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At 4:33am on December 14, 2010, dannyboy said…

yo virgil this is danny gustavson one of little iras buddy's I use to cook at the bistro I'm sure you remember me, any how a really nice gal sent me a message here and I was looking at her pics and there you where, crazy. anyhow hope all is good with you!! I'm living up in washington at a ski resort with aaron markham in the winters and with danny kaul in the summers in cannon beach . I'm so glad to see a familar face despite the reasons we're here . hows Margo ? I talk to tanquery every now and again. Any ways I could use your knowledge and wisdom on the diabetes subject I just found out on april 27 2010 so everything is new to me !!! Peace and happy holidays brother

At 3:37pm on September 26, 2010, Marc Wilson said…
any word about Addison's. sorry for the delay, haven't been on for a while.
At 5:35am on May 11, 2010, Patti Burns said…
Hi, Virgil! Hope all is well.
At 2:51am on April 24, 2010, Magic said…
you have no idea,

I was in the federal system, whwere if they had it there way , I would not be typing right now, so, I count my blessings to say the least.............................................................;O)
At 6:48am on March 26, 2010, Robyn said…
Dear Virgil,
What kind words you wrote on my blog! I am touched. Thank you very much! My Mom would have told me that people like you and many others here on TuD are the type of people that the definition of the word "Wonderful" should be.

Robyn xo
At 11:35am on March 17, 2010, SuGaRpAiGe said…
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At 12:46pm on March 13, 2010, SuGaRpAiGe said…
You Rock! "The test of courage comes when we are in the minority. The test of tolerance comes when we are in the majority" Ralph Sockman
At 2:44am on March 3, 2010, Terrie said…
Hello Virgil: ;)

Thank you! And Your Welcome.

You know, we're probably even Happier about getting the Gold medals, than you are. I miss watching the all the Cool sports now though. I hope that you are feeling okay Virgil.
At 8:36am on February 28, 2010, JoEllen said…
I saw that a few of you met up at EXPO. Wish I had gone this year, but it slipped by me somehow. I went to a meet-up this summer, but I'm mostly interested in connecting with other type 1s, and there were only type 2s there. I get a real boost from chatting with other type 1s - just knowing they're out there, living healthy lives and whatnot, keeps me motivated. Know what I mean?
At 11:12pm on February 21, 2010, Virgil Elvin Bowman Jr. said…
Nice to hear from you. Sounds like you have your hands full! You know, I've never been plugged into the D scene, so I don't know what the JDRF has to offer. The best I can tell, though, is that this community is what's available. I hope there is a conference, but just not sure. If you're coming to PDX tell everyone so whoever can meet you from Portland does. Awsome to hear your response. Good luck on your studies! Virgil
At 2:21pm on February 21, 2010, J. Davis Harte said…
I'll make it to one of those events one year. Currently baby & master's program (& dogs & hubby) take up all my time. Does JDRF host a big conference? That's what we really need. My mom figured out when I was young that ADA almost exclusively caters to T2's, so I don't bother with ADA much.
At 9:25pm on February 20, 2010, Julie Ann h said…
It was nice to meet you too Virgil and to hang out being our version of "normal" - that's a great way to put it. I'd like to meet Judith too, so we'll have to meet up when she returns. I posted a picture of the 3 of us from today. :)
At 11:08pm on January 4, 2010, DSandCT said…
haha thanks :)
At 10:51pm on December 13, 2009, Debi McCallum said…
hi Virgil, thank you so much for the birthday wishes. I had an awesome time, we went to a ranch where they have lions, tigers, white lions and other wildlife. It was wonderful. take care, stay well, D
At 7:46am on December 13, 2009, Asma said…
oh,glad to help :D
it's pretty common actually,so what,haven't they ever heard about vampires!?
At 7:45am on December 13, 2009, Robyn said…
HAHAHA I saw your comment on Saya's page and had to reply too....I AM a finger licker too after I test. I have had people just look in disbelief! Have a good day. and take care. :)
At 8:15pm on December 12, 2009, Gus Pearson said…
Hi Virgil, depression is in check for the moment but flares up a few times in past 3 weeks. But it is getting to me when I spent time in ER on Thursday due to a real small blood clot that went from my right lung through my right jaw to brain. But at least my blood sugars are staying under 190 for now.

As for getting out of town, my travel wings have been clipped due to so many health problems and not being able to same too much money. But with what I have planned in the near future I should be able to get my credit cards payed off. Then I might be able to travel soon.

Take care and hope to hear from you when you get a chance.
At 11:07pm on November 26, 2009, Debi McCallum said…
why Thank you kind sir! I'm having a marvellous day (no I havent been abducted by aliens, it's REALLY me!) I hope you're doing ok, stay well
At 1:03am on November 24, 2009, Debi McCallum said…
Hi Virgil, thanks for the comment and wise words. i have found that taking it one day at a time is the only way I can really cope. Looking too far ahead is frightening and daunting for me. Thanks for your support, it means the world to me, knowing I am not alone. Stay well
At 2:53pm on November 5, 2009, Joanne said…
thanks for the nice thoughts



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