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Old 02-26-2018, 10:51 AM   #221
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I would still advise (I'm stubborn too ) to read up on this. There is a direct link between diabetes and PN, and you can't "fix" PN if you are still in pre-diabetic territory.

Metformin-induced vitamin B12 deficiency presenting as a peripheral neuropathy. - PubMed - NCBI

Maybe MrsD. can chime in, but medication like Metformin can actually make your PN worse. I'm not a doctor, but I have often discussed this with my GP.
Wide-O, thanks for the input. My diet was few if any sweets and only allowed myself a teaspoon of sugar in my morning coffee. I like my fresh fruits but even cut back and I stopped drinking my fruit juices. I love my pasta but gave that up as well as potatoes and white bread and rice. The weight loss was a real issue so now I am doing everything in moderation. I have cut back on my carbs but won't deprive myself either.

I was aware that Metformin can deplete the body of B-12 and called this to my doctor's attention. She was unaware of that fact but said we could periodically test the B-12 levels. Currently they are good. After careful consideration I believe this to be the best path going forward.
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Old 03-02-2018, 05:51 AM   #222
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2404 days sober..

70 KMh (45mph) winds today so this will be good test of my balance! There is a good chance I will fall on my ***** today...HAHAHA

And today is my LAST day at work. I negotiated an extra day off so that I will have a 4 day weekend before I start on the 7th.

Have a good day friends!!
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60 mph winds here. Fun!
Icehouse, enjoy the weekend and wishing you much success in your new job.

I am still awaiting the promises and gifts that sobriety will bring but mostly it has been sheer torture. I had been struggling more than I should be at this point and thought it could be that I am not doing meetings, working the steps and instead doing it on my own, but miraculously this last week the overwhelming compulsion to drink has faded seemingly overnight. I can honestly say this whole week the compulsion has been lifted. Yah! I still think about alcohol when I pass a liquor store, watch a TV show and see them with a drink or as I think about PN but it is different and have had no desire to part take. It is truly a blessing and a beautiful gift and only hope it continues.

Stay well my friends.
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Old 03-03-2018, 03:07 AM   #224
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Over here it's the last day of winter (hopefully), after a week of record negative temps for our region this time of year. This morning looks like...

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2089 days, but I noticed I stopped watching that number every day, and had to look it up. Been knee-deep into the non-profit project, very interesting, meeting all kinds of new people, each with their own specific problems (autism & alcohol for example).

I will start a thread (in this same section) about that shortly, maybe Icehouse will chime in too, specifically about recovery, and aimed at a "broader" public than just our group of people who suffer from PN.

I have the feeling we are a shop with an "opens soon" sign, yet there are already 50 people waiting at the door for us to start. No pressure, surely.
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That is great news SecondChances .

Wide-O, your idea of the new thread is a good one. Maybe ask somebody (Chemar?) to make it a sticky thread so visitors can find it quickly?
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2089 days, but I noticed I stopped watching that number every day, and had to look it up.
Oooh dang....he catching up! Ditto on the remark, that is why I have to have an app on my iPhone to count the days for me....
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It's been quiet here. I guess you all are busy with all your new and exciting endeavors.

OK, just checking in. Nothing good or bad here. No improvement in the PN but no worse. All in all I am status quo and still working on acceptance and gratitude.

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It's been quiet here. I guess you all are busy with all your new and exciting endeavors.
Today was my "official" first day at the new job. I was in training last week in the State capitol and I hit the road today with my first client.

We got our 2nd snow of the year and it immobilized the City (3 inches will do that), but I was out in my wagon doing donuts and fishtails with a big ole grin on my face
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Nothing much to report here.

It has got cooler so the PN in my hands has subsided.

There was some good rain last week (100 mm over a couple of days) which my garden appreciated.

Icehouse, that sounds great about your new job .
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I'm just working my behind off lately. Sat through a 3 hour meeting last Friday without thinking of my PN once - so I am getting more "confident" in going places/leaving the house/being busy. That's relatively new, because there was always this fear of "what if it will start to hurt very badly?"

Will write about what we are up to in the "other thread", but the ball is rolling and gaining steam. Congrats to Icehouse, and you know that thread is yours too, right?

I am however sad to hear about Mrs. D. and still hope for a small miracle - she is a tough cookie after all - but it's hard to express the appreciation I feel for her after interacting for 5 years now. She has helped so many people here it's hard to get your head around it.
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