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Registered User Moderator   (server) Tue Dec 07 08:00:00 PM EST 2004
Our chat about Holiday Stress and Diabetes with Dr. Wendy Satin Rapaport starts at 9pm Eastern.

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Our chat about Holiday Stress and Diabetes with Dr. Wendy Satin Rapaport starts in 10 min in the 'Dr. Rapaport' room.

Registered User Ellen (FL) Zack 17, dx'd 1989, pump  (152.163.100.134) Tue Dec 07 08:53:16 PM EST 2004
I'm ready for the chat :-)..but will wait patiently for Dr. Rapaport.

Registered User Shelly Mom to Bridget, 7, dx'd on 4/04  (24.107.141.32) Tue Dec 07 08:54:02 PM EST 2004
me too. Hi again Ellen

Registered User Dr.Wendy   (69.167.76.253) Tue Dec 07 08:54:23 PM EST 2004
patiently sounds good

Registered User Shelly Mom to Bridget, 7, dx'd on 4/04  (24.107.141.32) Tue Dec 07 08:55:00 PM EST 2004
Hi Dr. Wendy

Registered User Dr.Wendy   (69.167.76.253) Tue Dec 07 08:55:04 PM EST 2004
Happy Holidays. See I am already adding the pressure about having to be happpy

Registered User Dr.Wendy   (69.167.76.253) Tue Dec 07 08:55:34 PM EST 2004
Hello Shelly..you are still new at this I see

Registered User Shelly Mom to Bridget, 7, dx'd on 4/04  (24.107.141.32) Tue Dec 07 08:56:43 PM EST 2004
Yes we are. But this website has been very helpful.

Registered User Ellen (FL) Zack 17, dx'd 1989, pump  (152.163.100.134) Tue Dec 07 08:57:05 PM EST 2004
I'm happy...you're here. Welcome Dr. Wendy. Let me introduce you since there are now some chatters with our guest.

Dr. Wendy Satin Rapaport is a psychologist specializing in patients with diabetes and has been on the faculty of the University of Miami Medical School Diabetes Research Institute for the past 25 years. Presently she has a private practice in Boca Raton, Florida, and teaches group work at the U of Maine graduate shoool of social work during the summer.She lectures and write articles on eating disorders and diabetes, humor, and talking about sex. Her book, WHEN DIABETES HITS HOME , addresses feelings and interpersonal skills in coping with life..and life with diabetes

Registered User Dr.Wendy   (69.167.76.253) Tue Dec 07 08:57:10 PM EST 2004
ThaNK GOODNESS I have already misspelled a word so we can all lower our expectations

Registered User Pet (MN) Mom of Julia, 7, dx'd at 5  (66.188.212.94) Tue Dec 07 08:58:12 PM EST 2004
Hello Dr. Wendy

Registered User Dr.Wendy   (69.167.76.253) Tue Dec 07 08:58:13 PM EST 2004
Shelly you are already following any advice I would give...get support...and a website is a great place to start..

Registered User Sue Steve,12,dx'd at 8..pumping  (131.109.67.64) Tue Dec 07 08:59:09 PM EST 2004
Hi Smile 

Registered User Judith David 19, diagnosed at age 8 weeks  (208.28.121.186) Tue Dec 07 08:59:10 PM EST 2004
Winters in Boca, summers in Maine: sounds like a good way to fight stress!  Grin 

Registered User Dr.Wendy   (69.167.76.253) Tue Dec 07 08:59:11 PM EST 2004
Hello Pet

Registered User Dr.Wendy   (69.167.76.253) Tue Dec 07 08:59:37 PM EST 2004
yes, where you live sets a tone for stress..but then so does the way we internally respond

Registered User Shelly Mom to Bridget, 7, dx'd on 4/04  (24.107.141.32) Tue Dec 07 09:00:02 PM EST 2004

Registered User Dr.Wendy   (69.167.76.253) Tue Dec 07 09:00:23 PM EST 2004
I see there is a range of ages for your children

Registered User Ellen (FL) Zack 17, dx'd 1989, pump  (152.163.100.134) Tue Dec 07 09:00:40 PM EST 2004
What worries everyone most about the holidays and diabetes combined?

Registered User Pet (MN) Mom of Julia, 7, dx'd at 5  (66.188.212.94) Tue Dec 07 09:00:46 PM EST 2004
Dr. Wendy...my daughter was on the 2 shot a day program but was not getting very good control so we switched her to the multiple injection program. She is now taking 5-6 shots a day and not very happy with it....we are due to start the pump at the end of the month.

Registered User Jane Rachel, 3  (210.86.32.235) Tue Dec 07 09:01:35 PM EST 2004
Hi  Smile 

Registered User Dr.Wendy   (69.167.76.253) Tue Dec 07 09:01:47 PM EST 2004
sometimes Pet doctors start children on multiple injections so you don't have a feeling of "failure" and needing more

Registered User Dr.Wendy   (69.167.76.253) Tue Dec 07 09:02:32 PM EST 2004
for all stress you have to allow ventillation..so if its holiday blues or your daughter not likeing 5 shots (who would?)..it is good to talk abouat it and identify the problems

Registered User Dr.Wendy   (69.167.76.253) Tue Dec 07 09:02:40 PM EST 2004
Hello Jane

Registered User Ellen (FL) Zack 17, dx'd 1989, pump  (152.163.100.134) Tue Dec 07 09:03:09 PM EST 2004
Hi Jane, how is life in New Zealand today?

Registered User Sue Steve,12,dx'd at 8..pumping  (131.109.67.64) Tue Dec 07 09:03:39 PM EST 2004
Hi Ellen..I worry because the routine is different and neither Steve nor I are as attentive to the changes.

Registered User Dr.Wendy   (69.167.76.253) Tue Dec 07 09:03:45 PM EST 2004
Perhaps food is the big factor Ellen..all the exposure to "celebrations" and "pressures" on "handling it right"...increasing the control and feeling more anxious

Registered User Jan James' mom, (11, dx'd at 10)  (4.16.172.141) Tue Dec 07 09:03:59 PM EST 2004
My son never complains about the shots. But his numbers have been so erratic, we are going on the pump next week. This is definitely adding stress to the holidays!

Registered User Pet (MN) Mom of Julia, 7, dx'd at 5  (66.188.212.94) Tue Dec 07 09:04:07 PM EST 2004
She is looking forward to trying the pump.

Registered User Sue Steve,12,dx'd at 8..pumping  (131.109.67.64) Tue Dec 07 09:04:31 PM EST 2004
The pump definitely makes things easier..most of the time.

