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Thursday, December 23, 2010

The Dive Bar Welcomes: Big Daddy Autism

Please join me in welcoming Big Daddy Autism to The Dive Bar! I would say that we should pour him a drink, except he doesn't (can't) drink, so maybe just a diet coke. Also, check out his awesome artwork. See anything familiar?

Wilford and Me

They say there are no coincidences in life so I guess I shouldn't be shocked that Griffin (my 13 year old autistic son) has formed a bond with Wilford Brimley, he of diabetes supplies fame. I've had diabetes for almost 15 years now. In reality, I don't have diabetes so much as diabetes has me. Recently, more often than not, diabetes has kicked my ass.

I read and write about autism every day. Though complications from my diabetes are slowly killing me, I rarely speak of it. Even when my wife injects me with insulin countless times a day or examines my feet, we don't discuss it. So I wanted to take advantage of the Dive Bar to say one thing to my diabetes.

Fuck you! I fucking hate you.

Okay. That was two things. So kill me. Oh wait, you already are. Fuck you again you piece of shit.

More than likely, Griffin and I will endure our respective ailments for the rest of our lives. We will require medical attention, medications, therapies, and other forms of intervention. We are hampered and limited by diabetes and autism. But, just like my devastating good looks and his overwhelming cuteness do not define us, although I may have diabetes and he has autism, it does not mean that all we are is a diabetic and his autistic son.


JennieB said...

I had gestational diabetes and it sucked big time. Now I'm at greater risk of developing it later and that scares the crap out of me. If only charm and good looks could keep it at bay, we'd be in good shape.

@jencull (jen) said...

Love the avvy on the t-shirt, your artwork is very tasteful :D Didn't know about the diabetes but like your kick ass attitude because it doesn't define you, as you say, nor does autism define Griffine, it is just PART of you :)

Jillsmo and BigDaddy, have lovely holidays and all the best for the new year.


This side of Typical said...

you know, Fuck Diabetes. Fuckin douchebag of a disease. And it's mother. Yeah. I said it. She's obviously a whore.

be well brother. One day at a time.

tulpen said...

Diabetes can go fuck itself in the ass.

Laura said...

Totally fuck diabetes. That's just bullshit. I fucking hate that for you and the whole clan. {{{hugs}}}

Merry Christmas Big D! and ...


Lynn said...

Diabetes sucks donkey balls. Where have I heard that before. You need to take care of yourself so that you can give me shit for many more years to come...incentive!

lebelinoz said...

I wish we could just yell at diseases like that. If we could, I would challenge milodisplatic syndrome to a swordfight for doing my father in.

Take care of yourself Big Daddy. Keep telling yourself that every Whopper and Big Mac is taking a day of your life away from your beautiful children!

Big Daddy Autism said...

Oh, and one more thing, Fuck You Diabetes.

frazzledmomma said...

Fuck diabetes, fuck all the complications. FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK. You know, there's something quite liberating about writing FUCK a bunch of times....

All I have to say is..thank GOD it doesn't GET to define you. There are those who have let it be so.. for autism OR diabetes. It's all in the perspective. You have the right one, for both you AND Griffin.

Keep doin' the Big Daddy thing! I'm lovin' it.

Cheryl D. said...

You have to kick diabetes' ass! Yes, it won't go away, but it can be somewhat controllable. You have to control it! It can just ravage the body if you don't!

We love you too much!

Dena Page, M.Ed., CBA said...

Dear Big Daddy,
Love, Bubbe

Dear Diabetes,
Signed, Bubbe

Dani G said...

I never saw this post before today. Weird.

I hate Autism and Diabetes like I hate Dick Cheney. That's a lot, yo.

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