By Deb-G Latest Reply 2010-02-18 04:52:42 -0600
Started 2010-02-08 19:48:51 -0600

…the place where we let it all hang out…

All subjects, nothing off limits!


287 replies

Deb-G 2010-02-12 09:30:57 -0600 Report


Omg i'm away 1 day and you guys filled up the whole thread! Weeeeeeeeee…love it!! :) Was quite a scroll…so lemme start another! xox

Danni-the-diabetic 2010-02-12 14:13:34 -0600 Report

LOL There's alot of pissing and moaning to do…

Deb-G 2010-02-12 15:13:06 -0600 Report


on to #5 for all you NON-SCROLLERS! lol

imsuzie2 2010-02-13 03:05:00 -0600 Report

Pretty soon we will have our own "inside joke"…we'll say #xx and all burst out laughing. I don't know why, but #1 hit me as so funny, visualizing collecting whale, after whale, after whale…and they kept getting funnier…I found myself looking at my hands at #3, agreeing with #6 and thought #8 summed it all up!

I sure love this family!

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2010-02-11 19:17:39 -0600 Report

Instead of adding more to my P and M on Drs/catcan and miscommunication, I am NOT playing the victim anymore!! I called the hospital of my new reg. Dr, he told the cancer nurse in another hospital, that I did not need that cat scan of my kidney, to follow up the possiblity of something going on where I had cancer removed last Sept!! Boy, the x-ray tech is GOOD and PERSEVERES!! SHE CALLED the radiologist that read my MRI, and he said, YES, SHE needs that cat scan now—she had cancer, and it needs to be followed up on——!" So the tech called me stating that she would talk to my DR and insist that I have it done, will get the necessary order, call the cancer nurse, stating such——-etc THANK HEAVENS I finally found someone who could help me out, to straighten out all of these confusion of orders—-

Now why did I think that if I had cancer, my Dr would listen to me and pay attention!! Instead he acted put out——Why, I am not sure, but I feel well enough now, with you guys support, to pursue what I KNEW and FELT was RIGHT!! Guess there is never any time when we can let our guard down!! No reason we get so TIRED!! PR

Monalisa 2010-02-11 19:43:11 -0600 Report

Way to go Pat!!! LUV YA GIRLl!!!

imsuzie2 2010-02-12 05:33:10 -0600 Report

Time for another new doctor. Ask the tech that pushed for the testing to recommend someone. We saw Mike's new PCP at the VA and were not impressed. On the way out, I asked the receptionist who she would send her brother (pointing to white Mike, she was black) and she told us who she would go to. We thanked her and will call and ask for the change. The people working with the doctors know who they would go to and I always think they make the best recommendations. Good luck, Pat. Stay with it!

Roy531 2010-02-12 07:43:06 -0600 Report

I am really and truely shocked this morning, Our secretary brought cookies for everybody for Valentines day and she stop by my desk and told me that she knew I couldn't eat the cookies so she made me some sugar free banana bread. First time for that too happen. Makes me feel specail.

OMG-T2 2010-02-12 08:40:28 -0600 Report

That's so cool, Roy531! I would be shocked too — mostly very pleasantly surprised though. You really must be a special person to warrant such consideration. So, as cc9 said, enjoy it, you certainly deserve it!

imsuzie2 2010-02-13 02:43:07 -0600 Report

Very few think about us diabetics at our pot lucks, so I usually bring in veggies or fruit or cheese with fruit or veggies. Mostly lots of desserts or hot dishes I can't eat cuz of the onions. I think the secretary was especially kind. Shame she doesn't work with me!

imsuzie2 2010-02-13 20:42:36 -0600 Report

Yes. Apparently they have sulfa in them, and I am allergic to sulfa. I can handle onion powder and onion salt, not the onion itself. If the pieces are big enough, I can pick them out…sets me in a flare-up of my ulcerative colitis. Not fun!

cc9 2010-02-13 20:47:52 -0600 Report

oh dear. that must be a pain. there may be some foods in which they are onions in the ingredients but all blended up and you need to be so careful.

imsuzie2 2010-02-14 01:01:28 -0600 Report

Besides reading carbs, sugars, fat, I read ingredients for onions and peppers. Ya get the hang of it. The fun thing is insisting the waitress/waiter check with the chef cuz they always say no, especially w/cream soups.

