Saturday, October 30, 2010

A Letter of Thanks

Today we walked with JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) to raise
funds for a cure and awareness. It marks our third year participating in
the walk and almost the three year anniversary of Ryan's diagnoses. It was, and will always be, emotional for me, especially when crossing the finish line. The symbolism it represents for us, challenging this disease, living with it daily and prevailing like we do. I enjoy seeing other D (diabetes) families we have met and come to befriend along this
journey. I take comfort in the growing numbers of friends and family who join
us to support us each year. I want to thank those of you who support and have
supported us on this journey. It means more to us than you know.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

AKA PANCREAS: To blog or not to blog?

AKA PANCREAS: To blog or not to blog?

To blog or not to blog?

It's a commitment, to be sure.

Creating a blog, recruiting readers, some unneeded pressure perhaps.  Yet, possibly therapeutic in a way.  A way to summon support from others who "get it" at times we really "need it".

But still.  Do I want to put so much focus on this part of our lives.  This part I try so very hard to just make a "detail" of our life.  Not the definition of it.

There are times like now that I feel like diabetes is at the wheel.  It's driving, not me.  Times like now with so much focus on fundraising for our walk Saturday.  Times like now when, even without an A1C test to confirm, I just know it's not going well.  Like now, when I'm extremely focused on getting tighter control.  Exhausted from checking her 4, sometimes 5 times a night to get our insulin ratios in check.  It's paying off.  I see that she is happier, has more energy, isn't so moody.  It's worth it.

So maybe I just post once a week.  Or, more... if it's note worthy.  Or, less... if I'm overwhelmed (my husband HATES that word by the way.)

If I'm going to do this, I definitely need to figure out how to make this blog page look pretty!