P & M #12 woohooo!

Deb-G
By Deb-G Latest Reply 2010-03-25 14:34:46 -0500
Started 2010-03-08 17:46:00 -0600

Moan & Groan continuation but the amazing thing is we're not doing alot of it, but turning it around into some fun

All Welcome… :)


215 replies

Deb-G
Deb-G 2010-03-22 07:37:06 -0500 Report

HEY ALL…I STARTED #13 BECAUSE THIS ONE WAS SO LONG

HERE'S THE LINK

http://www.diabeticconnect.com/discussions/59...

SEE YOU THERE! :)

wmnnj
wmnnj 2010-03-25 13:52:39 -0500 Report

I'm new to this site. I want to post, not reply. Can someone instruct me? Thank you. I really need to share, piss and moan.

Roy531
Roy531 2010-03-25 14:08:48 -0500 Report

Are you wanting to start a new discussion?

wmnnj
wmnnj 2010-03-25 14:27:28 -0500 Report

I don't want to respond to anything that is posted. I just want to add my 2cents and vent my stuff…

Roy531
Roy531 2010-03-25 14:30:24 -0500 Report

Just go to the top and hit the reply and you can start a new venting session it will be on the same dicussion but that is how you get in and gripe or moan or what ever.

Roy531
Roy531 2010-03-25 14:34:46 -0500 Report

There at the top where the stars tag track and reply is at hit hit that reply and it start a new box with your gripes might want to go to number 13 that is where everybody is right now, you should be able to see the link right above our replys here

donna13
donna13 2010-03-21 08:39:54 -0500 Report

I'm sitting here with my 2nd cup of coffee and no newspaper. This is the 2nd Sunday that they have failed to deliver the paper. I have contacted them and they promised they will deliver it soon, but that's what they said last week and it never came. I'm a creature of habit and I miss my paper. On the bright side, when I went out to look for the paper there were 2 robins frollicalling (sp) in the tree. In the midst of all the snow that fell yesterday. But it gives me hope that spring is coming.

Roy531
Roy531 2010-03-21 08:54:54 -0500 Report

I hate it when they don't throw the paper. They have done it so much that the district manager gave me her number to call when they missed us. I think she got tired of hearing from the higher ups. Gotta have those comics first thing in the morning, need a laugh before I get to the bad stuff.

Deb-G
Deb-G 2010-03-21 11:02:59 -0500 Report

Ok i want to know why they cant take the extra 2-seconds to put my paper in the "newspaper slot" thats on the bottom of my mailbox…which is at the curb!…instead they throw it up the driveway…sure its in a little plastic bag…but…its on the ground!! one tiny exposed edge sucks all the water in my driveway right in…I pick up a completely wet paper neatly folded in an open plastic baggie…LOL…this is why i dont pay for the Chicago Tribune..they throw that at me and it comes in the house soaked i'll be mad…so I just read it online! lol…

donna13
donna13 2010-03-21 11:23:23 -0500 Report

They did finally deliver the paper, and actually got out of the car and put it on my front stoop. The only problem is I can't read the paper without a cup of coffee to sip on, so had to make myself a 3rd cup. Oh well, I will have lots of energy today.

Deb-G
Deb-G 2010-03-21 11:31:02 -0500 Report

lol Donna…that would work fine for me too…I love my coffee! :)

imsuzie2
imsuzie2 2010-03-21 22:29:23 -0500 Report

I only like the Sunday paper, and there is no plan for that. I started to buy it at the grocery, but sometimes forget…sigh. I also check the papers online for updates on the hepatitis scandal, but I like all the Sunday extras.

Pam from KCMO
Pam from KCMO 2010-03-21 07:53:48 -0500 Report

I'm going to be a mom for a minute and ask why you didn't have any glucose tabs or gel with you! Especially going out in the woods for a long period of time. Or had you gotten to a point that you weren't thinking clearly and couldn't treat yourself?

I can understand why your boyfriend freaked out - the first time is scary to witness (just ask my husband!) but you need to let him know how he can help you when that happens. If there's something he (or you) can DO, it's less scary.

