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Old 09-02-2013, 06:16   #31
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Beautiful Monday morning here on the Bellarine Peninsula - lovely start to spring. I had rotten pains in my hips and legs for about a year before dx. The pain would run down my outer thighs and my knees and ankles would ache terribly. If I sat for longer than 10 minutes I could hardly walk on standing and the pain was excruciating. I could only sleep on my back and if I turned on my side the pain would wake me up. My ex GP kept telling me it was because I was ageing and worked a stressful job and that I should rest more - joke - couldn't rest because of pain. I hate to think how many painkillers I took during that time! New GP sent me for X-rays and I do have some osteo arthritis in one hip but he said that that certainly wouldn't be causing all of the pain. Well, just one week into commencing LCHF diet the pains began to abate. Six months down the track I only occasionally get a twinge in the hip with osteo. Also, being almost 20 kilos lighter must relieve the pressure on my hips and legs. Now this has been my experience Walrus can't say if it will be the same for you. I really empathise with you as sometimes I would just sit and weep thinking that this was my lot and I'd just have to put up with it. Strange as it seems diabetes has been a blessing as my quality of life is now so much better.
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Thanks for the input, I'm trying to keep a level head but the clock has slowed right down; if you know what I mean. I know there is only 4 days to go but I just want to get the next lot of tests over so I can see the whole picture and take the necessary steps. Its just being in the dark at the moment that makes me and my wife a little nervous about what's around the corner. Perhaps I need to tighten the bum cheeks a bit more.
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Old 09-06-2013, 13:27   #32
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All done. I did the colonoscopy and endoscopy and all clear no polyps etc, clean and normal at both ends. Only some stomach inflammation and very little damage to the oesophagus;wow wow, now I can move on and get the system back on track. They took a biopsy and I will find out the results in about 10 days but should pass with flying colours.
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Old 09-06-2013, 14:00   #33
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That's great news - you and your lovely wife must be so relieved. Now you can concentrate on future well being without the anxiety of some sinister unknown. Working on getting your diabetes under control will make such a difference to your life so all the best for success.
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Old 09-07-2013, 01:45   #34
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Hi Freyagirl, my wife was very relieved by the results. My love is also my carer and she was worried that things piling up on the plate might be a little much for us (me) at this point in time. My niece ran us in to the hospital and stayed with my wife for backup and support. They and the nurses were laughing their bloody heads off when I finally awoke because I could be heard waffling on like a tuppenny- halfpenny book right out to the waiting room; I have a voice as loud as a London fog horn and was a little hypo or high from the anaesthetic. They first thing I did when we got home was raid the fridge and throw a couple of pork and lamb chops with two eggs on the stove. Mate I went through them like white-ants through a balsa wood door. So Freyagirl the adventure continues.
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great news mate,hope you settle down a bit now and start enjoying yourself a bit.

ps,hope there was heaps of fat on them lamb and pork chops.???think I might murder a couple of those lamb loiny's meself tonight.
take care champ.ray.

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Old 09-07-2013, 12:23   #36
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Hey Ray the chops were extra fatty and also covered in butter so they were so slippery they were almost invisible because your eyes slipped off them. Plus they slipped down the throat with ease.
Nice to hear from a Darwinian mate.
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Hi to all. I just found out 12 days ago that I had type 2 Diabetes.
It came as quite a shock as it was the least I expected. I have complained to doctors for at least 5 years of stomach pains’ leg aches, burning type feelings in stomach and areas just above the knees and tiredness almost like total exhaustion. I spent a lot of time in bed, but got the take an aspirin and lay down type of advice so I gave up on doctors. After a very bad week the wife said she would take me down to the river and beat me on a rock it I did not try a new doctor. Well it seems this one actually took notice and ordered some tests and now I have possible answers to why I felt like crap for so long. Next week it’s off to the hospital for a colonoscopy and endoscopy. I started a lchf diet the very next day I was diagnosed so now its play the game like everyone else.
The only thing is I am not really handling it very well as I still feel like s##t and rather bewildered with all sorts of feelings like anger and depression and feeling like it should have been picked up long ago.
So now there is a new member added to the family.
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Hi Walrus sorry to hear you have joined 'the club' but welcome. You are not alone on this journey, be thankfull you are finally getting some answers. It takes a while to get a decent grasp on diabetes, what it all means to you and how to manage it. There is some great info here so read on. I often 'read myself to sleep'catching up on the latest posts. Hang in there, best wishes Widgy

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Old 09-07-2013, 19:47   #38
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Hi Walrus, and welcome! I'm a little late to the party. Have some health/healing issues going on of my own and so got behind on a lot of threads.

You've been given great advice so far and appear to be taking the bull by the horns in managing this beast called diabetes. Give yourself time for things to settle down and begin to return to more normal readings. LC/HF will be come your way of eating (woe) for the rest of your life, it is not a "diet" that you will do for a while and then quit. Remember this is a marathon not a sprint to the finish.

I didn't see that anyone gave you the link to The Diet Doctor, maybe in another thread I haven't caught up on yet. It is a great introduction to the lc/hf way of eating with lots of foods listed that are good and others to avoid.

Best of luck to you, looking forward to knowing you better!

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