|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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