I am learning not to eat a bunch of things too. No salt or spices. Food is 
bland.
Take care of yourself, that is the main thing.
Tony



On Friday, October 11, 2013 9:26 AM, Don Ordes <f...@tribcsp.com> wrote:
  
Thanks Tony and the rest.  I missed the FFF show in W. Yellowstone 
because of this development. I’m dealing with it OK for now, but I haven’t had 
to travel yet. My goals are to get in better shape, lose the excess weight, and 
get off the 3 per day ‘orange pen’ injections. 

Sad part is I just got finished making 3 gallons of spicy mango chutney for 
my British/Indian curry recipe, and now I can’t eat it. One more goal to 
achieve. Made a half gallon of mixed mango and blueberry chutney for pancakes, 
too, and that will have to wait.  

DonO 

From: Anthony Spezio  
Sent: Thursday, October 10, 2013 12:19 PM 
To: vfb-mail@googlegroups.com  
Subject: Re: [VFB] Something bad but good, but weird- what else from 
Dr. D? 
 
Good to hear that you are doing better. I know what it is to be  
down and not be able to do anything. 
I did get to tie last weekend at the local FFF Fly Fair for a few 
hours each day. 
Tony 



On Thursday, October 10, 2013 1:09 PM, Don 
Ordes <f...@tribcsp.com> wrote:
 
I'm not normally one to post every medical situation 
here, but this one is 
sorta' tying related.

About 5 weeks ago I started feeling pretty down- not sick, but just 
really 
dragging, like the energy button was set on 2 out of 10. 
Went on a 3-week 
trip and developed the tell-tale symptoms of 
sugar diabetes. Was not a good 
trip, as all I did was drink 
everything in sight and then pee it out. I lost 
close to 30 
pounds of water-weight and I'm told muscle weight also. And 
Cheryl had to do the bigger share of driving, as my eyes had gotten 
blurry. 
Any of you with diabetes know the score, and those who 
support/know them 
know it 2nd hand. I was in acidosis big 
time.

So I get back, order a blood test, and set up 
an appointment with my doc. He 
moved my appointment to the next 
day when he got the results, and then threw 
my butt in the 
hospital. My blood sugar on the test was over 400, and when 
they 
checked me in, it was over 700. I felt 'OK', and was cutting up with 
everyone in the ER check-in, being such a sweet guy and all. Got a 
room on 
the heart floor because of my a-fib (for monitoring), and 
they re-hydrated 
me and started me on insulin to bring the sugars 
down. I responded 
immediately and the sugars came down into the 
high 100's in two days and 
they kicked me out. My sugars now 
hover around 100, and have been like that 
for 2 weeks now- very 
stable. I had adverse reactions to Metforin (sp?), so 
the doc 
took me off of that. Had an ultra-sound done of my heart and all 
A-OK there.

Now for the part about fly 
tying. The doc said it could take months for my 
eye blurriness to 
clear up, and then my vision might not equal what I had. 
Ha.!  I pulled a fast one on them. My vision cleared up while I 
was still in 
the hospital, and I noticed I was having trouble 
seeing with my glasses. 
After I got home my eyes totally 
corrected and I mean actually reversed 
themselves. For the 1st 
time since I was 12 I don't need and can see fine 
without 
glasses. With my glasses it's like opening my eyes underwater. So 
now, without glasses, I can see a size 22 dry fly float by. Who-hooo! 
It's 
not 20-20, but I've never had that- even with glasses. 
Bought me some cool 
shades for the 1st time, too.

Wait...that's not fly tying. This is fly tying 
related. I used to amaze 
everyone that I could tie a #32 Mustad 
royal coachman with the naked eye. 
Well, no more. Closer than 
16", any fly gets blurry, so I need reading 
glasses for the 1st 
time in my life. I don't like the shape-shifting as I 
look around 
for stuff, so I may go to a magnifier. With reading glasses, I 
can still see just enough to tie a #32, but nothing like the 
macro-vision I 
had before.

For 
fishing outlook, I put much of the water-weight back on, but have lost 
20 pounds now based on diet and exercise. I'm walking on the 
treadmill every 
day and have actually started jogging on it, 
which I haven't been able to do 
for years due to back problems, 
perif. neurop., and TGN.  Now with the back 
and TGN fixed, 
and fibromyalgia in recession, it's possible, but not 
comfortable, to jog for a few minutes at a time to really get my 
heart rate 
up during a 20 min. work-out.  So I'm looking to 
wading with more confidence 
with better lateral stability.

So, now that everything's working good, we're having 
early snow storms that 
are making national news for damage, and 
I'm right there with tons of tree 
damage and consequences. So, no 
fishing until spring, probably.

Dreams of Tight 
Lines,
DonO 





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