Monday, November 21, 2011
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.