Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Funky Thoracic Ribs, Roche Media Summit, Juvination Freebies, Cupcakes, and “A Major Award.”

So, I’ve been MIA a few weeks thanks to two thoracic ribs that keep dislocating. I have no ideal how it happened but it was pretty damn painful until we figured out exactly what the problem was. Basically, the two ribs are located on my back and keep dislocating, causing extreme tenderness around the Rotator Cuff area and shooting pains down my right arm.

My Chiropractor adjusted them back into place (multiple times) and STRONGLY suggested staying off-line (to be more realistic – to limit my time o
n the computer) as much as possible for 10 days and not to drive long distances in the car. Both requests were REALLY hard, but I did what he said.

Status: my Ribs are feeling better even if t
hey keep “popping and locking” to the beat so to speak and no more pain in my arm.

I’m SO behind on dblogs and email. A few interesting things have made their way into my Inbox as of late.

I was invited (and am incredibly honored) to attend the Roche Diabetes Care Media Summit being held Wednesday, July 22 through Thursday, July 23, 2009 at Roche Diabetes Care in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Amy helped to organize the Summit and wrote about its purpose so eloquently that I’m linking to it!

I’m really looking forward to attending and interfacing with all my D friends and the folks at Roche. I think that we have much to discuss and I ‘ll be posting about it as it happens ;)

Gina Capone sent me the heads up on, a Type 1 Diabetes community created by the JDRF. Currently their membership is at 4500, with a goal to reach 5,000-members by the end of May!
Any new members, who sign up by May 31, will receive a FREE issue of Countdown magazine online.

Plus, if you recruit the most friends and family members between now and June 15, you'll have the chance to win a FREE Track3 Electronic Diabetes Planner & Carb Counter, with a nifty carrying case.

Contest details an be found by clicking here.

Recently, Debbie of Sweet Debbie’s Organic Cupcakes commented on one of my posts.
I was intrigued by the title of her business as my love of cupcakes knows no bounds & perused her website to see what it was all about – I was impressed.
Not only are all her baked goods organic, vegan, and “are sweetened with low-glycemic sweeteners, agave nectar and birch tree syrup (also known as xylitol)”. BUT, are available in Gluten Free! Also, ALL the nutritional information including fiber and carb count is listed for each of her cupcakes, muffins, and granola.

SDOC deliver all over the county and clients range from little kiddies’ birthdays, to the Academy Awards Gala. I know that many a Diabetic and or parent of a Diabetic has celiac concerns and I thought I’d pass info along in case you were interested.

I haven’t tried the cupcakes, muffins, or granola, nor am I being paid to write about her site, but damn if they don’t look tasty!

Finally, this morning I received “A Major Award” (I’m quoting A Christmas Story folks) from Vivian over at Daniel Doo, who nominated Diabetesalciousness for “The One Lovely Blog” Award.

How cool is that? Thanks my friend!

I nominate the following to receive said “Major Award” as well:

Diane at A Stellar Life
George at The B.A.D Blog
Hannah at Dorkabetic
Lee Ann over at The Butter Compartment
Lora At The Diabetes and Stuff.

I think I'm only supposed to pick 5, so please don't be offended if I didn't mention your blog.

I have more interesting "inbox" projects to post about, but now I have to go to my Endo appointment with the Dr. J - wish me luck!


Cherise said...

You have been very busy! I am glad your ribs are feeling better. Cupcakes. I love cupcakes. Going to have to try it out.

Crystal said...

So glad you know what the problem was and are feeling better. Sounds so painful and awful.
Keep getting better.

See in July!!!

I have not been on Juvenation in awhile, Great site tho.

Yum, cupcakes.

Nice award!!! Congrats!

Scott K. Johnson said...

So glad to hear that your ribs are feeling better - that sounded pretty dang miserable. I promise not to hug you too hard in IN! :-)

And I loved your quote from A Christmas Story - one of my all time favorite movies.

Deb Schiff said...

So sorry about your ribs! That's a pain!

I also bake exclusively with agave nectar instead of other sweeteners. I've been keeping a blog about it for a while. Please come see -- the link is in my profile or search Altered Plates.

k2 said...

Cherise -
I've missed your sunny tweets and blog posts!
Since your in the neighborhood, let me know how u like the cupcakes!!

HELLO! IST was painful- tender as all heck so to speak.
Looking forward 2 July!

Scottie J
Funky ribs or not - I want a BIG HUG!
LOVE "A Christmas Story!"
"FRA-GIL-E - must be Italian!"

Deb -
I will checkout your baking blog ASAP!
BTW - LOVE the name!

Lora said...

Thank you! I'm currently looking for a photo of a Red Ryder Ranger Model Air Rifle to post on my blog to proudly boast of my "major award."

You are much deserving of your lovely blog.

And not deserving at all of painful ribs.

And in dire need of cupcakes. Always.