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Oh man, Birdie - been there, done that. Usually if I don't start sobbing in the doc's office, I do by the time I'm outside the clnic door.
There is such a big emotional investment in the numbers. Now if this A1C was higher than usual, why not just look back at the "usual" ones and be satisfied?
Now that I think about this, you probably needed to get rid of some junk by shedding a few tears. Each day is new, and I know you will forge ahead.
My best to you, Birdie.

This is my first time reading your blog and I'm blown away by how well you have captured the emotions of diabetes. My son is a type 1. He's just turned sixteen and I've watched how diabetes just complicates all the emotions of that roller-coaster transition from child to adult.

And by the way, I love Feist. What a great song.

I too get very emotional in the car after my appointments. What's with that? Maybe I feel "safe" once I'm in my little pocket of privacy, and let my emotional guard down? Then it all comes pouring out.

What touched me with this post was how it is your heart at work. I've posted so many times about disappointment with my A1C's, and how it has upset me. The response is usually pretty much the same, though very understanding (because we've all been there). We all say "it's just a number", and yes, in my head I know that, and agree. But my heart hurts for all the work I've done and not seen some positive progress.

In a way I am comforted to know that I'm not alone in that feeling. I know that I'm not, but it is comforting to see you acknowledge it with me. I am sorry that it hurts so, but thankful that you are willing to share it with us all. Thank you.

The only number that really matters is Numero Uno
Keep charging ahead......Peace


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