Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Reminiscing...

With the spiraling demise of social blogging (at least among the circles I used to visit on a regular basis), I've been finding myself going back to old posts.  I miss it.  I miss it all.  I miss the different styles we each had.  I miss reading about the day to day stuff.  I even miss the trolls, to some degree.  Hardly needs saying that I miss the half-nekkidness.  I miss the comments most of all, I think.  Which means I really miss the 4+ years worth of comments that were lost when I was using Haloscan and they went tits up.  Ah, well...

Speaking of reminiscing...  Today (Tuesday) marks the 3rd anniversary of my near-death experience and subsequent health changes.  Fortunately, I haven't dwelt too much about the whole diabetes thing on here, but I suppose the three or four of you still reading might want to know how things are going.  Obviously, I'm still here, so that's a good thing.  And after three years, I'm still a diabetic.  However, I'm learning things on a regular basis.  Due to taking better care of myself (as well as support from my meds), all my tests have come back with progressively good results.  Blood pressure is finally back to an acceptable level after decades of being at a high level.  Not take-some-pills-and-relax high, but higher than doctors would like.  My cholesterol is quite average.  It's always been in the "average" range, but now I'm lower in the average range.  My triglycerides are also quite normal.  The blood sugar numbers have finally stabilized at an acceptable range.  After a year of being on the low side, I think we've gotten things to a happy place.  I still have some high spikes, but they work themselves out within 12 hours, so all is good.  My only bad numbers are my weight.  I've fought that for all my life, so it shouldn't be any surprise that I'm still fighting.

As for my lifestyle, I've found that I'm not going to go into a coma if I have a piece of candy.  I can go out for pizza and beer (in moderation) and not have to worry about it.  I've even found that I can have a meal or two without taking insulin, and not have any ill effects (though I've only done that maybe twice).  All in all, life is continuing on fairly normally.

Let's talk football.  It's not the year that any of my teams have enjoyed over the previous five.  In fact, they've had more losses combined this season already than they had combined for the previous three!  The good news--they should all end pretty well.  Not sure if my Griz can make the playoffs this season though.  They pissed away two close games in the closing minutes, knocking them out of the top 25 for the first time since 1998.  But I think they'll come back.  Gucci and I will probably still have a bet this year.  I hope.

I'm a bit more interested in the high school team this year.  My nephew, a junior, is playing varsity this year, and has done very well.  I went to see him play last week (the last time I went to watch this team play was for the state championship in '09--they lost).  I was excited to see him, as he's a kick returner and wide receiver.  The short story--they got hammered, 41-7.  The worst defeat since 1974 (my senior year).  Happy to report that things turned around this past weekend, as they won 54-31 (taking a 41-0 lead into halftime).  The nephew ran the opening kickoff back for a touchdown, and added two more receptions for touchdowns.  I'm not going to be allowed to watch him play...

At this time in years past I would have been encouraging everyone to support the annual Boobiethon.  They announce last year that it was to be their last.  Well, that's not quite true.  "They" were convinced to continue, but it's under a different format than before.  From their site:
"We are no longer pledging for Komen. If that is who you want to donate to, that's your choice.  Our choice is to promote Breast Cancer Action. I think we all can agree that everyone is aware of breast cancer. Now it's time to focus on prevention and the cure."
It's now also a month-long thing, so there's still time for you to check it out if you're so inclined.

Does anyone have any interest in doing a one-time HNT to mark the passing of a year without it?

12 comments:

Twisted Angel said...

I wish you would bring back the regular HNT.. I miss you.. I am sorry I switched addresses. You can find me and my naughtiness at http://twistedangeldesires.com... I am glad you are taking better care of yourself and things are improving. I would hate to not have you here O.

Kat said...

I'm so glad to hear you're doing better health-wise! I miss blogging sometimes, but I don't miss the trolls. I read a whole different set of blogs these days, but you're still on my list! I'll try and remember to click out of Google reader and comment more. =)

Dana said...

DAMN Os, are you really talking about your health? Bunions anyone?? *giggle*

I'd do a one-time HNT ... but then I always enjoyed getting nekkid ;)

middle child said...

You are all over the place today, aren't you? Good. It's all good. I love blogging and always will. It is my journal now. I have always loved pens and paper as such but once I discovered my husband read my journals...I was thrilled to discover blogging. I am here. I am always here. Keep blogging! Peace.

Sailor said...

Glad you're doing well... and thanks for the link to the "new" boobiethon.

Can't say much about the football except good for your nephew! Too bad they lost, but sounds like he's doing well

Cande said...

Glad to hear your health is better than it has been in ages.... That's always a good thing... I'm already dreading going to see the doctor tomorrow. ugh

As for a one time HNT I'm up for that... when is the anniversary?

Cougar in Training said...

I miss it too! It seems like everyone has noticed the decline in social blogging lately. Its kinda sad.
Glad you are doing well!
And yes, I'd love to do another HNT!

Cheeky Minx said...

I'm rather hopeful blogging and longer format prose will see a resurgence - a girl needs more than 140 characters some days!

Did you say HNT? I'm already warming up my camera...

13messages said...

I'm sad that I've lost touch with the blogging community that was so much a part of my life for a few years. Twitter's fun, but I miss reading the carefully thought out posts that interesting strangers from across the globe would write and share. As for one more HNT, I'm game but I have no blog anymore to post it to.

It's nice to read that you're doing well.

husband said...

We've noticed it too. So much seems to have moved to Twitter and Facebook. To us, blogging always seemed a bit more personal. This time of year, FB is overrun with shares of political posts. Meanwhile, the people who are still blogging are still just themselves. I think one reason is the rise of smartphones. The WordPress app isn't nearly as good as the Facebook app. So it's not as convenient to write and publish a blog post as it is to update a status on FB; especially if you want to post a picture.

P.S. We'd love to participate in an HNT anniversary if you decide to do it.

MinorityReport said...

There really has been a change, just in the few years I've been blogging.

Glad you're health is holding steady! I remember that scare.

HNT for fun? Let me know. :)

Chapter Two said...

I am back to blogging regularly but it is just a run of conscious or not so conscious thought lately with a bit of nekkid mixed in just cuz. I am up for a one time post. I miss everyone so much