Deb-G 2010-02-12 12:54:59 -0600 Report

Hey Kd try not to piss on other peoples parades eeh…

It was a awesome gesture of thoughtfulness and most sugar free banana bread recipes use wheat flour and yield only 18 carbs per chunk

I suppose you dont eat fruit Kd? (eyeroll)

kdroberts 2010-02-12 13:44:22 -0600 Report

I guess there is some secret code on this thread because I'm baffled as to why people think what I said was a criticism. Or is this one of those bandwagon things?

kdroberts 2010-02-12 14:09:34 -0600 Report

The whole thing was the joke. I said it was a very nice gesture, can't for the life of me see how that is criticizing unless you feel that being nice is wrong and people should not try to be nice to diabetics. Then I said it was a shame about the flour and bananas based on belief of many people that diabetics only have to worry about sugar when in reality that is not the case and it becomes more humorous the more people tell it to you.

dietcherry 2010-02-12 14:44:42 -0600 Report

Your jealousy is showing again, kd. There are mostly diabetics on this site so who are all these people you refer to who believe that the only worry is sugar? Good try. And there is no possibility of my disliking you-I pity you too much.

Deb-G 2010-02-12 14:09:51 -0600 Report

Kd…the problem is we already know you…maybe in some random thread where nobody in it has had the opportunity to be insulted by you…your "diabetic humor" would seem funny??

Although…I can read that 100 times and still not get your joke if thats what it was…So it was a gesture of being nice, followed up by a sarcastic funny?…You cant "for the life of you" see why that is critizing? You took a nice gesture and followed it up with why its still not great…oh wait, we were suppose to solve the puzzle and realize it was about somes beliefs about sugar…? Aren't jokes usually to the point and out there, not a puzzle that takes profiling to solve…

Roy…you go ahead and enjoy it…just not all at once…sugar free banana bread is usually made with wheat flour and some banana's but only has about 18g-carbs per serving…so its certainly not something you shouldn't enjoy…

I guess 18 carb grams are somehow funny…

So let me laugh and enjoy the joke..


Party on! :D

kdroberts 2010-02-12 14:32:35 -0600 Report

No, you don't know me. You may dislike me or have some pre-existing prejudices against me though. It's OK, I figure that somebody who feels the need to open 5 threads dedicated to complaining understands and gets more joy from misery than humor.

The only time I will criticize is when incorrect, misleading, bad or potentially harmful things get posted, even then I let a lot slide because people on this board seem to get offended and upset easily.

Deb-G 2010-02-12 14:41:19 -0600 Report

There's not 5-threads…If you had been following along…Its a continuation for the enjoyment of the people laughin in it and enjoying the funny things that come out of complaining and venting about it…We could scroll 5 pages worth but we continue it separate to make loading quicker…

What you didn't know that Mr Brilliant???

you are bitter aren't you…

Its very sad…sad indeed…

You remind me of my Ex…he use to say nasty things and then when people notice it and call him on it he claims it was "taken the wrong way" or "just a joke"..and talked all "my goodness I cant for the life of me see where that came from"…

Puleeze…we dont need you "to let alot slide"…what are you the diabetic czar…and its everyone elses fault but never your own…

Why are you on this thread then is you dont like misery?…ooooooo maybe because on further inspection there's no misery at all so you might as well bring some!

and for your information every comment you make is done in a RUDE manner…and most of the potentially harmful advice comes from YOU..your no doctor, you really should stop pretending you are…

kdroberts 2010-02-12 14:57:47 -0600 Report

OK, I'm going to call you on this because it's mostly angrily written BS.

