We brought Mickey to bar trivia for the first time on Monday night. I had agonized about this; I was terrified to bring him; terrified that we'd face discrimination, or that Mickey wouldn't behave, or that we'd get nasty looks or shade. To prepare, I called ahead (JK Stefan called ahead because I was too … Continue reading “Store Policy” > The Law?
In the span of just a few days, we're celebrating a range of birthdays in our house. On February 26th, my diabetes turned 4 and my niece turned 2. Then, on March 6, I turn (gulp!) 31. One of the three of us got a blowout party, featuring hats, music, and cake. Although I reminded … Continue reading Birthdays
I've watched enough cheesy Youtube videos put up by people with chronic illnesses to be suspicious of demonstrations of gratitude towards one's disease. Maybe I'm just an old grump/fart, but your saccharine list of the 10 Things You Love About Your Disease has always struck me as a bit strained. It's tempting to want to … Continue reading Thank you, diabetes
I ran my 3rd ever 5K today. It was something I signed up for on a semi-whim and then, as the date approached, I started to get really, really nervous. I am not, nor have I ever been, a runner or jogger. I find running really difficult—in fact, the entire time I do it it’s … Continue reading OK, let’s talk about Popsugar
All the best posts I've written on this blog have one thing in common. They all have been a bitch to write—that is to say, they've required exposing myself and my vulnerabilities, failures, and weaknesses without reservation, just exposing them to the big empty internet and hoping someone takes notice, connects, listens without judgment. This knowledge is … Continue reading Thank you, Ivanka
if there is a "big time" for diabetes, you guys, this may be it. November is National Diabetes Awareness month. (Do you remember my saucy, angry post from two years ago?) As such, the JDRF has partnered with an amazing podcast called Beta Cell, run by an amazing guy, Craig Stubing. Craig's podcast focuses on the lives … Continue reading oh boy…
One of my most powerful memories of the first days after I was diagnosed with diabetes was the consistency with which medical professionals assured me "I'd still be able to have kids one day." Honestly, I was probably told that 5 or more times, by 5 or more different doctors, nurses, diabetes educators, nutritionists, social … Continue reading Happily Ever After