Teamwork makes the dreamwork and everything else

My husband is away at the moment and after two weeks of daily togetherness over the festive season I am glad to see the back of him and I know the feeling is mutual.  We don’t exist well together if we are together all the time, it’s just not how we work.  I also don’t…

Being lost and found

In Cornwall this summer I had a sort of rebirth.  After my son’s T1 diagnosis, broken leg and GCSE worry and stress I found myself unable to stop the anxiety treadmill I’d become locked on, with this seamless never ending-ness of it all, there seemed to be no point for a half decent breath.  I’d…

Supplies, that’s it really

Just some of the supplies we need. Had a good cupboard sort out, so much needed and so much to keep on top of.

Primary School Years – Mic Drop

It’s over.  It’s been over 10 years and I am D O N E.  Both my children have been at the same school, with five years between them my time served has been long.  The school has been excellent and provided great education and care to them both, one who had some special educational needs…

My Boy 9 – T1 Nil

So so proud of this boy, passed all of his GCSEs with flying colours, after the toughest year of his life. I can’t even begin to explain or express how happy and delighted we all are. 💪🏻👏🏻🙌🏻❤️😁  I woke on the morning of results day with a headache that indicated my jaw had been clenched all…

One Year On

Since diagnosis, a year ago today, my eldest son had injected himself over 2,500 times with a needle like this in his stomach or thighs. Out of the blue over the course of four days he had a thirst that could not be satisfied, he went to the loo a lot and felt just exhausted….

Frazzled.

Today is Tuesday and I am frazzled.  This T1 stuff takes up a huge amount of my head, each and every day. Four times (four frickin’ times!) I have been to the GP with my son for him to give me permission to order his prescriptions online, and I’m still not online and I have…

Magpies – Big Mean B*****S & I hate them

  With shoulder tendonitis hurting me like a git, being up in the night with high sugar levels with my son, work and GSCE revision my head is as fried as poss this week.  So I was welcoming a Saturday morning of plod and decompress, to ramp up again for the week ahead.  For the…

New Born Baby aged 15

Since my eldest was diagnosed with type one diabetes in the Summer I’ve felt like I’ve had a newborn baby all over again, aged 15.  When we brought him home 10 days after he was born we felt scared and clueless, every minute something new was realised.  It is the same all over again with T1;…