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Eye Quit.

No Diabetes By February 22, 2017 Tags: , , , , 8 Comments

It’s like a patch of horrible road rash that you don’t bandage and instead throw the itchiest wool sweater over, then roll around in pine needles.  All day long.  Every time you blink. This pretty much sums up what recurring corneal erosion feels like. Friday night, I felt the twitchy, horribly familiar symptoms associated with an eye tear – the…

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Talking About Trees.

No Diabetes By August 26, 2016 15 Comments

So this week got a little crazy in a slightly unexpected way, with our son arriving a few weeks early via a planned-but-just-not-on-the-day-we-did-it c-section, and I’ve been in the hospital all week re-educating myself on how to care for a newborn and how to recover from surgery.  More on that on Monday, but for now, I wanted to duck in and…

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Diabetes Blog Week: Language and Diabetes.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, No Diabetes, Psychosocial Support By May 18, 2016 Tags: , , , 11 Comments

Language and Diabetes:  There is an old saying that states “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me”. I’m willing to bet we’ve all disagreed with this at some point, and especially when it comes to diabetes. Many advocate for the importance of using non-stigmatizing, inclusive and non-judgmental language when speaking about or to people…

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Silent Infertility.

Diabetic Mommy, Healthcare, Infertility and Pregnancy, No Diabetes By March 10, 2016 Tags: , , , , 39 Comments

(You get a special prize if the title of this blog post made you think of this song.) For two years, we wanted a baby. When I first started lurking on infertility websites and forums, the acronyms were confusing.  I knew that TTC was “trying to conceive” but all of the other bits seemed as if someone poured out a…

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Fashion Show.

No Diabetes By March 3, 2016 Tags: 1 Comment

This morning, while I was on a conference call for work, I looked out the kitchen window and saw a squirrel go scuttling by with what looked like a giant leaf in its mouth. “Huh.  Early spring.  Ambitious critter.” A few seconds later, another squirrel darted by, sporting a floppy beard of some sort. A minute later, a third squirrel…

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Perspective.

No Diabetes By January 25, 2016 No Comments

Perspective came slamming in two weeks ago when I heard that a friend’s young daughter had died.  She was four years old.  My friend’s grief was palpable and touched the face of everything that morning.  Our hearts ached for her loss; it was impossible to find a single word that even scraped the surface of the hurt we felt for…

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Holiday Break.

No Diabetes By December 11, 2015 10 Comments

Ever need a short break in order to stay in it for the long haul? I’m doing one of those. I’m taking off from Six Until Me until January, so I can refocus at home (see also: watch Buddy the Elf at least a dozen times) and come at 2016 with renewed drive. In the meantime, happy holidays to you…

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Green Beanery.

Diet and Food, No Diabetes By April 7, 2015 Tags: , 8 Comments

Winter started around November of last year and continued onward with a vengeance until yesterday morning, when “42 degrees and sunny” seemed to constitute as “spring.”  The snow is all but melted (except for a few very stubborn igloos built by resourceful squirrels), so Birdy and I took advantage of the sunshine yesterday to explore our backyard. We moved house…

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