Registered User Dr.Wendy   (69.167.76.253) Tue Dec 07 09:04:45 PM EST 2004
sometimes Sue it means letting go of the high standards of outcome ..different than effort

Registered User Jane Rachel, 3  (210.86.32.235) Tue Dec 07 09:04:50 PM EST 2004
Warm and sunny thanks - food is a big factor around Christmas - lolly scrambles, ice creams, chocolates for presents etc.

Registered User Dr.Wendy   (69.167.76.253) Tue Dec 07 09:05:37 PM EST 2004
yes remember to make a new years resolution to not do anything new during holiday times..but then hyou can also frame it as a chanukah or christmas 'PRESENT" (STARTING THE PUMP)

Registered User Dr.Wendy   (69.167.76.253) Tue Dec 07 09:06:10 PM EST 2004
lollyscrambles? is this something new I would have to learn how to be moderate with?

Registered User Ellen (FL) Zack 17, dx'd 1989, pump  (152.163.100.134) Tue Dec 07 09:06:46 PM EST 2004
Sue, you were recently diagnosed with celiac, how do you manage holidays at friends' and family members' homes so they accomodate your needs?

Registered User Dr.Wendy   (69.167.76.253) Tue Dec 07 09:06:52 PM EST 2004
It is a good idea to think "eyecontact" and intimacy rather than focussing on the food at a party..think conversation not cake or laughing not cake

Registered User Jane Rachel, 3  (210.86.32.235) Tue Dec 07 09:06:59 PM EST 2004
of course - we have it hot - while you have it cold
 Cool 
But I agree with Sue - its a time to relax - sleep in - and not stick to schedules - makes it harder

Registered User Jan James' mom, (11, dx'd at 10)  (4.16.172.141) Tue Dec 07 09:08:07 PM EST 2004
We are looking forward to better control with the pump. But I hope he doesn't go overboard with teh sweets shen he's pumping.

Registered User Jane Rachel, 3  (210.86.32.235) Tue Dec 07 09:08:17 PM EST 2004
We had a sugar free lolly scramble at our Diabetes Youth picnic last Sunday - the kids loved it Grin 

Registered User Dr.Wendy   (69.167.76.253) Tue Dec 07 09:08:27 PM EST 2004
There are so many ways to ask friends to accomodate you...or not...bring your own, tell in advance,..anything to reduce your anxiety or pressure so you can enjoy the real essence of holidays...good conversation, friendship, laughter

Registered User Sue Steve,12,dx'd at 8..pumping  (131.109.67.64) Tue Dec 07 09:09:32 PM EST 2004
Well...I'm planning on contributing GF foods where I go and I've found a few good mixes for sweets and I just freeze them when I bake and bring them with me. A pain. It's the first holiday with celiac so i'm sure i'll learn a lot Smile 

Registered User Dr.Wendy   (69.167.76.253) Tue Dec 07 09:09:53 PM EST 2004
Jan it's true that some people go overboard with sweets with the pump but some people also feel free NOT to have to eat!!! pay attention and pick a time to "regroup" and think about if there is an overboard and how to come back to eating normally _ as a kid..not just a kid with diabetes

Registered User Dr.Wendy   (69.167.76.253) Tue Dec 07 09:10:43 PM EST 2004
what part is a pain, Sue..you probably bring things to people's houses anyway..is it part of grieving and resentment of the new diagnosis

Registered User Dr.Wendy   (69.167.76.253) Tue Dec 07 09:11:06 PM EST 2004
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Registered User Sue Steve,12,dx'd at 8..pumping  (131.109.67.64) Tue Dec 07 09:11:07 PM EST 2004
Friends and family have been great about asking me. If they have shrimp cocktail I'll bring a GF cocktail sauce etc. to make it easier on us both.

Registered User Dr.Wendy   (69.167.76.253) Tue Dec 07 09:11:24 PM EST 2004
besides food, is there a pressure to have to be happy on the holidays

Registered User Dr.Wendy   (69.167.76.253) Tue Dec 07 09:12:08 PM EST 2004
Sue it is nice that you appreciate people's efforts and good that you bring your own things so you have what you want

Registered User Sue Steve,12,dx'd at 8..pumping  (131.109.67.64) Tue Dec 07 09:13:26 PM EST 2004
I think so Dr. Wendy. It's the planning part of having what I need and not being able to grab familiar, easy things or enjoying the special treats of the season. I seldom get down about it though because I feel like a new person.

Registered User Ellen (FL) Zack 17, dx'd 1989, pump  (152.163.100.134) Tue Dec 07 09:13:33 PM EST 2004
My kids don't feel THAT pressure ;-)...so why do adults?

Registered User Dr.Wendy   (69.167.76.253) Tue Dec 07 09:13:38 PM EST 2004
What about financial stress on the holidays

Registered User Denise Mom of 20 yr old son, dx'd at 9  (12.164.38.205) Tue Dec 07 09:14:01 PM EST 2004
Hi, everyone!

Registered User Dr.Wendy   (69.167.76.253) Tue Dec 07 09:14:15 PM EST 2004
which pressure do you mean Ellen

Registered User Jan James' mom, (11, dx'd at 10)  (4.16.172.141) Tue Dec 07 09:14:26 PM EST 2004
I have a neighborhood cookie exchang this weekend. The will be getting 1/2 cookies that are my non-diabetic daughter's favorite, and 1/2 that are a diabetic chocolate chip recipe. I cna't fill the house with cookie aroma and not have something for James. The cookie recipe doesn't seem very different - but you know the carb count.

Registered User Denise Mom of 20 yr old son, dx'd at 9  (12.164.38.205) Tue Dec 07 09:14:37 PM EST 2004
I guess it's a lot about our own expectations for the holidays?

Registered User Sue Steve,12,dx'd at 8..pumping  (131.109.67.64) Tue Dec 07 09:14:38 PM EST 2004
I can't even go there yet. I save that stress for January LOL 

Registered User Dr.Wendy   (69.167.76.253) Tue Dec 07 09:14:49 PM EST 2004
Sue you are looking at what the diagnosis did for you? feeling better? figuring out how to have gratitute

Registered User Denise Mom of 20 yr old son, dx'd at 9  (12.164.38.205) Tue Dec 07 09:14:50 PM EST 2004
Positive reframing?

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (69.34.165.104) Tue Dec 07 09:15:47 PM EST 2004
Jan....there is a site that helps you figure out the carbs for the cookies based on recipe

Registered User Dr.Wendy   (69.167.76.253) Tue Dec 07 09:15:56 PM EST 2004
hello denise! yes it's about our expectations and how they fit in with the rest of the family...balancing

Registered User Dr.Wendy   (69.167.76.253) Tue Dec 07 09:16:23 PM EST 2004
Jan , are you sure you need to have separate cookies? can portion control and matching insulin be what you do?

