THE BUSH LIFE

THE BUSH LIFE
My tent cabin on the Kvechak River

The Bush Life

The Bush Life
My old buddy "KAYAK"

Saturday, July 4, 2015

HAPPY 4th Everyone

I hope everyone enjoyed this 4 th of July. This was a quiet one for me, I started it out with a good old American breakfast.
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.

THANK YOU




16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hiya John good to hear your taking better care of yourself. ... keep up the good work. Glad to hear you will come off insulin. ...I've been keeping my sugar level in check for 10 yrs now by diet and exercise... really watch my diet...it's so important. Today has been quiet for me ...and a good steak and veggies and just watching tv also.... Today is a day of remembrance for all who have sacrificed for our "Great Country... God Bless America"... Take care my friend. ..Bert from Bama

John said...

Thanks Bert, eating healthy is a good thing. America is the greatest country on Earth. There's a lot of people, Americans who think this country is going downhill. It's not

Anonymous said...

Hi John......I am glad to hear that you are having success with your changed eating habits. Diabetes is a determined disease and takes advantage of even the smallest vulnerability. I am also awaiting your announcement of the "change" in the wings for you. You are right that it is important to remember those who have served our country as well as those who are currently serving......our country would not be the blessing it is without these folks! Thank you....keep up the good work. Chris

John said...

Thanks Chris, sticking with the program has done wonders for my health and I plan to stay healthy.

Anonymous said...

Hiya John....ok anxiously waiting on what your change is.....I'm sure it's a positive. ...just don't ever quit your blog...I so look forward to it....take care my friend. ....Bert from Bama :)

John said...

Hi Bert, my changes blog is coming soon.

becky3086 said...

I too am working on my sugar. Trying to keep from taking any medicine and so far I have not had to take any and am going to try to get in some more exercise which is hard to do when it is so hot here inside and out. I am not sure why we still live here when it is too hot to do anything in the summer and too cold in the winter :(

simplyfree said...

Hi John, A quiet day sometimes is a good day. I am really glad things are getting better for you in the health department. It is great that your back and leg pain are gone. I know how that can bring a person down. I do have to say that my mouth is watering looking at those meals of yours. Sorry I am late to say Happy 4th of July and yes we must never forget those who have fought for our freedom and those who are still serving today.
Keep up the good work with your health
Carol

Washkeeton said...

I'm wondering if accupuncture might work for my pain. Im sooooo tired of the steroid injections. Had a bad reaction to the last one. Might consider this as an option for the follow up. I'm tired of the chemicals being pumped into my system. Glad your doing better. Have you ever looked into fermenting? Wondering what your plans are as well. Hopefully you can get off insulin that would be great. Keep posting... I may not always comment but I do come by to read. We are making progress here but not like I was wanting to...

Wash

John said...

Hi Wash, I'm willing to bet Accupuncture will work for you. Call me if you want the info. Virgil is very good and is credited by the VA. LOL, fermenting? Never heard of it. Post on my plans is coming

KC said...

Hi! John, the Fourth of July dinner looked really good! Glad you are doing so well on your diabetes.
It's good that your back and leg improved with the accupuncture. Years ago I had back surgery, turned out well, just took a while to
Get the stiffness out from the surgery. Never thought about accupuncture! Hope all your projects are coming along and the bugs aren't too bad this year. Have you had enough rain to ease the fear of more fires? Take care, KC

John said...

Hi KC, it tasted good also, lol. Yep, getting healthier every day. The projects are coming along fine. Believe it or not, no mosquitoes at all, this is history, lol. I'm afraid not enough rain and it's really hot. 84 right now. Thanks dor checking in.

Anonymous said...

Hiya John juss checking in to see how things are in your neck of the woods...nothing going on down south but terribly hot humid weather. ...don't want anymore...need fall and winter to hurry on in.Heat index in 110's ...waiting patiently for your update :) well take care my friend. ..Bert from Bama

John said...

Hi Bert, it's been raining a lot here, finally stopped today. Will post shortly.

Anonymous said...

Hope all is well....juss checking on ya Bert from Bama

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