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Re: [IP] Children, parents and D



Amy!

You're mom missed out on a wonderful person!  I just hope I don't transfer
any negative feelings onto my diabetic daughter.  Thanks for sharing your
feelings!


----- Original Message -----
From: "Amy Anderson" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Friday, January 18, 2002 3:05 PM
Subject: [IP] Children, parents and D


> From a child who almost died several times...
> The last time I almost left this world was when my Mom walked away from
me.
> I never saw her cry over my diagnosis, I never heard her explain why she
> insisted that I test my blood sugars, I never heard her express any
emotion
> other than anger. She was angry that I had this disease and projected that
> onto me. Being the stubborn teen I was, I retaliated by never testing,
> hardly ever taking my shots, living on Coke (reg) and swiss cake rolls. I
> was in and out of the hospital for DKA every 6 months from age 15 to 20.
> During one emergency room visit my mom decided she had enough and walked
> away as the nurse was putting the 3paddles2 at the foot of my bed.
>
> I believe that if my mom had shared her fears, doubts, and insecurities
with
> me that my disease and my relationship with her would have developed
> differently. She did not leave me in a physical sense, but in an emotional
> sense I was without my mom9s unconditional love. Now, she has health
> problems and blames them on the stress I caused her as a teen. I do not
> trust her or turn to her for advice.
>
> So, why am I sharing all of this? Partly because reading all these emails
> has my emotions just bent out of whack and I need to vent. Partly because
I
> see all of the comments and opinions that this group has raised, each of
> them with own points of validity and perspectives, and I am amazed that
none
> of you has walked away. Please don9t.
> --
> Amy B. Anderson
> email @ redacted
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