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JDRF’s Walk to Cure Diabetes and Then Some


Fucked up FridayIt’s Fucked up Friday time! It’s a chance for me to share health based posts, circling around life with M.E., Type 1 Diabetes, General Anxiety Disorder, Social Phobia, Panic Disorder, Obsessive and Disordered Thoughts, Choking Phobia, Depression, Paranoia, Pulmonary Embolism recovery and getting my life back on track. I always feel like I’ve missed something there, but how many issues can you have? Seriously? Bah!

As you can see, Fucked up Friday isn’t in the title. I don’t want to offend anyone. However, Fucked up Friday has a certain ring to it and it’s me having a bit of fun with the kaleidoscope of health issues I have. I feel it’s best not to dwell too seriously on these issues. Take them seriously, yes, but don’t dwell negatively and let them take over your life. Henceforth, this will be the last use of the term Fucked up Friday in this post. Huzzah!

Today I’m going to wax lyrical about walking for good causes! Oh and some other news, but mostly about walking for good causes.


I have missed several posts! Not for any serious, health related issue for once. I just couldn’t be stuffed. I’ve been told I’m slightly anemic (can’t remember if I’ve mentioned that before) and for the last two weeks have been trying to get my iron back up after that time of month hit. It sucks the iron right out of you! Bah!

I’ve also sprained my wrist. More fun news! It’s annoying and the pain is getting worse so I’m going back to the doctor today to look into it further. It’s not a complete nuisance. I can deal with it. It has been a long time since I’ve had to rely more on one hand though (I poured boiled water onto my hand as I was a special and clever child), but shit happens. It could be worse. It could be broken, or it could be gangrenous, or it could be an alien arm with a mind of its own. I think sprained isn’t that big of a deal. I’m just being a whinger.

I have news! Exciting, good news!  I’m taking part in the JDRF’s Walk to Cure Diabetes. I’m looking forward to it. I’ve never taken part even though I’ve been a diabetic since 1987. Terrible, I know. I wasn’t able to take part for the last eight years due to illness and before that I’d always be working (stupid work on stupid days), but better late than never!

So what’s the deal? People raise money, then walk 4km’s, and the money goes into Type 1 Diabetes research. How can you help, I imagine, I hear you ask? Donate! Donate! Donate!

Diabetes is a horrible disease, yes you can live with it, but it’s still horrible. Children suffer every day and us adults have to put up with the complications that come after having the disease for several years. Bleurgh. You can read more about it via my participant page as well as some of the reasons why I’m taking part this year. I want to raise as much money as I possibly can so please ignore my target amount! I will be placing a widget in the sidebar to find the link later, but please donate as soon as you can if you wish to help.

Thank you muchly! Over and out.


Author: Bonnie

Between a blogging addiction, hosting reading challenges, reviewing, writing novels, and overcoming a neuro-immune disease, Bonnie attempts to do as many awesome things as she can and has a good dose of daily bunny cuddles. She resides in Western Sydney with her rabbit, Winston.

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