Hmm... I need to find out myself. I don't know what is the right answer. I'll do some Googling and get back to you if I bump into an useful answer. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably can answer it..
As always, Thank You, THANK YOU, did I mention: T H A N K Y O U all so much. So many great words of wisdom, and YES, this is why I come here in the happy sharing times, in the meh times, in the OMGawd times, and the "please help me" times..
Buzz, thank you for the point of view from a man, 'cuz I really and truly wanted it (any other takers on the male point of view???) HomeGal, Oh WoW, so insightful and soooo true, WhinniePooh, I agree with you and will broach the subject when I fell it's broach able!.
I'm hoping today will help a lot, I've got to be out of the house most of the day, so it will give both of us some breathing room. *SIGH*.
I'm not ready to throw in the towel on this 34 1/2 year marriage... I just think it may be time for us to sit in our own corners for a time out for a bit!.
My love and heartfelt thanks to all of you,.
You are my lifeline and you are all awesome..
I'll see if Durwood wants to join the crowd, heaven knows he's heard my talk enough about it, may as well have him officially join us on our every lengthening losers bench!.
My get up and head to PT, then off to get the girls mushed... owie.. It should be interesting this time around since they are so deflated *giggle!* (it'll truly be interesting to see how they'll looked mushed NOW! lol LOL LMAO!!).
Love and hugs to all of you,.
Peggy ('n Darrell)..
I'm gonna keep my reply short and sweet. I think that most of us as we go thru this.
Rely on each other for answers to questions we have. BUT, we don't expect answers before the question comes up.....If ya get what I mean. Maybe since he is sooooo new to this. He needs to figure out some things on his own. It sounds like to me that he needs to get onboard on his own. You will be a great asset in the future, but I think He's fielding this one himself right now!.
As for the diabetes.....I've been a home care nurse for 6 years and that's what we specialize in. Depending on your insurance......you could have your doctor make a home care referal regarding diabetic education and a RN could come to your house and give ya all aspects of the disease. It may take a professional for him to get the picture..
I tell my patients that diabetes is the most serious disease you can have. Every cell in your body(trillions of trillions)needs sugar. With diabetes the insulin doesn't let the sugar into cells. So they starve. Your brain starves, your skin starves, your lungs, heart, etc. Your body can't function if it's starving.
Good luck and love ya,.
PS if you need some medical advice to give to your hubby, just send me a message. I'll try and break it down MAN style(equivalent to kindergarten style....hehe!)..
Peggy..........I'm so sorry that your are going through this, you were so excited about sharing this experience with Darrel..
It's true that men do experience things in a rougher way than most women.............we know when they have a simple cold, it's the worst thing they've ever been through. They need to be pampered more, and treated with kid gloves..
Unfortunately as a grown man it is up to him to follow his rules and monitor his health. And of course he just isn't doing the right thing on that right now..
I'm sure that he'll come around after a few bouts of dumping and just overall not feeling well. As for his diabetes........I.
He starts taking that serious, and hopefully it will improve after a bit..
You know we love ya.......and always here for you..........I'd be glad to e-mail Darrell..
Going to spend a week with your daughter/granddaughter sounds like a great idea for you. I think you could use a little break away. You have to take care of you, too..
..........it always makes you feel a little better to get things off your chest..
Wish I could help you........your heartbreak and hurt is so apparent in your words..........all I can do is give you a big HUG, and send my love..
Wow Peggy, you are up to your eyeballs right now!! I think we can all vouch for the fact that you DID NOT have an easier time of it than anyone else! I really got a chuckle out of that part of your story! :).
Good luck to you both as you work through this - in a way it's like you are starting all over yourself. God Bless!..