On 11/2/2011 3:07 AM, Julie Bove wrote:
> I thought I had this all planned out but given tonight's hypo now I am not
> One of my relatives is celebrating a birthday on Saturday. This person has
> picked a chain seafood restaurant and the meal will be at 3:30. This person
> had their birthday there last year during the week at a time we could not
> make. So Angela and I just grabbed a quick meal at Taco Time and then went
> to my parent's house for presents and cake. Well they had cake. We did
> This year we can do that time but... That is not a time we normally eat. I
> do not normally eat lunch and it is IMO too early for dinner. The reason
> this time was picked is that the birthday person and their SO eat only one
> meal a day. And it is as early as possible after the SO gets off work.
> That's another matter, I know.
> To complicate matters, there isn't much we can eat there. They do have a
> website that lists the allergens. And pretty much everything has wheat in
> it. Or egg. And I can't have egg! I am also allergic to oysters. And we
> don't eat seafood. The only non-seafood things listed on the menu are not
> at all safe for us to eat. There are shrimp nachos listed. However the
> chips are fried in a communal fryer so it says they are subject to cross
> contamination. If we did order those we would have to order them without
> the shrimp. So most likely we would be paying for something we aren't
> getting. The shrimp. They may or may not be able to do a salad we can eat.
> I don't know. We are also not really supposed to have dairy on that day due
> to the way our rotation diet works.
> So... The options would be... Eat breakfast somewhat late in the day and
> hope I don't get a hypo between then and 3:30. Eat half an order of nachos
> (splitting it with Angela) and maybe a salad and hope that can get me
> through to a late dinner elsewhere.
> Or just skip the meal. But... If we skip the meal that will for sure put
> me at risk of another hypo. Because by the time they are doing their cake
> and the presents, it will be my normal dinner time.
> Either way I think I will be screwed. If I eat the nachos, I could still
> have a hypo or I could go high. If I don't eat them, I risk a hypo.
> I suppose another option would be that we just bring our own dinner and eat
> it while they are doing cake, but... That just seems really too weird and I
> haven't a clue what I could bring.
> Sometimes I just wish I had a normal family, but I digress.
> I am leaning towards eating the nachos, hoping they don't sicken us and
> hoping I don't go too high or have a hypo. What would you do?
the dietician told me to have a snack that suited me in a situation like
have the snack before you leave home....... attend the meal and if you
can have a salad, great...... if not, enjoy your tea or coffee, it's
your company at the meal that is desired
don't go on about why/what you can't eat, smile and say 'i'm very happy
with my salad, thank you'
and......... have fun!