1. There are 5 threads no matter how you spin it and you started each one.
2. Show me where I have given potentially harmful advice. This annoys me because it's not even close to the truth and you know it. You just said it to try and hurt my feelings or something equally sad. You need to post examples or delete it.
3. I'm not bitter but you seem to be very bitter against me
4. If you don't get the joke then just ignore it, it wasn't meant any other way.
5. I don't pretend to be a doctor or diabetic czar. I do a lot of research and I talk a lot to healthcare professionals so I know a lot about diabetes and various other conditions. I try to help people with that knowledge. If people don't like to hear it or don't like the reality or ar too sensitive that isn't my fault.

Deb-G 2010-02-12 15:03:55 -0600 Report

::::::::::again…in good faith…I am deleting my reply…because…it was not nice…and i'm not going down this road with you::::::::::::

Thank you have a nice day :)

kdroberts 2010-02-12 15:22:05 -0600 Report

You are still telling bare faced lies. Personal insults are sad but I can take them but I will not let blatant lies slide. I have never recommended a medication to anyone. I have given information about medications, all of which is 100% true, and have told people what alternatives exists when they ask but I have not recommended one. Either post some proper examples or take back your lie. And before you ask, yes, I am calling you a liar.

I also have the feeling that if anyone else posted the exact same thing I did, you and a few others would not have said a word. You can see what you want to see but my post was a little joke, nothing more, no criticism or offense intended.

dietcherry 2010-02-12 15:42:06 -0600 Report

Roy, you have nothing to apologize for! You are as innocent a bystander as one can get! Continue to enjoy your S-F banana bread and the contentment of knowing that someone was so kind to think of you and your diabetes! Renee :)

Deb-G 2010-02-12 15:31:30 -0600 Report

Rant about whatever you like…

it means this much to me


now please move along and drop it…


Moving on to continuation #5 of PNM more more FUN…

Sorry all…sorry sorry

John Crowley
John CrowleyCA 2010-02-14 00:00:36 -0600 Report

I would like to weigh in on what's been going on here. I completely understood the tongue in cheek humor that kdroberts was attempting. But this is a good reminder for everyone on an open discussion board—humor and sarcasm can often be difficult to express and easy to misunderstand.

I would like to ask all members here for your help. It would be wise for all of us to not jump to conclusions. Give each other the benefit of the doubt. We are certainly allowed to have differing opinions and perspectives. But it is against the terms of this site to use these board for personal attacks. Please, let's not distract from all that's good here on this site by posting personal spats like this one.

dietcherry 2010-02-12 15:05:51 -0600 Report

Jealous again, kd. You know as well as the rest of us that Deb could start a discussion about dust and people would show up! You have so alienated yourself from others on this site that it is hard to want to talk to you. And yes, people on this site do get upset and offended by you.

Deb-G 2010-02-12 15:10:06 -0600 Report

Its fine…I'm done replying…regardless of additional posts…

Its done…let us move on!


cc9 2010-02-12 15:27:43 -0600 Report

you shouldnt feel bad about saying anything roy. pity your parade was rained on.

2010-02-12 15:37:01 -0600 Report

SOMOCA AND ROY sitting on the sofa while the family fights>>>>Roy? can I have a slice of your Banana Bread?
lolol. Come on people..Lets get ready for the next P&M…

Roy531 2010-02-12 15:47:00 -0600 Report

All my friends can have some. Should have kept my mouth shut, might learn to do that some day.

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2010-02-12 15:39:39 -0600 Report

I am from Kansas!! Is it really raining somewhere?? hahah—Not here, the sun is shining so let it shine EVERYWHERE!! And did I miss a PARADE TOO??!! Asleep at the wheel again, Pat—-hah Amen!! PR

Deb-G 2010-02-12 15:49:49 -0600 Report

Poor Roy is never going to look at Banana bread the same!!!


Sorry Roy…now all get yer bunz over to #5 cause the scroll on this one is getting huge! lol

ptsparkle 2010-02-12 15:51:58 -0600 Report

For Those Who Take Life Too Seriously
1. Save the whales. Collect the whole set
2. A day without sunshine is like, night.

3. On the other hand, you have different fingers.

4. I just got lost in thought. It was unfamiliar territory.

5. 42.7 percent of all statistics are made up on the spot.

6. 99 percent of lawyers give the rest a bad name.