Pam from KCMO
Pam from KCMO 2010-03-21 07:54:44 -0500 Report

Oh, heck - this was meant to be a reply to Alyssa's post below. Sorry…

Deb-G
Deb-G 2010-03-21 10:22:00 -0500 Report

Its ok Pam…only half of what I wrote showed up…so…I gave up lol…

tholz
tholz 2010-03-21 19:16:07 -0500 Report

So my daughter has to go to court on wed doesnt want her parents there. I ask my spy to go for me. Son say he would just go to.
Tammy

Alyssa512
Alyssa512 2010-03-22 00:22:58 -0500 Report

I didn't bring them, I'm bad. I get carried away with what I am doing and I am still not use to having to stop and make sure I have my medicine, meter, glucose tabs, etc. I'm hyper and always moving and talking before I think. I have them in my car and backpack and purse and even in my boyfriends car, I learned my lesson.

Alyssa512
Alyssa512 2010-03-20 21:38:58 -0500 Report

Can I piss and moan for a second?? Yes it's a boyfriend problem, so beware!! Wellll, today my boyfriend (Jake) and I were running around in the woods and my blood sugar dropped low. I didn't have my meter and nothing to drink and he had no idea what was happening with me and he freaked and called my mom. She drove up there and saw me sitting there, shaking and sweating and freaked so she stuck this glucose jelly substance in my mouth. OMG! it was so embarassing and Jake thought I was going to drop into a seizure. We've been together for a year, but this has him flipping, I don't think he wants to deal with a crazy girlfriend who is going to start spazzing out of nowhere. We know of, but don't actually know any diabetics. Hmmm, think he'll leave me? and if he does, he's leaving the band, not me! LMAO should I have started this off with "Dear Diary"??

Roy531
Roy531 2010-03-20 21:48:05 -0500 Report

If you are serious about him you need to educate him so he will know what to do and not go into a panic. And if he is serious about you he won't leave. But, you need to talk to him. Does he know you are diabetic, I assume he does. If you talk to him and explain things to him he can be better prepared.

Alyssa512
Alyssa512 2010-03-20 21:56:54 -0500 Report

Hi Roy. I've started to talk to him, but he gets this bored and frusterated look on his face as if someone is trying to explain trig to him. I love him and I hope he loves me just as much, but we are honestly like big kids. We have our resposibilities as far as keeping up on bills, but we never had to worry about what foods to buy or not buy or money for meds or precautions. We eat when what we can find when we have time and do what we want. We don't drink much and don't do drugs lol we're not bad, we are just use to living in our own bubble and I think I busted his bubble with this one and I can't find the magic wand to blow another one -I know it's in this chest full of toys somewhere!

Roy531
Roy531 2010-03-20 22:45:58 -0500 Report

He might lesson now after seeing this happen. Put it to him like this, If you really love me you will lesson to me cause this might happen again and you may not be able to reach anybody to come do it for you next time. Sorry to be blunt but he has to know what to do.

imsuzie2
imsuzie2 2010-03-21 01:53:16 -0500 Report

Roy is right, Alyssa. I don't understand how you can have been with him for a year and his not know much about diabetes, as it is a part of you. If he loves you he will want what is best for you, and have to learn about what to do if you have a low. You have to remember that to have a life with another person, you need to share the good as well as the uncomfortable or inconvenient (see how I avoided the "b" word?). All good relationships are a compromise, a sharing. If the relationship is not 50-50, after awhile (and it could be years), resentment will build…Good luck sweetie. S2

Alyssa512
Alyssa512 2010-03-22 00:04:41 -0500 Report

We share everything but only I have the diabetes. Guess he shares the burden because we are always together, but we are both trying to get use to this. I just got diagnosed this year. He does love me, this is just taking alot to get use to I guess. Thanks for advice and for the luck!
Alyssa

tink2707
tink2707 2010-03-21 01:55:41 -0500 Report

roy is right, you need to be blunt with him. if he loves you he'll listen to what you're saying. and after seeing you in a low like that it might have scared him enough to want to know what you're going through now.

