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Re: [IP] depressed



OK... as I mentioned in another email, I think this whole thread has gone 
over the edge. I'd like both sides to stop responding to this publicly.

Thanks.


Sam Skopp
One of the volunteer Insulin Pumpers administrators



At 05:27 PM 8/17/2002 email @ redacted wrote:
 >ok baseem if you INSIST on keeping this public flogging of my opinions UP,
 >then I have no problem writing back in public - i cannot believe the admins
 >are allowing you to call people pathetic and ignorant!!!!!!  I have one of
 >them here right now, sleeping on my couch - maybe I should go wake Fran
 >up.....
 >
 >> i just think pessimism is contagious
 >
 >You are perfectly welcome to go on living in your little world with your 
eyes
 >towards the future, all happy and content - that is a great way to live and
 >more power to you.  However, when you have had diabetes for LONGER THAN A
 >YEAR, and had your hopes squished MORE than a couple of times, then maybe 
you
 >will understand my PERSPECTIVE.
 >
 >> he last thing i need is that kind of attitude
 >
 >oh please, like MY "attitude" should have any affect on you!!!!!  get OVER
 >it! I am not telling you you can't have your opinions for christ's sake!!!
 >why don't you go back and re-read some of the things I write - NOTHING is
 >directed at YOU personally..
 >
 >> just wondering sara, do you enjoy life? or are you depressed
 >
 >I am NOT unhappy or morose and, despite being deeply affected by the events
 >of september 11th which occured literally right outside my front door, I am
 >not even very depressed, though as most (yes, MOST) diabetics, probably have
 >the tendancies towards it.  Perhaps I have LESS concern about 5 or 8 years
 >down the road, knowing that it COULD all end in a few seconds - But I think,
 >if anything, that it has been a motivating, positive thing for me!!
 >Pessimism is NOT a symptom of depression. It is a RESULT of life and 
reality.
 > Ask any of the people on this list who have met me, and they will tell you.
 >
 >I have been pumping for almost 10 years, have had diabetes for 29 years - 
and
 >happen to KNOW what i am talking about through experience, trial and error
 >and EDUCATION, and not just through what my doctor or my doctor parents or
 >some article in a newspaper or some paid official of a company who wants to
 >make sure his stock price doesn't crash tells me.
 >
 >now buzz off and leave me alone!  I am NOT fighting you - I am fighting your
 >inability to accept MY point of view.
 >
 >sara
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