I went to chicago for a bit, and my wife and son took these photos of titi. The happiest i’ve seen her in years, it was a doxy wiener fest where she got to meet other dogs. Awesome shots!


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felicity:
Oh, I love the pics!!
dansiego3:
Mireya sent these to me @felicity and i freaked out.  Who is this happy dog? I thought.  I haven’t seen her like that in years!
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dansiego3:
Thanks @thaecos this is my angry look.  I look a bit like jack nicholson in the shining!
dansiego3:
It was great though to get out and march with my fellow americans.  We had a couple thousand people in my town, lots more in the cities all over america.  Marching to oppose the nra and gun violence.  I hope things get better in america before they get much worse.

I was driving this am, listening to radio, and a song came on. Blues travelers hook. Immediately tears welled up in my eyes, and i’m flooded with emotion, flashing back to winter of 1994-1995 so i thought i’d share the story behind it.

In nov 1994, i was in grad school living with my girlfriend of five years. My mom was diagnosed with...
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thaecos:
is my friend, people are different from each other, life is very complicated even, we will never be prepared for the disasters... experience a sad drama in real life. Thanks for venting with us. I hope this is no longer a sad thing in your heart, because you have a wonderful family and the past that serves as a lesson to be better in the future. I love you my friend!
dansiego3:
You know it @thaecos, love you too sweety.  No regrets at all.  Except maybe letting this woman cheat on my 2x and not once.  That was really uncalled for and did more damage to me than anything else.  Somehow i still trust easily and forgive just as easily.  But i do not regret for a second that this did not happen.  I’m glad it ended before she accepted the ring at least...my wife wears this ring today!

I have been trying to get my type 1 diabetes on track again. After 38 years of injecting insulin? It surprises me that i still need help with this. I’ve been lucky. Using what i would call loose control, i’ve managed to avoid complications so far. But for the last two months, i’ve been trying to get aligned with a new diabetes...
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dansiego3:
I’m trying hard i really am.  But i’m a phd scientist.  And basically we are looking at the same data with a critical eye.  And they don’t agree with my recomendations after i’ve carefully observed how i respond to carbs and insulin over the past 10 days.  Now?  Following their recommendations?  My blood sugar all of a sudden is sky high.  And using their dosing?  I’m not able to bring it down.  I don’t like this lack of control, it is dangerous for my health.  I love experimenting on myself.  But i do not like being experimented on by someone who is not paying as much attention as i am.
dansiego3:
Ironically i am doing great on their recommendations.  The first night was tough.  But the next day pretty damn good.  They were off on one of the calculations, but every test is a learning experience.  It is quite fun to watch the biology.  Experiment with doses.  I am just a control freak i guess, and i realized recently that every time i look at one of my blood sugar tests?  I judge myself.  The only way out is to separate emotion from the anticipation of the test result.  Detach.  Imagine it is someone else’s reading.  And respond appropriately as objectively as you can.

For @felicity, the dogs are doing fine! Expert nappers!

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thaecos:
How beautiful they are. 😍💙
dansiego3:
Thank you @thaecos.  They are not as cute as they used to be, these dogs are getting grey when they used to be red.  But they are still beautiful to me of course!  Titi needs to be with me all the time now.  I keep her near me, and she suffers when i am gone. It was love at first site 14 years ago now when we adopted her.

Check this out. He got a perfect score in statewide standards test.

So proud!

dansiego3:
I don’t know why this is a surprise to me.  We spend plenty of time trying to help him not be a perfectionist.  Then he does something like this.  Didn’t even try on the test he says.  He’s shocked himself.  But on paper, that officially puts him on top of state performance standings.  We don’t know how many are up there, but it’s pretty cool...
donawhale:
Blimey!

Titi says she’s feeling much better, thank you all for your well wishes! Take a look at the meds list though, i think we can get off some of these soon...


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catgrey:
Awe, glad she's feeling better! 
dansiego3:
Thanks @felicity and @catgrey.  We survive, as long as we can.  Her and i both feel ancient at this point.😳

My poor doggie. Another weekend of 4am trips to the hospital. Breaks my heart, she is so old and i just don’t know how best to help her.

A few days ago something happened to her. We don’t know what, but she injured herself possibly trying to learn stairs in our new house. She started whining and not being able to move easily...
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lidryem:
ˆˆ :(
dansiego3:
She is getting better it seems.  New meds today, doc thinks she has a compressed disc.  He says i need to crate her.  She’s 15 though and never been in a crate.  I just don’t see that happening.  We’ve agreed she gets whatever she wants till she dies...she keeps surprising us with her resilience though.

So 2017 was great but full of challenges too. I did ok on some of them, not as well on others. I’m very grateful to all the sg crowd for inspiring me with positivity when other social media outlets became less than fun.

As per usual my family spent new years with our local friends in wine country. It’s a few miles from...
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dobleeffe:
Happy new year 💕
dansiego3:
You too @dobleeffe!  Hope adventures lie in front of you!  For all of us!