Deb-G
Deb-G 2010-03-21 10:19:31 -0500 Report

Alyssa…i'm a reactive hypoglycemic to the point of seizures…but one thing i've realized is…that while everyone around me knows what to do incase it happens, only I can be prepared for it…You know I have had a million times as you express of symptoms hitting and having nothing with me…I dont need my meter because the symptoms are my meter (however i know some like to test to make sure what they are feeling is a low, thats ok too)…for me it happens enough that i know…anyway, its my job to always have something with me…buy a bunch of the "liquid glucose" bottles…they're with the glucose tabs in the store but they are tiny little plastic bottles of liquid and faster and easier to swallow…stash them in every jacket pocket, every car compartment, every bag you carry…make sure they are always there…and always pop something you can eat in the car as well…cause after glucose you must eat…

Dont get me wrong..its disturbing your guy has no interest in your health…can you imagine what it would be like if you had kids? O.o This is a good test for him now lol…can he rise to the occasion of growing up and realizing life isn't just "fun" but responsibility too and part of that is YOU whom he loves and i'm sure wants to keep living :)

Alyssa512
Alyssa512 2010-03-22 00:10:07 -0500 Report

Hi Deb. I got the tablets and have those in my backpack and car and insulin in my car. You feel like that alot? That sucks!
I didn't think of it as disturbing. I hope he cares, I just think he's freaked out or scared. I hope he does rise to occasion, I didn't know about seizures to much with diabetes. Kids will happen when we get married, but he needs to propose to me first lol.

Deb-G
Deb-G 2010-03-22 07:09:17 -0500 Report

Seizures dont occur until you hit below 20…and your meter wont tell you about that anyway…because low readings on your meter are really useless as a meter isn't designed to work for lows and its not a real reading…a meter is good enough to let you know you are low…just not what the true number is…

I do feel hypoglycemia alot…I dont have seizures alot…(thankfully)…so I always have something in my pockets even if I'm just running to the store…I'm more of a reactive type in that there seems to be no reason for my levels to fall, they just do, and we cant seem to regulate why…I do notice if I have less stress, and stay on a really strict eating schedule (eating same time every day etc) then it occurs less…so i'm working on all that stuff…

Try the liquid though…I find it way easier then the tablets…and quicker…and its more glucose then chewing 4 tablets…lol…My husband is very freaked out about the hypoglycemia…except he's the opposite…he hops into action…perhaps he'll do that too after he's done being freaked out LOL…

btw…I dont want ya to have kids now…lol…I meant its good to find out how someone reacts to all kinds of things BEFORE ya marry um or have a family :) Just thinking ahead for you hehe…Anyway…I wish you well and hope your boy adjusts to having to know about your diabetes and care about it…then ya know he loves ya! cause thats all included…My best wishes to you both

Jeannie Holmes
Jeannie Holmes 2010-03-21 10:55:58 -0500 Report

Alyssa, I know you are new to all of this, but you really need to educate yourself on what to eat, what you need to do in an emergency, etc. And as far as your boyfireind goes. He will either man up or you need to kick him to the curb. There are plenty of caring wonderful young men out there that will want to take care of you. Good luck Girl!!

Alyssa512
Alyssa512 2010-03-22 00:18:09 -0500 Report

I was reading more on what to eat and not eat and WOW! I think I will go on the atkins diet lol. It's insane. I'm sorry, but I love meat, but only the size of "a deck of cards" and pastas and breads and most cereals…I live on cereal. This is going to be alot of work.
My guy is caring, maybe not a 'man" yet but lol he'll get there soon, he doesn't have a choice ;) I'm not kicking him to the curb, I'd just follow him lol.

Alright, i have a game in the morning. Thanks for the good luck!
BTW :) Your picture is insane! Totally spaz, looks like my cat.

Alyssa

Jeannie Holmes
Jeannie Holmes 2010-03-22 09:50:57 -0500 Report

Looks like my cat also! Having a plan is a great start. You will find you can eat more of one thing and less of another. Make sure you test after you eat something so you can figure out what works for you!

