Friday, August 15, 2008

Happy D-versary!

33 years ago today, my mom took that picture of me. I was at Children's Hospital after being diagnosed with diabetes. (and I don't have a scanner, so I just took and picture of the picture...)

I was diagnosed by accident. I was at the doctor for a run of the mill check up for my entrance to first grade. They did a random urine test, and then told my mom that she would have to take me to the hospital to have blood taken to confirm the diagnosis. That's why I don't look like a skinny, sick kid in the picture.

Today, I am proud to have lived well for 33 years with diabetes. I'm proud that even after all these year, I find the motivation to keep in good control. (at least, most of the time! ;-) Today is the day that I remember my accomplishments, and forget my mistakes.

Tonight, Dixie and I will celebrate like I always do. With cake and beer.



George said...

You have a lot to be proud of.

Lyrehca said...

Rock on, Sister!

Lee Ann Thill said...

Congrats! Enjoy that cake and beer :)

Scott K. Johnson said...

Happy D-versary! I do think it is something to celebrate - another year of living and learning!

BTW - I think I remember where I first met you! I'll send you an e-mail soon as I get more time. Can you guess where and what it was?

In a way, you actually had a lot to do with what I am doing now!

How's that for suspense?

Minnesota Nice said...

Hey Molly.
I do not believe in the "celebrating" aspect of db that makes us jump up and down and say "yippee - I've had db for so many years".
But, as you do, I certainly acknowledge with joy the strength, courage and wisdom that we have to pursue life to the fullest, each and every day.
You are just a year behind me - I was dx'd in March of '74.
BTW, that pic of Dixie in the prior post is beautiful. She has such an intensely expressive face.

Donna said...

Sorry - I'm behind on my blog reading. Happy belated D-Anniversary!