Bladder calling! My legs are trapped in a web of sheets and blankets, items deemed unnecessary for a sleeping Todd that get pushed to the bed’s center and somehow always end up twisted around me like a boa constrictor. To make matters worse, the cat is sleeping at my feet, further restricting movement. A handful … Continue reading 3:38 a.m.
Today is a quiet Sunday. I’m alone in the house. The kids are away and Todd went off early to finish a deck, because working 60 hours a week teaching and serving on several committees isn’t enough to keep him busy. I woke at 6:40 this morning, because that’s what it means to be OLD. … Continue reading Where I’ve Been – October/November Edition
It’s National Diabetes Awareness Month…
Lately it seems Type 1 diabetes has been in the news, the worst kind of news: the reports are of new cases only diagnosed after a child has died. It seems implausible to me that this could happen, and I really don’t like to focus on the negative of anything, but the fact is… it has happened. How could it get that far? And more frightening of all… how could a physician, any physician, miss the signs? Or, at the very least, consider all of the possibilities? That just one finger stick and a tiny spot of blood could rule out this chronic and debilitating disease?
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V's 10-year Lilly Medal Ten years ago, on June 17th, I went to sleep on my last night of uninterrupted sleep. Ever. Ten years ago my 2-year-old daughter woke up lethargic and drowsy. Ten years ago I drove her to the pediatrician, who took one look at her finger stick and sent us straight to … Continue reading 10 Years of Diabetes