Something to think about is a bit heavy right now

Monday, June 11, 2018

I stopped visiting in Groruddals church because of my health condition. Losing this community is bad because it was the only thing I had. Friends have left me due to lack of contact from my side. I have isolated myself because of my feet and now that I have had new drugs that work, it’s hard to be so alone.

Now I only have three good friends again and they are so busy with their chores. It’s hard only with phone contact. I have 1619 friends on Facebook and followed by 667 people. There are only two or three people who comment on my posts. So it’s a little annoying that so few are interested.

I have the only activity to visit the Kompetansen Organization twice a week, Mondays and Wednesdays. But on June 24, the office closes for the summer and does not open again until August 13th. I will visit the church on June 17, and see if I am accepted again after not having been there since November last year.

No one in the church has visited me while I have been ill. There has been some contact, but I have been too ill to accept visitors. Now I have better health at least and it has not been so good since 2013. I am in a good mood and will try to contact some friends I have had a relationship with before.

I wish more friends and want to update Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with good posts that are good for friendship.

Now I’m on the Kompetansen and I’m fine

A few updates on a Sunday

Sunday, June 10, 2018

First, I lost my media machine in early May. So a week ago, I lost one of my three NAS (network drives). Then the main server went down because the system battery was dead. So now I’ve lost a lot of movies, music and e-books. My documents on emails from bulletins were fortunately on my PC and backup on another NAS.

But it’s tough for someone who does not have that high income. I have to save for a whole year to get a new server. Fortunately, I have a server with lots of RAM running 3 virtual servers with development software. It’s a bit slow, but I’ll do what I’m going to do.

I currently have 2 NAS and two servers, plus my own PC. Then I have three laptops. I have a laptop in the toilet because I have such a slow stomach. Then I have a laptop on the living room so I can watch TV shows in reprise and those I did not see. The third laptop is in the office of the organization Kompetansen I am a member of.

There are i5 and i7 processors in all machines with enough RAM to run all applications including virtual machines. So I can not complain about the machine park, it’s up to date and I run the following operating systems:

Windows 2012 Server, RRAS, DNS, DHCP, IIS7, PHP, Dell PowerEdge T20
Windows 10, VirtualBox with 3 virtual machines self-contained
Windows 10, my PC self-built

My two NAS are:
ZyXel NSA325 v2 2TB
LaCie 2 Big 2 TB

In the stationary machines there are a total of 12 TB. In two virtual machines, I have both MySQL and MariaDB databases. This to compare the differences. The third virtual machine runs Apache web server. I have a web server in the Dell machine too, it is Internet Information Server and has PHP as FastCGI script.

I try to go to Joomla on my website, but it’s not easy with bilingual network configuration. Joomla is a content system for web pages and is easy to get started with. It requires database, preferably MySQL. So you must have a web hotel with database included to install Joomla.

Well, I’ll see a movie before I’m going to sleep. That’s an action movie I think, look a little now and the rest in bed ……..

(I have gigabit networks both wired and wireless, even my Sony Xperia X supports gigabit wireless. My tablet supports N-standard 150Mbit only, but it’s enough to watch HD movies in bed before I fall asleep.)

Me and Lyrica

Monday, June 4, 2018

First, what Lyrica helps, cut and paste from the website:

Peripheral and central neuropathic pain: Lyrica is used to treat long-term pain caused by nerve damage. A variety of diseases can cause peripheral neuropathic pain, such as diabetes or shingles. The pain may be described as hot, burning, pulsating, sudden, stinging, convulsive, aching, tingling, numbness or as a small needle stick in the skin. Peripheral and central neuropathic pain can also be associated with changes in mood, sleep disturbances, fatigue, and may affect physical and social functions and overall quality of life.

Yes, that’s what I have. A little hell every morning before the Lyrica works. It takes about 30 minutes. I take 150mg three times a day. It makes life “something easier” to say the least. Before Lyrica I had a tough hell for several years. As a result, I isolated myself because of the. pain. There was not much I could do in social gatherings, it was mostly Christmas Eve and a couple of days with a family I have good contact with.

Now I’m painless for many hours every day. And I have have a surplus that I have not had for at least 5 years. It’s not just the surplus, but I’ve got back the creativity and an my idea bank that I had before the disease. It’s even more, I eat more and enjoy good food and drink. So life has come back to me.

Must write more about Lyrica’s behavior on me. It’s a bit early yet. The medications I tried earlier worked quite good but then after a few months they stopped working. It has been two months now, so I hope this will work for good now.

