Sunday, November 15, 2009

A Diary Entry

I started blogging 2 years and 7 months ago. There are many of you in the D-OC that have been blogging for much longer. There are many of you who have joined since I began blogging in April of 2007. This community is so very special in so many ways. You've provided support, understanding, someone to vent to, have lunch with, and to visit while I'm on vacation. :)
I've met a few of you. But I feel like I know almost all of you. I consider you my friends.
I've not been as faithful in my blogging of late, but facebook and twitter have kept me in touch with most of you on some level.
I've missed D-blogger day. I missed World Diabetes Day. And I'm not participating in NaBloPoMo this month. But I still wanted to share with you all how much of a difference you've made in my life. Today I was digging for an empty blank book to jot down some ideas I had. I found a partially filled one and started to read. Although my thoughts are mostly private, I wanted to share with the D-OC parts of an entry I made on October 17th, 2006.

"I have this feeling that I am not normal"
"That made me realize that I have never had anyone my age that I knew that had diabetes. That's weird. Some younger and some older, but none really anywhere near my age."
"I think I need to find a friend like that....Someone I can relate to about A1c tests, and those horrible time of lows and highs and having to eat and check blood sugars. There's just no one I have ever been able to talk to about it. So I am feeling a little discouraged."
I can tell you that I haven't written, or felt, anything like that in a long time. D-OC, you guys saved me in a way. You made me feel less alone. You gave your friendship and understanding, free of charge. And you helped me feel a little more normal.
Thank you.

5 comments:

Crystal said...

Great post. I'm with ya. I feel Less alone thanks to the AWEsome D-OC. ;-)

Colleen said...

You are so right! I'm especially appreciative of everyone who's willing to offer advice when needed and hold our hands when we just need some support.

Colleen said...

And... due to your post, I went back and looked at my blog info - it was interesting (to me) so I wrote about it. Thanks for the idea!

Karen said...

I'm so glad you decided to start your blog - otherwise we never would have "met". And I can't wait until the day we REALLY meet!!

"D" as in "D" said...

Glad to see you back. Missed you.