Spent the day pretty much listening to radio and watching tv. To tell the truth there wasn't much on radio concerning this special day. So, I watched two very good movies, "The Patriot" and "Gettysburg". I have watched these movies quite a few times and everytime I do, I get teary eyed. These soldiers were the real thing, meeting on the battlefield face to face, with guns they had to reload everytime they fired. I often think about what it was to live back in those times when everything was simple but yet, complicated at times. I wish I could go back to that time. I'm not comfortable with life as it is today. I have to make some changes real soon and will fill all of you in when the tme feels right.
Now, everyone knows about me contracting Type2 Diabetes and have been struggling with my high blood sugar levels. Well, for the last 5 weeks, I have been taking insulin by injection, normally I hate needles but, the ones I was given I could hardly feel them when I yes, I injected them myself. Well, the good news is, with the injections and the change in my eating habits has done wonders for me. My readings were in the 200's which is very high and now they read from 90-117, 90-120 is normal. My doctor said to continue the insulin for 4 more weeks and then she will take me off of it and she is pretty sure I will no longer need the insulin or medication as long as I exercize and eat healthy. This is exciting for me. I also no longer go to Accupunture as my back and leg pain is gone. Kinda feel like a new man.
I had a great dinner today, N.Y. strip steak, baked potato, sauteed mushrooms and onions in worcestershire sauce, Mmmm! good
So, it's 8:05pm Alaska time and I am watching a Capitol 4th on PBS, an excellent show and very Patriotic. I will close for now, please remember those who have fought for our freedom and those who are defending our country today.