View Full Version : Ever feel bad about the, days, weeks months, years before you found CWD???
07-03-2010, 01:33 AM
I can't even remember now what prompted me to look online for help.
But, whatever it was i am glad.
I have learned so much, and have found peace.
With all of you I now want to pursue becoming a CDE, or at least a RN in the D world.
Thank you, and my dd's bgs hank you too.
07-03-2010, 03:36 AM
I am so very lucky that I found CWD within a week of Alexandra's dx. Without it, we'd have been lost and Alex would not be as healthy as she is today. :) I get more out of the friends here I've met than Alex's doctor, as helpful as she is she is not an endo and she doesn't "deal" with this like you all do. So I say, thank God for CWD. :cwds:
07-03-2010, 08:19 AM
My husband found it online and showed me. Bet he regrets that now!:D
07-03-2010, 12:48 PM
It was life transformational finding CWD approx 6 yrs after dx (when it first started). The Hitchcock family is so very humble - but they have improved the lives of people the world over and having read the tweets about FFL this weekend, it looks like CWD is really fulfilling the needs of young adults with type 1 diabetes now as well. Our children do grow up. My family's gratitude for CWD is immeasurable. No one should ever have to feel alone raising a loved one with type 1 diabetes, celiac, or any other illness. CWD should be a case study and model in social media and online community getting it right.
07-03-2010, 01:58 PM
CWD should come with a warning "It may be beneficial for your mental health." ;)
I started off on the chat bugging people there:eek: and moved onto the forums, where I bug people constantly.:D
Love this place!
Becky Stevens mom
07-03-2010, 02:22 PM
Jenn thats exciting that you want to be a CDE:) You have the support of all of your CWD family. For me finding CWD a couple years ago was like finding long lost family members. I remember going into the chat and feeling instantly safe and comforted. These people understood me:eek::D;) I didnt get weird looks or people trying to change the subject cause I made them uncomfortable talking about life with a CWD. For me that was life changing. CWD has made me feel powerful where before I would feel powerless over diabetes and how it affected all aspects of my life. Ive never wanted Steven to be stressed about d or to feel different but I sure did. CWD is like a pressure valve when the going gets real rough. Jeff and Brenda are awesome and Ellen's got a heart of gold, kinda like our den Mother LOL:)
07-03-2010, 10:39 PM
I didnt get weird looks or people trying to change the subject cause I made them uncomfortable talking about life with a CWD. For me that was life changing.
I like this very much. I feel like here I can discuss D, what's going on, and people actually understand. If I try to have these discussions with friends or family, they are empathetic, but don't get it. Also, it is nice to have an outlet for all things D related. Now it is easier to discuss everything else going on, rather than trying to unload all the feelings and fears to people who don't understand anyway.:)
07-04-2010, 06:24 AM
This is the most wonderful place on the web, as far as I'm concerned! :D
I found it pretty soon after dx, for which I am grateful. It's actually mentioned in several of the books they gave us at dx, but I didn't notice that until after I had stumbled across it with a google search.
07-04-2010, 10:43 AM
I believe I signed up for CWD the night we came home from the hospital. It saved my mental health, and Jack is happier and healthier because of this site. Words cannot express my debt to Jeff and the good people of this board.
07-04-2010, 11:01 AM
I found CWD within a few weeks of Andrew's dx just by surfing the web for info on T1. It has been a life line for me - I do not want to think about what the past few months would have been like for me without it. My CWD friends are the only people in my life who truly get it. The support and comfort I get here is amazing. I have learned so much here, too. I feel blessed to have had CWD from so early on in our D journey!
07-04-2010, 12:17 PM
I found CWD almost immediately after dx, and I read the Parents forum almost every day at that point, although I didn't actually make an account until 2008. I signed up to tu-D almost immediately when I was diagnosed, so I asked questions over there. Over here I just read and read, and absorbed as much as I could..
I don't know what my D control would be like if I hadn't found CWD.