second chance for life

By shorty31 Latest Reply 2012-01-07 17:06:07 -0600
Started 2010-03-25 10:00:15 -0500

the day that i found that i was diabetic i got very angry. i said what else GOD WHAT ELSE COULD YOU PUT ON ME. i thought haven't i been threw enough? i have heart failure born with it i have respertory problems. sometime i just don't fell like getting up. but one day my grand daughter came to see me she said grandma your big. i thought she meant tall she only 4 mind you. so when she said it again she jumped she thought that i would hit her. i said are you scared to call me fat? she said yes, isaid well i'm fat. then she hug me so hard and started to cry. she told me you have to get well don't leave me yet i won't have no one to play with. well you know by now i'm crying i held her for dear life. that is when i knew second chance for life for me. it get hhard sometime cooking others food but get this my husband is diabetic also he take the needle and pill i only take the pill. i just want to be healthy. so five small plates a day is better then three large plates.try it and eat you veggies first then your meat buy the time you get to the starch you will be full. trust me it works. only measure it the size of a tennis ball.

28 replies

pixsidust 2012-01-07 17:06:07 -0600 Report

Out of the mouths of babes
Comes words of truth and words of Love
So tender and true that we are all moved to tears…

God loves you so very much
He used your granddaughter to reach through to you.
He gives us all free choice so sometimes we put things on ourselves
reaping what we have sown in our eating…at least I have

Like you, I have a second chance.
I like your ideas about the plate and the eating order.
I am going to implement that in my day.

I know you wrote this quite a while ago
How are you now?
How is that wonderful life giving child?
The five plates…?

MissCassie 2011-06-11 12:12:50 -0500 Report

Hi I'm new to this board, I was diagnosed late Augest of last year and I was in denile for a week, so I know just what you mean, how much are you going to put on me God before you think it's more then I can bare, is a question I find myself asking more and more, hope I can find inspiration on this site to not just see the down side of this.

Lymy 2011-06-11 11:27:11 -0500 Report

Great article. I already had a response for you when I read the first sentence or to but by the time I got through the whole article I wanted to hug your granddaughter too. I will still tell you what I had planned to say and that was remember my friend God only gives us what HE feel we can handle. and if you think about it we usually do. It appears you did. God gave you the condition, your granddaughter gave you the words you needed to hear and the hug to show, you were not alone. Then you took the task at hand and started down the right path not only for yourself and your dranddaughter but for your husband too.

Please give us a follow-up in a couple of months and let us hear how you are doing.

Until then, Regards my friend

Ms Julie
Ms Julie 2011-06-11 01:38:38 -0500 Report

I really was moved by your story. Well done. Grandkids really know what to say nd how to get to u.

Usha K
Usha K 2011-06-10 23:13:19 -0500 Report

I am really moved by your story. Nonetheless there is HOPE!
I also started valuing my parents who are no more in this world greatly and I thanked them for my good birth I also started to do things that they brought me up in a good cultural environment. In Indian culture we read a BOOK SUNDARKANDAM!written by the great sage Valmiki It is on Ramayana. To my greatest belief I started reading like I ahd been reading always!I just got inspired by GOD! It is in AVADH Hindi a ancient script MY family members were surprised by this. My kids believe that I am smarter in learning the languages. My brohter calls me a linguist.
So please do not get dissapointed by it. STAY determined STYAY strong there will be peace within yourself and you will find your talents and way out out of this.

As always I will,be keeping you friends in my mind whenever I praynext time with any differnetitaiton in my mind whatsoever!

WITH great love and Care

Ner 2010-10-09 07:57:19 -0500 Report

maybe my reply is so delayed but my heart touched your story…sometimes God allow things to happen in our lives not to punish us or put hardship on us…He let things to happen in our lives specially those that we don't want to. i believe things happens for a reason so that we could learn from it and we could be His instrument to encourage people that surrounds us just like all of you here. i know it's difficult to accept things in our lives specially if it makes a great change in our lives and hinders the things we like and used to do but if we set back and reflect pray and believe that there's something good out of the bad things we will feel refreshed. think of your love ones that makes you as an inspiration be inspired also with their thoughtfulness and presence…you are truly blessed and you touched peoples lives…thank you and thanks to all…God loves us all..God Bless1:)

