Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Happy New Year!!

Yes you read that right....(I am not having a Prograf Moment) tonight at sundown marks the beginning of the Jewish New Year or Rosh Hashana. We eat apples and honey so that the New Year maybe sweet and healthy.....I understand that. We all need to have our health, because without it Life is Hard. Granted some have it worse of then others, but when it is happening to you, you tend to forget that. Even though I was ill for 10 years with my Heart I would always stop and think of those who had a different type of suffering. An example is watching my dear friends' son, who was only 18 dying of cancer....or hearing of a baby being beaten or shaken to the point of major trauma or even death.

Today I met with my new Endoc(diabetic doc) she wants to make some changes and I will seriously take them under advisement and discuss them with the transplant Doc when I meet with him next week.

I am feeling good and would like to get the sugar levels under better control. I am eating healthier (ok except for the occasional cookie or 2 or 3) I am walking at least a minimum of 3 miles a day (ok more if I get lost and all turned around as to where the hell I am) but the point is I feel good. I will put some of the changes she suggested in to place right now but will wait to add medications till I see the Doc.

My wish for the New Year is that EVERYONE enjoy good health....I also wish everyone a SWEET New Year but as a Diabetic I need to remember to STAY AWAY FROM THE BAD SWEETS!!!


Thursday, September 22, 2011


Hello all I am not going to mention you all by name but I just wanted to post that I think of you all everyday. Some of you are facing hard times right now...some needing surgery....some needing transplants and some being evaluated for transplant...I have been where you all are at this time and I want you to know that if I can do it you can do it. I love you all very much and if you need anything do not hesitate to call me if you don't have my number email me at and I will send it to you.

Now have a great day


We have been in Israel for 5 weeks....I have had many clinic visits and met wonderful Doctors...problem is all my appointments were early in the morning and I was missing an awful lot of my Ulpan class (not good when you miss like 6 out of 12 days) so I have suspended my class for now and will resume it in November after all the Religious Holidays....what I am hoping will happen next week is that we will finally get our stuff from the US delivered to us next Monday. In order for this to happen I need to pay the shipper in the states and pay the delivery people here.....the second part I can take care of this afternoon and hopefully I can take care of the first part this evening as the shipper is in Seattle....if all this works out to night I will email my Contact person here....I really don't like talking to her because she talks fast...but I will deal with it....I JUST WANT MY STUFF!!!!!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Did you miss it...I mean lil old me?

So greeting to all my followers who have asked me to start posting again.....I am back....I have officially been living in Israel for ONE MONTH!!!! So I guess the main question everyone has is what has it been like?

It has been really good....we managed to get a lot of things done in a short period of time. That said it is Israel and things don't move super fast. We signed up for Insurance when we landed and it took 3 weeks to actually attach ourselves to the local clinic where I will have a family doctor....I was able to see the transplant doctor to day but was not able to get blood work as I forgot and took my medicine. They also wanted to do an ECHO but the person who scheduled my appointment for today did not schedule I will need to go back...the clinic is about 1hr hour away by bus....not a bad bus ride as does not stop every 5 seconds.....I get dropped off at the train/bus terminal and then I catch a taxi or bus right to the clinic door. Today the Doctor told me that he has a Friend who runs a transplant clinic in Jerusalem...which is where I live so while he would hate to see me go...he feels that if I get overwhelmed by the trip to his clinic that I can change and he would make the introductions...I told him for now I am happy and that since I only have to go every 3 months after this next trip that I think it would be ok and that I would let him know.

So what do I do for fun....right now I am taking an intensive Hebrew course 5 days a week for 4 hours each day...I like it and I am learning but I find the conversational part easier then the writing part...I struggle with that and it only Started on Sept 4 and goes for 5 far I will miss 4 days with 1 or 2 more in the next couple of weeks....for clinic visit and receiving our stuff which should actually be delivered next week.

I do a lot of walking...mainly because I get lost and get frustrated with myself. It would be easy to grab a cab but I figure if I walk I will remember and not make the same mistakes next time. The other day I actually walked around the entire outside of the Old City (that is where the Western Wall is) It took me about 45 minutes then I met Sharon at the mall we had Ice Coffee and then we walked to a hotel where friends from America where staying. ( I was at the Wall for their son's Bar Mitzvah and as I was leaving I was asked to join another Bar Mitzvah because the person did not have enough people to listen to him read from the Torah...I had the honor of saying one of the blessings before the Torah reading) So I walk and I take Hebrew...I meet friends for Coffee and I walk( probably around 3-5 miles a day) of course it is hot here but not the wet hot humid days that we got in it is not to bad....and of course I wear sun screen and even got a hat from one of those fancy clothing lines to wear...and if I am not wearing that I am wearing my baseball hats...I drink lots of water and we are eating a lot healthier here with the fresh fruits and clothes are getting loose but my weight has not changes so I think I am just taking the fat and tightening it up....


I think that catches you up....for now....stop back again real soon!!!

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