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Well put!!

Great post Birdie.

I have struggled with this too and so many have told me I "seem normal". Well thanks, I think. They would go further and add, "so what's the problem?"
Well where to begin!? Right!?

20 years of shots (whoa the collection of syringes). Start on NPH. Regular for years. Fast acting? What is that? Do a BT, shot then Wait to eat?! Then lovely Lantus in the am only or lows in the am, ugh. Humalog, what sweet relief! Shoot up and eat!

Now the pump. Humalog only. Basal, bouls. Ahhhh!!!!

Normal should simply be deleted from the english language. ;-)

I struggle to be me, most of the time to just simply be. My new view is healthy too. Just trying to figure out what they entails.

Best to you!
Love your blog!
CALpumper

Good post. It says what we all feel. Thanks.

I love the term "wholeness" and even though it can encompass just as many definitions as "normal", somehow it means more to me.
For me, to feel whole as we travel with diabetes is to shed that lurking sense of freakishness, of being punished (for whatever obscure reason) and the envy that other people have it so much easier than I do.
Sure, the body needs a little help. But my essential wholeness will prevail if I nurture it and trust that it is home to all of us.

This really hit home. For several reasons.
1. I don't have diabetes, but I take a select seratonin re-uptake inhibitor (???). I have struggled all my life with people telling me to be normal, or with trying to be normal.
2. My mom's a doctor and I'm a teacher in Chicago's Mexican community where diabetes is an epidemic. It seems so pervasive, I thought it wasn't such a big deal until my mother came to give a presentation to my students about the disease and I learned how horrible it truly is.
3. I'm a passionate follower of your art blog dear ada, and had never clicked to aiming for grace before! I'm off to read the rest of it now.
Stay healthy
marina

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