Anonymous 2010-03-25 18:32:24 -0500 Report

i feel the same way you do sometimes especially about my weight, my son said to me one day''mom you're fat, i can barely fit my arms around you'' and that really got me thinking that he already lost his father and i don't want to leave him without a mother. i lost almost 40lbs. 6months after being diagnosed with type2 diabetes, then gained half of it back after dealing with alot of the stress that i deal with everyday. don't lose hope you can do it and this site is a great place for support. i think what really opened my eyes was my son said he did'nt want to lose his best friend and that really touched me and brought me to tears and helped me finally decide to fight this and be here for him as long as i can. it's kind of hard for me to lose weight so i know what it is like. hope you are doing well and hope to hear a good report of your progress soon.

shorty31 2010-03-27 19:05:05 -0500 Report

your right when my granddughter said that to me a light went on i said GOD help me or i will lose this battle. help me to fight. you know i believe he has he led me to this site.

Alyssa512 2010-03-25 18:11:38 -0500 Report

Very inspiring shorty. You felt like giving up and a tiny little thing gave you a desire to live. I think everyone needs to find that will and desire or else what's the point. right? When did you find out you were diabetic? Newly diagnosed? I am and it's scary. Your story just encouraged me to find that motivation to take care of myself better. I don't know what it is, but I will start looking. Its great you taking care of yourself better now. don't ever forget your will to live.

shorty31 2010-03-27 13:13:30 -0500 Report

when my father was still he was the first one i called. istarted saying daddy i don't want to die . everyone in my family who had diabeties died. he said you know what you have to do. first thing i thought was i don't want needles. so far i haven't. but i want to live i have so much to offer life . can't give now i have more years to go.

Jeannie Holmes
Jeannie Holmes 2010-03-25 12:31:53 -0500 Report

OMG, I could see my 4 and 6 year old granddaughters saying something like that to me. Made me cry thinking about it. Thank you for reminding me I should be taking even better care of myself.

shorty31 2010-03-25 13:28:58 -0500 Report

thankyou she just touch my heart as soon as i can i will learn how to post her.picture so all my new frien can see my joy and inspiration. she just melts your heart and she speaks her mind i can't wait to see her when she gets 16nad going on 30.

Justice 2010-03-25 12:00:57 -0500 Report

Wow… I like trying not to cry right now. Your granddaughter is amazing. I know sometimes it is difficult to try to stay on the right tract and take care of ourselves the best we can. But we have to and sometimes God will usually the whomever he can to get your attention, that you got to do better. So whenever you have a bad day or mess because we are not perfect so it will happen you play back in your mind what your grand baby told you. You have to get well don't leave me yet I won't have anyone to play with. That was just beautiful. Be encouraged!!!!

MAYS 2010-03-25 10:35:45 -0500 Report


What you have shown is a desire to live.
Some people want to live and others to survive, in my opinion, diabetics have to have and show a desire to live, dealing with diabetes is not easy, it's constant and requires that extra drive and desire to have a dream of life and fight for it each and every day for whatever reason, you have shown it, now go for it, it's there for the taking, grasp it and hold it tight !


shorty31 2010-03-25 13:37:01 -0500 Report

you are so right as i said before i just didn't care anymore my mom felt that i was depress and my sons felt that my marriage was making me sick. then when that angel siad what she said i said enough. i just had enough and i plan to win this.

GabbyPA 2010-03-25 10:09:20 -0500 Report

No fair to make me cry Shorty31. For me, my second chance stared when I came here. This place gives me the strength that I do not have on my own. It gives me the support I need to push through my own lazy habits. I am inspired by so many here. Now that we have been blessed with that second chance...what are we going to do with it?

shorty31 2010-03-25 13:42:30 -0500 Report

we are going to fight , we are strong women and men this setback only has us for a moment but we have the rest of our lives.i climbed up one hill and went half way down . and i plan to climb the other hill until i reach the top just like rocky did. he never gave he got knock down enough though that what we live for . take the bitter with the sweet.

GabbyPA 2010-03-26 08:39:23 -0500 Report

You go girl! I am so excited about our goals together...we will do great things for ourselves and inspire people along the way.

cc9 2010-04-04 06:59:38 -0500 Report

good on ya!!!! live life fully. dont watch people living lives you wish for. live the life you want for yourself fully and wholesomely. hugs.