7. I feel like I'm diagonally parked in a parallel universe.

8. You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say will be misquoted, then used against you.

9. I wonder how much deeper the ocean would be without sponges

10. Honk if you love peace and quiet.

11. Remember half the people you know are below average.

12. Despite the cost of living, have you noticed how popular it remains?

13. Nothing is fool-proof to a talented fool.

14. Atheism is a non-prophet organization.

15. He who laughs last thinks slowest.

16. Depression is merely anger without enthusiasm.

17. Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.

18. The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.

19. I drive way too fast to worry about cholesterol.

20. I intend to live forever - so far so good.

21. Borrow money from a pessimist - they don't expect it back.

22. If Barbie is so popular, why do you have to buy her friends?

23. My mind is like a steel trap - rusty and illegal in 37 states.

24. Quantum mechanics: The dreams stuff is made of.

25. The only substitute for good manners is fast reflexes.

26. Support bacteria - they're the only culture some people have.

27. When everything's coming your way, you're in the wrong lane and going the wrong way.

28. If at first you don't succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried.

29. A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking.

30. Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

31. For every action there is an equal and opposite criticism.

32. Bills travel through the mail at twice the speed of checks

33. Never do card tricks for the group you play poker with.

34. No one is listening until you make a mistake.

35. Success always occurs in private and failure in full view.

36. The colder the x-ray table the more of your body is required on it.

37. The hardness of butter is directly proportional to the softness of the bread.

38. The severity of the itch is inversely proportional to the ability to reach it.

39. To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism; to steal from many is research.

40. To succeed in politics, it is often necessary to rise above your principles.

41. Monday is an awful way to spend 1/7th of your life.

42. You never really learn to swear until you learn to drive.

43. Two wrongs are only the beginning.

44. The problem with the gene pool is that there is no lifeguard.

45. The sooner you fall behind the more time you'll have to catch up.

46. A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.

47. Change is inevitable except from vending machines.

48. Get a new car for your spouse - it'll be a great trade!

49. Plan to be spontaneous - tomorrow.

50. Always try to be modest and be proud of it!

51. If you think nobody cares, try missing a couple of payments.

52. How many of you believe in telekinesis? Raise my hand…

53. Love may be blind but marriage is a real eye-opener.

54. If at first you don't succeed, then skydiving isn't for you.

Sorry for the scrolloing fingers. Thought this might ease tensions. :) :)…Jim

Deb-G 2010-02-12 15:58:39 -0600 Report


I love #42…I grew up in Boston…Boston Drivers take Swearing as part of Drivers Ed lol ;)

Monalisa 2010-02-12 16:20:14 -0600 Report

Wow guys, this is really a family!!!!! we don't have to always be condescending and accepting!!! We have everything a good down to earth family needs to be a real one, from dark sarcasm to funny silliness and always a good mediator to serve as coach!!!

Love you all…Hugs…LISA

OMG-T2 2010-02-11 15:29:17 -0600 Report

Arrgghh! I just want to kick myself. I JUST, JUST, JUST ate a small piece of chocolate (dark at least) candy for the first time since the beginning of the year! Now, I have never been all crazy for candy, but occasionally it was nice. Since my diagnosis, I have treated all candy like it's kryptonite, so I am doubly ashamed of myself!

The whole situation played out classically…my co-worker just received flowers, balloons and a box of chocolates for Valentine's Day and she started offering the candy the candy around. My first response was "Are you trying to kill me?!", but my co-worker said "Aw, c'mon, one won't kill you." Probably not, but who knows? I could have choked on it. Might as well have, as bad as I feel.

I just want to scream! I hate when I slip up!

Danni-the-diabetic 2010-02-11 15:34:11 -0600 Report

Don't beat yourself up. We all slip up once in awhile, we are only human. As long as it's once in awhile it's ok to treat yourself to a tasty treat, so I think anyway.We can't deprive ourselves or else one day we might over indulge when we get that first taste lol.

Roy531 2010-02-11 15:35:04 -0600 Report

We forgive you, everybody slips up every once in a while. I always suffer for it later but it happens to the best of us.

