I've come to realise...

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You know how they say there are 7 stages of grief? http://www.recover-from-grief.com/7-stages-of-grief.html

I've come to realise that I was stuck in stages 1 and 2 for a very long time.

Stage one is Shock and Denial...boy was I stuck in Denial. For about 18 yrs to be exact.

I Denied I was sick, BIG TIME! Well, I was only 19 when I got the news.

I did not want to hear that my eating habits had to change, that I needed to exercise more...

A few times, I almost came to grips. Almost Accepted. But then Denial would rear it's ugly head again!

I think stage Two (Pain and Guilt) probably made it harder for me to escape Stage Four (Depression and Lonliness) as well.

Well, I want to say to all of you that I have finally accepted (It's kind of hard not to when you are dosing yourself with insulin 4 to 6 times a day) I am sick. But that doesn't mean I can't have HOPE.

I want to say that having these forums have helped alot!

And as a way to pay it forward, I have decided to start a PODS meet up group (with the Sisters help, of course) right here in my area!

Thanks Bunches, Everyone!
Posted about 8 years ago
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I am so glad that you have found us, the Diabetes Sisterhood and that we were able to help. I always learn something at our monthly PODs, because there are many ladies with loads of personal experiences. It helps when someone has already been through the trials and tribulations. You will get to know each other and be able to encourage each other even more. I look forward to seeing them each month. Let us know if we can help in anyway. Good luck to you on your journey.

Have you contacted someone about getting you started on the PODs setup?
Posted about 8 years ago
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You will have a very motivating story to tell. I am glad you are in the present with everything and doing better. Good luck with your POD!
Posted about 8 years ago