20 years ago today, this happened:
My pediatrician obviously had the best doctor’s handwriting but I can make out some of the words. I can read urinating and drinking a lot, lost 11 pounds in 4 months, no appetite and Diabetes Mellitus. Yep-check, check, check and check. I was rushed to the hospital and my life was forever changed. Twenty years with diabetes hasn’t been easy. But today, 20 years later, I welcomed the day with a positive attitude. I woke up with a blood sugar of 121 and was then surprised with a visit from my mom and sister sending me flowers.
After the surprise visit from my family this morning, my hubby surprised me with a trip out to Charlottesville for horseback riding lessons (something I have been telling him I’ve wanted to do for years!).
The final “surprise” of the day was when my doctor sent me my blood work results from Wednesday early (our appointment isn’t until Monday) and my A1C is 6.4!!!!!!
I’ve had a hard time the last few weeks (which I’m hopefully going to talk about soon) but feeling the love from my hubby and family today, as well as, my best A1C ever (and the baby-making approved number) makes things a little easier to handle (despite no cure in the last 20 years despite being told it was coming in 5 years upon diagnosis). Here’s to the next 20 (and hopefully a cure during that time)!