Deb-G
Deb-G 2010-03-20 13:46:52 -0500 Report

Ok…am I like totally "shading blind" ??…meaning..when I click on the alerts that a reply was made on a thread i'm tracking…I cant tell which thread is the active one…sometimes I think it is slightly shaded…but others I'm not seeing it…am I imagining that? so then how do I tell where that (1) reply is??…I'm finding the new setup hard to find my way around…but i'm sure I will adjust once I "get it" lol

jayabee52
jayabee52 2010-03-21 00:01:11 -0500 Report

Deb , have you looked at the top right hand part of your profile page, there is a line of links to the right of your picture. under the activity tab it says "Me & Friends" "Only Friends" "Only Tracked Items". When you click on the "Only Tracked Items" all the items you are tracking which had a recent post will be highlighted. If there were a lot of posts in a particular discussion when you click on one of the posts it seems to erase the shading in all the other recent posts in that discussion. And the number of unread posts (in the red button in "My profile") seems to go downby the number of unread replies in the discussion. If I find there were 4 new responses and I clicked on one of those the count of new responses would go down 4, not 1. I have to remember which are the new responses and then look through the thread to find them. The new way of putting the most recent posts at the top DOES prevent a lot of scrolling, but it is slightly confusing too, since within the threads it is top down. I'm trying to get used to it, but the way it works is counterintuitive IMO.

imsuzie2
imsuzie2 2010-03-21 01:43:35 -0500 Report

IMHO as well. Sent John a note and he said he is working on it and the EDIT reply button as well. John, sooner is better than later!!! Hugs

Deb-G
Deb-G 2010-03-21 10:09:49 -0500 Report

I am shading blind..its not very heavily shaded is it? cause I barely see it if i see it at all…I'm totally sure i'm missing a ton of posts…i'm sorry in advance i'm not ignoring anyone! :( lol

Roy531
Roy531 2010-03-21 10:49:28 -0500 Report

Once you click on something you are tracking all the shading goes away on all of them, so when you go back to what you were tracking no more shading.

Sue Turner
Sue Turner 2010-03-21 11:36:03 -0500 Report

I agree Deb…I think that there are a lot of kinks that needs to be worked out…I am still totally confused trying to learn how to navigate this new system we have going on here…I sure we will all get used to it, but right now, I am just frustrated!!! I get (lost A LOT!) And, all of the discussions I was tracking is gone! But, with any new change there are going to be gliches that have to be worked out…I have learned that with my husband, since he writes softeware…

Sue Turner
Sue Turner 2010-03-21 11:40:20 -0500 Report

One more thing; I would like my response to be put under the correct reply…When I add my reply, it's not telling where it is going to show up…Very confusing, because it is hard to keep up with the discussion…Does anyone else have problems with this, or, like Deb has mentioned, is is just me?????

Deb-G
Deb-G 2010-03-21 13:37:32 -0500 Report

lol Sue…I think its all of us…sometimes my reply pops to the top and not under where I meant it to be…i'm sure I didn't click on the right place to place it in the right place! (now i'm confusing myself! lol)

I totally wish the newest replies stayed shaded in the forum thread so I could do like i did in the old version and scroll down reading all the shaded/new posts…this way there's nothing indicating whats new…I have to read everything to find anything…I'm glad someone mentioned the threads dont have shading just the discussion reply column because I was thinking it was my eyes!! lol

Tonight i'm having my parents and my hubby's Mom over for dinner…will be nice to have all the grands in one place for a nice meal :)

Hope you are all having a great weekend…The new profile pic is the cardinal that showed up yesterday in my backyard…Spring is in the air! :)

imsuzie2
imsuzie2 2010-03-21 22:19:37 -0500 Report

A 10 yr old must have done the new design! Reminds me of the places I ignore cuz it is too much work to look around or post. My age is showing! :0

Jeannie Holmes
Jeannie Holmes 2010-03-20 10:25:04 -0500 Report

I have a M&P. My company decided to change our insurance and gave us a whole 2 weeks to get everything updated. Since it always takes about a month to get our cards & etc. I have to try to get enough meds to last that long. Some of which I just got filled a week ago so can't refill. Only good thing about this it looks like I get to keep my doctor. Glad of that, had her for about 10 years.

