Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Open Sesame!

Today is Day 2 of #DblogWeek, and today's topic is:

Many of us share lots of aspects of our diabetes lives online for the world to see. What are some of the aspects of diabetes that you choose to keep private from the internet. Or from your family and friends? Why is it important to keep it to yourself? (This is not an attempt to get you out of your comfort zone. There is no need to elaborate or tell personal stories related to these aspects. Simply let us know what kinds of stories we will never hear you tell, and why you won't tell them.) (Thank you Scott E of Rolling in the D for this topic.)

Having an invisible condition like Diabetes has it's pro's and it's cons (believe it or not..). I can blend in with people as much as I want to. I'm certainly not ashamed of having Diabetes and I'll gladly talk to someone about it if asked. I just find that people want to hear 'Yeah I'm okay' then they can move on and carry on talking about something else. I'm not going to talk to someone about it if they've no real interest. 

There are things that I don't publish on my blog, that I have been tempted to previously but could never face typing them. Some more serious and seeing them in black and white just makes it more... real. Others more intimate which are between myself and John only! Occasionally I reveal a little more if I'm feeling brave, but only if I'm comfortable. I can be a little old fashioned at times, I don't want to be revealing EVERYTHING as if I'm in OK! magazine or some trashy reality TV douche. 

"Some things are better left unsaid"


Laddie Lindahl said...

Yeah, I have never shared that stuff either.

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