Type 1 Diabetes; How do I hate thy? Let me count thy ways! 11:00 pm: 340 ways, 2:00 am: 200 ways! There are so many reasons that we need a cure for Type 1 Diabetes. For me personally, I’d love a cure because I am tired. Chronic illness takes a toll on the entire family.… Continue reading Define Chronic Illness; Not my Joey
On my teenage son’s facebook page, I get a kick out of the “Truth IS” confessions of the kids. Here are a few of my own Truths. Employer: Sorry if I come in looking as though I haven’t slept in days. Truth is I haven’t had sleep in over 4 years, since my son was… Continue reading Truth Is..
Joey is growing up, which is the natural progression of life. So why do I feel like I need to grow along with him? This past week has been a growing experience for all of us. Saturday he asked if he and a friend could get a ride to his school’s big track meet. It… Continue reading Changing Times – My Little Boy is Growing Up
Seen first at http://suited.myomnipod.com/therese/joeys-diabetes-day-at-the-capitol/ My son is taking on and conquering way more than I ever could have at age 11! I am so proud and excited for him. It sounds like a cliché, but I really am amazed at what he is doing. He was very nervous about taking on the Wisconsin Ambassador position… Continue reading Joey takes on the Capitol
On May 10th, 2009 our world changed forever. We woke up that morning happy, excited to see what the day would bring. For me it was special because it was Mother’s Day, and the kids treated me like it was my birthday. Joe had to work the day shift, but would be home in time… Continue reading Diaversary #4 May 10th, 2009 – 2013
Seen first at: http://suited.myomnipod.com/therese/parent-and-grandparent-of-children-with-diabetes Mother’s Day, May 10th, 2009. Normally we would have a family gathering for Mother’s Day, but this year was going to be different. Joe had to work, so it was just going to be me and the boys. I spent the day before with my daughter, so she was going to spend the day… Continue reading Looking back at our son’s d-day, diagnosis for a disease without a cure.
This year we celebrated both boys birthday’s together, it’s so much easier since they are only 9 days apart. We always make the boys their favorite dessert for their special day. This year Joey picked a Cookie Cake for his, and just happened to mention to Aunt Jan that he also loves chocolate cake. Tony picked Aunt Jan’s Banana… Continue reading Joey’s Birthday Celebration – Diabetes Ugly came Univited