MAYS 2010-02-11 15:38:17 -0600 Report

Don't beat yourself up, it could be worse, you could still be eating pieces of chocolate candy as of this moment !

One piece as a reminder of what you miss, and what you shouldn't be doing, a sweet lesson learned, no harm done !

OMG-T2 2010-02-11 16:08:26 -0600 Report

Oh, I'm not really beating myself up so much as I just can't believe I SO folded like a cheap suit! LOL!

I am going to have to hope that my BS meter will take pity on me later when I test! In the interim, I guess I'll just have water for dinner - on a paper plate, and eaten with a fork! I'm kidding of course!

Thanks for the support! I'm better now…perhaps it's a micro-sugar buzz?

Roy531 2010-02-11 16:54:54 -0600 Report

Just remember something sweet like that will cause your bloodsugar to spike but usually will drop back quickly, that's what the tell me anyway.

2010-02-11 17:01:00 -0600 Report

when I am naughty like that ( and yes I will admit-I'm naughty) I balance it out with extra workout. Extra time on the treadmill or weightlifting.
I am human and I am flawed therefore I am me…oh well.

Just move on OMG-T- I'm sure you are not the only one who was naughty.

Monalisa 2010-02-11 17:24:57 -0600 Report

Wait for me!!!! Don't let the wagon go too far!!!! (desperately running to get on the wagon Again!!!)

I admit it!! I fell off the wagon too and reeeeaaaallllyyyyy far!!!

I ate 5 !!! nip coffee hard candies…Slowly dissolving them one by one in my mouth…It was like flying very very high with my eyes closed feeling the wind on my face!!! But then I realized I wasn't flying high…I was FALLING from the wagon flat on my face!!!

Now I feel all bruised and ashamed… : (

2010-02-11 19:29:01 -0600 Report

MonaLisa, during superbowl weekend the wagon ran over me, backed up and rolled over me again…Lets just say- what happened at the sportsbar>>>STAYSSS at the sportsbar..lolol there was wings, ranch dressing, ginger ale…enough said..lolol

Danni-the-diabetic 2010-02-11 21:20:06 -0600 Report

Must be the week for cheating…I had a frozen sugar-free vanilla caramel coffee from an awesome coffee shop here in my small town. It's soooo good, but even though it's sugar free, we all know that the stuff still contains carbs and sugars. My sugar jumped up to 247, I was so mad at myself. I didn't eat dinner and gave myself insulin and my sugar dropped to 34…I just cant get it stabled. Was it worth it!? For that moment while I was drinking it, it sure was!

Roy531 2010-02-11 21:41:39 -0600 Report

Things happen like that. If I want something sweet tasting usually bake it myself, still has the carbs but I know what I put in it. Besides that I can always go back in a few hours and have more and never leave the house. Just keep working at it you will get it stable. Nothing ever happens overnight.

Sue Turner
Sue Turner 2010-02-12 14:35:21 -0600 Report

That happens to me all the time Danni. Don't beat yourself up over it! This feels like the pot calling the kettle black…Because, when I do those things, I beat myself up too…

imsuzie2 2010-02-12 05:26:36 -0600 Report

One piece of candy once in awhile, if you are in good control won't kill you, and you can adjust your carbs if you feel that bad. What I do when I want candy is split it with my non-diabetic husband. I always try to get something under 30 carbs, so my half is 15 carbs or less. Hope that helps.

imsuzie2 2010-02-13 02:39:23 -0600 Report

Friday's we usually go to the seafood buffet at our local casino. I rarely eat desserts, would rather have other carbs…tonite I took a piece of German chocolate cake and carrot and had about a 1/3 of the small square of carrot cake and about 1/2 of the German chocolate cake. Small pieces that might have equaled 1 serving, and I had no guilt. Once in awhile you need to be "human". The win is I did not finish either piece, or have ice cream too.

jayabee52 2010-02-13 02:48:51 -0600 Report

Aren't LV casino Buffets amazing places? All the food that is served. I had to stay away except on special occasions or I would be big as the blimps that float over the strip some nights!

Where do you ususlly go?


Next Discussion: Heart health and Women »