Registered User Dr.Wendy   (69.167.76.253) Tue Dec 07 09:17:20 PM EST 2004
portion control is something that all people need..planfulness with exercise..and that's for people without diabetes

Registered User Ellen (FL) Zack 17, dx'd 1989, pump  (152.163.100.134) Tue Dec 07 09:17:29 PM EST 2004
The pressure to feel happy, or good about oneself and not be judged by the relatives...We're past this now in our family, but it used to be that family members would want to know if Zack checked his blood sugar or took enough insulin for ALL THAT FOOD he's eating.....

Registered User Dr.Wendy   (69.167.76.253) Tue Dec 07 09:18:05 PM EST 2004
positive reframing...yes denise..looking at a situation a new way, emphasizing the positive of it

Registered User Ellen (FL) Zack 17, dx'd 1989, pump  (152.163.100.134) Tue Dec 07 09:18:35 PM EST 2004
We never use any "diabetic" recipes...we take insulin for the carbs consumed and correct a couple of hours after estimating if we need to do so.

Registered User Jan James' mom, (11, dx'd at 10)  (4.16.172.141) Tue Dec 07 09:19:01 PM EST 2004
Wendy, for any recipe? That might make this simpler for me, only making one type of cookie? Although I need to bring 5 dozen cookies to this thing, so it doesn't matter that much if I make two different kinds. I need 2 bathes anyway...I want to make both kids happy. It's just time consuming.

Registered User Dr.Wendy   (69.167.76.253) Tue Dec 07 09:20:08 PM EST 2004
yes Ellen...glad you got past it..tho its ugly head often reappears...good to have a sense of humor..like saying "you're Fired" from the food police...hey keep up with the modern science...people with diabetes can eat as much or more than you..by the way you should keep your eyes on your own plate..uh oh my humor has gone to hostility

Registered User Sue Steve,12,dx'd at 8..pumping  (131.109.67.64) Tue Dec 07 09:20:11 PM EST 2004
That's what we do too Ellen and I agree about how people react to Steve's eating.He's great at handling things and it makes him nuts when people question him all the time.

Registered User Dr.Wendy   (69.167.76.253) Tue Dec 07 09:21:14 PM EST 2004
positive reframing is taking the judgment of relatives and say I am glad you are caring..here's a way that would be helpful caring

Registered User Sue Steve,12,dx'd at 8..pumping  (131.109.67.64) Tue Dec 07 09:21:50 PM EST 2004
"Can he eat that" or I saw him eating this and I wanted to let you know" or "I saw him trying to eat this and I told him no". Poor Steve!

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (69.34.165.104) Tue Dec 07 09:21:58 PM EST 2004
Jan...for any recipe you have....trying to remember where it was.....one sec...let me check..if you know how many cookies came out of it...or could just use calorieking.com. they give pretty good estimations..

Registered User Dr.Wendy   (69.167.76.253) Tue Dec 07 09:22:26 PM EST 2004
I think you can also print out "card" to be handed out..funny cards..that when someone asks you why you are eating so much..and hand it to them..they can say "Why do you know the cook?"

Registered User Denise Mom of 20 yr old son, dx'd at 9  (12.164.38.205) Tue Dec 07 09:22:34 PM EST 2004
What if the relatives are the ones feeling judged by what THEY are serving?

Registered User Ellen (FL) Zack 17, dx'd 1989, pump  (152.163.100.134) Tue Dec 07 09:22:40 PM EST 2004
Jan, do the "diabetic" cookies really have significantly less carbohydrates in them? Are the ingredients themselves more nutritious than regular cookies?

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (69.34.165.104) Tue Dec 07 09:22:43 PM EST 2004
I HATE the food police...so to annoy them just eat more of the stuff they say i shouldn't have...

Registered User Dr.Wendy   (69.167.76.253) Tue Dec 07 09:23:22 PM EST 2004
Sue, uyou really need to say "I know you mean well. you just happen to be wrong." or at least think the second sentence

Registered User Ellen (FL) Zack 17, dx'd 1989, pump  (152.163.100.134) Tue Dec 07 09:24:02 PM EST 2004
Nice point Denise! touche

Registered User Dr.Wendy   (69.167.76.253) Tue Dec 07 09:24:29 PM EST 2004
Wendy..learn to annoy them differently...when you eat more to get them back..you hurt yourself too because you are not eating out of pleasure but revenge..notto mention that you didn't enjoy it..so "get them back" with words or humor

Registered User Denise Mom of 20 yr old son, dx'd at 9  (12.164.38.205) Tue Dec 07 09:25:11 PM EST 2004
Thank you, Ellen!

Registered User Dr.Wendy   (69.167.76.253) Tue Dec 07 09:25:44 PM EST 2004
you are right denise..there are a lot of directions the judgment goes..but if you know that people are bothered, discuss it in advance

Registered User Jan James' mom, (11, dx'd at 10)  (4.16.172.141) Tue Dec 07 09:25:57 PM EST 2004
Ellen, I am not sure about that. But I don't have a clue what the carb count would be for regular toll house, for example. Did someone say there's a web site for that?

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 17, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Tue Dec 07 09:26:10 PM EST 2004
Ellen, I think the only items that really have fewer carbs are those made with Splenda.

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (69.34.165.104) Tue Dec 07 09:26:30 PM EST 2004
don't worry i have little..under my breath comments i say....

Registered User Ellen (FL) Zack 17, dx'd 1989, pump  (152.163.100.134) Tue Dec 07 09:27:07 PM EST 2004
Hi Brenda. Dr. Wendy, Brenda and her husband created this website.

Registered User Dr.Wendy   (69.167.76.253) Tue Dec 07 09:27:38 PM EST 2004
If you are the person with diabetes and serve cake and eat it..you have to be honest with yourself too over why..proving what to yourself or your company?

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 17, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Tue Dec 07 09:27:50 PM EST 2004
We are having a holiday get together here next weekend and most of the guests will have diabetes or be the parent of someone with diabetes. Smile  I have found some gluten free crackers and pretzels to serve and a brownie mix to make gluten free brownies.

Registered User Dr.Wendy   (69.167.76.253) Tue Dec 07 09:28:02 PM EST 2004
Brenda thank you on behalf of all the people I know who so appreciate this support system

Registered User Denise Mom of 20 yr old son, dx'd at 9  (12.164.38.205) Tue Dec 07 09:29:24 PM EST 2004
Gluten has been proven to stick inside anyone's GI tract. Best to avoid it, anyway...

