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Re: [IP] Changes in my life.....kinda long



I was really touched by your e-mail.  I am so happy
that your attitude has changed for the better.  Best
wishes with it all.  Thanks for sharing your story
too.  It's an inspiration to all.
Tarsha

--- email @ redacted wrote:
> I've just started making some major changes in my
> life thanks to the pump and 
> to all of you.
> 
> When I was diagnosed with diabetes 9 1/2 years ago,
> I was told to take it 
> easy, don't push things and maybe I'll get better (
> I didn't).
> 
> 6 years ago I was diagnosed with Necrobiosis on both
> of my legs and was told 
> that I could no longer do anything or I would lose
> my legs.  For a long time 
> I just hoped that I would lose my legs so I could
> get on with my life.....how 
> pitiful.
> 
> Since I have received my pump (Dec. 1 2000), a lot
> of things have changed.  
> My blood sugars are much better and in turn my
> attitude has gotten a lot 
> better.
> 
> I read about a lot of you who scuba dive or just
> exercise and have fun.  For 
> so long I wanted to be "just like that"  but, of
> course, I was disabled and 
> couldn't.
> 
> About a week ago it dawned on me that just becuase
> my legs didn't work 
> "right", didn't mean I had to sit around and feel
> sorry for myself so I did 
> something about it.
> 
> On Monday I started a program with SkillSource,
> which is a state funded 
> program here in WA, to get retrained, go back to
> work, get off disability and 
> get on with my life.
> 
> It is so amazing how so much can change with the
> right help, the correct kind 
> of medications and some wonderful positive attitudes
> in your life.
> 
> Thank you all for your stories and trials.  They do
> make a difference to 
> people.
> 
> Michelle and Booper
>
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