Gut Rumbles

January 27, 2006

my brother

I don't write much about my brother here, because he is a lawyer and I'm afraid that he might sue me. I am even MORE afraid that he might WIN, because he's a GOOD lawyer. He's two years younger than I am, smarter than I am (He's been married to the same woman for more than 25 years) and he's in one hell of a lot better physical shape.

He also has been diabetic all his life.

I read this post, and I had to agree with the writer. From what I've seen myself, many diabetics DO NOT take care of themselves and the disease causes a LOT of problems. Whose fault is that?

My brother does not smoke, drinks very little alcohol, lifts weights, jogs regularly and sticks to a healthy diet. He's a very DISCIPLINED guy, unlike his self-indulgent, blogging brother. He's been doing the same things for years and he's hale as a horse, the shitass. I'm just happy that he doesn't want revenge for all the times I whupped his ass when we were young'uns. I think he could beat me like a drum now.

But he won't 'cause he LOVES me, thank Bejus.

As little brothers go, he's a good 'un, even if he IS a lawyer.


The tribulations of having a brother that is two years younger AND a lawyer. I know whereof you speak. And yet? They worship us, man. Wish they were us. So we shall cut them some slack.

Posted by: Velociman on January 28, 2006 12:13 AM

And, he's also a helluva musician. I like him even though he is one of those farookin' lawyers.

Posted by: Jim - PRS on January 28, 2006 05:06 AM

Dave is a good man.

Posted by: Catfish on January 28, 2006 07:49 AM

Thanks for posting this link. I quit smoking 14 years ago and drinking 5 years ago. But, I am about 50 lbs overweight and have type 2 diabetes. Now, whose fault is this? It's time I do something about it, and the big word is I. Thanks again...


Posted by: Gerald Williams on January 28, 2006 08:19 AM

Diabetes is a horrible disease. My former neighbor lost both of her legs to it. She did everything she was suppose to with her diet and exersize. Now the poor thing is stuck in a board and care and she had to give her little dog to us.

Posted by: Maeve on January 28, 2006 09:03 AM

I have Diabetes type I and ever since I was a child I was told it was my job to take care of it. When I was 8 or so my parents made it my job to watch my sugar and adjust my insulin accordingly. B/C of this I am not missing limbs or blind. I agree. People need to take more responsibility for their own actions and quit expecting the public and me to feel sorry for them.

Posted by: Steph on January 28, 2006 09:19 AM

Ya know, my 86 yr old father in law has diabetes..Type 1, very volatile probably due to how it was brought a shot of cortisone..he went so high that he should have been in a diabetic coma and wasn't. Anyway, so here we are over Christmas and my mother in law is getting bitched out by the pharmacist because he has to use 6 test strips a day. Giving her the runaround. And, I would suspect that many diabetics have to deal with that and if you don't test often, then you can't manage it properly.

Posted by: Kelly on January 28, 2006 11:10 AM

Dave's a good guy, but you have something he doesn't... that mischievous twinkle in your eye.

Posted by: livey on January 28, 2006 12:48 PM

Pot Treats Diabetes.

I hope this helps.

Posted by: M. Simon on January 29, 2006 05:47 AM
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