Today and tomorrow, December 29th and 30th, mark 1 year since I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes and Congestive Heart Failure. And my god, what a year it has been. What a difference a year can make.
As I reflect upon the events of the last year, I can’t help but feel thankful to still be alive today. I may still be in pretty bad shape, but nevertheless, I am still very much ALIVE! That is something to celebrate!
Today is a day to celebrate the many accomplishments of my first year LIVING with diabetes and congestive heart failure. I’m celebrating the fact that:
- My A1c is now 6.0; it was 9.6 at diagnosis.
- I’ve lost 40 lbs.
- My cholesterol is near perfect.
- I’m eating much healthier.
- And many other things…
I’m thankful for the gift of life, for good friends and family, and for the prayers and support that I’ve received from so many people. I can’t tell you how much that means to me.
I’ve learned a lot over the last year, and have gained a whole new perspective on life. When you’re faced with life threatening health problems, you’ve got two choices. You can get busy living, or get busy dying. I chose to LIVE.
Keep Fighting It, and Rock On!