Friday, March 9, 2012

A Good D Day


Today is a good D day...yes I know it is early and yes I know that there are a billion things that can go wrong before the sun sets...yes I know that D does not like it when you brag about how well you are doing and that bragging comes back to bit you in the ass. I know...BUT I just HAVE to tell you...

 today is a good D day because...


Cara did a belly site :) and she is soooo proud!!
and so is her mom!! #superproudmom
I have been angry about diabetes lately but this just changes my whole focus.  Forget the anger at D for right now (I'm sure I will come back to it really soon) and celebrate the bravery and toughness of people with diabetes...it just amazes me, how kick ass you all are!!

The belly site did take awhile, it took a lot of talking about, it took a lot of looking a pictures of people with belly sites in, it even took two previous occasions where we were ready, all set, 100% a go, we were doing a belly site and then at the last minute Cara's fears got the best of her.  Who could blame her? Your plunging a long big needle into a tiny little belly, who gives a shit if it's pink or not.  BUT she finally did it, she over came her fears and did it!!

Amazing...these kids/teens/adults, absolutely A.M.A.Z.I.N.G   

and if you want to help make this day an even better day you can click the link and vote for me on the Canadian Diabetes Association's facebook contest "What would the cure for diabetes mean to you?"  I'm  a little behind and need your help to get to the top.
https://apps.facebook.com/diabetescure/entry/326 and thanks so much for you votes!!

and if you just want to read what a cure means to me from my blog post you can click THIS LINK:) then go vote :) ;)

7 comments:

Julie L said...

WOW- a belly site! I'm so impressed! Please let me know the secret to getting Cara to do this. My daughter is almost eight and she looks to be about Cara's size but I haven't even tried to get her to do a belly site (we only do the bum).
Congratulations on this milestone!

Nicole said...

thanks Julie and unfortunately I don't think there is a secret :( SORRY!
We have just been talking about it FOREVER looking at people and kids that have done it and working the nerve her and I to get it done. We came soooo close last week but I think that I hesitated to long trying to find the "right" placement that it freak her out. This time I just went for it when she said it was OK and it worked!! Good luck with your little one!!

Denise aka Mom of Bean said...

WooHoo!!

Sarah said...

a belly site, whoa baby that is big around here, too! Have a great weekend awesome lady :)

Reyna said...

Oh YEAH BABY!!! Cara is one courageous gal!!!

Anonymous said...

Cara is very brave and I hope it did not hurt as much as it looks. Would EMLA help? I am hoping it would, at least a little. Don't know from personal experience but I have heard the belly is the best site for absorption. These kids have true grit... after a few years with D, they are tough... they have to be. This trait will serve them well all their lives.

Sara said...

Look at that proud smile! I love it! :D