Eight Years with a Confusing Pancreas and a Broken Heart
Today is the 8th anniversary of my initial diagnosis with diabetes and congestive heart failure. My, what a long and trying eight years it has been, too. So much has happened since that fateful day. So many changes in my life, my diagnosis, and my treatments. Change is so often hard to accept. Admittedly, this last year has been a real struggle for me as I’ve worked to come to terms with my misdiagnosis and the changing of my label from type 2 diabetes to latent autoimmune diabetes in adults, or LADA. On one hand, the change has been positive in that I’ve gained access to different treatment options, more supplies, etc… On the other hand, though, it has had the negative effect of leaving…
Happy New Year
Wishing a Happy and Healthy 2016 for everyone in the Diabetes Online Community. Cheers!
7 Years of Living
Today is the 7th anniversary of my diagnosis with Type 2 Diabetes and Congestive Heart Failure. Wow, only seven years? It feels like so much longer. Alas, just seven years. Seven years of knowing, caring, surviving, and sharing. Seven years of knowing that I have a two invisible chronic illnesses for which there are no cures. Seven years of knowing that I’m not alone in my fight. That there are millions of others fighting the same things. Seven years of getting to know some of the most amazing people around. Lots of love to everyone in the Diabetes Online Community. Seven years of caring more about my well being. Seven years of doing everything I possibly could to beat the odds against…
Cartoon: Off the wagon
The road of life isn’t always smooth. It’s often rough and rugged. And sometimes, as we’re traveling along, we hit a series of bumps and ruts so treacherous that every aspect of our lives is interrupted. We’re completely shaken. We lose our balance. And we find ourselves laying in a deep, muddy rut in the road. We’ve fallen off the wagon. And soon everything is out of control. We have to get back up. And that’s easier said than done. I know, I’m there now. Lying in that rut, struggling to get back up.
American Heart Month
February is American Heart Month. What are you doing to show your heart some love this month?