Thursday, January 5, 2012

Marching on

There are days that diabetes doesn't dominate my thinking. I KNOW! I KNOW! I can hardly believe it myself. I just plod along, plugging in this number and that number, treating the high, treating the low. And on we march.

It's strange to even write this. That it has become such a part of our life that sometimes there is nothing to write about. No strange occurrence with blood sugars. No situation that left me without something I needed. No panic days. Just days.

And that's good. Sometimes it is very good, getting off the rollercoaster that is diabetes (OK, it's still a rollercoaster, but it's more of a mild, kiddie coaster than something like Kingda Ka, OK?)

This is Kingda Ka.
And no, I will NOT go on it. (As DMamas and DPapas, we already know what it's like.) I do enjoy the Spanish speaking person yelling in the video though.
Now take a minute and enjoy it.

OK, enough thrills for one post.

What this post is about I suppose, is that after a while, diabetes just is.
 It's just a part of our lives.
 It's just something we need to do as we do other things, namely life.

And that is such a good thing.


Jules said...

I loved this post, Penny. It is kind of where we are somedays and I just love it. Life is still nothing like that of other families but it feels normal for us and that has proven to be such a blessing. Much love to you and the family and peace and joy for 2012. xxx P.S. the word verification was "cakispin"!! Kind of fits with the rollercoaster film!

Unknown said...

I would TOTALLY ride that...and I'd take you kicking and screaming with me :)

Because you only live once.


Keep on livin', my friend :)

Tracy1918 said...

Hi Sweet Penny! That's exactly the way I feel right now. Not much to write about. Just days....but I guess that good, right? Glad to see you posting again. You have been missed!

sheila t said...

Thanks for posting this, it kind of is like how diabetes has been with us lately. we have been having alot of good diabetes days and sometimes I feel guilty for it because I know other D families are having alot of bad days, but I realize I just have to be thankful for all the good days...

Denise aka Mom of Bean said...

That is exactly what Bean's breakfast spike looks like! But the ride MUST be way more fun!

Alexis Nicole said...

So I don't do coasters...well except for the D one...but I agree. My posts are less, not because I don't care but because its really part of my life and I get that now.

I still don't like it. But I accept it.

victoria said...

First of all, OHMYGOSH where is that coaster? I MUST ride it. And secondly, you are right! Diabetes just is. When I meet a newly diagnosed family, I usually tell them there will come a day when things become second nature and emotion fades. They never believe me but always come back and tell me it happened. It doesn't mean there aren't bad days or moments, but it becomes another part of life. It's like when people say, "I don't know how you do it. I could never do that." Yes, you could. And you would. I'm sorry you have to deal with it, but I'm happy to see you are in a good place. I still think about D all the time, (after 18 years), but it's a different consuming thought. Now, it's about advocacy or how I can do something better or what's to come down the road. Proud of you and Grace!