Has anyone heard from Rosealie???

Jibber Jabber
By Jibber Jabber Latest Reply 2015-03-13 14:35:08 -0500
Started 2015-03-05 13:00:17 -0600

I know she grates on me …but she hasn't posted anything in a few days…unless I missed it…has she messaged anyone…kind of getting a bit worried…she is usually here everyday..

Tags: off topic

30 replies

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2015-03-11 12:53:19 -0500 Report

I don't have a problem with Rosealie but I am glad she is okay. I don't blame her for taking a break after reading what some of you are saying about her. Think about how she would feel after reading some of these comments. Suppose these things were being said about you? How would you feel.

Rosealie is passionate about what she believes in and she writes what she feels or reads. She is sharing information. It is up to each person to decide to read, not read, respond or not respond. She is NOT doing it as a personal attack on anyone so why take it as such.

I don't know what this world is coming to. People think everything is about them because they either see it, read it, or hear it. The world simply does not revolve around any one person. I am glad that she stands up for what she believes in. She proves that if you don't stand for something, you will fall for anything.

I do not see a reason to argue with her about her post. If you don't like it, don't respond. If you don't like a song on the radio or a television show you change the channel. So if you don't like what she is saying or her manner of delivery, read the next post.

Some people just might want her help. If you don't want it, leave her alone. This is why I stay away from here as much as possible. People get angry or upset over someones opinion. This site went from being a fun site where people helped each other to a crap site where people whine, and get angry because someone said something they didn't like.

Odds are many of the people on this site have never met so why get upset over something someone you don't know said? Makes no sense to me. If you don't like what Rosealie is saying don't respond to it and do not talk about her behind her back. Don't ever say anything behind someones back that you can't or won't say to their face. I am an not afraid to tell people what I think to their face and I don't care if they don't like it.

Hopefully, there are people out there who love her and like her and respect her for her efforts and appreciate what she does.

MarkS
MarkS 2015-03-12 09:52:59 -0500 Report

I don't have a problem with RosalieM or her "opinions", which are simply that. What I do have a problem with is when she takes information about drugs and or clinical studies and puts her own spin on it and states that it as "fact." That is a disservice to those who come here to learn how to deal with their diabetes. That is the only time I had to say something about her posts, and that is incorrect information that can do a disservice to people. And, take a look at some of her posts and her manner of condescending to others opinions. It went both ways with RosalieM. My "opinion" is that she always believed that she knew more than everyone else on this site. I still enjoyed her posts since some of them had stuff to think about!

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2015-03-12 11:33:09 -0500 Report

Mark just because someone writes something does not mean it is factual. Wikipedia is a prime example. If a person has a computer with internet access, that person can research information. I think some people use this site simply for medical information. If you need information about a drug the best person to contact is the pharmacist. Instead of asking people on this site about medical conditions, why not ask your doctor who has your medical history. People ask about symptoms or side affects from medications. Not everyone has the same side affects again the doctor is the one who can help with that problem.

What Rosealie is doing is not a disservice because she isn't providing a service. She is providing information. The problem is that the information is inaccurate. This is simply giving misinformation.

So she thinks she knows more than anyone else. I wonder why people would care about that. It is better than her thinking she is a failure.

I was sitting in at a Civil Trial when the plaintiff said the defendant offended her. The Judge asked what was said and it was repeated. The judge told the plaintiff that what was said might be offensive to her might not be offensive to anyone else and the plaintiff lost the case. The defendant told the plaintiff that she thought she was a Class A idiot.

Something that may sound condescending to you might not be condescending to someone else. The fact of the matter is that Rosealie puts the information out there and is willing to stand behind it does not make her in the wrong. To me she BELIEVES it is correct in her mind and if you think information she posts is incorrect, do some research and post what you find.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2015-03-12 11:33:01 -0500 Report

Mark just because someone writes something does not mean it is factual. Wikipedia is a prime example. If a person has a computer with internet access, that person can research information. I think some people use this site simply for medical information. If you need information about a drug the best person to contact is the pharmacist. Instead of asking people on this site about medical conditions, why not ask your doctor who has your medical history. People ask about symptoms or side affects from medications. Not everyone has the same side affects again the doctor is the one who can help with that problem.

What Rosealie is doing is not a disservice because she isn't providing a service. She is providing information. The problem is that the information is inaccurate. This is simply giving misinformation.

So she thinks she knows more than anyone else. I wonder why people would care about that. It is better than her thinking she is a failure.

I was sitting in at a Civil Trial when the plaintiff said the defendant offended her. The Judge asked what was said and it was repeated. The judge told the plaintiff that what was said might be offensive to her might not be offensive to anyone else and the plaintiff lost the case. The defendant told the plaintiff that she thought she was a Class A idiot.

Something that may sound condescending to you might not be condescending to someone else. The fact of the matter is that Rosealie puts the information out there and is willing to stand behind it does not make her in the wrong. To me she BELIEVES it is correct in her mind and if you think information she posts is incorrect, do some research and post what you find.