Registered User Dr.Wendy   (69.167.76.253) Tue Dec 07 09:29:48 PM EST 2004
Personally I only serve veggies and fruit for my parties. Maybe that's why I don't have any friends. I don't serve things that cause me stress and when I do..it all goes home with others

Registered User Jan James' mom, (11, dx'd at 10)  (4.16.172.141) Tue Dec 07 09:29:54 PM EST 2004
Some diabetic recipes do have healthier ingredients such as wheat flour or oat bran. I have a banana muffine recipe I like to use with oat bran & orange juice is also in them - I also enjoy the flavor of them & so do the kids apparently.

Registered User Dr.Wendy   (69.167.76.253) Tue Dec 07 09:30:16 PM EST 2004
I have a pump support group and I never serve food..and I don't think people miss it because we are involved in conversation

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (69.34.165.104) Tue Dec 07 09:31:15 PM EST 2004
www.calorieking will give you an average for all the brand of cookies Jan....hey..i like veggies and fruit...

Registered User Dr.Wendy   (69.167.76.253) Tue Dec 07 09:31:18 PM EST 2004
Satisfy your needs as a hostess...and then you will try to have to make them have fun without eating

Registered User Jan James' mom, (11, dx'd at 10)  (4.16.172.141) Tue Dec 07 09:32:04 PM EST 2004
thanks, Wendy.

Registered User Denise Mom of 20 yr old son, dx'd at 9  (12.164.38.205) Tue Dec 07 09:32:58 PM EST 2004
I like to plan games in my parties... food is the "extra"...

Registered User Jan James' mom, (11, dx'd at 10)  (4.16.172.141) Tue Dec 07 09:33:29 PM EST 2004
Most people bring stuff to parties - there's usually way too much food.

Registered User Dr.Wendy   (69.167.76.253) Tue Dec 07 09:33:38 PM EST 2004
also serve small serving sizes if you make muffins so people have an opportunity to have portion control..that sounds like a harsh term?? but it is so freeing

Registered User Dr.Wendy   (69.167.76.253) Tue Dec 07 09:34:14 PM EST 2004
You can ask people to bring only healthy things...let them compete to bring the best healtiest

Registered User Ellen (FL) Zack 17, dx'd 1989, pump  (152.163.100.134) Tue Dec 07 09:34:18 PM EST 2004
I hope you have a chocolate fountain in your house to drizzle over that fruit Dr. Wendy LOL 

Registered User Sue Steve,12,dx'd at 8..pumping  (131.109.67.64) Tue Dec 07 09:34:23 PM EST 2004
Stress..Steve can't find a AAA for his pump. BBL hopefully Frown 

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (69.34.165.104) Tue Dec 07 09:34:32 PM EST 2004
Jan.we have the "holday party" at our house.....to darn crowded and noisy for me..but that's what my room is for...nice and quiet...

Registered User Leann mom of twins  (64.136.49.229) Tue Dec 07 09:34:46 PM EST 2004
Hello!

Registered User Jan James' mom, (11, dx'd at 10)  (4.16.172.141) Tue Dec 07 09:34:49 PM EST 2004
Good idea - i have the mini size pampered chef tin that I've never used!

Registered User Dr.Wendy   (69.167.76.253) Tue Dec 07 09:34:49 PM EST 2004
even at office parties..you can peer pressure people to go healthy..everyone struggles and moans with the pressure

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (69.34.165.104) Tue Dec 07 09:35:40 PM EST 2004
ut oh Sue...um..find a remote control and remove the battery...

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 17, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Tue Dec 07 09:35:44 PM EST 2004
Oooh, Ellen, I've seen those fountains on t.v. Looks interesting and delicious.

Registered User Dr.Wendy   (69.167.76.253) Tue Dec 07 09:35:55 PM EST 2004
Sue of course he should have told you earlier...hahahahah..or you planned ahead..normal normal normal..keep the sense of hmor

Registered User Ellen (FL) Zack 17, dx'd 1989, pump  (152.163.100.134) Tue Dec 07 09:36:18 PM EST 2004
Last year our office received so many packages of junk food, that we were all craving fresh fruit and wishing we got some of that from Harry and David. I went to the local orange grove and brought in some fresh OJ and some fruit.

Registered User Dr.Wendy   (69.167.76.253) Tue Dec 07 09:36:25 PM EST 2004
Hello Leann who has her hands full

Registered User Leann mom of twins  (64.136.49.229) Tue Dec 07 09:36:32 PM EST 2004
how do i deal with time management when we have christmas at 2:00 and they cant eat until 5:00 but cry for the food??

Registered User Dr.Wendy   (69.167.76.253) Tue Dec 07 09:37:02 PM EST 2004
yes Ellen I only send oranges for gifts

Registered User Leann mom of twins  (64.136.49.229) Tue Dec 07 09:37:22 PM EST 2004
what are some good free carbs i could bring to the party??

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 17, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Tue Dec 07 09:37:25 PM EST 2004
Well, I'm planning on fruits and veggies, cheese, meat, and sweets that are not so healthy. We will all then take turns on our treadmill. LOL 

Registered User Dr.Wendy   (69.167.76.253) Tue Dec 07 09:37:49 PM EST 2004
Leann you can change the time of Christmas..or let them know you will arrive later or plan a walk for distraction..and why can't they eat?

Registered User Ellen (FL) Zack 17, dx'd 1989, pump  (152.163.100.134) Tue Dec 07 09:37:54 PM EST 2004
Leann, now that they are on Lantus, they shouldn't have the same meal schedule that they had before. ALWAYS ask your doctor for advice days ahead when you know that schedules will change.

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (69.34.165.104) Tue Dec 07 09:38:07 PM EST 2004
Leann..with the twins being on lantus should be able to feed them earlier...

Registered User Dr.Wendy   (69.167.76.253) Tue Dec 07 09:38:33 PM EST 2004
I think it is a great idea to have everyone to take turns on the treadmill or put an aerobics tape in and make everyone do it or just dance for 20 minutes..no partners needed

Registered User Sue Steve,12,dx'd at 8..pumping  (131.109.67.64) Tue Dec 07 09:38:35 PM EST 2004
Yeah!! That's where we found one Wendy. I buy them all the time. I think he's using them in game boys etc.

Registered User Leann mom of twins  (64.136.49.229) Tue Dec 07 09:38:49 PM EST 2004
the biggest problem will prob be when they will get their NAP!!!

Registered User Ellen (FL) Zack 17, dx'd 1989, pump  (152.163.100.134) Tue Dec 07 09:39:11 PM EST 2004
Sue, someone on IP said their child was burning through pump batteries...turns out the kid was using the light on the pump to read at night under the covers.

