Tuesday, September 20, 2011


1. The illness I live with is: Type 1 Diabetes
2. I was diagnosed with it in the year: 2011
3. But I had symptoms since: Maybe as early as 2007; definitely by mid-2010
4. The biggest adjustment I’ve had to make is: the loss of freedom with certain aspects of life
5. Most people assume: my diabetes is not a big deal
6. The hardest part about mornings are: Trying to decide what I want to eat and how it will affect my bloodsugar in the next few hours
7. My favorite medical TV show is: N/A
8. A gadget I couldn’t live without is: I wish I could say N/A
9. The hardest part about nights are: Getting up to brush my teeth and floss.
10. Each day I take 0 pills & vitamins.
11. Regarding alternative treatments I: think they COULD be very useful BUT probably NOT A CURE.
12. If I had to choose between an invisible illness or visible I would choose: an invisible one.
13. Regarding working and career: It may be hard to balance my health, school, and a career.
4. People would be surprised to know: injections aren't so bad.
15. The hardest thing to accept about my new reality has been: that I am reliant upon a modern-day invention.
16. Something I never thought I could do with my illness that I did was: eat at a buffet.. It sucked, though...
17. The commercials about my illness: are non-existent. They're all about type 2.
18. Something I really miss doing since I was diagnosed is: eating precisely what I felt like.
19. It was really hard to have to give up: N/A
20. A new hobby I have taken up since my diagnosis is: daily walking instead of periodic walking.
21. If I could have one day of feeling normal again I would: take a long, long hike and finish the day with a nice round of vegan desserts.
22. My illness has taught me: that everyone has difficulties, and not everything needs to be so dramatic.
23. Want to know a secret? One thing people say that gets under my skin is: "You'll get used to it."
24. But I love it when people: are educated on the specifics of type 1.
25. My favorite motto, scripture, quote that gets me through tough times is: "The Lord giveth, the Lord taketh away; blessed be the name of the LORD."
26. When someone is diagnosed I’d like to tell them: If you need someone who understands, I can help... Or I will try.
27. Something that has surprised me about living with an illness is: how normal it gets- or the stages of "normalcy" it goes through.
28. The nicest thing someone did for me when I wasn’t feeling well was: N/A
29. I’m involved with Invisible Illness Week because: I felt compelled.
30. The fact that you read this list makes me feel: of worth.


Marvin the Martian said...

Ah, but it's true, you'll get used to it. >;-> You already have, to some extent.

A neighbor of mine has had Type 2 for 46 years. That's amazing to me.

affectioknit said...

I'm so sorry about your illness...but I love your attitude about it!

Peace be with you...and have a lovely day!

Marvin the Martian said...

Greetings from Edmonton! I thought of you when I read this story in the Globe & Mail newspaper, which said that Canadian college grads with degrees in the humanities (liberal arts) are having a lousy time getting a job, and the money they spend on a degree isn't really helping them get better salaries.

Hope your week is going well and that you're feeling good!

Lydia said...

>:( Bleh! There's no use me getting a job, or an education, though, in a field I detest... I'm okay with being a starving humanities major! I'll always find a way to make something work, anyhow. I mainly like the fact that I don't have to pay for it, yet I will receive education in the things that I care for.