Archive for November, 2010
So I was invited to Dubai next December – pretty cool hey? I am to speak of my life after islet transplant – and good thing too – as I know a few things about that!
I will probably have 30 minutes to speak, and then some Q and A – which is great. In return I get 5 days in a hotel in Dubai. Good trade I would say!
So thanks to Kathleen over at Bradley and Me, and Cherise at Diabetes Social Media Advocacy for the opportunity to guest post over the last little while. It is always nice to see someone else post what you write – then you know people are actually interested – and you have a bit of an audience.
Basically – I broke up a longer story into more manageable bits. The first part is on Kathleen’s site and covered why I needed a transplant Part two went to Cherise – and recapped the testing and waiting part of an islet transplant.
Part three, oh part three. You I shall tackle as soon as I can….
In Flanders Fields
By: Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918), Canadian Army
In Flanders Fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
- I never ever asked to have diabetes.
- I did not eat too much sugar as a kid.
- I am allowed to eat whatever I damn well please. I just need to compensate more then you do when you eat the same thing.
- I am stronger because I have diabetes in some ways, but weaker in others. Its a trade-off.
- Having Diabetes friends helps. A lot.
- Diabetes sucks.
But you can find some thoughts over at Bradley and Me. My first ever guest blog!!
Because of all this – I will attempt 30 diabetes posts in 30 days - to post as I can about various topics that cross my mind. May not have a ton of islet stuff this month, but it may pop up here and there.
I have had Diabetes for 10105 days. If not for the transplant – at 4 glucose tests per day, and 4 insulin injections per day – I would have a minimum of 40420 each.
Diabetes Fact: Ancient doctors would test for diabetes by tasting the urine of a suspected sufferer of diabetes. Sweet urine is high in glucose, suggesting the presence of diabetes. Aren’t you glad you are not an Ancient doctor!