Sunday, July 10, 2011

3 years later...

3 years later...and we are still grieving. The stages of grief change over time and some days/weeks/months are harder than others. But we still grieve over our life with Diabetes.

3 years later...and we are still smiling. Sure we have our hard days, but we also have lots of good days and have learned to appreciate all the good things we have.

3 years later...and we are still learning. Sure, we have been managing this disease for 3 years now, but there is always something new to learn and something changing causing us to learn even more.

3 years later...and we are still grateful. So incredibly grateful that The Superhero is alive and well. Grateful for insulin. Grateful for the technology that allows us to manage this disease the best we can. And grateful for all the friends we have made along the way.

3 years later...and we are still sleep deprived. Diabetes has been known to cooperate and allow a night's sleep in 2-3 hour stretches. And also not cooperated and allowed a night's sleep in 1 hour or less stretches. We do whatever is necessary to keep him alive each and every night.

3 years later...and we are even closer as a family. I feel Rod and I know our kids and are much closer to them than we would be without Diabetes in our lives. We are also much closer to my parents than I ever thought we would need to be.

3 years later...and we are still scared. We try not to be scared all the time of course, but sometimes our emotions and the thoughts of "what if" get the better of us and we think about what could happen if we gave too much insulin, or not enough insulin, or what if he doesn't wake up this time. This is not all the time now, just sometimes these thoughts take over.

3 years later...and we are still hopeful. Hopeful that a CURE will come in The Superhero's life time. And until that cure, we will do everything possible to provide him the latest and greatest technology has to offer. We will continue fighting each and every day to keep him alive and healthy. And if the cure does not come in his lifetime, I only wish he can have the happiest and healthiest life possible!

And with that, I would like to wish my Superhero a Happy 3 Year Diaversary! I can't wait to celebrate your life being saved 3 years ago today!

Thank you to those of you we have known since the beginning and to those we have "met" along the way. I don't know where we would be without all of you!

Related Links:
The Superhero's Diagnosis story (age 18 months)
The Superhero's 1 Year Diaversary
The Superhero's 2 Year Diaversary (Part 1)
The superhero's 2 Year Diaversary (Part 2-the Celebration)

*Disclaimer: I am a mom of a T1 Diabetic child and a child with ITP/Asthma/Dysphagia. I am NOT a doctor. I just play one in real life. Please do not take anything in this post or any other post on this blog as medical advice. If you have questions or concerns of your own, please seek advice from your doctor.*


Alexis Nicole said...

Happy Diaversary! Great post. And every point spot on. Hope you have an amazing day, and happy to have you too!

Lora said...

Happy diaversary :) have an extra cupcake for us.

Michael Hoskins said...

Great post. 27 Years Later... Still Learning, smiling, laughing, getting angry, and so on. Never ends. But we move on, and do what's needed. And meet so many incredible people specifically because of diabetes and the ever-expanding online world. So, there's that.

Anonymous said...

Happy d-anniversary. We just hit the three year milestone too.

Kelly said...

Happy 3 years to superhero, and happy 3 years to the exhausted pancreas parents, you are amazing! Bittersweet :)

Holly said...

Happy Diaversary, Superhero! You've come a long way, baby, and you have your amazing parents to thank : ) Their pancreating skills are keeping you on the path to a cure and a life full of joy! : )

Denise aka 'Mom of Bean' said...

Wonderful perspective.
Happy Diaversary!!

Wendy said...

Three years later and I'm thankful for the friendship we've found because of D. Without it, we'd just be passing faces in the crowd.

Michelle said...

Happy Diaversary!!!

Hallie said...

Happy Diaversary!! I may not love the reason we met but I'm glad we did!!

Tracy1918 said...

I think this is a beautiful post.

Medical Billing Software said...

That is being brave and spirited at the moment of crisis.And that is the only way you could manage to fight the chronic diseases that affect your lives.

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