I was going through my supplies today, organizing and cleaning up my cabinet when I found my discharge folder in the back corner. And it made me think about my life for a moment. I have kept this little folder for 7 years, and during that time I have had awful days and amazing days. Gained and lost friends and family, and failed and succeeded at anything I tried.
But as I sit today, I feel humbled by this little folder. Diabetes has given me amazing friends and support, provided the motivation to have my a1c at a great number (yes I’m still working on it), the wisdom to be 8+ months stocked on every single supply I need, and the determination to have the best doctors I be searching for.
I went from a 100lb teenager who was close to dying, and I’ve transformed into a beautiful 170lb(ish) successful adult. Not only am I successful in life, work, and love, I can proudly say I am successful in health. I have everything and everyone to be thankful for.
Even this stupid discharge folder from 7 years ago. The greatest life change week I could ever ask for.