Thursday, May 12, 2011

Hello. My name is Joanne. You killed my daughter's pancreas. Prepare to die.


Thursday - 10 Things I hate about you, Diabetes.

10. I am a tree-hugger and you are killing our planet one test strip, used syringe, and half-empty bottle of expired insulin at a time.

9. You make me check my (non-D) baby's BG.

8. You stole my daughter's childhood. Yes, you did. She will never know what it's like to be 100% carefree.

7. You cost me some friendships. I guess I should be thankful to know who my "true friends" are. But you have made me very lonely.

6. I used to be smart-ish. You have killed off too many of my brain cells.

5. Sometimes when I think of the money we have spent on you, diabetes, I wonder how many trips to Hawaii that would be.

4. You make me cry way too much.

3. I sometimes say no to stuff because of you. Because it's just too overwhelming. Because I am too tired.

2. You constantly make me feel not good enough.

1. You are robbing my daughter of her life. This is just not cool. And this is why I am going to kick your ass.


  1. I can relate to every one on your post. Thanks for posting and making me not feel so alone in my thoughts and feelings in this crappy world of D.

  2. I know how you feel on pretty much every point. No one gets how ENORMOUS a change diabetes brings into your life.

  3. Love your list...I agree with every single one of them.


    Shit, I wish I was as good as you!! :)

    wonderful post!!

  5. Love the "Prepare To DIE" bit Jo. Great list. I like that you are environmentally-minded!

  6. Great list. I love your use of -ish. It applies to so much of my growing-old life these days, smart-ish, fearless-ish, kind-ish, and of course, hair-ish :)

  7. I think this is my favorite post so far today. So true. Love the last one!

  8. Love the title and your list!

  9. Great list. I agree with it all. #9 really stuck out to me. I do that all the time because I am THAT worried. :(

  10. Princess Bride . . . . awwwwwww. Now I need to go watch it again. For like the hundreth time ;)

    I like your list. I do not think it means what you think it means, though.

  11. Just had to go back a day and comment...stupid blogger!
    I so totally love The Princess Bride and went around for most of yesterday repeating lines, thanks to you!!
    There are a shortage of perfect pancreases in the world, it would be a pity to ruin yours!


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