Getting stuck at Funkytown

 

  

         Every parent wishes the best for their kids (and if not, they should). When you find out your kid has an incurable disease, it breaks you. The best way I can describe it is…ok, go with me here. Remember in Lord of the Rings, when Frodo falls in the lake with all those bodies and they try to drag him down? That feeling of being stuck and everything seems to be going against you and weighing you down so that you can’t get up. That is the beginning of diabetes, that initial fall into the lake. The bodies pulling at you, they are all the worries that come into play. You wish for a Sam to come and help you but alas, he does not. Time is Sam and time is a pain in the butt because you have to wait to acquire it. I know lots of parents of D-kids get stuck in a funk and can’t get out. It is normal to some degree. Now if you are on the dangerous side of a funk, please contact someone asap. There is no shame in getting help, even if it requires medicine. Our kids need us to be healthy and happy so that they can be too. I had such a hard time and wanted to make sure that folks know its ok to be sad. You can visit Funky town but you can’t live there.

-Patti

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