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2010-03-20 12:54:35 -0500 Report

Oh, my, I do feel for you, Jeannie!! My husband saw this ad on TV on Medicare Advantage, we called and accepted it for 2 DAYS, then wanted to switch back as our daughter, who works with insurance, said we might pay less to a certain point, but in the long run it probably wasn't what we wanted!

So, TWO DAYS and I made the calls, wrote the letters trying to get REINSTATED in our former insurance program plans—-BUT it seems to take 45 DAYS to undo the damage and in the meantime we are having to "pay thru the nose" for our meds.
Wow, what an expensive learning experience——my husband apologized profusely—"Im sorry" I assurred him that it wasn't all his fault, as I had wondered about the change too, and I did make the calls and he wasn't holding my feet to fire either—the charming rep. came and told us what we wanted to hear—so—it was both of us—I laughed and told him that "he owed me tho—like a dinner outside of our kitchen—please!!" We both laughed but these insurances sure boggle my mind, you think you might save here and there, and it just doesn't seem to pan out. As I age, my mind is easier to boggle too, so I can just imagine how some must feel. My poor mom died at 98 years and this kind of stufff REALLY bogged her down and I was supposed to HELP HER!! Wow, rather like the blind leading the blind!

Good luck in your own struggles!!!!! Insurance is about like saying the IRS! haha—Might as well laugh—Pat R

Roy531
Roy531 2010-03-19 07:58:55 -0500 Report

Time to moan and groan, they are talking about 12 inches of snow tomorrow with blizzard conditions, I am ready for Spring, but in Oklahoma we don't have Spring we just got from winter to summer. Never know what to wear, heavy coat in the morning, short sleeve shirt in the afternoon with the AC on.

donna13
donna13 2010-03-19 08:54:25 -0500 Report

Our forecast is not as bad as yours, but they are predicting 3 - 4 in of wet, heavy snow for the week-end. We have finally gotten rid of all the snow piles, and will get more now. Oh, well, this is March.

Another thing, since you live in OK have you heard of diabetics having to give up wearing cowboy boots? My sister married an Okie and she had a devil of time getting him to wear other shoes. Also her son is a T1, and he lost a couple of toes before he agreed to wear other shoes. (he was raised in TX). He seemed to have a harder time adjusting to that than other problems.

Roy531
Roy531 2010-03-19 08:58:57 -0500 Report

Haven't heard that yet about the boots, wonder why.

Jeannie Holmes
Jeannie Holmes 2010-03-19 09:16:47 -0500 Report

Probably the pointy toes.
I know I can't wear them!
It's supposed to be in the 60's here all weekend. Sorry you guys! I wish for you all some spring!! LOL

Nova69
Nova69 2010-03-19 10:09:22 -0500 Report

Going to be in the mid 70's and sunny here today. Time to put the top down on the 'vert. Yea!!!

Deb-G
Deb-G 2010-03-19 12:42:11 -0500 Report

Roy…keep that snow out by you will ya :oP

Its been lovely the last few days…but…there is always that spring tease…so I guess this is it…good thing is usually the snow doesn't stick…so i'm going to keep thinking it…

On a good note…I am done working weekends so I cant believe I have all weekend to sit on my azz and watch it snow! woohoo…

You guys (and girls) are all great…you know that right?? xox Enjoy the weekend

Roy531
Roy531 2010-03-19 12:47:41 -0500 Report

Would love to send it your way if you want it. You deserve to have a good weekend like that, I guess I'll be out in it going to the store.