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 17, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Tue Dec 07 09:39:34 PM EST 2004
I will NOT put on that old Jane Fonda aerobics tape I found last Spring. Wow, did "we" look strange in the 80s!

Registered User Leann mom of twins  (64.136.49.229) Tue Dec 07 09:39:34 PM EST 2004
endo said should stay on same schedule but dont really have to but i don't want them off track too bad

Registered User Dr.Wendy   (69.167.76.253) Tue Dec 07 09:40:09 PM EST 2004
can you imagine a child "sneaking" reading

Registered User Ellen (FL) Zack 17, dx'd 1989, pump  (152.163.100.134) Tue Dec 07 09:40:17 PM EST 2004
Sony PlayStation2 has Dance Dance Revolution...great exercise if you can keep up.

Registered User Shelly Mom to Bridget, 7, dx'd on 4/04  (24.107.141.32) Tue Dec 07 09:40:46 PM EST 2004
Ellen -  LOL  I can see my daughter doing that.

Registered User Sue Steve,12,dx'd at 8..pumping  (131.109.67.64) Tue Dec 07 09:41:03 PM EST 2004
Homework calls..nice to see everyone Smile Happy Holiday's all.

Registered User Denise Mom of 20 yr old son, dx'd at 9  (12.164.38.205) Tue Dec 07 09:41:07 PM EST 2004
Can you tell more about this dance game, Ellen?

Registered User Dr.Wendy   (69.167.76.253) Tue Dec 07 09:41:15 PM EST 2004
Beware of people who tell you that you SHOULD stay on schedule..remind the human situation..and say what you are going to do and how best to deal with it..need flexibility and resiliency

Registered User Jan James' mom, (11, dx'd at 10)  (4.16.172.141) Tue Dec 07 09:41:20 PM EST 2004
I'm a big fan of Denise Autstin on Lifetime TV & tape her show every day. Prolbem is I don't do the exercise every day!

Registered User Ellen (FL) Zack 17, dx'd 1989, pump  (152.163.100.134) Tue Dec 07 09:41:33 PM EST 2004
Brenda, if you prefer, I can send you an old Cher aerobics video Wink 

Registered User Dr.Wendy   (69.167.76.253) Tue Dec 07 09:41:35 PM EST 2004
Take care sue

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (69.34.165.104) Tue Dec 07 09:41:47 PM EST 2004
 LOL  Ellen..night Sue..have a good holiday...

Registered User Dr.Wendy   (69.167.76.253) Tue Dec 07 09:42:00 PM EST 2004
Jan what stops you from doing the exercise everyday? It is your time

Registered User Dr.Wendy   (69.167.76.253) Tue Dec 07 09:42:23 PM EST 2004
Take care wendy..nice name

Registered User Dr.Wendy   (69.167.76.253) Tue Dec 07 09:42:51 PM EST 2004
Ellen I want first dibs on the cher video

Registered User Dr.Wendy   (69.167.76.253) Tue Dec 07 09:43:07 PM EST 2004
what about romance o the holidays

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (69.34.165.104) Tue Dec 07 09:43:16 PM EST 2004
Judith are you by chance still lurking here....need your expertise in parents...

Registered User Leann mom of twins  (64.136.49.229) Tue Dec 07 09:43:20 PM EST 2004
this isn't about the holidays but i check the boys at bedtime and i always check them around 10pm to make sure they wont' go low b4 3am.. tell me how i can ease my mind that they will be ok.. b4 snack 2 nite they were 215 and 205. they had 8 oz milk, 2 pb cookies, & a couple pieces of bacon ( i know sounds gross but they like it)

Registered User Dr.Wendy   (69.167.76.253) Tue Dec 07 09:43:29 PM EST 2004
Is romance or intimacy with your partner a stress or a release

Registered User Jan James' mom, (11, dx'd at 10)  (4.16.172.141) Tue Dec 07 09:44:06 PM EST 2004
Leann, my healthcare people always said that you cannot deprive yourself too much. At special times and vacations for example. Otherwise, they can just get fed up with the regime!

Registered User Leann mom of twins  (64.136.49.229) Tue Dec 07 09:44:11 PM EST 2004
for me a stress!!!

Registered User Ellen (FL) Zack 17, dx'd 1989, pump  (152.163.100.134) Tue Dec 07 09:44:14 PM EST 2004
Denise, it's not ballroom dancing.  LOL 
You have a pad that lights up and you have to follow the moves on the game....I'm not endorsing this website...just looking for a site that shows what you can purchase
http://www.hartsunlimited.com/dancepads.html

Wendy, I'll dust it off and present it to you at the next food free pump support group.

Registered User Sue Steve,12,dx'd at 8..pumping  (131.109.67.64) Tue Dec 07 09:44:19 PM EST 2004
Oh my God Ellen..I bet he's doing that! I always catch him with his bedside light on when he's suppossed to be sleeping. That's his plan B! I couldn't believe there wasn't a single battery in the house with the frequency I buy them.

Registered User Jan James' mom, (11, dx'd at 10)  (4.16.172.141) Tue Dec 07 09:45:40 PM EST 2004
What stops me from doing the shows I tape. Well, I used to do them regularly, but have starting walking for exercise with a neighbor. I think I would do more exercise if I was online less actually.

Registered User Denise Mom of 20 yr old son, dx'd at 9  (12.164.38.205) Tue Dec 07 09:45:47 PM EST 2004
I was hopeful for ballroom dancing, but I'll check this site anyway. Thanks!!

Registered User Dr.Wendy   (69.167.76.253) Tue Dec 07 09:45:48 PM EST 2004
Sue we wpend so much time trying to get our children to read!!

Registered User Ellen (FL) Zack 17, dx'd 1989, pump  (152.163.100.134) Tue Dec 07 09:45:56 PM EST 2004
Sue, I guess Steve's getting a gift wrapped box of batteries :-). You may want to buy him a rechargable flashlight.

Registered User Dr.Wendy   (69.167.76.253) Tue Dec 07 09:46:04 PM EST 2004
share the responsibilities of nighttime checking?

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 17, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Tue Dec 07 09:46:49 PM EST 2004
Right now, our darling son, 10, is causing me MAJOR stress. He has this weekly journal entry to do for school--3 or 4 paragraphs. He's part way through the second and it's almost 10 p.m.  Frown 

Registered User Dr.Wendy   (69.167.76.253) Tue Dec 07 09:46:51 PM EST 2004
I think ellen's idea is great Sue..it makes a point and brings humor..which lessens the anger

Registered User Leann mom of twins  (64.136.49.229) Tue Dec 07 09:47:17 PM EST 2004
no it's always me checking he checks at 6am which we should not check but we do... Rolling Eyes 

Registered User Dr.Wendy   (69.167.76.253) Tue Dec 07 09:47:41 PM EST 2004
Jan reward yourself with online after 15 minutes of exercise

Registered User Jan James' mom, (11, dx'd at 10)  (4.16.172.141) Tue Dec 07 09:47:57 PM EST 2004
We do share the night time checks. I have more trouble with it than my husband. He can go right back to sleep, but I have trouble falling back to sleep.

