Monday, June 29, 2009

I dunno

I have not been around here for a while.

To all my friends, if you dont know yet. I have been unemployed for a month, meaning also that I have no mode of transportation. I am stuck home all this time, I am loosing my mind.

I can't get a car because I have no job or money, and I cant get a job because I could not even get to a job interview or the job should I get one.

Dont talk to me about public transportation, I would have to walk 1/2 hour each way to reach the closest bus stop.

I am not feeling too good. I need help.

All this gets worst when I see my poor Horacio is killing himself working about 20 hours a day trying to make up for the money I am not making, but going fom 5-6000 a month to about 3000 is difficult. The savings are gone.

Im seriously loosing my mind. Please try to keep an eye on me somehow.

Love ya all,

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Im back

Yes, I kind of dissapeared. I have been going (we) between work, non work, financial in general and health.

I had a huge fight with my boss and he suspended me for a week, bad timing, we are really broke.

Health, had another bout of serious fatigue.

But, I am going back to work tomorrow.

Updates, Due to "unemployment" period, again, we have had to re-schedule our move to Argentina (Chucks!). Unless we hit the lotto (you can't win if you dont play, right?) It bothers me that we may loose the great air fare prices for the month of September.

I have been feeling a lot better, sometimes I get fatigued too fast, that's about it. I am loosing weight, hopefully it will continue. Still too lazy to excercise, but seems that it will go away on it's own.

What else, Horacio and I are having a rough time, it will be better as soon as I return to work, He will have more opportunity to rest. He's hardly sleeping because of my coughing, that should be over soon. He's mostly in a bad mood because of frustration and lack of rest. I have to do some house chores I'll be back in a while to finish

Friday, February 13, 2009

New and improved plans...

Well hello everyone.

Horacio and I sat down this week to carfully evaluate the status of the moving plans. We have come to the decision to change the estimated move date from March to September.

Several reasons, we don't want to get there on the fall, he says that the winter can be diffcult for me with my health as opposed as us getting there in the spring and giving me time to adjust (that's sweet).

Also, this gives me more time to get this diabetes under control, right now my average Glucose reading is around 250-300. My medication was just adjusted today (from 500mg to 1000mg, let's see if it works.

Of course, last but not least, because of the economic slowdown, our goal to save or even have some extramoney in the bank has been way unreachable. No money, no tickets, no trip for now.

Locally I was able to find a medical program that covers all my expenses and medications are 4-7 for a 30 day supply, so more money can go to the bank now and stay there. Thank Heavens.

I just checked the airfares for september and the prices are relatively affordable, normally I've seen them for about 550 from Miami and for September they are about 350.00 which is great.

This time as soon as we have the money in the bank we will buy and date the tickets, that will absolutely give us a goal date but it must be at the middle or end of September.

Anyway, I just wanted to update you all on the status of the trip, still there, but just postponed by couple of months. Time flies really fast, so I am not worried.


Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Medical issues in the USA

The title may be confusing to some of you.

Now I truly understand why the medical costs are so high in the USA.

I went to the hospital on Friday night as I was not going to be able to see my doctor until Feb 13 and my Diabetes medication was almost out (I had one left). It was supossed to be an in and out visit, putting me on the Fast Track. Giving me a repeat prescription.

Next thing I know, they are making 20 million test and procedures, saying that I had an accelerated heartbeat, whoever knows me knows that I am hyperactive and it is proven that people like me have a heartbeat a bit higher than most people.

To make a long story short, I spent 24 hours ADMITTED in the hospital, No food until saturday 10AM or so. Of course my blood glucose was low, no food = low blood sugar.

I came out of there so annoyed and so tired......

SAO now you see, doctors and hospital make a bunch of unnecesary test, annoying x rays and stress tests and who ends up paying for the overinflated prices for that? MEEEEEE

Until next

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

What about the diet?

Well, it was told to me that with this newfound diabetes my food intake was going to get bad, meaning that I would not be able to eat the foods I love (Mc Donalds and all that crap). I agree BUT I have been able to manage new interesting, very tasty foods.

