Neuro means related to a neuron or a nerve … Continue reading

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Baby, it’s cold outside… and inside, too

It’s Sunday morning in November.  A chilly morning at that; this was my first thought upon waking up.   I walked over to the thermostat; turn it all you might, to no avail.  Grrrr My rent is quite reasonable, including heat … Continue reading

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Diabetic Neuropathy

Diabetic neuropathy means nerve damage by an elevated blood sugar. If you’re having a neuropathy, you usually know it. In this post, I will focus on those that affected me. Some of the symptoms have started long before I was … Continue reading

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