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I'm a glass-half-full type of girl. I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, grave's disease and celiac disease in 2010 and life-altering allergies in 2013. I believe having a positive attitude is the only way to live with dis-ease. I also believe that life doesn't have to be PERFECT for it to be WONDERFUL. Dis-ease is expensive, so I live a frugal yet healthy lifestyle. This is just my blog; my day-to-day story.

Friday, April 12, 2013

I get knocked down, but I get up again (sing with me)

Just when you think you can’t handle anything more on your plate, you do. Just when you think you will never be able to live with chronic illness, or chronic ailments, you do. When you think you’ll never enjoy food the same way as ‘before,’ you do. When you think you’ll never find friends who understand, you do. When you think you can’t be happy again, you are. When you think God doesn’t understand, He does. When you think He has abandoned you, He hasn’t. When you don’t think He is there for you, He is.

If you are reading this blog, it’s likely because you (or your loved one) have diabetes or celiac disease, and you have lived through a lot. You have been to hell and back with your disease. And yet here you are, standing tall, facing another day.

Repeat after me.

I AM RESILIENT.

I AM STRONG.

I AM WONDERFUL.

I AM SUPPORTED.

I AM NOT ALONE.

I CAN FACE ANOTHER DAY.

I CAN FACE TOMORROW.

NO MATTER WHAT IT BRINGS.

I’M IN THIS FOR THE LONG HAUL.

AND I’M OKAY WITH THAT.

LIFE, YOU CAN TRY TO TAKE EVERYTHING AWAY FROM ME, BUT YOU CANNOT TAKE MY SOUL.

I AM STRONGER THAN YOU.

I AM STRONGER THAN THIS DISEASE.

I AM MORE THAN THIS DISEASE; THESE AILMENTS.

YOU CAN KNOCK ME DOWN,

BUT I’LL JUST GET RIGHT. BACK. UP.


4 comments:

  1. LOVE.....……THIS…………POST!!!!!!

    (btw totally have the song stuck in my head now lol)

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  2. I'm glad to see a more positive blog! I think diabetes makes us stronger and much more educated. We seek out healthier foods and more innovative ways to exercise. Instead of being a victim on some organ donor list, I'd rather be an active healthy man ready to take on any challenge!

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  3. Yay you! You're one of the toughest I know. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  4. Thanks all for the feedback! I am so lucky to have friends like you guys! You don't know how much your support helps me every day!!!

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