Didn't someone once say something about a normal day being a treasure? "Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are." Isn't that so true for a diabetic? A day when everything is normal? Your blood sugars, your work day, your commute to work? Today was such a normal day that I think people wondered why I was so happy about it. Simply because there were no surprises, there was no bad news, work was steady but not crazy, and traffic was good. And for that, I am very grateful.
Since I went back to work last month, my diabetes has been very uncooperative. I took off work for 10 months in order to manage the 3 autoimmune diseases I was diagnosed with last year. It was much easier to manage the diseases when THEY were my full-time job. It's a different story now that I'm working. Last Friday, my endo said my diabetes was becoming more brittle. I feel like I'm losing the war, and the war only started 2 years ago (well, actually 1 year, 9 months ago). Diabetes is a disease where effort does not equal outcome, but I still put every effort into it.
But let's focus on today. Today was a good day. I'm sad to say goodbye to today, not knowing what tomorrow will be. But I'll do tomorrow what I did today, eat breakfast, go to work, drive home, read something uplifting, listen to my Dr. Weil Mind/Body Toolkit CD and maybe make a big pot of chili.
Thank you to everyone who contacted me about my 11/9/11 blog, you lifted up my spirits just when I needed it, in a way that no one else could. I'm so grateful to my online diabetic friends. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
I hope everyone has a good tomorrow.