Today is the 10th anniversary of my initial diagnosis with Type 2 Diabetes and Congestive Heart Failure. My goodness, what a rollercoaster ride it has been. Many things have changed since that day in late December 2008. My diabetes diagnosis chief among them. I actually live with LADA (Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults) or Type 1.5. Wow, ten years. Ten years of knowing, caring, surviving, and sharing. Ten years of knowing that I have two invisible chronic illnesses for which there are no cures. Ten years of knowing that I’m not alone in my fight. That there are millions of others fighting the same things. Ten years of getting to know some of the most amazing people around. Lots of love to everyone…
Some days, my diabetes and GI issues get the better of me. This has been one of them. This cartoon from my archive captures how I’m feeling tonight.
A little something for election day. I hope you all voted!
Today marks 9 years of life with diabetes and congestive heart failure for me. It’s been a crazy journey, and the events of the last month have been a reminder of just how fortunate I am to have come this far. Cheers, folks!
Wishing peace, love, joy, and good health to everyone in the Diabetes Online Community, this Christmas and always.