Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Long time, no post

I have been neglecting the blog lately, but it hasn't been all me fault. The filter on my computer has decided to block blogger.com. So, I haven't been able to post. I am currently posting from my work computer (not on company time). I am trying to get this straight with the filter people. I have been reading blogs, but because of the filter am not able to comment on any that are written on blogspot. So, I haven't dropped off the face of the earth. I've just been blocked.

An update on the arm: I got my splint removed on July 26th and have been back at work since then. I am taking physical therapy, because there are still things I cannot do with my hand. ( I am still typing with one hand) But, I see progress every day in what I can do.

The walk: Walk of Hope is scheduled for October 7th. I have raised $325.00 so far ($300 of that came from local businesses). I have only had two people to volunteer to be on the team and help raise money. (out of about 60 people that have been asked) But, I'm trying to stay positive. Every little bit of money helps. Every little bit of money brings us closer to a cure.

Speaking of a cure, I got this from Vivian's blog. I know there are some that think there will never be a cure, but just humor me and go here and check out what Dr. Faustman has to say. Also, check out the podcast on the same page.

I was very impressed with what she had to say. She wasn't trying to give any false hope. She was very realistic that if what she is doing turns out to be a cure, it will still be a ways off. Right now, she is getting human blood samples and trying to identify the bad T cells that are causing the destruction of the beta cells.

On the diabetes front things are the same... up and down. We've had a few 300s and a few 60s and several numbers in between. But, Riley is happy and healthy. And, that's what really matters at the end of the day.


Anonymous said...

We are organizing a walk/run to raise funds as well. In order to get lots of bodies involved, I hit up my 17 year old daughter's friends. We are having it in conjunction with one of her cross-country meets and each sport at her high school is putting together a representative team. Football for diabetes, golf for diabetes...etc. They will all walk/run the 3 miles and raise whatever $$ they can. Local businesses are pitching in with donations even if the chainstores can only donate gatorade and water. We are printing simple shirts that say "I walk for Lucas and all kids with Type 1 diabetes". The day of the meet we're bringing sharpie markers so all the kids can sign each other's shirts. My daughter is happy to be able to do "something" for her brother and the kids taking part have known him all his life. No matter what kind of $$ we raise, I think raising diabetes awareness is our greatest success. Good luck to you and your recruits!

Penny Ratzlaff said...

best of luck with your walk!!!!