I’m Still Happy

Those of you who read my blog regularly know how much I have struggled with type 1 diabetes.  You know how many terrible complications I suffer as well.  I write a lot about the hardships, struggles, fears, etc.. I write a lot about these things because it is therapeutic for me; and also because I hope my story of rebellion and neglect of my diabetes and the repercussions of my life’s choices will help others to be able to make better choices for their health.

Those of you who are new to my blog and have no idea who I am or what I’ve gone through in my life can do me a huge favor and go to the bottom of my blog posts and read your way up.  It’s a lot of reading, but I promise it’s worth it.  😀

A side note: I would like to thank all of my readers.  And those who post comments, you are wonderful.  I appreciate you and what you have to say.

I have been thinking a lot about my woes. I have a lot of them and they constantly plague me.  My daily life is one moment-to-moment struggle after another. I can’t function in the real world very well anymore. I promised myself I wouldn’t go into details about unhappy things in this post, so I’m not going to go there.  Just know that I am at the point now that there is absolutely no escaping my own damned body. So there is no escaping my struggles.


Sometimes I struggle to find anything in my life to smile about.  But I always find it.  I get a loving text from my husband. My cat comes and snuggles with me.  My husband comes home from work and gives me a hug and kiss. A family member or friend calls to say hi. I was able to do my ten minute workout today without any cry-worthy pain. I was able to clean the whole house in one day. My seedlings have sprouted. I cooked a delicious dinner and my husband tells me it was fantastic.  My A1c came back lower than ever.  My retina specialist says my eyes are holding steady. My cardiologist says my heart is doing very good and I can go off one of my meds. I got a really nice comment on a blog post….

Hey, it’s the little things in life, right? But they mean so much.

I know it sounds cliche, but it is true, there is always something to be happy about.



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