"There But For The Grace Of God..."

By Controlled Latest Reply 2012-07-18 20:09:29 -0500
Started 2012-07-18 13:51:01 -0500

I know that I am "preaching to the choir" here, and I want to emphasize those quotes as literary license because I have respect for all faiths and I am not proselytizing any particular faith.

I went to the pain doctor for continuing treatment for neuropathy. While there I met a young woman who was extremely personable, very well dressed and, unfortunately, visibly physically disabled. I later bumped into her at the local pharmacy and we continued our conversation. She told me that she had 38 surgeries on her leg and had complications with healing, among other things. She was prescribed dozens of medications. Her progress is dependent upon the skill of various surgeons and medication, including the side effects from each.

It made me realize that many of us here have an enormous amount of influence or control on the management of our condition. While some need medication, and others may in the future, there is little dispute that basic things like diet and exercise directly benefit our health. The problem is that it's hard to manage this condition. Very hard. I've had success with controlling BG and weight loss, but I work at it every single day. Many of you do too.

It was just a reminder that I wanted to share with each of you. It reminded me of the expression, "I cried because I had no shoes until I met a man who had no feet." Just keep moving each day. There is chair yoga and chair stretching for those who need a little more help. The rest of up merely have to get up, keep moving and micro-manage our lifestyle. Compared to the young lady that I met yesterday, we have it relatively easy.

Expect to be discouraged along the way, but keep moving forward anyway.

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