About to participate in an exciting pilot with the University of Wollongong. Patient volunteers, of which I am one, were canvassed to find Diabetics willing to share their stories and experiences. We have done a fair bit of preparatory work, filmed little snapshots of us talking about our stuff and in a few weeks the link will activate.
We choose a time slot on a weekly basis where we log in to a Skype like system and the student doctors can log in and ask us questions. The Uni find that after the doctors qualify and get into general practice the diabetics don't fit into their textbook learning! Part of my story is the forums I joined and how the info I found through other's experiences led my research to take me in the direction that I now live.
I manage to fit in fire brigade call outs and we are already experiencing serious conditions before the season starts.
Also now a Peer Support Officer for the Critical Incident Support Service after 3 years of training.
I am very involved with the organisation of a Folk Festival and a coordinator of a team at a very large festival a few hours away. We have two dogs and eight chickens who share the back garden with a large section of it growing vegetables and berries. Recently have sourced raw milk which I have been making soft cheeses with..... Yummm...Camembert, mascarpone, labne, greek yoghurt, ricotta, feta.
Loving life, oh and just a little excited as we have just booked a two week holiday in China for November!!!!!!!!