Now I’m sleeping all night

Monday 4 June

After I increased the dose of NOZINAN to the double to 50mg, I’ve got a much better life.
My doctor may say that this is too much, but with 25mg I only sleep for a few hours. I have no regular sleeping medication, but I need to have sleeping in tablets.

I have tinnus so high that it is impossible to fall asleep by myself. My right ear has such a high frequency sound that makes a lot of the day very bad. I listen to music in headphones, not so loud but just so it maskes the high pitched sound.

I use 2 x 7.5mg Immovane sleeping in tablets. It is a double dose of recommended. But I can not sleep with just one tablet. The doctor has approved this because I have so much trouble falling asleep.

So now I sleep all night and wake up for approx. 7 or 8 in the morning. So now I am refreshed every day and have a huge surplus. My life has improved with Lyrica, Immovane and Nozinan. I will write a new post on Lyrica.

Diabetes 2 and diabetic neuropathy are very difficult to live with

Thursday, May 24, 2018

These are complications due to high blood sugar over time. I had this for many years before I got trouble in 2013 and went to the doctor. I was tested and the samples showed a long-term blood sugar of over 11. My health was harmed by this, so I had to change my diet.

After a while, the sugar went down to a more lively 6.8 / 7.0. Now the sugar is at 5.8 / 6.0. But it does not help my feet. They are painful and my medicine Lyrica has a limited effect. I sleep badly and wake up early in the night. My quality of life is limited and I can not walk far.

For that reason, I have received an electric scooter from NAV, Labor and Welfare Administration. The application took a long time, but I got the scooter in 2014, almost a year after I was diagnosed. It goes about 40 kilometers on a load, so I get around.

The days are hard and dominated by remembering taking pills. I’m not looking forward to what the future will give me of several late injuries. I can not eat high-sugar foods or high carbohydrate foods, which gives me major restrictions in food selection.

So I hope scientists on diabetes find something revolutionary, which gives me future hope and the belief that I can do this.

A little heavy thoughts about my finances

Saturday 2 June 2018

I have the least disability insurance and in the world’s most expensive country, there is little to live off. I have no savings account and can not go to eg the dentist. In the nice summer weather, as it is now, I can not afford to buy me barbecue food. I never imagined life would be as it is now.

I am chronically ill and can not work due to diabetic neuropathy in both feet. I can not go further than a couple of hundred meters, so the pain is so bad that I get sick and unwell. I have an electric scooter, so I can shop for food and a little bit of outings.

Now it has become untenable to only afford food and some few cozy things. I have no family or support from anyone, so it’s hard to cope. Now I write from my heart and dare not think about what you’re thinking about this post. I’m not begging, but looking at it as sponsorship.

I have my own domain, it costs a lot of money in Norway. I subscribe to a local newspaper that also costs. I have to save to this throughout the year. I need a life, so I can afford this.

I appeal to you as a fellow man to sponsor me with a small amount. I do not ask for much, but just so I do not get a bad summer. I thank you for everything you decide.

Thank you in advance, you will find the link here
PayPal me

A bit about diabetes 2 mellitus I have

Monday, May 14, 2018

The disease I have is a chronic complex condition. It has the potential to really worry me. It is described as a disease with high blood sugar due to absolute or relative insulin deficiency, possibly also insulin resistance.

Diabetes mellitus will over time increase the risk of late damage. The risk can be reduced considerably with adequate treatment. The injuries are, among other things, the result that the smallest blood vessels are injured for a long time with high blood sugar.

The blood vessels that are affected are the finest years in the kidneys, the retina of the eye, the peripheral nerves and the legs. This causes poor blood circulation that can cause gangrene in the legs, in some cases with amputation as a result. It can also lead to visual impairment or blindness, kidney damage or erection failure and / or nerve damage.

So there are no good prospects later in life. So I am very careful about sugar and foods with high carbohydrate content. I hope to live long with this, maybe there will be better medicines in the future.

About NAV

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

I have a lot on my mind when it comes to Norwegian authorities and their attitude to the poor. We have 9.3 percent poor people living under the UN poverty line. The food is so expensive in Norway that many of these people go to bed without having eaten a hot meal for dinner. Other expenses such as Dentist, doctor and medication are also expensive.

We have a government agency called NAV or Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration. NAV administers all those who register as unemployed, those with disability benefits and other social benefits.

NAV keeps payments low and gives poor a difficult and unpredictable future. There is a political will to reduce disability payments among several political parties. It is also a program to reduce the number of people on social security and other benefits. So many people live in uncertainty about the next development in their case.

More about this later

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