This blog has been many years in the making. There were so many well-defined ideas pent up in my head for so long, but I couldn’t write them down. And I mean really couldn’t. I had a serious, undiagnosed illness that meant writing was not a thing I could sustain. At the time, I had no idea why.
But here I am, having made an incredible recovery, ready to write. Words can’t express how much this means to me.
I intend to write mainly about my journey with type 1 diabetes and epilepsy. Both of these diseases are very isolating, because they are so complicated. There’s a lot more to them than most people assume. “Oh, you have to inject yourself with medicine, I could never do that.” “Oh, you have fits, I feel so sorry for you.”
Yeah nah. The needles are the easy part. I don’t have fits, but even for those who do, it often isn’t the worst part. I like it when people show they care, but it can still be really painful when someone clearly has no idea what I actually go through.
As someone living with two crazy chronic illnesses, I know it’s very nice to read about someone else who has similar experiences to you. It’s validating. It’s a relief, it releases pent up feelings. It makes you feel like you’re not fighting alone. So I hope I can give that feeling to others. I also hope others will find my experiences valuable, perhaps learn something or get new ideas.
But what do I know? I’m not a marathon runner or film maker or doctor. I’ve always been terrified of putting myself in the spotlight and I’m crap at networking and have never collected followers before. I’m not sure I’m meant for this. But part of me says I’ve got something to offer in my own way, so... here goes.
Welcome to my blog!