Today (14th November) is World Diabetes Day, also the birthday of Sir Frederick Banting, who co-discovered insulin along with Charles Best in 1922. This time last year, I “liked” a couple of awareness posts from acquaintances on social media and thought nothing more of it. Yet, they had planted the seeds in my subconscious that eventually led to my daughter’s diagnosis with Type 1 Diabetes just 11 days later.
Tag: Type 1 Diabetes
It’s been a busy but fun week. I’ve been off work and I’m finally feeling better after the flu wiped me out. I spent the first few days at home catching up with chores, reading and watching films with my family. Then I got my hair cut and coloured on Tuesday, which has made me feel human again.
I’ve had a great week enjoying the sunshine and spending time with family and friends. On Monday, we visited Hubbards Hills in Louth, one of my favourite woodlands. It was beautiful weather for a paddle in the stream and a walk in the shade of the trees
Things are looking up for me this summer. After having my upper left wisdom tooth extracted on the 22nd of June, the daily headaches and sinus pain I had since January subsided and I now no longer need to take naproxen or co-codamol.
My husband started isolating with Covid last Tuesday in our spare room, so I’ve been looking after my daughter alone. I stayed off work on Monday with a sinus infection and headache and got a prescription for antibiotics and a steroid nasal spray.
I’m sorry I haven’t posted in such a long time. Life gave us a few hard blows one after the other, and I had to abandon all my writing and blogging plans. Luckily, things have settled down now and I feel ready to share what’s happened.