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By: FatCatAnna

The Roller Coaster Ride of Diabetes! Whoo! Whoo!

I am a Type 1 diabetic diagnosed back in the early 60's as a child.  I am living in Montreal, Canada and enjoy scribbling about diabetes from time to time. I’ve had my ups / downs just like any person would experience with going through life - diabetic or not.  My motto in life?  Diabetes does not control me – I control it!! 

You can find more posts/discussions at my Facebook page called "The Roller Coaster Ride of Diabetes" and also on Twitter under the name of FatCatAnna.  Feel free to follow me at both places or send me a private message!

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Posted: May 10, 2011 14:49
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  • Diabetes Blog Week - Letter Writing Day - Dear Viral Pneumonia

    Well, today is le deuxieme jour (second day) for the Blog Week topic – and the topic is “letter writing” to your condition, or whatever tickles your fancy (you can check out what the topics are for this week at this link – there are also “wild cards” for those of you that maybe stumped as to what to write – which I have to admit – today’s topic is abit difficult for me – but I’m giving it a whirl just for the heck of it while my brain is able to function).


    Dear Viral Pneumonia,

    Currently I hate feeling the way I have been for over a week now – life is such a B****.  You have made me an unproductive member of society and I do not like feeling out of control.  Diabetes rarely does this to me, and usually there is a reason for a low or high blood sugar but with you, I am a slave to the manufacturer of snot rags that make my nose raw and red along with not knowing when my strength will ebb to nothing but a limp noodle.  What started off I thought as a simple cold after coming back from a holiday in Spain, has now blossomed into yet another week of depression with getting hit by you.  I hate, loath, detest feeling drained and unable to think with you in my body and I want you to take a hike.  You fool me into thinking I’m having a low blood sugar as well - with my feeling drained – and when I test my blood sugar - it is perfect – go figure that one out you evil little virus.

    So, many thanks to my Facebook friends/Mummy that have encouraged me to get checked out despite my aversion to health professionals.  I took the courage to go back to the same clinic that fixes me (this is same clinic that a GP misdiagnosed my eye problem back in November).  I am hoping that today’s diagnosis of you – evil viral pneumonia, is what it actually is.  I will be patient as I await better health and the ability to function (e.g. go on my motorcycle, sailboat, and the simple task of grocery shopping).  I want my life back with my partner in life, diabetes by my side knowing it's the only one that gets up close and personal with me!

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  • By: Kelly59: May, 10, 2011 15:09 PM
    I hope you feel better soon Anna! 

    D-Blog Week (1) blood sugar (1) viral pneumonia (1)

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