My first name for this site was “Blasted Pancreas”. After some further thought, I changed it. I won’t lie, that name reflects my true feelings about the lousy, no good disease called diabetes. It’s oddly comforting to assign blame for events that were completely out of our control.
It goes something like this…
“BLAST YOU PANCREAS FOR QUITTING WHEN WE STILL NEEDED YOU!”
“BLAST YOU PANCREAS FOR ABANDONING MY 8 YEAR OLD OF ALL TIMES, WHEN WE WERE ON VACATION!”
“BLAST YOU PANCREAS FOR MAKING A BOY GROW UP TOO QUICKLY!”
“BLAST YOU PANCREAS FOR CHANGING OUR LIVES, IN A WAY WE NEVER IMAGINED!”
I could go on. I won’t.
I much prefer the new name. It says more about my family. Yes, we live every day with the challenges of Type 1 diabetes. It impacts not one, but two of our five member household. Diabetes makes our family different, but it doesn’t define us.
Occasionally I still feel the need to direct some well deserved anger at the stupid pancreas. But most days I realize our lives are “Two Sweet” to waste my time on things I cannot change!
P.S. Blasted Pancreas is actually the name of a band. Not kidding, look it up! The music is fitting….