Real Romance: Carbs and Insulin Diabetes and Colitis: Parenting With Chronic Illness: Invisible Illness Serial Podcast
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“The reminding part can be absolutely exhausting. When you feel like you’re talking to a brick wall (parenting with chronic illness)” — Vanessa My Silly Billy, Squeaky Cheeky, Floppy Poppy Family By Vanessa Jean Locke Disorder InfoName *Vanessa Jean LockeAge * 44What is your disorder? *Diabetes Type 1, Ulcerative Colitis, Hypo Thyroid, Vitiligo and Sjogrens (eyes)At what age did your disorder become a daily issue? *11Who 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…