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Auntie Laura's Medicine

So this week has been half term. I have been off work (I am a SENĀ teaching assistant) and my nieces have been off school. My sister has been at work a couple of mornings this week so naturally, I took the pleasure in spending those mornings with my 4Ā beautiful nieces. 551 more words

Diabetes hangover

Hangover. What a horrible word. Just the thought of it makes me cringe with how pathetic I feel when I used to drink. Iā€™m pretty much 5 feet of nothing, so itā€™s never taken long for me to feel the alcohol taking over my body. 449 more words

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From Fear to Gratitude: A Reflection

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My grandmother wrapped gauze around my grandfatherā€™s wound. His leg had been amputated at the knee. 909 more words

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Examining Representations of Diabetes

I’m enrolled in a courseĀ this semesterĀ called “Disability and Culture.” In this class we are looking at representations of disability in film, art, writing, etc. 510 more words

"If there is to be a panic, let it be organized."

If any of you are regular readers (are you? if so, heyyyyy!), you’ll have noticed that I try toĀ post here every Wednesday. I have a lot of things I want to say aboutĀ living with a busted pancreas. 186 more words

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Accepting bad days...

Lately I am guilty of neglecting my blog a little bit. Diabetes has gotten in the way of everything and everyone towards the end of summer because apparently, I wasn’t paying it enough attention. 754 more words

Should You Lose Your Mind Over That Dumb Comment? A Handy Flowchart.

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My father is an Irishman and he is full of strange, whimsical sayings that sound incredibly wise either because they are, or because hearing them said in his Southern Irish lilt just makes them… 759 more words

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