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I’ve Just Kept Living

The DSMA Blog Carnival topic for the month of February is “The most awesome thing I have done in spite of diabetes is . . . . “ Here’s my entry:

I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about the topic since it was first announced at the beginning of the month, trying to come up with my response.  I’ve thought of a hundred different ways to reply.  There have been so many awesome things that I’ve done since I was diagnosed two years ago.  How does one rank the awesomeness of the things he or she does?

Oh sure, I guess I could list all of the things I’ve done and rank them 1 to 10 on the awesomeness scale, but that doesn’t seem like the right answer.

To me, all of the things that I’ve done over the last two years, no matter how big or small, have been awesome in some way or another.  Yes, some have been more exciting and rewarding than others, but awesome just the same.

“Why has it all been awesome?”, you ask.

Well, it’s because everything I’ve done has been during two years that I didn’t think I was going to have to live.

And when you think about it, that’s what it’s all about. Living our life.  Everything that we do is just a tiny square that makes up the fabric of the life we live.

What’s the most awesome thing I’ve done in spite of type 2 diabetes and congestive heart failure?

I’ve Just Kept Living!

“This post is my February entry in the DSMA Blog Carnival.  If you’d like to participate too, you can get all of the information at http://diabetessocmed.com/2011/introducing-the-dsma-blog-carnival/

Living with a Confusing Pancreas and a Broken Heart at age 36 #Diabetes #LADA #CongestiveHeartFailure. #MakeDiabetesVisible Creator, #ALittleHeartCanDoBigThings Creator, Advocate, Blogger, Nature Photographer.


  • Tina

    I love your answer!! It makes me feel so fabulous about my life. Talk about finding the answer! Screw you D! I am living my life no matter what you throw at me!

  • Karen

    Great post, Mike, and so true!! Living your life is certainly the most important and most awesome thing. 🙂