I can’t believe the little things that I have found myself celebrating:
- I’ve been able to stand in the shower, for the whole shower AND while drying off.
- My hair has finally grown enough that it lays down on top of my head. (this was today’s celebration!)
- I changed both my infusion set AND my CGM sensor last night with no “stingers” or “bleeders.”
- I reached out with my left arm as I worked on things today and the pain is gone.
- I stopped by my office yesterday and they were in the middle of a computer conversion. To help with the stress, the wonderful executive team arranged for a reflexologist to come in and give the employees a foot massage. Talk about being at the right place at the right time! They had one opening available and I jumped on it.
So, I guess you could say, my stock is rising. I like that.
It’s easy to focus on the badness; the pain, the fear, the setbacks, the bad A1c, the high BG, the low BG, the feeling that you’re out of control. . . .
Or, you can realize that things go up and down and up and down, but they’re always trending up.
Think back over your life and think of some times when you were really feeling low. Aren’t you better off today than you were back then, even on your worst day?
So, I can think back to 2009 when I was diagnosed with diabetes, my A1c was 13.8, I had no idea what to do or if I was going to die. I changed Drs., got on insulin, met some people who’ve really helped, done alot of research online, read a few books. . and today, I’m managing quite well with an A1c of 6.8.
Then in March of this year I was told I had breast cancer. Again, I had no idea what that meant, what was in store for me or if I was going to die. Guess what? I’ve made it through the worst of it. I’ve been told I’m going to live a long and healthy life and now we just work on getting my body back.
Up, down, up, down. . . and so it goes. Celebrate the “moments of wonderful,” (to borrow a phrase from Sara) even if it seems like a tiny, little accomplishment to others. In fact, it’s the little things that propel us ever upward.