Cogito Ergo Sum Astonished

Happy Diabetes Blog Week!

Lets kick off the week by talking about why we are here, in the diabetes blog space. What is the most important diabetes awareness message to you? Why is that message important for you, and what are you trying to accomplish by sharing it on your blog? (Thank you, Heather Gabel, for this topic suggestion.)

This blog started in the hospital during diagnosis as an unplanned sharp allow jab to anyone in the vicinity who might receive it. WTF?! Will you look at this? I could not BELIEVE it! We were not a disease-style family, and then suddenly were. W.   T.   F.

 

This blog continued as I could ponder things or ask very specific d-questions (what the different sizes of bubbles in the tubing mean) and get answers from some very patient angels who could have easily pointed me to Google. Instead, people spoon-fed me the information I sought in a cheep-cheep-cheeping baby bird way. Cheep cheep! Help! I can’t fly! Nom nom nom thank you.

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Also it is a showcase for my dog.

Then this blog continued for more WTF flailing elbow jabs as assorted people acted like dicks, a celiac diagnosis was delivered, a Dexcom receiver was lost, Peep doughnuts, TrialNet, child #2 & me, etc.

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I made you some almond butter cups, but then I ate them.

Concurrently it became a place for me to store recipes. These are for things I want to remember to make and eat again. At the end of each year, they are complied into a tiny book that I send to people who tell me what to make. I use this space for that a lot.

The point is no point. No one is less forward-thinking or policy oriented. No one raises less money. No one is more myopic. This blog attempts to be warts and all (but with cute skirts), and is often 100% warts—maybe even bloody warts with hairs and tentacles. I flip out, over indignities real and imagined, and attempt to remember things that worked out ok. I explode with gratitude on a semi-regular basis (but like for a good gluten free pretzel, not to the heavens), and maybe connect to someone who understands not only my situation but also my response to it. I believe there have been two of those. It is enough.

Read more purposes of people’s blogs here. Oh gosh. When I went there (<–the link), I saw some of my favorite names on the list already. I can’t wait to read! You guys.

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24 responses to “Cogito Ergo Sum Astonished

  1. BCHD is perfect. The blogosphere needs more SFW tentacle imagery. Thanks for delivering.

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  2. “I could not BELIEVE it! We were not a disease-style family, and then suddenly were. W. T. F.”

    RIGHT? Before I’d say that the kids have mild asthma that’s totally under control. Otherwise they are very healthy. Well, that changed. Fuuuuuuuuuck it.

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  3. Pam

    I nod my head often when I read here, so thank you for being honest, funny and insightful. And thank you for the almond butter cups recipe which I can’t wait to make. I’m glad you’re doing this!

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  4. You’re one of my favourite people I have met through this crazy blogging adventure. For reals. Please don’t stop.

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  5. I love hearing how people’s blogs have evolved over the years. I can’t believe you started in the hospital at diagnosis-props to you! I’ve also started using my blog as a way to store recipes I make often-pretty quick and easy way to find them haha.

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  6. Hooray for Katy! I am glad you’re here… tentacally warts and all. I also have love for your skirts… mostly because my stumpy legs do not allow for them. I have skirt envy

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  7. Kerri.

    I remain pro-warts-and-all-in-cute-skirts.

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  8. I am not without envy. And cute skirt-less.

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  9. Sell the cook book at the end of the year! Make humongous bucks!

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  10. I love your blog, especially warts and all. Love your humor and your realness ( it autocorrected to ‘real mess’, which is also part of the reality of life with diabetes!)
    I have type one myself, my mostly-adult daughter doesn’t have diabetes, but there’s still plenty to relate to. Thank you!

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  11. Love the WTF moments! We seem to have many at the moment. At least we can laugh , sometimes, and find those that just get it at other times! That’s what it’s all about! Keep blogging! I’m glad you’re out there – warts and all!

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  12. Cute skirts & a pink sweatshirt & heavy makeup brought us together! I’m so glad your space is so very very you!

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  13. Your humor is awesome. I aspire to have more of it when faced with WTF moments (which I typically have on a daily basis). You are a warrior just like the rest of the bloggers and beyond in this great D space..

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  14. I so very love your WTF style. And also your very cute skirt. I often think that I need to be shopping where you shop, because stores here have zero cute skirts.

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  15. Yours was one of the first blogs I found. Love it! Keep talking about the warts. We all have them.

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  16. Although I live in Minnesota and grew up in South Carolina, my formative years were spent in upstate New York (boarding school), New Jersey (college), Boston (boyfriend), and Middletown/Newport RI (best friend college roommate). You are my connection to all things New England/Northeast. Knee socks, intelligent writing, bad words, clever graphics, and occasional Latin words thrown in. Diabetes is just a bonus. Huh? Let’s get rid of the diabetes and just be friends:-)

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  17. There are three things in this world that get me really excited these days: celebrating a milestone achievement in my kids’ lives, a Devils-Rangers hockey game, and a new post on Bigfoot Child Have Diabetes. Thanks for making my life complete.

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  18. Rick Phillips

    Your blog is always so wonderful.

    I referred your blog to the TUDiabetes blog page for the week of May 16, 2016.

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  19. I love coming to this space and reading your blog, warts and all (tentacles or not).

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  20. Your blog reflects you. Warts and all haha.

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  21. I always love reading BCHD. I smile every time. Today is no exception.

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  22. skchrisman

    I read these comments and concur with all. Feel the love.

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