MarkS
MarkS 2015-03-13 08:07:35 -0500 Report

I understand what you are saying JustJoyce, However, there are people on here who do not go to their health care practitioner, etc. for advice/information but rather come to sites like this. Therefore, it is important that fact is separated from fiction and opinions are stated as such (i.e., opinions). And when I see misinformation, I do my best to correct based on either my knowledge or my research. And I respectfully disagree with your statements that "The fact of the matter is that Rosealie puts the information out there and is willing to stand behind it does not make her in the wrong. To me she BELIEVES it is correct in her mind …". That still does not make the information correct. When I did correct information that she had stated, she said that she would provide the source to show that she was correct. Well, guess what, that's never happened. I think its great with the correct information she has posted and I applaud her for her strong convictions when she posts her opinion. But when she states as fact something that is incorrect, I post to identify otherwise and why I disagree.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2015-03-13 14:35:08 -0500 Report

Mark I really don't care if people don't go to their health care practitioner for advice/information. That is on them and it is not my job to educate them. If you take advice about your own health and instead take advice from people who are not doctors, do be mad or upset if the advice taken causes you harm.

If a person stands up for what he or she believes doesn't mean the information is correct it means they believe it is correct.

Look at it this way. if information is incorrect, and the person who believes it as being correct, in many cases, they are not going to accept or prove their case because they BELIEVE they are correct. You can't re-educate them or change their minds. This is why I don't correct their information or challenge it.

The reality is you can't argue with an unarmed person. I don't care if Rosealie's information is correct or incorrect. If I am interested, I read it. If not I don't. I do my own research I don't take what anyone post as accurate or fact based.

I don't understand why people try to change her mind. Leave it alone and she won't become defensive.

valentine lady
valentine lady 2015-03-06 00:33:27 -0600 Report

Hi Jib Jab,
Rosalie is a pain in the rear. But like you I do wonder if she is okay.
I wish no ill will on anyone especially Rosalie. But her sense of help leaves a lot to be desired. I"m sorry I feel this way but I do. I do want her back though. After all she's my pain in. the butt. VL

Pegsy
Pegsy 2015-03-05 19:37:11 -0600 Report

Rosalie answered my e-mail. She is OK. She is taking a break. Feeling frustrated that people don't accept her help and feels they see her as a know it all. She said she doesn't want to be a nuisance. I encouraged her not to cut off her participation. It doesn't have to be all or nothing. Help those who want help. Leave alone those who don't.

Gabby
GabbyPA 2015-03-07 09:46:14 -0600 Report

It's hard when you are so very passionate about something as she is. She experiments a lot as we all do and shares that. I know I have been there as many of us have. Sometimes we just want to shake people, but we can't, because what works for us may not for others. That is one point she has yet to figure out. She has always given me food for thought. Because of her, I am now experimenting with Chickory Root inulin.

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2015-03-05 20:28:51 -0600 Report

seriously…it is NOT her we (some) don't accept…it is her way of delivering information…oh well..cant say I blame her…to each their own..but I am glad she is okay…

Pegsy
Pegsy 2015-03-07 17:35:07 -0600 Report

It isn't just her way of delivering info, although that is a big part of it. It is that she persists when it has been made clear that a person doesn't want to continue the discussion with her.

MarkS
MarkS 2015-03-05 15:07:52 -0600 Report

I was fully expecting RosalieM to respond to my "breakfast cereal" question with a post telling me exactly what I should eat and, to be honest, I was looking forward to her opinion. She has a lot of thoughts on what is good compared to what is not for keeping one's blood sugar in line. Plus, she gets my blood racing!

Cherokeemaiden
Cherokeemaiden 2015-03-05 14:02:05 -0600 Report

I haven't heard from her and thought it was strange also. She almost always comments on my posts. Hopefully it's just the weather.

Pegsy
Pegsy 2015-03-05 13:37:09 -0600 Report

I just sent her an e-mail. Hopefully she will answer. She lives in Wisconsin. I don't know what their weather has been like. I wonder if she could be without power or something like that.

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2015-03-05 13:43:39 -0600 Report

I didn't even think of that..the weather has caused a lot of trouble for people this winter..

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2015-03-05 13:46:24 -0600 Report

I just checked according to the website for the electrical company that services Wisconsin,,there are only 42 customers right now without power…sooooo..not looking like it is a utility issue…but I have opened the door for many Wisconsin one liners like…"OMG 42 customers without power in Wisconsin..thats pretty much the entire damned state"..

jayabee52
jayabee52 2015-03-05 13:27:47 -0600 Report

Jib Jab
I checked her profile and according to that, she hasn't posted since 3/3. I also noted she's been a member since 11/21/11 FWIW

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2015-03-05 13:29:23 -0600 Report

wish she would poke her head out and say something to annoy the crap out of me..

Next Discussion: Going Nuts »