All within a very short time I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes and hypertension. I went from taking the occassional advil.. to having a cupboard dedicated to medicine.. Couple months after I found out - My 14 year old was diagnosed type 1. UGHHHH.. Now we have all 3 shelves of 1 cupboard dedicated to medicine and insulin supplies.
We have days - both of us - where we feel like we are cursed.. but mostly we have days where we are hopeful and in a strange way even thankful. We now eat much healthier. We are very concious about what we are putting into our bodies - and myself (without even really trying) I have lost about 25 pounds.
This site has motivated me to stay connected and informed.. and I've even joined a gym.. (I hate hate hate excercise!!!) and yes I have gone.. LOL
Bottom line is that right now we are healthy.. (with a few minor hiccups here and there) and focused on staying that way.
I am the biggest "in denial" person out there.. I procrastinate the crap out of everything and have up until recently been existing in my life rather than living it. Now I feel hope - and a sense of purpose and direction....
If I can do it - I KNOWWWW all of you can do it for sure!!