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KWeaver
Dallas Texas
I teach technology and computer science in Dallas, Texas and was diagnosed with diabetes in 2002. I blog about both of those topics, along with training my dogs.
Interests: Dog Agility, Diabetes, Computer Science, Java, Visual Basic, programming, web design
Recent Activity
Yesterday, I needed to move money from the joint account to the personal account. I also needed lunch. I was able to get my morning coffee/chocolate drink, then go to Chase ATM and then the Wells Fargo ATM, then the... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Technology and CS in Dallas
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A flatline is a good thing in the diabetes and world. Here is my last night. Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2018 at Living with Diabetes and Lapband
I've always been too sensitive about what others think of me. That's one of the reasons I'm overweight, though that sounds odd. I've decided that the weight loss group I'm in is a negative influence not a positive. The leader... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2018 at Living with Diabetes and Lapband
I tried SunBasket, and they just don't work for us. I liked the two weeks, BUT we don't eat dinner together on Wednesday. Their delivery arrived very late on Monday night, and so we ending up having the last meal... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2018 at Living with Diabetes and Lapband
Had a good conversation with my diabetes doctor. She asked about the weight loss drug and I told her I'd had really bad side effects and she asked what we were trying next. Told her I had fired that doctor.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2018 at Living with Diabetes and Lapband
Haven't done that in years. It's a good thing and a bad thing. The good news is that I've got a breather from medical spending, and I spent less this year out of pocket than the last few. I've decided... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2018 at Living with Diabetes and Lapband
Pain seems to be my biggest problem. It's hard. My right hand has been bothering me for a year, my knees have been bothering me for a decade and plantar facistis has been bothering me off and on. I know... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2018 at Living with Diabetes and Lapband
Picked up my Dexcom G6 system. Love it. All the other Dexcom sensor needles got to me. I was just about to the point I couldn't use the G5 from the dread. No issues with the G6. No calibration. My... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2018 at Living with Diabetes and Lapband
I'm not sure what it means but I got another -- we ordered something and its on backorder message this morning. Getting the Dexcom G6 so far has been interesting. The electronic medical record fouled things up. I know I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2018 at Living with Diabetes and Lapband
I'm working on the Nano Degree from Udacity for Mobile Web Specialist. I know exactly what needs to be done. I need to display whether or not a restaurant is a favorite. After two days of struggling I get it... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2018 at Technology and CS in Dallas
Saw something neat on facebook today and it was the path that someone took to be a success from KFC to RN. Well, I didn't save my name tags, but: first job was candy stripping Krystal's McDonald's -- got smart... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2018 at Technology and CS in Dallas
I completely forgot I had a job interview -- phone -- this morning. Less stress EVER, as I didn't remember from the time I put it in my calendar until the phone ran this morning. Not a huge deal and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2018 at Living with Diabetes and Lapband
After several months of trying I had to give up Jenny Craig. I like Jenny Craig but you can only do their food for so long. Even their menu changes don't help. I'm in a weight loss class with Baylor... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2018 at Living with Diabetes and Lapband
I have GOT to start blogging regularly again. Especially since I have some fun things going on. In the technology world, my teaching schedule has been the best ever. I almost always do more than 10 hours a week, and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2018 at Technology and CS in Dallas
One of the things that has been giving the MWS track fits is creating responsive images. The course suggests setting up an automated build process using with ImageMagick or ImageOptim. I'm running a Mac, and I chose ImageMagick. First you... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2018 at Technology and CS in Dallas
Earlier this year, I won a scholarship to study Mobile Web Applications on the Udacity site. There were 10,000 scholarships awarded, and there was an opportunity to complete and be selected for Phase 2. I won that scholarship also. I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2018 at Technology and CS in Dallas
A lot of that is getting the topirimate out of my system. It was like having a gastrointestinal virus for 4 weeks. Though I am sure that one of the biggest side effects was being dehydrated and I'm not fully... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2018 at Living with Diabetes and Lapband
I took a new medication -- which was an old medication and it really back fired. Literally no weight loss which was the reason even though I have severe diarrhea the entire time. I think some of the other side... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2018 at Living with Diabetes and Lapband
I have always had a desktop PC -- set up for me to remote into. The last was a huge Lenovo beast that I really liked, but it finally died. I took the hard drive out today and I took... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2018 at Technology and CS in Dallas
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I am not ruling out another career -- I am in my late 50's but I am drawing retirement pay and am teaching part time. Most of the time I enjoy my life and I have time to explore some... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2018 at Technology and CS in Dallas
Today was change everything. Change the infusion set, the transmitter and the sensor. Just did the mandatory two finger sticks. Used the same blood finger stick and get one reading at 196 and one at 217. Really...... And am hoping... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2018 at Living with Diabetes and Lapband
About a month ago I went to an orthopedist - foot specialist and my toe is finally not hurting after a steroid shot. I went to the Ft Worth dog show, walked for miles to get from the parking space... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2018 at Living with Diabetes and Lapband
Didn’t expect it because my Dexcom Clarity reports have sucked. My first A1C after Victoza was 7.0 and my latest A1c (the second after Victoza) was 6.9. I have had a steriod shot, and I am expecting a second one... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2018 at Living with Diabetes and Lapband
Jenny Craig stopped working for me a long time ago. I kept trying, but then the guilt made it worse. I quit a few months ago and started doing some research. Years ago I did a weight loss program I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2018 at Living with Diabetes and Lapband
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It’s my second one ….. The first one came earlier this year and was lost in my email. It was for the competition that led to this actual NanoDegree scholarship for Udacity Mobile Web Development. I started about 3 weeks... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2018 at Technology and CS in Dallas