Registered User Ellen (FL) Zack 17, dx'd 1989, pump  (152.163.100.134) Tue Dec 07 09:48:32 PM EST 2004
I haven't slept properly in 16 years...since Zack's diagnosis. I don't think I know how to sleep through the night.

Registered User Sue Steve,12,dx'd at 8..pumping  (131.109.67.64) Tue Dec 07 09:48:44 PM EST 2004
Great idea and being here helped me with that unexpected stress..TY

Registered User Jan James' mom, (11, dx'd at 10)  (4.16.172.141) Tue Dec 07 09:48:49 PM EST 2004
Dr. Wendy, I really should excercise first. But I have gotten into the habit of reading the NYTimes on line first thing in the am.

Registered User Dr.Wendy   (69.167.76.253) Tue Dec 07 09:48:51 PM EST 2004
Brenda how can you look at this situation to reduce your stress for now...imagine a conversation

Registered User Denise Mom of 20 yr old son, dx'd at 9  (12.164.38.205) Tue Dec 07 09:48:57 PM EST 2004
I have found that waling on my treadmill, while talking with a friend is motivating. Just an idea...

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 17, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Tue Dec 07 09:49:01 PM EST 2004
Marissa attended her first "office" party on Sat. She actually works at a floral shop. She said she grazed on all kinds of stuff, but bolused often. She was 354 at 9 p.m. and 327 at 10 p.m. At 17, it's very hard to get her to do things, but we're hoping she learned from her experience and achieves lower BGs at her next holiday event.

Registered User Leann mom of twins  (64.136.49.229) Tue Dec 07 09:49:02 PM EST 2004
not me i fall to sleep as soon as my head hits the pillow.. my hubby works and i dont so i check

Registered User Sue Steve,12,dx'd at 8..pumping  (131.109.67.64) Tue Dec 07 09:49:25 PM EST 2004
Me too Ellen..folks forget that and think things go back to normal after a time.

Registered User balletgeek cutie pie  (67.181.102.18) Tue Dec 07 09:49:38 PM EST 2004
hello?

Registered User Dr.Wendy   (69.167.76.253) Tue Dec 07 09:49:49 PM EST 2004
keep the pleasure Jan of reading but do it wearing your sneakers and reward it with an immediate jump into exercise

Registered User balletgeek cutie pie  (67.181.102.18) Tue Dec 07 09:50:02 PM EST 2004
im 13

Registered User balletgeek cutie pie  (67.181.102.18) Tue Dec 07 09:50:19 PM EST 2004
ok then by

Registered User Leann mom of twins  (64.136.49.229) Tue Dec 07 09:50:22 PM EST 2004
no its' never normal! in the past 2 days since the boys started lantus i think i have only slept a total of 5-6 hrs...

Registered User Dr.Wendy   (69.167.76.253) Tue Dec 07 09:50:34 PM EST 2004
Yes Brenda it's just one day..and she put effort in..we have to reward effort not just outcome

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 17, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Tue Dec 07 09:51:10 PM EST 2004
I have been sleeping through those middle of the night alarms for the past month, but that doesn't mean I am sleeping well. I often wake up 3 times before I need to check and 1 to 2 hours after the alarm went off. I can't imagine just rolling over and shutting it off; it's slightly beyond my normal reach!

Registered User Judith David 19, diagnosed at age 8 weeks  (208.28.121.186) Tue Dec 07 09:51:10 PM EST 2004
Dr. Wendy - Not holiday specific, but a big issue: Those of us who have family members with diabetes are very aware that blood sugar excursions cause changes in behavior and attitude. Yet those with diabetes are usually (quite naturally) annoyed if they are asked about numbers when behavior is difficult. How do you suggest approaching that?

Registered User Ellen (FL) Zack 17, dx'd 1989, pump  (152.163.100.134) Tue Dec 07 09:51:34 PM EST 2004
Brenda, did she have to change the site to get those bgs back to target?

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 17, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Tue Dec 07 09:52:01 PM EST 2004
Marissa wants to live in the dorms at college next year. We need a separate chat on parental anxiety.

Registered User Dr.Wendy   (69.167.76.253) Tue Dec 07 09:52:02 PM EST 2004
you have to create a new normalcy..but that has to include sleep..youarenot a better parent if you don't sleep..and keep the transition of not sleeping leann for a short period and otherwise get some help..you have to be healty to help your family

Registered User Denise Mom of 20 yr old son, dx'd at 9  (12.164.38.205) Tue Dec 07 09:53:16 PM EST 2004
I have a son with d. at college. Not easy!

Registered User Dr.Wendy   (69.167.76.253) Tue Dec 07 09:53:57 PM EST 2004
Judith I think you approach honestly..and at a time when it is not an issue..have a conversation about how to handle it in the future..and when the time comes...be hardy and empathyic that you know the person hates it..but start with acknowledging the mood and wonder if he wants to talk about why? when you have some rapport, then you can go to testing blood..

Registered User Jan James' mom, (11, dx'd at 10)  (4.16.172.141) Tue Dec 07 09:54:05 PM EST 2004
It was rough when my son first went on Lantus. It took us a month to get it right. Felt like I had a newborn again. But other than that I've been sleeping OK (aprt from the first shock of diagnois) Next week we start the pump & will have to do nightime checks again for awhile. More holiday stress!

Registered User Judith David 19, diagnosed at age 8 weeks  (208.28.121.186) Tue Dec 07 09:54:24 PM EST 2004
My son with d moved out this summer. He's living in a house about 15 miles from here, with a friend. The friend doesn't really know anything about diabetes, but did see Dave have an unconscious low about a year ago.

Registered User Dr.Wendy   (69.167.76.253) Tue Dec 07 09:54:34 PM EST 2004
Denise I think when your child is away you still have to have discussions.. or send notes

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 17, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Tue Dec 07 09:55:13 PM EST 2004
Ellen, I don't recall. I think she did a pen shot or two. Last night was similar. She forgot to bolus for hot chocoalte while at work (3-6 p.m.) and was 320ish at 6. She and 3 friends (here to work on a school physics report) had Chinese so I was expecting highs all night. I also make some cookies and she ate two. At 7:45ish she did a pen shot and a basal increase for two hours (on her own, w/o me asking). Surprisingly, after lo mein (spelling poss. wrong) and whatever, plus two cookies, she was 97 at 11 p.m.

