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Move along, nothing to see here

The good news is, despite a body ravaged by diabetes and neuropathy, I can still put in a full day of hard physical labor.

The bad news, I more than pay the price later.

As usual, we’ll be back tomorrow to catch up on everything we missed, once I get the pain and spasms back under control.

Diabetes sucks.

Have a good Memorial Day, and see you tomorrow

When I was a kid, I once asked my dad if anyone he served with was killed in the war.

He just turned away without a word, his eyes glistening.

I never asked again.

Whatever you do today, wherever you are, take a moment to remember those who never came home.

We’ll be back tomorrow, as usual.

Photo by luxstorm from Pixabay.

Eid Mubarak to all those celebrating today!

Move along, nothing to see here — diabetes edition

My apologies again.

My diabetes is kicking my ass tonight. We’ll be back Friday to catch up on anything we missed.

Move along, nothing to see here — internet outage edition

Seriously, I don’t recall internet outages being one of the warning signs of the apocalypse.

But the way the year is going, it’s starting to look like I may have missed something.

Our cable and internet service is down, along with what I’m told is a wide swath of West LA and the San Fernando Valley.

So after a couple hours of sitting here waiting for it to rise from the dead, I’m giving up and going to bed.

As usual, we’ll be back tomorrow with anything we missed.

Assuming Spectrum can get its shit back together by then.

Bike rider killed in Fullerton crash Tuesday afternoon, few details available

Once again, a bike rider has been killed in Southern California.

And once again, almost no information is available.

According to the Orange County Register, a person was killed when he or she was stuck by a driver in the 1900 block of Orangethorpe Ave in Fullerton just before 3 pm yesterday.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

And yes, the driver stuck around and cooperated with police.

Unfortunately, there’s no information available on the victim, or how the crash may have occurred. Or anything else that might explain what happened.

A street view shows a major six lane roadway, with a narrow painted bike lane on each side; without traffic, there’s little or nothing to slow drivers down.

Anyone with information is urged to call Fullerton Police Department Collision Investigator Chad Keen at 714/738-6812.

This is at least the 16th bicycling fatality in Southern California this year, and the seventh that I’m aware of in Orange County, in what is turning out to be a very bloody year in the county.

My deepest sympathy and prayers for the victim and his or her loved ones.

Thank you to the person who forwarded this to me.

Today’s post called on account of…whatever

No, really. I’m okay.

Aside from the usual ups and downs of diabetes, and my wife’s long-standing idiopathic health issues, we seem to be fairing fairly well in the age of coronavirus.

At least, as well as any of us these days.

But I’m exhausted, physically and emotionally. And for once, words fail me.

So I’m taking the day off, to relax, get a little sleep and try to find a better frame of mind.

And maybe even find where I left my sense of humor.

Because I haven’t seen it since this whole mess started.

As usual, we’ll be back tomorrow to catch up on anything we missed.

Stay well, and hang in there.

I’ll see you back here on Thursday.

Apropos of nothing, today’s photo shows the former foster corgi, happy to be back home with his owner.

Move along, nothing to see here. AKA diabetes sucks.

My apologies.

My blood sugar crashed suddenly as I was working on today’s post, and took me down like a shot. Within a matter of minutes, I went from feeling okay, to sick as a dog and down for the count.

Which is just one more reason why I miss the Corgi, who used to warn me about my blood sugar before it got that bad.

As usual, we’ll be back with anything we missed.

And let this be your periodic reminder to get yourself tested if you’re at risk, have symptoms or have a family history of diabetes, and do everything you can to keep from getting it.

You don’t want this shit. Trust me.

Move along, nothing to see here. Or diabetes sucks.

My apologies.

The good news is, my recent bout with high sugar is finally getting back under control after my doctor put me on a new medication.

The bad news, I’m still shaking after a sudden blood sugar crash knocked me out for a few hours last night.

Which serves as the latest in a series of periodic reminders that diabetes sucks. If you’re at risk, get tested. And do whatever it takes to avoid it, or at least get it under control.

Seriously, the only good thing about diabetes is that cookies and candy are lifesaving medication.

Get out and ride this weekend. And stay safe out there.

We’ll see you back here next week to catch up on anything we missed.

Move along, nothing to see here

Still having problems with my diabetes this week. I’ll be back tomorrow to catch up on anything we missed today.

Move along, nothing to see here

My apologies.

Had another rough night after my diabetes kicked my ass, proving once again I’m not in charge of my own body any more.

As a nearly life-long cyclist, I’ve proved to myself time and again that I could will my body to do anything, at least on two wheels.

Now my own body is attacking me. And all I can do is struggle to control it, and too often, fail.

So let me remind you once again, if you’ve been told you’re at risk for diabetes, or have a family history of the disease, get tested. Then do whatever it takes to avoid getting it.

Seriously, you don’t want this shit.

As usual, we’ll be back tomorrow to catch up on anything we missed.

Stay safe out there.

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