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Paula Dean
3 years ago  ::  Jan 31, 2012 - 4:57PM #120
furball64801
Posts: 6,979

I am also happy your going to be with us,   great news it makes my day  you bring much to dlife. 

3 years ago  ::  Jan 31, 2012 - 7:49AM #119
sherigibson1958
Posts: 526
type2

@Vpenning, thank you so much.  Have a lovely dayLaughing

3 years ago  ::  Jan 31, 2012 - 6:52AM #118
Vpenning
Posts: 8,840

I am so happy you decided to stay Sheri. We all know that this disease sometimes takes us all for a loop. One day, all is going great, and the next things go wonky and we aren't sure why. We have to day in, and day out think about every thing that goes in our mouths. We have to exercise when we don't feel like it, and make choices that sometimes we wish we didn't have to do (like can I have the corn, or the beans with my Mexican meal if I already have the tortillas!)


We value you here, and your thread was one that has been coming up over the internet on every diabetic blog, forum, and facebook page. Frankly, this one was the nicest one I have seen.


You have contributed things to this forum, and have been there for folks with your advice, and even your stories. We value YOU as a member of our family, and I personally, am happy that you are continuing to stick around.


PS I know I said I would just read, but I could not let this go by! You are too important for me to keep silent....

3 years ago  ::  Jan 31, 2012 - 6:24AM #117
sherigibson1958
Posts: 526
type2

Jan 30, 2012 -- 9:52PM, copperhairpin wrote:


Sheri, I hope you don't go before you hear what I think about you.  I have taken a real interest in you as a person.  I know the intense caring that you show when you want to teach others about diabetes and its treatment.  I wish I could do that too but my personality isn't strong enough to catch anyone's serious attention.  So I admire you that you will continue to do so.  I have read your profile and I know the intense grief you must have felt with losing your family the way you did to diabetes.  I am sure that you continue to grieve and that fuels your passion to make it better. 


You are right that older people often do not have the knowledge that we can gain.  I have seen that with my own life and with my own eyes.  When I have seen much older diabetics with amputations I feel such sorrow.  I know there was death in my family too brought on by complications of diabetes.  My mate now has paid a severe price due to diabetes too.  He was in his 30s when he was diagnosed and he will be 70 in a few months.  He didnt take care of it.  Guess it was easy to push it aside for him back then.  I worry so very much and it is continual.  I do not want to see him die and I wish he could have had a higher quality of life than the one he does now.  If only there was a Sheri that could have been there when he was young.


I know you will go if you wish, but I hope you won't go before I tell you that I have high respect for you.


 


Sally




Sally,  That was "extremely" kind of you to take time to extend your two very thoughtful posts.  I was tired last night - very long work day and for the life of me I could never quit dLife.  I've been a member I think since 2006 and quite honestly this site has provided me with a wealth of health education on how to manage my diabetes.  Particularly, Chuck, VPenning and furball has been great virtual pals. 


Ok, you talked me out of me - I'm stayingEmbarassed


Have a wonderful blessed daySealed

3 years ago  ::  Jan 30, 2012 - 9:52PM #116
copperhairpin
Posts: 861
type2

Sheri, I hope you don't go before you hear what I think about you.  I have taken a real interest in you as a person.  I know the intense caring that you show when you want to teach others about diabetes and its treatment.  I wish I could do that too but my personality isn't strong enough to catch anyone's serious attention.  So I admire you that you will continue to do so.  I have read your profile and I know the intense grief you must have felt with losing your family the way you did to diabetes.  I am sure that you continue to grieve and that fuels your passion to make it better. 


You are right that older people often do not have the knowledge that we can gain.  I have seen that with my own life and with my own eyes.  When I have seen much older diabetics with amputations I feel such sorrow.  I know there was death in my family too brought on by complications of diabetes.  My mate now has paid a severe price due to diabetes too.  He was in his 30s when he was diagnosed and he will be 70 in a few months.  He didnt take care of it.  Guess it was easy to push it aside for him back then.  I worry so very much and it is continual.  I do not want to see him die and I wish he could have had a higher quality of life than the one he does now.  If only there was a Sheri that could have been there when he was young.


I know you will go if you wish, but I hope you won't go before I tell you that I have high respect for you.


 


Sally

Sally
3 years ago  ::  Jan 30, 2012 - 8:54PM #115
copperhairpin
Posts: 861
type2

Sheri, I hope you won't go.  Your a very interesting woman and I know you have so much to add to dLife.  I have read your page and it so touched me that I have read it five times.  Janis wasn't directing at you personally but everyone on this thread and that was all.  Hang in there.  Your a good lady.


 


Sally

Sally
3 years ago  ::  Jan 30, 2012 - 8:22PM #114
sherigibson1958
Posts: 526
type2

Janis for the life of me I don't know why you would stir the pot again on this thread.  I want out and hope you will help me delete my profile so I never have to visit this site again.


As a moderator and leader - why couldn't you let this alone.  Please remove my profile from this site and I won't stop until you have removed me from this site!!!!!!!!!!!

3 years ago  ::  Jan 30, 2012 - 5:23PM #113
janisroszler
Posts: 7,107

Let's keep the great discussions coming, but please leave insulting comments at home.  They have no place on this board.  We ARE friends here.  We support one another and may disagree, but are respectful. Remember, everything you need to know, you learned in kindergarten. Play nice!


Janis

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3 years ago  ::  Jan 30, 2012 - 3:21PM #112
panmat1
Posts: 660
I was talking to my sister, she made a good point, our medical information is protected by HIPA, worked here.She has the right to her medical privacy. I never thought of it that way. Nancy
3 years ago  ::  Jan 29, 2012 - 5:39PM #111
copperhairpin
Posts: 861
type2

I think that everybody should be careful not to committ character assasination or try to censure one another.  We are all equally important as human beings.  Good manners apply to real life and they apply to our contacts on the internet. 


I didn't see a problem with going off topic at all.  Thoughts inspired thoughts and that is very human.  No one will see our viewpoint or feel our feelings totally.  I hate that because I am a stubborn opinionated old woman. *sigh*  But reality is what it is. 


 


Play nice in the sandbox.


 


Sally

Sally
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