Registered User Ellen (FL) Zack 17, dx'd 1989, pump  (152.163.100.134) Tue Dec 07 09:55:26 PM EST 2004
Has your son done well in college and on his own Denise?

Registered User Dr.Wendy   (69.167.76.253) Tue Dec 07 09:55:29 PM EST 2004
Judith the friend would probably really like to go to a doctors appointment with your son..he must be anxious or overprotective or distant (some choice that doesn't feel good)

Registered User bethany 20 years old, IDDM  (66.203.188.165) Tue Dec 07 09:55:58 PM EST 2004
This is also somewhat removed from a Holiday specific topic, but?For final exams (which are often held pre-Christmas etc) and exams in general what do you suggest for ppl who find their blood sugars are quite labile and severally effected by stress.

Registered User Judith David 19, diagnosed at age 8 weeks  (208.28.121.186) Tue Dec 07 09:56:19 PM EST 2004
Not likely to go to a doc's appt: nearly 3 hrs away, and the other kid works nights.

Registered User Dr.Wendy   (69.167.76.253) Tue Dec 07 09:56:52 PM EST 2004
Brenda ists probably important to ask what "forgot" means..allow that it is shy to do something in front of people..and then it is a new problem to solve (assertiveness, humor)

Registered User Judith David 19, diagnosed at age 8 weeks  (208.28.121.186) Tue Dec 07 09:57:03 PM EST 2004
I have briefly talked to him, and would certainly be willing to do more, but also don't want to alienate Dave - who is still trying to pretend that he can mostly ignore diabetes.

Registered User Denise Mom of 20 yr old son, dx'd at 9  (12.164.38.205) Tue Dec 07 09:57:22 PM EST 2004
Yes, my son is doing well. It seems that they get more "self-conscious" and alert, after they leave parental control.

Registered User Dr.Wendy   (69.167.76.253) Tue Dec 07 09:57:56 PM EST 2004
Bethany I recommend exercise for labile blood sugars...and especially before exams...clears the head, helps you focus, reduces stress..more normal blood sugars help you concentrate

Registered User Trish Mom of 7yr old, pumping  (24.48.75.147) Tue Dec 07 09:58:37 PM EST 2004
labile = high?

Registered User Dr.Wendy   (69.167.76.253) Tue Dec 07 09:59:14 PM EST 2004
Judith I like how you talk about it..not wanting to alientate Dave..it shows empathy for him..and maybe that is a conversation that you can have.."getting permission" to talk to his friend for YOUR need

Registered User bethany 20 years old, IDDM  (66.203.188.165) Tue Dec 07 09:59:16 PM EST 2004
Well I am usually above 16 so I was told it's not safe to exercise

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 17, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Tue Dec 07 09:59:31 PM EST 2004
Dr. Wendy, Marissa is not shy about her diabetes at all. Two years ago we were at Sea World and she took off her pump to swim. When she needed insulin, she just lifted up the bottom of her bikini bottom, reconnected and bolused, pretty much were anyone could she. She may have been busy at work and didn't think about it. Smile 

Registered User Dr.Wendy   (69.167.76.253) Tue Dec 07 09:59:56 PM EST 2004
labile Trish means up and down..that doen't mean you will ever have to know what it means

Registered User Denise Mom of 20 yr old son, dx'd at 9  (12.164.38.205) Tue Dec 07 10:00:07 PM EST 2004
I would suggest ingesting some protein before any carbs, on test days. Our brains get more sharp with this approach. (Have tried and it works!)

Registered User Ellen (FL) Zack 17, dx'd 1989, pump  (152.163.100.134) Tue Dec 07 10:00:10 PM EST 2004
We just have a few more minutes with Dr. Wendy so she'll try to answer some of the questions asked. Everyone else is welcome to stay in the chat room and continue chatting about this and other topics of course.

Dr. Wendy, would you like to give us some last minute additional words of wisdom? We so appreciate you taking the time to chat with us tonight.

Registered User bethany 20 years old, IDDM  (66.203.188.165) Tue Dec 07 10:00:12 PM EST 2004
Labile means erratic, or brittle (but that?s a dirty word )

Registered User Trish Mom of 7yr old, pumping  (24.48.75.147) Tue Dec 07 10:00:45 PM EST 2004
 Grin  I'm pretty good at the jargon, but that one got by me and I actually valued that piece of advice. Thanks.

Registered User Dr.Wendy   (69.167.76.253) Tue Dec 07 10:01:24 PM EST 2004
Well Marissa sounds very hardy..and remember forgetrting is fine...but sometimes kids change over time..their needs are different..work is different..how they want to be seen...it may very well be forgetting..no sin in that!

Registered User Judith David 19, diagnosed at age 8 weeks  (208.28.121.186) Tue Dec 07 10:02:52 PM EST 2004
Good idea, Dr. Wendy. Maybe I'll have that conversation soon, while he's trying to be "good" so I'll buy him another car!  Grin 

Registered User Dr.Wendy   (69.167.76.253) Tue Dec 07 10:02:52 PM EST 2004
My advice is to keep talking to those around you..plan ahead for things that make you comfortable..plan exercise.extra exercise for the holidays..make time for yourself..even if it feels selfish..and remember love and friendship is so much better than food

Registered User Dr.Wendy   (69.167.76.253) Tue Dec 07 10:03:37 PM EST 2004
yes use what ever "power" you have (a car, driving, computer time, etc.)

Registered User Dr.Wendy   (69.167.76.253) Tue Dec 07 10:04:34 PM EST 2004
and reframe romance not as a burden but as a pleasure..and make it happen for you the way you need

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 17, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Tue Dec 07 10:05:41 PM EST 2004
Thanks for being available for the chat, Dr. Wendy.

Registered User Dr.Wendy   (69.167.76.253) Tue Dec 07 10:05:56 PM EST 2004
Thanks Ellen for inviting me..I am happy to be here and see how smart you all are and what nice support you give each other. My last thought for tonite is to let go of perfection..keep rewards in your life...I a m happy to come back any time..I will work on my typing

Registered User Judith David 19, diagnosed at age 8 weeks  (208.28.121.186) Tue Dec 07 10:06:11 PM EST 2004
Thanks, Dr. Wendy Happy holidays to you.

Registered User Ellen (FL) Zack 17, dx'd 1989, pump  (152.163.100.134) Tue Dec 07 10:06:19 PM EST 2004
It's been WONDERFUL having you as a guest tonight. We hope you'll join us again.

