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Monday, November 29, 2010

Happy Anniversary, Blog!

Two years ago I was drowning.

Two years ago I was lost.

Two years ago, I had no idea if the loneliness would ever subside.

Writing has always been therapeutic for me. I used to write poetry to circumvent my teenage angst. After Elise was diagnosed, all that angst came back. Times 10. To the power of infinity. My head was going to explode if I didn't do something.

So I took a deep breath and started Death of a Pancreas. Oh sure, I had another blog, but it didn't seem to be the place for all the emotional vomiting I was going to do.

As well as a place to vent, I really wanted my blog to be a place where people in the same situation could come and see they weren't alone. Maybe to learn a few things. I wanted to share my vast two-months worth of wisdom with the world-wide-web-information-super-highway.

Instead, I was the one who was helped. I found others that had blazed this trail before me. I found encouragement. Understanding. Empathy. Friends... no, make that family. I found "same".

So on this two year blogaversary, I want to say thank you to everyone who reads my posts. Everyone who leaves comments. Everyone who has made this crazy journey a little more bearable.

And thank you, blog, for being the place where I can leave all my crazy and you never judge.

20 comments:

  1. I could not even imagine a D blogging life without my Canadian :) So happy to have you in our lives and thank you for taking the time to share your wonderful stories, your heartbreaking realities and your love!!

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  2. So happy to have 'met' you and become a part of the DOC too! :-)

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  3. I, for one, and glad you share your crazy with me. It's so much nice with company!

    btw, I KNEW I had to be a follower of your blog the instant I read the extended title: Because "Death of the Beta Cells in the Islets of Langerhans" doesn't have the same ring to it.

    Ha! you had me at your blog title ;)

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  4. Happy blog-o-versary Joanne! I'm so glad you took the leap from your other blog to this one! I'm so glad I found you!! And especially glad to call you my friend!

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  5. Yep just like Amy, you had me at the title! I'm so glad to have found you and know that I'm not alone on this journey. Happy blog-o-versary!

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  6. Happy Blogoversary Joanne! I am fairly new to reading your brand of crazy since I just found it not that long ago...but I am hooked! I relate to what you have to say and I think you have an awesome sense of humour. Even though i am an american (living in canada)...i spelled humour with a "u" especially for you my canadian blogger diabetic mom friend..:o)

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  7. Happy Blog-o-versary! So glad to have found you in your non-judging, feel-free-to-emotionally-vomit place! We share your crazy and it makes us all the better for it!

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  8. It's been a blessing to have crossed paths...so happy to have found you and the rest of our little "nest". Looking forward to many more posts from your awesome little nook :)

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  9. Happy blogaversary! So happy to know you! :)

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  10. Happy Blog Anniversary - thanks for being you Joanne!

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  11. Love you Jo...I am thankful for Death of a Pancreas...I know I am not alone. I have cried and laughed with you many, many times.

    (((HUGS)))

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  12. Happy Blog Anniversary! Keep going, I love to read your stuff D-mama!!!

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  13. Happy Anniversary, Death of a Pancreas!! I think I missed my 1-year. Hmmm - we need cake!

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  14. As you know when J was still in the hospital my sister and mom found you. YOU were my only connection to tell me I wasnt alone. YOU welcomed me with open arms. YOU had shared your life in a way that it helped me to survive and let me know what I was feelign was normal for a very unnormal situation. YOU introduced me to the only lifeline I have to this crazy D world. YOU have made a differeance! THANK YOU

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  15. Your blog was one of the first I found, through it's title and I am forever grateful for that. Thanks for your honesty.

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  16. your blogs are very special Jo! You are very special too.

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  17. I'm so glad we've met....both on-line and in person!

    You are a sweetheart. : )

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