The first time I heard of the concept of a "diaversary", I thought it was really stupid. It was probably a month or so into getting the disease that I heard about it, this "diaversary"; I was overwhelmed with fear, shame, the pointless minutia of managing diabetes. "Celebrating" the anniversary of a diagnosis? Seemed like a joke. … Continue reading Diaversary
Dear Jessie, OK. OK. OK. I've tried to start this letter several times, and each time I keep coming back to the word "OK". OK. I'm going to drop a truth bomb on you: tomorrow is going to suck. In fact, it will go down in the history of your life as pretty much the … Continue reading A Letter To Myself, One Year Ago
Just to round up the story, in the middle of the acid reducers, and the allergy tests, and the EOE diagnosis, I had surgery to remove that "incidentaloma" they found on my uterus back when they did that barrage of tests in September 2014. It was a polyp, and there was a 1/1000 chance that … Continue reading Would You Like An Autoimmune Disorder With Your Autoimmune Disorder? (Meanwhile, Part 5.5)
So I had no idea when I started this blog it was going to get so weird. And so science-y. And so... personal. For the first time today, I am hesitating before typing. Somehow, sharing the details of this bizarre diagnosis seems more personal than sharing the details of my colonoscopy prep. And yet... I know there's a … Continue reading Would You Like An Autoimmune Disorder With Your Autoimmune Disorder? (Part 5)
The best thing about glucometers is how precise they are. Good thing I never have to make any important medical decisions based on these results.
Some days, diabetes wins. And all I can do is concede. "You won today. Please, just let me go to sleep so I can wake up and start this all over again."
Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 The few people who I told I was going to have a colonoscopy/endoscopy all said the same thing: "The prep is the worst." Turns out, they are 100% correct. Indeed, my friends, the prep is DEFINITELY the worst. In order for a doctor to most effectively stick a camera … Continue reading Would You Like An Autoimmune Disorder with your Autoimmune Disorder? (Part 4)