FarmVille image from Best FarmVille Farms blog *snicker*.
I have often wished there were a really convenient way to convey to people without diabetes how it takes over parts of your
brain life. I think I’ve figured it out: FarmVille.
You know Facebook, right? Of course, you do. So, you probably know FarmVille, too.
Just in case you don’t, here it is, as I understand it. It’s a game that I don’t want to play but it taints whatever I’m doing in Facebook. Consider this typical in-head conversation I might have while perusing Facebook: “Oh look, James is starting another amusing political rant. . . . Oh! Miriam is having a baby! That’s exciting. . . . Kittehs! . . . Cute baby pictures! . . . Nina is in London. Again. There’s no “Jealous” button. . . . Poor puppy is wearing the cone of shame . . . Jeanne found a fancy duck on her farm, and wants my help?! WTF is this? . . . Oh! A YouTube video! I love videos! . . . Heidi needs my help to plow her wheat field?! Make it stop! Make it STOP!! . . .”
At least, that’s how it was until Mary taught me that I could ignore all of the FarmVille notifications. Now I only think about it when I visit my mother-in-law’s Facebook page.
But that’s diabetes. If you have it, it takes over your mental timeline (to use the Facebook lingo).
“Well, here I am at work, getting ready to do all kinds of awesome stuff. . . . I wonder what my blood sugar is. . . . I’ve been working for an hour or so and making great progress. . . .” BEEP BEEP BEEP!! “My CGM tells me that my blood sugar is rising. Should I do something about that or wait for the insulin to kick in? I’ll wait and get back to work. . . . I wonder what my blood sugar is.”
If only there were a safe way to “hide all notifications from diabetes.” *sigh*.