Back On the Road.

Uncategorized By July 9, 2005 No Comments

Quick post because I’m exhausted. But here’s the abridged version of the last week: 1996 Jetta:The Boy and I have just about recovered from last Thursday’s car accident fiasco. My ’96 Jetta was indeed deemed totaled. And yes, I sat in it one last time and cried a little bit. Because I am way too emotionally involved with inanimate objects….

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Goodnight, Jetta.

Uncategorized By July 2, 2005 Tags: No Comments

The construction site worker. He held out the stop sign so abruptly that the driver of the BMW was forced to slam on his brakes. Two car lengths behind, I hit the brakes as fast as I could but I knew. I couldn’t stop. We saw it coming. “I can’t stop.” The sentence fell from my mouth and settled in my…

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Siah. Pronounced Sigh-Ya.

Uncategorized By June 8, 2005 No Comments

This is the New Kitten. Her name is Siah and she will be joining me and Abby (the other cat) on Saturday morning. The root of her name means “serenity” in Finnish. Not that I had any clue as to that tidbit when I thought I made up the name … it’s kind of like the Top Five game. I was convinced I…

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True to Form.

Uncategorized By June 2, 2005 No Comments

I can’t always write about diabetes. Not lately. Sometimes I feel like it’s too much on the forefront. I know the initiating purpose of this blog was to create an open forum for diabetes discussions and I feel that has been achieved. Between my blog and the talented company I find myself in, there are definitive forums for diabetics and…

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Top Five.

Uncategorized By May 25, 2005 No Comments

One of my favorite games is “Top Five.” Top Five Favorite Movies. Top Five Bands of All Time. Top Five Things I’ve Done to Embarrass Myself. I had the arrogance to think I invented this game, but it turns out that John Cusack did a whole film utilizing this introspective device, namely High Fidelity. Regardless, I already know what would…

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I Will Not Jinx Myself This Time.

Healthcare By 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 By 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 By 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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