Monday, November 21, 2011

Get Better

If there is anything that I have learned in the past 2.5 years it is that I am capable of  handling whatever life decides to throw at me or put on my plate.  I have learned that despite wishing for something better, the once 'bad' thing that you thought couldn't get worse will get better.

I think of my life in two parts, part one - pre diabetes and part two - with diabetes.  How a disease could change a person so much is beyond my understanding - I am just a living example of the concept.  Before diabetes life was simple, of course I was younger than nineteen, but I also had no understanding of what life and death really meant. My life had never been threatened before.   I went from no worries, to knowing that this plastic external pancreas is saving my life every time that little drop of insulin enters my body.

Somehow I took diabetes and turned it into something better than anyone has given diabetes credit for.  Diabetes isn't good, and it will never be a good disease - but I give it credit for so many things.   Beyond diabetes I have endured some other life surprises and if I was Miss. Kayla Pre-diabetes I am not sure that I would be able to handle the unexpected.

A lot of people tell me that my life could be a book and being the little blogger that I am who knows maybe a day will come, but in the meantime, I am living my life story of unexpected twists and turns and proving not only to everyone else, but to myself that I am capable of handling where ever life wants to take me.  I know that sometimes things seem over the top and out of my control, but deep down inside I know that everything will get better.


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