I wrote this essay for my Sociology 200 class for School. I liked it so much I'm putting it here. If for whatever reason a plagiarism program finds this,My name is Tim McDonald and I'm giving myself permission to reuse my own work...
...apparently this happens and I'm not taking chances. Anyway, onto the paper.
I have type 1 diabetes, and I have suffered with it for over sixteen years. This illness requires me to take upwards of six injections every single day. I take one in…
Alrighty.. I know what you are thinking "NO!" but give me a chance here. I KNOW its not even December yet, but I have to play a song for my school's talent show new week.And I feel like sharing it with everyone! Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you Jingle Bells... blues style
I just want to say thank you to everyone who replied to my comment in the "'it changes us but in a good way" thread. I decided that I will reply here to stop myself from hijacking, because, knowing the way I ramble on about things, I'll go off topic a few times.
I know that with some of my posts I come across as a fairly negative person. Sure, I complain a lot, but I honestly enjoy my life for the most part. There are just way too many situations that, well, frustrate the hell out of…
My dad has owned recording studio equipment for about 4 years now, and I only JUST decided to test it out for myself. After about an hour in his "studio" (aka, the basement) I finally got something that sounds pretty good.
So here's me singing "Run" by snow patrol. I hope yall like it :)
To start off, if anyone has been reading my other blogs. I finally got out of that other job and found a new one in fast food! It's less pay, but there will be no more injuries that will scar me for life! (I hope...) However, these people seem to know even LESS about diabetes than the people at my old job.
Today, I went into the restaurant for my first day of computer training. Gone are the days of a manager actually giving someone a tour of the place you will… Continue
Now, before I start, I don't hate them all the time. I mean, the past 19 years wouldn't have happened without them (AND i got a wii for my birthday! :)
but there are times when I feel they really don't care about my medical needs. My last A1c was in February (6.2, to my surprise) the one before that was 3 years ago they always talk about how they are going to save up all the money they can to get me a pump, but in the end spend it on other stuff. I guess i'm getting… Continue
Thats right! after a month of working, I finally saved up enough money to get this
a dark purple 1999 Saturn SL1! :D
after going through highschool without a car I'm finally free!
...too bad i spent all my money on it and won't have enough to get it registered until next week, so all i can do right now is just look at it :(
I cant wait until next… Continue
First up I would just like to say I FINALLY GRADUATED FROM HIGH SCHOOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And since graduation was a few days ago, a lot of my friends have been hosting graduation parties. Of course there was the usual bloodsugar swings that accompanies the combination of sugary and fatty foods, but I don't want to bore yall with a long story about that. I'll just go straight to the point (to avoid this post being as long as my last one) I am awesome at estimating.
That's right. It's that time of the year again. You can go to any store and see all the wonderful pink and red hearts on display everywhere you look. There are cupids shooting bows, and people kissing everywhere. Its a wonderful time of the year. Unless of course, you are single.
You look at all the displays in disgust. It's almost as if they are mocking you. Its not MY fault the 2 times I almost had a girlfriend, they moved over 300 miles away. Long distance relationships… Continue
I can't get myself to ask or to give diabetes advice. Even after 13 years with this disease, I am no better at giving people diabetes advice than your average nurse (no offense to nurses, but I have seen the rants lol) No matter the question, I don't have an answer. People can write these long, highly detailed responses to someone's life threatening problems, and I'm just sitting there thinking "I have no idea."
Maybe it's because I have it easy. I take 4-5 shots a day, with a ratio… Continue
Before I start, I'll say this happened a while ago, but I just feel like complaining :)
This happened on another site. I went there just to ask a simple question, and it became a game of 20 questions.
I asked a simple question about a teacher (kind of a what would you do? scenario) , and I had about 5 people tell me that the situation would never happen to them because they had 504 plans... Ok that's nice, I would get one if I could, but I can't.
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