THE STORY OF ONE FAMILY'S JOURNEY WITH TYPE 1 DIABETES AND CELIAC DISEASE.
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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Mr. Rose

I guess he noticed.

The Hubs.

I guess he noticed that it's been over a week since my last blog post...

I know that my lovely Mrs. CandyHearts has been busy, with - well - attending to the family (and me, Mr. Rose).  So, since I happen to have about 20 minutes of down time, I figured I would post a blog to all her blogging buddies.
You see, you get to see the things she usually posts, and she does a great job in being transparent and honest with all of you. However, before now I have asked to avoid using me in her posts as much as possible. I do this because, I don’t ever want to take away her time to do what she does best.  It’s what I call “being the one who listens and helps”.  She does this far better than me. I can be a little more salt than light. No frills, just action and to the point. Get the idea?  My filter is usually not set at “gentle”.
With that being said, I gave her permission to write a post about me, and what my journey with T1D and Celiac is like from a father's point-of-view.  But, I think she may need your help. Sooooo, how about a few of you brainstorm together and come up with some questions that you would like to know about me (Mr. Rose) and then I will co-author a blog post with my wonderful wife, passing on my answers.

Whatta ya say?
Don’t worry, I have super thick skin and if none ya’s want to know, I would completely understand. 

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12 comments:

  1. How do you and Wendy "split" Sugar's care? I know it is most likely dynamic...but the basic routine. AND... can you touch on the grief stages that you endured during the diagnoses of Type 1 and Celiac for Sugar...AND...the Celiac diagnosis that was given to Wendy. Thank you! xo

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  2. What is your biggest fear of living with T1D?

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  3. What's the hardest part for you personally as a dad of a T1, GF sweetie-pie?

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  4. Hello Mr. Rose,
    I was wondering how T1 has changed you (maybe one positive and one negative) as a husband and father.

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  5. 1. How do you support Wendy with all that she takes on?

    2. Do you mind eating gluten free?

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  6. How does your view/feelings/outlook of diabetes differ from your wife's?

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  7. Do you feel like you've lost the woman you've married? I imagined growing old with my wife, but lately I can't stand her.

    I've tried being supportive, but she just gets angry with me when I don't do things the way she does. I'd rather not participate in any of our son's care instead of having her treat me like I can't do anything right.

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  8. Do you think your journey has been different than Wendy's?

    What impact have diabetes and celiac had on your father-daughter relationship with Sugar? Does your relationship with her differ than the relationships you have with your other girls because of diabetes?

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  9. Are there any parts of D you rather not "deal with"? Or have Wendy take care of?

    And when are y'all coming back to Vegas!? :)

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  10. How has diabetes affected your diet? Do you (over?) enjoy foods outside of the home that are usually not available at home now?
    How about support system; what have you two done together to build a support system despite medical complications?
    How do you plan date nights, who finds the dedicated trained babysitters?
    What are the most positive/negative changes that have occurred since d/celiacs have entered your lives?
    You really miss WA, don't you?!

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  11. I love this idea and since all of my questions have been asked already I will anxiously await this amazing soon to be post!

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  12. I love this idea too, and I'm curious to what your answers will be to the questions from Meri and Anonoymous. Sometimes I wonder if my husband feels the way that Anonymous feels, maybe I didn't think my hubbys feelings were quite that harsh, but now that I've read that I'll worry about it even more. Acutually I don't think my husband quite feels that way, but what I really worry about is that if I don't find a way to "simmer down" he will start feeling like that.

    Also, Do you feel like you could take care of Sugar by yourself if your wife was gone for a day or two? or Would you feel completly annoyed if you were taking care of Sugar by yourself and Wendy called you every 2 hours looking for a report?

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While I'm happy to share our experiences with what works, and what doesn't work, for the management of Type 1 Diabetes and Celiac Disease in our house, please do not mistake anything you read here for medical advice. Decisions regarding your/your child's health care should be made only with the assistance of your medical care team. Use any information from this blog at your own risk.