What to reveal and what to conceal on TuDiabetes is a balancing act for sure. I’m aware that my Facebook Page requires the same attention to personal privacy, especially since it is under my actual name. Between the two sites, the internet knows a great deal about me–for instance, that I am married, write poetry and blogs, have had dogs for decades, and that I have Type 1 Diabetes and four other autoimmune conditions.
My husband and I have a son and daughter, five grandchilden, three great-grandchildren, and many other relatives. I rarely write about any of my relatives, however, because I really don’t want to invade their privacy. I am so fortunate that I have their support; it would certainly be more difficult for me to keep putting one foot in front of the other without their support. In case any of them read this: Thank You!
I think that participating in discussions, etc. on TuDiabetes requires that one discuss health issues to some extent–that’s the reason we are here. I try, I really do try, not to overdo the “pain and suffering” aspect to my diseases. I think we all make daily decisions about what to reveal and what to conceal writing on websites and communicating with others about our heath issues. Of course my husband hears it all!
Since I’m thanking folks, Thank You to the DOC, TuDiabetes in particular, and Thanks to Bitter-Sweet for this annual fun week of DBlogs. One suggestion: let’s have another Poetry Day on the next DBlog Week!