Registered User Denise Mom of 20 yr old son, dx'd at 9  (12.164.38.205) Tue Dec 07 10:06:56 PM EST 2004
Thank you, Dr.Wendy!

Registered User Judith David 19, diagnosed at age 8 weeks  (208.28.121.186) Tue Dec 07 10:08:04 PM EST 2004
One suggestion: Dr. Wendy, how about opening B&Bs in Boca and Maine? We could come de-stress and benefit from your wise counsel.  Smile 

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 17, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Tue Dec 07 10:10:29 PM EST 2004
Judith, Marissa knows a boy in Maine whose mom and stepdad run a B&B in Maine. The boy has diabetes. Maybe we can go and have Dr. Wendy be the "guest speaker." Cool 

Registered User Judith David 19, diagnosed at age 8 weeks  (208.28.121.186) Tue Dec 07 10:10:53 PM EST 2004
Cool, Brenda! Cool 

Registered User Judith David 19, diagnosed at age 8 weeks  (208.28.121.186) Tue Dec 07 10:11:28 PM EST 2004
My daughter's in-laws owned a gorgeous island off the coast of Maine; that's where she had her wedding. But alas! They've sold it!

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 17, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Tue Dec 07 10:11:59 PM EST 2004
Well, Marissa's been asking to go visit Harry for two years or so. I guess I didn't realize Dr. Wendy was in Maine, too.

Registered User Judith David 19, diagnosed at age 8 weeks  (208.28.121.186) Tue Dec 07 10:12:27 PM EST 2004
Only in summers, I think.

Registered User Ellen (FL) Zack 17, dx'd 1989, pump  (152.163.100.134) Tue Dec 07 10:13:02 PM EST 2004
Dr. Wendy's pump support group meeting in Boca Raton is this Thursday night at 7....you can all fly in :-)

Registered User Judith David 19, diagnosed at age 8 weeks  (208.28.121.186) Tue Dec 07 10:13:03 PM EST 2004
Oh well: back to work. Thanks again for all you do..... Bye

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 17, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Tue Dec 07 10:13:05 PM EST 2004
Don't think I'd want to go there any other time. Sorry, apologies to all those who live in Maine.

Registered User Judith David 19, diagnosed at age 8 weeks  (208.28.121.186) Tue Dec 07 10:13:16 PM EST 2004
Oh - staying at your house, ELlen???  Grin 

Registered User Denise Mom of 20 yr old son, dx'd at 9  (12.164.38.205) Tue Dec 07 10:13:27 PM EST 2004
Yes, she stays 6 months in Boca and 6 months in Maine.

Registered User Ellen (FL) Zack 17, dx'd 1989, pump  (152.163.100.134) Tue Dec 07 10:14:10 PM EST 2004
If you don't mind sleeping on the tile floor and sharing a bathroom with Zack

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 17, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Tue Dec 07 10:14:59 PM EST 2004
I think I'll still be struggling with Timothy's homework. He has parts 2 and 3 of a major project due and he hasn't even started. Kids are driving me nuts, him especially. I really need a vacation. Kathryn agreed when I told her to put somehing in the microwave when I really meant the recycling bin.
Have a good evening all.

Registered User Judith David 19, diagnosed at age 8 weeks  (208.28.121.186) Tue Dec 07 10:15:22 PM EST 2004
Hmm. How about if I sleep in my van in your driveway? Grin  After all, I live in it for 3 weeks at a time during camp. If I can plug in my extension cord, I'll be all set!

Registered User Ellen (FL) Zack 17, dx'd 1989, pump  (152.163.100.134) Tue Dec 07 10:16:00 PM EST 2004
btw, I'm exercising as we chat - pedaling on this little thing I bought at Brands Mart http://www.stacksandstacks.com/image/105536.jpg

Registered User Judith David 19, diagnosed at age 8 weeks  (208.28.121.186) Tue Dec 07 10:16:09 PM EST 2004
Really going.....
Bye again (and I mean it this time Smile )

Registered User Ellen (FL) Zack 17, dx'd 1989, pump  (152.163.100.134) Tue Dec 07 10:16:36 PM EST 2004
Good luck with Tim tonight Brenda....!

Registered User Denise Mom of 20 yr old son, dx'd at 9  (12.164.38.205) Tue Dec 07 10:16:38 PM EST 2004
Does this pedaling thing really work, Ellen?

Registered User Ellen (FL) Zack 17, dx'd 1989, pump  (152.163.100.134) Tue Dec 07 10:16:54 PM EST 2004
You're welcome anytime Judith....our driveway can accomodate the van!

Registered User Denise Mom of 20 yr old son, dx'd at 9  (12.164.38.205) Tue Dec 07 10:17:24 PM EST 2004
I have to go, too. Nice chatting here!

Registered User Ellen (FL) Zack 17, dx'd 1989, pump  (152.163.100.134) Tue Dec 07 10:17:33 PM EST 2004
Let me know how I look at the meeting on Thursday Denise Eek  I owe it all to the little contraption. HAHAHA

Registered User Denise Mom of 20 yr old son, dx'd at 9  (12.164.38.205) Tue Dec 07 10:18:39 PM EST 2004
I'll buy two of them, then... It must work better than one!

Registered User Ellen (FL) Zack 17, dx'd 1989, pump  (152.163.100.134) Tue Dec 07 10:18:42 PM EST 2004
Chag sameach (happy holiday) - Happy Hanukah to all those who are celebrating.

Registered User Denise Mom of 20 yr old son, dx'd at 9  (12.164.38.205) Tue Dec 07 10:19:32 PM EST 2004
Yes, I'll bring you a mirror on Thursday, but you may only see your nose in such a small mirror!

Registered User Denise Mom of 20 yr old son, dx'd at 9  (12.164.38.205) Tue Dec 07 10:20:05 PM EST 2004
Chag Sameach to all, too!

Registered User Denise Mom of 20 yr old son, dx'd at 9  (12.164.38.205) Tue Dec 07 10:20:40 PM EST 2004
I really need to get going...

Registered User Denise Mom of 20 yr old son, dx'd at 9  (12.164.38.205) Tue Dec 07 10:22:11 PM EST 2004
Bye! This is my last word here, unfortunately!

Registered User taximom19 Son 15/dx'd @4  (205.188.116.5) Tue Dec 07 10:40:52 PM EST 2004
Hi everyone

Registered User taximom19 Son 15/dx'd @4  (205.188.116.5) Tue Dec 07 10:41:52 PM EST 2004
My son was recently diagnosed with gastroparesis and I wanted to get an idea how to handle all that holiday food with him.

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