Growing up, my friends thought I had a really cool last name. Not many of my friends called me Shaun. Most of them called me Frisbee. Later, I joined the army, and in the Army, no one has a first name. Everyone called me Frisbee. Now, the majority of my friends know me by my last name and the majority of my family know me by my first name. So depending on whether we are related or not will depend on whether or not you know me as Shaun or Frisbee. But if you ask me, I am Frisbee.
The short version of my life story is I have type 1 diabetes, I have ADHD, I have Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and a few other side effects of one of those three. I live with five women: my wife and four daughters. We call the children the #frizkids.
I am a computer programmer and I work part-time as the director of children’s ministry at Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church in Chantilly Virginia.
I have a horrible memory. I cannot remember a lot of fun times in my childhood. Most of what I remember are the worst things that could have ever happened to me. I know that’s not all that happened because my sister remembers fun times and has to remind me. But I thought it would be fun to start writing down things so I don’t forget, and what is more fun than writing them down for other people to read? What is even more fun than that is to personify my dead pancreas to participate in my conversations online. My dead pancreas’s thoughts are in red. Please enjoy your reading.