thanks for the comments. I had no idea it was common to be the only T1 in a family.
My battle was also with testicular cancer so I assume we had similar platinum chemo treatment. I did not know if I would meet another person with the same history. Thats a great slogan and i hope you dont mind if I use it. I went from never being in a hospital to having 4 surgeries in a year. I kinda thought all that was behind me until this new chapter started.
It’s very interesting to find out that I am not some strange outlier of the community and everyone is more or less in the same boat. I pictured family units of T1’s helping each other but that was just day dreaming.
The one thing i truly know is that I am lucky to have just contracted it in these days of CGMs. Can’t whine much about anything else when i sit back and think about things. If i was born 60 years ago I wouldnt even be around to get diabetes from the chemo.