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Re: [IP] VENT: Medic Alert - To Andy



Andy...

Again I pat you on the back and say good for you.  I was in NO WAY degrading
you.  As I said...I am just jealous.  But again anything my daughter needs
to stay healthy it is worth giving up anything.  :-)

Missi

----- Original Message -----
From: "Andy Johnson" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Thursday, April 05, 2001 5:57 PM
Subject: Re: [IP] VENT: Medic Alert - To Andy


> Through hard work and much dedication at school and work, I am now able to
> afford finer things in life that I could not previously.  My health
suffered
> because, during college, I was more concerned with paying for school and
> books versus buying diabetic related supplies. I would go to the doctor
once
> a year, and my A1C's would be 11 to 12. I have been on "PhatPhrog" (the
name
> of my MM 508) for a little over a year, and my A1C's are now around 7.  I
am
> only 29 with 2 kids, and if either of my kids' health called for me to
quit
> work to take care of them, there would be no question I would take care of
> them.
>
>
> >From: "Missi Cahill" <email @ redacted>
> >Reply-To: email @ redacted
> >To: <email @ redacted>
> >Subject: Re: [IP] VENT: Medic Alert -  To Andy
> >Date: Thu, 5 Apr 2001 14:02:04 -0500
> >
> >Good for you Ann!  I only wish I could afford to pay $400.00 for my
> >daughter's ID.  I had to quit work and give up my $30,000 a year to care
> >for
> >my daughter after her diagnosis.  I am truly jealous of Andy!!  :-)  But
> >her
> >$15.00 bracelet is working fine for now!  I do not always agree with the
> >"you get what you pay for" syndrome.  Does the quality of any item
diminish
> >because it goes on sale??  We also struggle to pay for supplies monthly.
> >And we have to shop VERY frugally, but her health and well-being is worth
> >all of our struggles!!!
> >
> >Thanks Ann....
> >
> >Missi
> >
> >----- Original Message -----
> >From: <email @ redacted>
> >To: <email @ redacted>
> >Sent: Thursday, April 05, 2001 12:59 PM
> >Subject: Re: [IP] VENT: Medic Alert - To Andy
> >
> >
> > > Hi Andy,
> > >
> > > You do get what you pay for, sometimes. I bought a sterling silver ID
> >and
> >had
> > > the same problems of it breaking. I had to save a long time for that
one
> >too.
> > > I don't have insurance to cover my med supply cost and so I can't
> >exactly
> > > shell out $400.00 for an ID.
> > >
> > > As I said before no one should assume they know another person
> >situation.
> >Just
> > > because you were able get an expensive ID does not mean that everyone
> >can.
> >I
> > > am not saying that you had the extra money, I am just saying that you
> >were
> > > able to get your ID.
> > >
> > >  I struggle to cover my supplies, so for me this is not an option.
While
> >I
> >can
> > > and do save all I can, it would take me a long time to get anything
that
> >was
> > > $400.00.
> > >
> > >  So please try to understand that we all are different, and I was not
> > > complaining in my last post, but trying, unsuccessfully it seems, to
get
> > > people to understand that different people have different problem.
> > >
> > > I hope you take this in the way it was meant, and I hope you were not
> > > offended. If so I am sorry.
> > >
> > > I hope you are doing well.
> > >
> > > Ann
> > > email @ redacted
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