Friday, March 2, 2012


Today's post is a smattering of randomness, reaching many places on the emotional spectrum. Let it begin!
  • You may have noticed a new purple button over on the left side of my blog this morning. My friend Meri, who writes the blog Our Diabetic Life and is the mom of four boys - three of whom have type 1 diabetes - could use your help. Her husband was recently diagnosed with metastasized melanoma, with tumors on his brain, lugs, and in his abdomen. Please send any positive thoughts, healing vibes, prayer, or whatever you're comfortable with, their way. There is also a donation page set up, should you be so inclined, which can be found by visiting the Facebook page.
  • For those who don't follow me on Twitter or Facebook, you might not know that You Can Do This officially has a table at Friends For Life (!!!!!!) - you can check out the map here to see where I'll be! Thank you, again, to all who have offered their help in making it happen. 
  • Speaking of You Can Do This, I was interviewed by this week. You can read the interview here.
  • Either my body just laughed off the antibiotics I took last month, or I've developed a new sinus infection. It's been a month now. I'm done being "real people sick", okay?
  • And lastly, I came across what I think might be the most beautiful analogy I've ever heard regarding what online community support for PWDs is like. It was written by Babs on a post that Scott wrote recently.
I have this picture in my mind of this wide dirt road, where each of us is walking, toward the same goal. Some are walking ahead of me, some behind. Some are running, others are taking their time. I see you further up the road than me, looking back and waving, "hey, try this side of the road, it's less bumpy up here!" I don't know what my health would be like today without your guidance.
I think it's very much like that - we're all on the same road, and we're helping each other find the less bumpy ways of traveling it.

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