Monday, October 15, 2007


Let the Celebration Begin!

I never thought that one small number would give me so much stress, anxiety, pride and joy. I received my mail on Saturday, and in it were the results of my latest A1c. 5.7!!!! All the shots, carb counting, & bruises were not in vain! I feel elated and excited and most of all relieved.

It is amazing how one number can send images of blindness, amputations, & kidney disease running through my head. Diabetes is a very scary disease and while this number helps that anxiety about my future, it is still no guarantee. Now I will continue the shots and monitoring in anticipation of the next test...and the next...and the next.

I have to wonder, if all this worry over numbers and doctors visits is actually doing me more harm than the disease. For now, I am happy, content and elated. I will enjoy the moment for as long as I can.

I am also happy to report how well the turn out for The Race for the Cure was this weekend. My thoughts, prayers & hopes for all those touched by the disease.


kitter said...

WOW Mandy!!!

What an AWESOME result!!!!!

Mandy said...

Hopefully, I can keep it up.

....the pressure.