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Check out my blog: Groping for Focus

There aren't many visually impaired writers with a transplanted kidney and pancreas around.  In recent years, I've learned how to celebrate my unique situation and have a little fun with it.  Fortunately, I lived in a college town in the Ozarks where quirky and creative are encouraged.  I write about life here, being middle-aged, my health issues and the challenges I face.  I chose the name Groping for Focus because 1. If you're legally blind, you do grope around to find things. And 2. My eyes may not be able to focus, but I seek clarity on a deeper level.  I've had to adjust to several surprising situations life has thrown at me.  Come along for the ride, take a look into a very unusual, inspiring life, and learn some lessons along with me.

My newest blog: Confessions of A Born-Again Diabetic

In May, 2012 my transplanted pancreas stopped making insulin after working perfectly for 14 years.  That's longer than average for a transplanted pancreas.  I went from being a "former diabetic" to being a diabetic again.  This blog explores all the emotions and physical details of having Type 1 Diabetes again after 14 years of freedome from it.  It is at times serious and humorous.  It also compares how treatment for the condition has changed since 1998.  The "born-again" is a light-hearted way of labeling myself as someone who has been through this before.  The blog will also follow my progress as I go through the steps to be listed for a second pancreas transplant.  I hope you will follow the blog and share it with any diabetic friends and family members.   

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