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RE: [IP] Re: Optimism



praise to Gail
Amen


> -----Original Message-----
> From: email @ redacted [mailto:email @ redacted]On Behalf
> Of GAIL DARLING
> Sent: Tuesday, August 10, 1999 2:37 PM
> To: email @ redacted
> Subject: Re: [IP] Re: Optimism
>
>
> Amen.
> Gail
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> At 10:55 AM 8/10/99 -0400, you wrote:
> >     I have been reading these posts, and have tried to remember
> how I felt
> >     when I was diagnosed more than 20 years ago. I was 10. I remember
> >     being embarrassed, I remember a kid taunting me with a Ding Dong at
> >     lunch once. I remember heading into my teen years as a
> geeky girl with
> >     braces and pimples and it being very hard. I never tested
> my urine, I
> >     took my shots, and my dr. always told me I was doing great, but he
> >     never really kicked me in the butt to do anything about it. Then I
> >     went to college, away from everybody I had ever known and picked my
> >     own dr. I knew I needed someone who would make me do what I
> had to do
> >     or I'd never do what i was told. I found one, and I think
> being put in
> >     charge of myself helped me alot. I've always been a
> positive person,
> >     but diabetes was the ONLY part of my life that I felt down
> about. It
> >     still gets me down in little, insidious ways. I could write forever
> >     here about all those ways, but I guess overall I tell myself, and
> >     anyone who asks or tries to tell me how much I'd better
> take care of
> >     myself that I try as hard as I can, but I am human, and am not
> >     perfect. Some days are great, some aren't. There are days
> when I can't
> >     LOOK at a lancet because it reminds me. But diabetes isn't
> who I AM. I
> >     am a mom, a wife, a friend. I HAVE diabetes, but I try hard
> not to let
> >     it have me, in all those silly ways it can. I don't
> know-you're either
> >     born with a positive spin or you're not and you have to work really
> >     hard to get that spin. The fact that we are here on this list is a
> >     very positive thing, that we care deeply about ourselves,
> or our loved
> >     ones. We are taking steps in the right direction here. I, for one,
> >     have felt more positive since joining, and have felt less
> burdened. I
> >     hope the rest of you guys feel that way too. I feel I
> should ask for
> >     an "AMEN!" from the congregation now. Just kidding,
> >
> >     Sarah:)
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