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Five years with type I.

I sit here with a strong urge to share how I’m feeling. I think that what I’m about to say will be of no surprise to some and very pleasurable to the recently diagnosed.

Today is the fifth anniversary of Arden’s diagnosis. I’m not sad, glad, mad, jealous or thrilled... in fact I have no special feeling associated with the anniversary. What I can impart is this, upon realizing that today felt just like any other day, I experience a wonderful feeling of satisfaction. I think that if I was to give myself a pat on the back today, I’d do it with a sturdy, “well played” and move on - nothing to see here.

This all feels normal now and I think that is the greatest thing that I could say. If at the moment you are overwhelmed, sad, mad, in denial  - know that one day it will all be gone. 

We are diabetes normal and in this house, that’s perfect!

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I hate dx anniversaries. There is so much tied into the day. Congratulations on living life and kicking Ds butt for 5 years. I wrote a blog about it too. Not as gentle as yours. I was a bit angry that day. Live on.

August 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLeslie Guarino


I just read your blog and I know exactly how you feel, I easily could have written that myself. Some days are better then others... Thanks for stopping by and for taking the time to comment. Hope you come back!


August 23, 2011 | Registered CommenterScott Benner

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