I Will Not Jinx Myself This Time.

Healthcare May 23, 2005 No Comments

I’m off to The Joslin Diabetes Center tomorrow for my checkup appointment with The Crew. My crew consists of the endocrinologist, the exercise physiologist, the dietician, the sadists in the bloodwork lab, and the teaching nurse. I take the day off from work because it’s a decent ride to Boston from my house and I tend to get a little…

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What They Found.

Diabetes Complications May 15, 2005 No Comments

What they found: a “cotton wool spot along the vascular arcade superior temporal in the right eye.” What that is: a swelling of the surface layer of the retina, when a part of the eye isn’t provided with enough oxygen due to a damaged blood vessel. What They said: “Don’t get worked up about it. It could have been there last year when…

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The Verdict in my Eyes.

Diabetes Complications May 12, 2005 No Comments

I’d like for everything I post to be uplifting and inspiring … to fill other diabetics and parents of diabetic children with some semblance of hope. To come across these vignettes and find solace therein. But sometimes I am scared. I can’t think of any other way to say it – I’m nervous tonight. It will have been nineteen years…

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Minimed Paradigm 512, aka Charlene.

Pumping Insulin, Uncategorized May 10, 2005 No Comments

Another republished blog from Ye Old Blog: So if you check out this link it will take you to the Medtronic Minimed website. I currently wear one of their pumps – the Paradigm 512. In “smoke,” thank you very much. It goes with everything… I was diagnosed, as stated in my previous entry Becoming Diabetic , in September of 1986. Speaking only…

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Republishing: Perspective.

Diabetes and Emotions May 9, 2005 No Comments

Violet, of Pumplandia fame, has suggested that I republish my posts from Ye Olde Blog. This one is called “Perspective” and touches upon the delicate balance of diabetes and physical love. My body constantly makes its weaknesses known. I am embarrassed that, after you kiss me and run your hands down my body, that I have to disconnect the pump and…

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My Diagnosis: The Remix.

Uncategorized May 8, 2005 No Comments

And we talk about “how we found out.” Some of us had the itch of a few symptoms but couldn’t put a finger on what the Real Problem was. Others were sick — really sick – and diabetes ran through their bodies, leaving no cell unturned. I never experienced any of that. I was just a little kid. I ran…

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Repeating Myself.

Uncategorized May 5, 2005 No Comments

My other blog has been dismantled, so I’m republishing my last entry Here, on New Blog. I apologize for the repeat performance. New, fresh material coming soon. Promise. Aside from the normal perimeters of a friendship, like the endless phone calls about a breakup, potential new job opportunity, a new relationship or the stupid thing I said in front of…

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Conversion Post.

Uncategorized May 4, 2005 2 Comments

My name is Kerri. I could go through the hassle of establishing a non de plume, but I wasn’t thinking when I set this up and I signed in with my real name. Note to Potential Stalkers: Please don’t. The purpose of this is to make contact with other diabetics. It’s one of those diseases (or maybe they’re all this…

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