The fact that I should alternate proteins has me eating chicken, beef, seafood and lots and lots of vegetables. I have found very creative ways to do this. Fortunatelly the website of Diabetes control for life has many many healthy recipes for people like me :-) I am utterly happy with all recipes and ideas I've been able to get from it. I highly reccomend it. Best of everything, I still have to find 1 recipe or idea that has not worked.

For example, tonight I am making Tilapia on sauce with harvest couscous. Yummy yummy..

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

One new era for North America

It is now 6:20 EST here in Orlando, Florida. I woke up at 7:00AM. I turned on the TV and chose to watch with most of the rest of the world, the inauguration ceremonies for President Barak Hussein Obama. Finally!!!

As I know 90% of the blogging world will be giving their impressions of the factual ceremonies and subsequent events, I guess I should and must do the same.

First and foremost, as much as I envy all those millions of people on the Mall, I definitively give thanks to the most mighty that I watched from the commodity of my home with lots of heating !!!! They are definitively BRAVE AMERICANS.

As soon as President Obama appeared, the first glance of our incoming president, and as soon as the many Jumbotrons showed a glance of Obama, you can tell how much he has on his shoulders. How much this country hopes for a good 4 years. The masses went wild at the very glance of his shade or the broken sound of his voice. Both Fox and CNN had to stop the speaking of their reporters because the screaming was both unexpected and overwhelming. This is already an all American hero and he has still to fully move into the White House.

I will be brutally honest, the moment that I personally enjoyed the most from everything, the moment that Bush 43 left Washington with a one way ticket to Texas. It was the end of some bad times, of relinquishing responsibilities on to something or someone else. The end of bad decisions with no apparent consequences.

I hope he can ammaend his errors somehow, I pray to the most high!

Now we have a new dawn. Hopefully our President can get up early tomorrow as he has 10 inagural balls to attend and dance on.... Michelle will lead as I think he may be too tired already He He He. But tomorrow starts the honeymoon with the citizens of the USA and unfortunately I know we are very antsy and anxious people. We need to see results and see them fast. I hope they know, as I do, that things as the things we need done in the USA, done by Obama's office, need time, diplomacy and mostly patience. Nothing will happen overnight, heck, not even over the period of one, two, three or even four years. The damage has been too great and even when the actual damage was done in a small period (less than a year), the repairs will take some serious time.

Anyway, this is all I have to say for now. Still wiping my tears from 12:05 Noon and trying to deal with the goosebumps that still have aftershocks Je Je Je. It is a wonderous moment to be alive.

Monday, January 19, 2009


So finally the hospital figured out why I keep getting sick. I have Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (T1DM from now on). This should not surprise me as it is Hereditary, I always known that me and my siblings where pre-diabetic, but as none of us never actually got ill, we all thought we where "safe". Contraire, my blood sugar seems not to go below 175 since I started measuring with the glucose meter (3 days ago) and today, my sugar has not gone below 195, even when I am on a strict diet.

I have modified my daily diet accordingly. My necessary coffee, I drink tons of coffee, has changed to coffee with soy milk or skim milk and sweeteners. My bread is whole wheat, 7 or 15 grain. My ice cream had change to fat free yogurt on moderated doses :-(.

Diet soda, forget about my beloved white rice or my beloved potatoes. Thank God for cheeses and eggs, otherwise I think I would have perished.

You see? Diabetes seems to be OK. Just that when you are not used to watch what you eat, you have spent all your life eating what you want, when you want, this becomes cumbersome and confusing. Locally, I have found a very good and simple book... Diabetes for Dummies, it is making me a bit as is when it comes to this chronic condition that seems to be part of my life now.

My only concren that my blood glucose does no seem to go down, no matter what I do, and I obviously, cannot stop eating, it would make it all worst.

Look at my readings so far today:

4:00 AM 195 (2 cups of coffee w/soy milk & sweeteners)
6:49 AM 217 (about 1/2 cup of cheese cubes & water)
8:30 AM 253 (half a cup of dry cheerios)

I have no clue why the glucose keeps going up. Help, anyone?