Real Romance: Carbs and Insulin Diabetes and Colitis: Parenting With Chronic Illness: Invisible Illness Serial Podcast
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Vanessa’s Disorder Info Name *Vanessa Jean Locke Age * 44 What is your disorder? * Diabetes Type 1, Ulcerative Colitis, Hypo Thyroid, Vitiligo and Sjogrens (eyes) At what age did your disorder become a daily issue? * 11 Who were you before your illness became debilitating? * I was a carefree kid who enjoyed lemonade for fun rather than a hypo treatment. I don’t remember a lot about being without chronic illness as part of my life. What would you do if you were not dealing with your invisible illness? * Such an interesting question. If I didn’t have to manage the daily implications of my conditions, pursuits such as university study, full-time employment or highly demanding career options (nursing, teaching) and even enjoying social outings would be feasible. I try to focus on what I can contribute though! What would you like people to know about your daily life? * I minimize my pain. You will only know that I’m not feeling well or in pain when I’ve endured many hours or days of painful symptoms. I may speak…