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catlover commented on Patra Philips's blog post 'The Crazies - What happens when I have a severe low'
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Closet-betic commented on Patra Philips's blog post 'The Crazies - What happens when I have a severe low'
"I love it, I'm the same way with my wife. Before when she would ask me to check my bs I would get mad and argue even more, now I just do it because I know shes right lol. Getting low bs is no joke because it is the time that we have no control…"
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smileandnod commented on Patra Philips's blog post 'The Crazies - What happens when I have a severe low'
"Poor patient hubbies! I'm so thankful always that I found a husband who is so patient with me and my diabetes. I too get snippy and offended when he tells me "do you need to check your blood sugar?"..he's usually right. Patram…"
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TheOneType commented on Patra Philips's blog post 'The Crazies - What happens when I have a severe low'
"I have to apologize as well because I actually laughed out loud while reading this, way too funny!! I thought I was the only one that refused drinks/food when I'm low lol.... Good thing your husband is a stubborn man :)"
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Doris D commented on Patra Philips's blog post 'The Crazies - What happens when I have a severe low'
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The Crazies - What happens when I have a severe low

I've never written a blog on here before, but I thought I'd share this story. Maybe you've had a similar experience?This is something that happened about a year ago. I have my husband's word that everything is true, to his best interpretation.We'd been arguing. This happened more than I would like to admit when the twins were first born. I have a self-destructive side that emerges when I feel threatened. I remember thinking that he was being really mean and that I didn't deserve it. Honestly, I…See More
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The Crazies - What happens when I have a severe low

Posted on December 7, 2011 at 8:57am 7 Comments

I've never written a blog on here before, but I thought I'd share this story. Maybe you've had a similar experience?

This is something that happened about a year ago. I have my husband's word that everything is true, to his best interpretation.

We'd been arguing. This happened more than I would like to admit when the twins were first born. I have a self-destructive side that emerges when I feel threatened. I remember thinking that he was being really mean and that I didn't…

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At 3:44pm on January 4, 2011, Linda G said…
Greetings Patra.....
Best Wishes on your Special Day....and on the next 364 days!
How's it all going? Do you have any questions or comments?
At 2:26pm on January 4, 2011, Doris D said…
Hope your having a GREAT ONE!!!!!!!! And your welcome!!!
At 1:41pm on January 4, 2011, Linda G said…
You're welcome Patra!!!
At 7:36am on January 4, 2011, Robyn said…
Happy Birthday!
At 3:04am on January 4, 2011, Doris D said…
At 3:46pm on January 4, 2010, Lois said…
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Hope you are having a great birthday; but don't celebrate TOO much!!! Also wish you a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.

Lois La Rose
Milwaukee, WI

P.S. Cool Puppy!
At 12:16pm on January 3, 2010, Linda G said…
Best Wishes on your Special Day Patra! How's it all going? BEAUTIFUL photos!

At 7:51pm on October 28, 2009, MelissaBL said…
It was so great to meet you tonight, Patra. I had a wonderful time and look forward to catching up with you later.
At 3:04am on September 12, 2009, Nicolas said…
Hi Patra, thanks for the comment on my photo.
Nothing better than chill out with some friends, with a good glass of wine :-)
I like your profession... I'm an engineer, but always wanted to be an architect... stupid he... maybe next life ;-)
What is LADA ? type 1.5 ?
At 5:57am on August 28, 2009, Colin Edwards said…
Work is pretty slow, Austin is hot. We have had 68 days over 100 degrees this year. It rained last night for the first time in months. Everything else is good. My 5 year old son is finishing his first week of kindergarten. He is very smart. He has been reading since about Christmas. He is quite advanced for his age. How are you and all of your colleagues at O'brien?
 
 
 

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