Thursday, August 13, 2009
Wiggle Your Toes !
I have found a new way to forget about the pain and it seems to work. Every now and then I get needles that feel like I am being stabbed and finger pokes that sting and I know as much as they hurt it's got to get done. I think that we all have our own ways of taking our mind of pain and really I never had to think of ways until now.
I have a feeling that this may work for children too but I am not 100% sure. I wiggle my toes. I know it sounds so silly but for me it's given me a chance to tolerate needles a little better than before. As I stick the needle through my stomach I wiggle my toes, I look at them wiggling or look away and all I think about is my toes. It distracts me from the pain in my stomach and I just focus on my feet. It's strange but I knew that those days where I can't seem to find the right spot to poke I need a distraction.
I can't help but wonder the chances of me having a child with diabetes. I don't know the percentage or how it all works out but of course it sometimes makes me wonder. I remember telling Clinton how bad I would feel if I gave my child diabetes but he explained to me that it wouldn't be my fault. I couldn't imagine knowing that my child would have to go through the same pain that I have dealt with but at a much younger age.
But even if I did have a child with diabetes I know that I would be an expert and what better thing to pass on to them than my blogs. I hope that mothers all around the world of children with diabetes see my blogs and can show them when they are teens that it doesn't matter diabetic or not you're bound to have a good time. Just sometimes you just have to wiggle your toes!