Unraveling and Reraveling

I was recently talking (well, tweeting) with my friend Karen about some of the tough days we all have.

Everyone has tough days, but we were specifically talking about how dealing with diabetes can swoop out of nowhere and turn a perfectly good day to crap.  The words that Karen used, which I just loved, were “I just wish non diabetics, understood and realized how strong we have to be to survive and how easy we can unravel(sp)“.

That got me thinking.  Living with diabetes pushes us to our limits, over and over again.  Often times we deal with enough crap, then there is that one last thing, and “BOING”!  Our springs are sprung, and we are officially unraveled.   This happens often, and we all have many little meltdowns, and sometimes some not so little meltdowns.

What makes this, and you, and us, so remarkable is our ability to “re-ravel” ourselves.  Our ability to constantly pull ourselves back together, and get on with living (diabetes and all).

You, my friends, are amazing.

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Scott K. Johnson

Patient voice, speaker, writer, advocate. Living life with diabetes and telling my story. Patient Success Manager, USA for mySugr (All opinions expressed are my own and do not necessarily represent the position of my employer).

Diagnosed in April of 1980, I recognize the incredible mental struggle of living with diabetes. Read more…