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Old 08-18-2008, 04:45 PM   #3211
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I'm sorry about the family issues Dee. Sucks sometimes but we just have to move on. I'll pray that all gets better for you at work.

Well today is not a very good day for me. I feel crabby with other issues and somewhat worried about Dad. Talked to him this morning and he said he almost fainted. His diabetes is really weakening him and I hate it.
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Old 08-18-2008, 04:52 PM   #3212
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Half the time I WISH it were MY own fault so I can see the light and fix the problem or at least apologise for the situation, but when you are absolutely sure you did nothing wrong then what.....it gets old turning the other cheek! I'm running out of cheeks!!

And thanks for the kind words you guys, that is why I come here because I know there IS still a pocket of good caring people out there....
Why would you let some pea brains make you feel old? Because you have smarts and they don't!!!? I've found no answer sometimes works like a charm..when people whisper just lound enough for you to hear that is their game..Mine with this kind is to act like I don't hear them..If I'm asked a pointed question , I don't give an answer I flatly say sorry, I Only discuss things like this with people I trust...Anything else you'd like to know? And sometime a good stare down to a question I don't want to answer works like magic..JUst never be afraid to stand up for yourself these people are not your friends so you owe them nothing...Be polite in these answers and it will take them a few minutes to realize they have been had..Then watch the look that comes over their faces.I know it gets old having to face this, but once you've stood your ground,they get the message..Chin up, and get your answers in place and don't be afraid to use them...
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Old 08-18-2008, 06:01 PM   #3213
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Man I certainly feel like a cry baby esp when people like Dina's dad have much more severe problems. I'm sorry to hear about your father Dina, I know how difficult diabetes is to deal with. Too many in my life have suffered with it. My prayers go out to him.

Thanks for the great advice Kadesma, those are very good suggestions, wish I could think to react like that when in the situation....
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Old 08-18-2008, 09:08 PM   #3214
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i'm so upset over food!

i love to cook, & haven't been cooking fer so many days cause jake lives on fast food.
i didn't before i met him & now i begrudgingly consume burgers & stuff i don't want from fast food joints.

he began bringing me double cheeseburgers & nugggets & subway & chic-fil-a & arby's or taking me there. it angers me. he's hindering me in my kitchen.

i appreciate his sentiment, 'cept i was raised on family dinners, not cheeseburgers.

i got so upset tonite tears actually formed. i wanted to cook, not dine on nuggets.

then i'm angry with myself fer not appreciateing him more.

i don't complain, cause food is love, & my babe is showing his love through cheeseburgers.
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Old 08-18-2008, 09:29 PM   #3215
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I'm sorry about the family issues Dee. Sucks sometimes but we just have to move on. I'll pray that all gets better for you at work.

Well today is not a very good day for me. I feel crabby with other issues and somewhat worried about Dad. Talked to him this morning and he said he almost fainted. His diabetes is really weakening him and I hate it.
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is dad weak from dialysis or the diabetes let's say low blood sugar? If I can help in any way PM me and I'll gladly try. I use to get very weak with low blood pressure after hemo I would need to sleep at least 2 hours, then I'd feel better..I learned not to take my b/p meds and then eat right after hemo, or It would just knock me to the ground.
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Old 08-18-2008, 09:30 PM   #3216
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i'm so upset over food!

i love to cook, & haven't been cooking fer so many days cause jake lives on fast food.
i didn't before i met him & now i begrudgingly consume burgers & stuff i don't want from fast food joints.

he began bringing me double cheeseburgers & nugggets & subway & chic-fil-a & arby's or taking me there. it angers me. he's hindering me in my kitchen.

i appreciate his sentiment, 'cept i was raised on family dinners, not cheeseburgers.

i got so upset tonite tears actually formed. i wanted to cook, not dine on nuggets.

then i'm angry with myself fer not appreciateing him more.

i don't complain, cause food is love, & my babe is showing his love through cheeseburgers.
Maybe you could set up a schedule. Home-cooked meals on M-W-F-Sunday and fast food on T-Th-Sat. Or fast food only on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Does he know how much you love to cook? (You don't have to answer this)--Are you cooking things he likes?

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Old 08-18-2008, 10:16 PM   #3217
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barb, that's a great plan!!! i presented that to him, & he said he loves when i cook, so we agreed- cook when i want, fast food in-between.

i cook food he asks for, & he eats so gratefully he makes appreciative noises, 'cept my babe gets so hungry he can't wait fer a meal i'm cooking. he aims right to mcdonalds, & brings me a meal, too. man, i luv him, he tries.
if we knew his schedule better, i'd time my meals around him.

now if i could introduce my guy to escargot...
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Luvs - You are way cool. I had a GF once that got me into eating out most all the time. I got so that I had memorized the menu at every local eatery. This is why I learned to cook. I found that I likes what I made more than what "they" made.

from there I started just cooking for myself and she could do whatever. Not in a confrontational way just do what you want. Then I found more company at dinner and the she likes the food as well. She is long gone and I continued cooking. I really like it.

I think the idea of setting a schedule is a great one, and I think that over time you will both find that you eat in more. Eating is actually a very special thing. First you eat with your nose as you smell the food bein g prepared. Then you eat with your eyes as you look at the presentation. Finally, you eat the food and share the company. A quiet unhurried meal with good company is a beautiful thing. You ar eon the right track. Just my 2 cents. - AC
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Thanks Dee.

Kades: Dad's sugar level was very low that morning. Once he had a few sips of juice, he started feeling better. He gets very weak after dialysis but he sleeps it off and he's good to go after a few hours.

You know guys. I certainly feel that a lot of other people have it worse than us. I met a lady that approached me and my daughter at WalMart the other day. I was snack shopping for the kids (which was quite a buy of snacks) and she and her 13 year old son approached me. They looked very humble and needy and the lady asked if I would be willing to hire her to clean my house, car or garden in order for her to make money to buy school supplies for her son. She said that her son was very embarrassed that she was approaching people for help but that she had no other way. I felt horrible for her and took her number to call her soon. I think I will call just to offer her some stuff the kids have left behind or a bit of money to help her kid. I have not stopped thinking about her and their situation. I feel blessed. Just wanted to share.
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Old 08-20-2008, 01:53 AM   #3220
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Thanks Dee.

Kades: Dad's sugar level was very low that morning. Once he had a few sips of juice, he started feeling better. He gets very weak after dialysis but he sleeps it off and he's good to go after a few hours.

You know guys. I certainly feel that a lot of other people have it worse than us. I met a lady that approached me and my daughter at WalMart the other day. I was snack shopping for the kids (which was quite a buy of snacks) and she and her 13 year old son approached me. They looked very humble and needy and the lady asked if I would be willing to hire her to clean my house, car or garden in order for her to make money to buy school supplies for her son. She said that her son was very embarrassed that she was approaching people for help but that she had no other way. I felt horrible for her and took her number to call her soon. I think I will call just to offer her some stuff the kids have left behind or a bit of money to help her kid. I have not stopped thinking about her and their situation. I feel blessed. Just wanted to share.
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when I was on hemo I had the smae reaction..It was because my blood pressure would nose dive..I often felt as If I was going to pass out, so a nap helped..Eating right after I finished a session seemed to make this feeling worse..I made sure to check my blood glucose and take my pressure..that is how we discovered that my bp was doing a nose dive and we made an effort to catch it. If someone goes with him to his session then you can be ready to help him..You don't want him on his own,after a session..If I can help in any way let me know. hugs to your dad
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