Roy531
Roy531 2010-03-19 13:08:09 -0500 Report

Didn't mean that you deserve a weekend of snow but a relaxing weekend, just kick back and enjoy. Maybe I'll get blown away with this storm

Deb-G
Deb-G 2010-03-19 13:58:12 -0500 Report

We dont need you blowing in the wind Roy…keep grounded ;)

We like ya just the way you are :D

Deb-G
Deb-G 2010-03-19 22:00:15 -0500 Report

LOL Jeannie…dont you like it??…I was heading to see Alice in Wonderland tonight so was trying to get into the mood…I did have the red queen up before but that scared Roy, so thought i'd try the Mad Hatter this time :)

Deb-G
Deb-G 2010-03-21 10:07:18 -0500 Report

I liked it alot…I think 3D would have been cool but no 3D for me…I love the crazy Johnny Depp anyway…so I thought the movie was pretty entertaining…We totally loved the queens big head! haha

Deborah L
Deborah L 2010-03-19 14:10:01 -0500 Report

It's 73 in Florida today. Wearing shorts, going to the beach, no cowboy boots here. Spring stops in for a cup of coffee and then summer hits with a vengence. Next month I will envy all of you.

Roy531
Roy531 2010-03-19 14:11:46 -0500 Report

You just shut that up, I don't want to hear all that good stuff when I am faced with a blizzard, Go ahead just rub it in. Smarty pants.

Deborah L
Deborah L 2010-03-19 14:21:40 -0500 Report

Coffee's ready. Come on down. Gosh, how I hate that sand in my hair. And worse in the bathing suit. Will having diabetes cause me to tan faster? Itch more? I never realized how many things I might have to consider now. Should I tie a float on myself in case I fall asleep on the bow? Ahhh the breeze is nice.

Deb-G
Deb-G 2010-03-19 14:28:53 -0500 Report

LOL…I'm picturing Roy outside huffin and puffin trying to blow snow your way…He's about to get light headed and fall over! haha!

Enjoy that summer sun…all the ice on my pool is melted…I am tempted to chlorinate it but I know more cold is coming so will hold off…I just love the pretty water and the sunshine…until then Deb, i will live through you! lol

Deborah L
Deborah L 2010-03-19 14:49:00 -0500 Report

Thank you, thank you, thank you Deb. Roy scared me when he threatened to "point this" my way. I thought that cowboy was talking about a gun. Now I know he's just blowing snow.

Is it true you can ice skate on a pool when it's frozen over? I thought I saw ice once but then realized I just had to close the freezer.

Deborah L
Deborah L 2010-03-19 14:58:36 -0500 Report

I am NOT going to make a comment about when? You were a kid? Uhn un, no way. I know what "stupid is as stupid does" means. Shut my mouth.

Deb-G
Deb-G 2010-03-19 15:17:12 -0500 Report

hmmm I guess some pools you could skate on? I'm not sure lol…my pool has a liner though so I would not risk that…maybe the cement pond kind of pools…who use to call um cement ponds? Beverly Hillbillies i think! hahaha!

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2010-03-21 10:59:06 -0500 Report

I used to visit my cousins back in the days—-when it was cold enough to skate on farm ponds, he also drove his Model A on it, but I refused to risk it. That young man did like to live it up, but died at 60, with both legs amputated/diabetic/ but he wasn't shy while he LIVED> a bit stupid at times—he challenged his diagnosis of diabetis—and lost that one. -lol

imsuzie2
imsuzie2 2010-03-20 02:16:10 -0500 Report

Yesterday, around 6p a storm BLEW into Vegas, with wind gusts to 50 mph. There were some sprinkles and about 2 hrs later, it had blown out of town. That, after a nice sunny day in the low to mid 70's. Some trees were blown down, and a huge balloon (used for balloon rides on the strip) on the south end of the strip near the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Resort was tethered but blown to pieces by the wind blowing like in a wind tunnel from the way it blew around the hotel (if that makes sense). Damage happened from those 2 hrs.

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2010-03-20 12:57:27 -0500 Report

Yep, here in Kansas too!! I saw a woman go into the grocery store in shorts, the same day I had on a heavy coat! I just had to laugh at myself, but at least I was comfortable! To each his own, I guess. Pat R

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