Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Hey You - The Person Living With Diabetes - You're Fantastical!

The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places. - Earnest Hemingway~
"Where there is no struggle there is not strength." Oprah
"Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.’” - Mary Anne Radmacher
“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.”– Eleanor Roosevelt

 Late to post today - I needed reminding of the following today & thought maybe you might, too~
Even on the days we don’t feel like dealing with diabetes - We do - Even if we don’t give diabetes 100% our somedays, we do what we must - Because we don’t have a choice.
Yep, we, people living with diabetes are fantastical - And don't forget it!
We deal with the finger pricks, the carb counting, door knobs and yanked pumped tubing at the most inopportune of times. Insulin pens that go wonky, insulin that goes skunky, insulin bottles that crack/smash and insurance companies who don't think daily insulin requirements change like the weather, let alone daily, monthly or cyclically.
We deal with the Diabetes Police and their snarky comments, diabetes myths that require daily busting, best of intentions that are anything but and the diabetes guilt that is never far from our hearts and heads.
We handle (welcoming with open arms with a good and healthy dash of resentment of having to be D tuned-in and tethered all the time,) the ever changing diabetes technology.
 Ironically, many of us master D technology no problem  yet we still grapple with the technicalities of our TV remotes. 
Go figure? 

Demanding and always present diabetes doesn’t care about work deadlines, vacations, sick kids or broken hearts - And each of us handles our diabetes throwing bitchfits in our own way  - And quite wonderfully might I add. 
And there are times we forget to notice how much we’ve actually done in our lives, all while we are actually living life with diabetes. 

So I’m here to remind you of how fantastical you are! Seriously though: 


Bruce in the mountains said...


Cara said...

You are amazing! :) I'm glad to call you my friend.

StephenS said...

Great pep talk Kelly. We really do accomplish a lot, don't we? Thanks for the fantastical reminder.

Zach Cordell said...

I don't know you but I'd like to! I just wanted to say thank you. My wife is type 1 and I don't think she knows how amazing she is. I will have to point her in your direction. Preach on!

Bec said...

After an awful week of crazy high levels- this was just what I needed
thank you :)