Today’s Prompt: Write about how your life would change if there was no social media. To be honest with you, this is one of the scariest things for me to think about. Not the disconnect from the world or from … Continue reading
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Day 25: What to share
So I am lagging a lot. I blame life. I blame lack of sleep. I blame laziness. Well I blame everyone except for me of course. Why would it be my fault that I have written something? Anyway, I will … Continue reading
Day 19: Vintage Me
Today’s prompt: Post a vintage photo of yourself, with a caption about the photo and where you were in terms of your health condition. Both of these pictures are either from the summer of 1998 or 1999 post diabetes diagnosis … Continue reading
Day 18: Words
When I ran into today’s prompt. I was both entertained but also scared of this prompt. Why?
Well here’s the prompt: Write about a time that you lashed out at someone close to you because of frustration/fear/anger resulting from your health condition and you wish you could take it back. Forgive yourself and let it go.
- feel hungry or have “hunger pains” in their stomach
- feel shaky or like they’re trembling
- have a rapid heart rate
- feel sweaty or have cold, clammy skin
- have pale, gray skin color
- have a headache
- feel moody, cranky, or irritable
- feel drowsy, weak, or dizzy
- be unsteady or stagger when walking
- have blurred or double vision
- feel confused
The one to really take note of on this post is the “feel moody, cranky, or irritable” bullet.
Have a great day!
Day 17: Wordle Wednesday
I’m a day late and a lot of dollars short. Alas, work gets in the way sometimes.
Day 15: Inspiration/Thanks/Meh
Today’s Prompt: Comment! Pick someone else’s blog post and write a comment to them. Write that comment as your post for today and link back to them to let them know you were inspired. So I may have taken some … Continue reading
Day 12: Hindsight
Today’s Prompt: If you could go back in time and talk to yourself (or your loved one) on the day of diagnosis, what would you say? I readily admit I need help. I tried my hardest as I was titling … Continue reading
Day 9: Advice
Today’s Prompt: Patients, what advice or tips do you have for caregivers out there – professional or otherwise! Today’s prompt in my opinion is a huge fail for me. I don’t doubt the greatness of the post, but for me … Continue reading
Day 8: Spirit Animal
Today’s Prompt: If your health condition (or the health condition of a loved one!) was an animal, what would it be? Is it a real animal or make believe? If my diabetes were an animal that made sense I would … Continue reading
Day 7: What I’ve Been Told
Today’s topic is one that I am sure many of those person’s with type 1 diabetes will either jump all over. But they might also choose to ignore it. The amount of BS that we are told or hinted at or just said will cure us, is overly ridiculous. A few weeks ago Kim made mention of someone needing to create a site called “The Cinnamon” in honor of The Onion and start doing just this.
This page has brought me great joy to read these “real” stories. This honest to goodness truth.
Sadly though we all face these stereotypes in whatever illness we talk about. Yet, we must smile and deal with it. Maybe take the time and effort to teach and educate. However there are times when we just can’t or just don’t have the energy to continue to break the stereotypes. There is no cure, exercise for people with type 1 makes us healthy, but will not cure us. Cinnamon is not a miracle cure. Yes for people with type 2, the symptoms and signs of diabetes can be controlled, monitored, and even suppressed but living a healthy life, but they still have type 2. As it stands there is no cure. There is a light at the end of the tunnel. When will this happen?. Probably not for some time, despite fact that there is so much research out there. There are new breakthroughs on the horizon, but the cure is a
five many years away.
We just hang in there. We just see what we can do. We try our hardest and go from there. The news stories, the tales, the cure, is not ready yet. Until I see it in my hands or in my body. I will not get overexcited each time something new happens. More so, I will not spread the propaganda or misinformation. I will pass what I know on because I was able to confirm it.