Diabetes Blog Week #7: Hero

Bigfoot complete set! Diabetes Blog Week end today. High five. Meet many new friend, read many new blog. FUN. Thank you Bittersweet Karen! This post re Let’s end our week on a high note and blog about our “Diabetes Hero”.  It can be anyone you’d like to recognize or admire, someone you know personally or not, someone with diabetes or maybe a Type 3.  It might be a fabulous endo or CDE.  It could be a d-celebrity or role-model.  It could be another DOC member.  It’s up to you – who is your Diabetes Hero??

Bigfoot not able stop mental churn/review this morning Camp Surefire open house.

PART ONE: Drive drive drive, new area Rhode Island, never recall see, so pretty–big tree like forest, funny name: Wickaboxet, quite bit further down road: Alton Jones, feel so far away everything, only see trees.

PART TWO: Upon arrival Camp Surefire after chatty (I can’t see anything but trees! Where’s the water? I feel like we’re in the middle of nowhere!) one-hour car ride, Bubs abruptly decide not want see camp, not want attend camp. Main articulated sticking point, What if someone thinks I’m a girl? Refuse leave parking lot.

Happy! Relaxed. Also: doesn’t this picture make you feel so much better about non-fisheye lens pictures of yourself where your nose looks inordinately large?

PART THREE: Camp Director introduce Bubs returning camper, also 3rd grade. So similar Bubs. Must be West Bay Bubs. This boy glasses/braces, maybe only way tell apart. Both: long hair–but West Bay Bubs’s even longer!–, pump clipped pocket, flip-floppy shoe, 3/4 length Mini Boden pants. Both enjoy experiment banana peel, determine if slippery as clown cliche. WestBB ride banana peel like ski. Bubs slip, skid, fall. Hilarious! Find out as get know WBB: also hate when dentist offer sticker of smiling tooth, hate wear name tag, hate sand cling wet feet beach, love Lego, love Star Wars, suffer recent experience mistaken for girl. (But WBB mistaken “Princess;” Bubs “Sweetheart.”) (WBB despite wear Batman shirt; Bubs, despite Darth Vader shirt.)

Now counting days until camp. (100?) No dread. Only happy. Therefore Bigfoot choose Ali (camp enchantress) and WBB (new friend. Kind of like Liberace boyfriend plastic surgery goal: resemble Liberace, but organic occurrence) for diabetes hero.


3 responses to “Diabetes Blog Week #7: Hero

  1. Sara

    Bubs is going to have an AMAZING summer! Camp and Friends for Life?!


  2. high five for complete set! in a timely fashion even! 🙂

    i forgot to mention during your original tale of bubs being mistaken for a girl that my own daughter when she was about 7 i guess got mistaken for a boy at our swim club because she was wearing board shorts and a rash guard top and her hair was similar to bubs in that pic. it really bummed her out and she switched to wearing one piece suits after that, which bummed me out since i loved the rash guard/board short combo for their skin coverage aspects. sigh. ANYWAY.

    my mouth was literally hanging agog with your depiction of WBB. there could be no more perfect companion for bubs if you had conjured him from your imagination. the similarities are amazing and i am THRILLED that the open house turned into such a positive experience.

    also, TIL that liberace’s boyfriend had plastic surgery to look like him and in 2002 larry king interviewed him extensively about it and that the transcript is a thing that exists on the internet, wow.


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