10 Years Ago

10 years ago I was 54 years old.

10 years ago I knew very little about Diabetes because…

10 years ago I didn’t have Diabetes.

10 years ago the flu shot was restricted to people older than 54.

And so, in 2004, I wasn’t able to get a flu shot…

A link:
http://www.nytimes.com/2004/10/17/health/17flu2.html?_r=

10 years ago, I got the flu, just after Christmas. I was really sick.
(Our furnace broke that week, too.)
(The only thing I wanted to eat was chocolate milkshakes. Yup, no joke…)

Three months after that, I was diagnosed with Diabetes.

March, 2005.

You know, sometimes, life just sort of sucks.

Sometimes I feel sorry for myself.
Who am I kidding?  I feel sorry for myself every single, damn day.
And then I feel very, very, very lucky that I found the DOC people.

And then – I read other d-blogs, other d-facebook posts…
And I coped – just like the rest of you – just like all of us.

Diabetes Sucks.

Happy New Year!

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One Response to 10 Years Ago

  1. Karen says:

    Thank you for your beautiful honesty. Ten years is a long time, and yes, diabetes sucks every day of that long time. But we are here for you!! We can’t fix it, but we can try to cope together.

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