Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Update on "the visitor" AND the common comment...

Yes...that's right...those of you who've read my blog know that my cousin asked me for a little here.

So, it's been 3 weeks and I haven't heard from my cousin on whether her hubby was coming. So, I called her, thinking she would answer..nope. I left a message- please give me a call. Hubby and I are trying to prepare for your Hubby and need to get things in order. What time will he be here on Sunday, etc.

Nothing...nothing for 2 days..

until...I got a text message...yes...that's right....a TEXT message....

"My hubby will not be coming, his funding is on hold for a while. Thanks anyway."

COME ON! Do I not deserve a frickin' phone call? And with that...I'm over it....but completely relieved and happy we have a sense of normalcy again.

On another note, a youth volunteer at my place of employment was recently diagnosed with T1. Today was her first day back after getting diagnosed...she talked to me for a little bit but generally seemed happy and okay (for now). At the age of 13, I don't think it's hit her yet, but then again, her mom has T1, so she may be better prepared than I thought.

She brought her own lunch today, lots of packaged food- easy to carb count. I was standing in my boss' office with my boss and another co-worker when my boss said the following....

"I saw her earlier eating a VERY unhealthy lunch...and then she dove into the I asked her....'should you be eating that?"

My blood immediately boiled......I know my boss had good intentions and was generally looking out for the general health of our youth volunteer but I couldn't help but comment.

"Please don't take this the wrong way....but....the WORST thing you can say to a diabetic is....'should you be eating that?' I'm sure her lunch was checked by her mom and is probably packaged for easy carb counting."

I know that the volunteer was probably sneaking some candy...but it still made me get all uptight about that common comment that non-D's make.......

Do you think it's different when it comes to children and teenagers?


  1. Well first off, PHEW! But yes, you did deserve a phone call from cuz. And I would have said the same thing to boss... I am glad you did. I am sure it would have bothered her as much as it bothered you. If I were her, I would be thrilled to know that you stood up for me. YAY!!! :)

  2. As rude as it is that no one gave you a call, I'm so glad that you don't have to deal with the stress of an almost-stranger in your house for 3 weeks! So, YAY, for that!

    As far as "the comment," I can totally see myself getting protective of a newly diagnosed diabetic kid too! She is (unfortunately) going to hear that comment too many times in her life with no one to speak up for her. So go you for setting your boss right!

  3. Perhaps strike that cousin off the Christmas card list? :P But what a relief that you won't have to rearrange your entire life to cope with her husband. :)

    Good advice you gave your boss...I'm glad you said something :D