Friday, November 30, 2007

sorry, another serious one

Okay... I have sat here staring at my empty blogger post screen for the past hour trying to figure out what to say and how to say it. Actually, I've been trying to decide if I want to share something that I'm dealing with at the moment. I would really like to post something fun, funny, or light-hearted. But I also need to be real and honest as I write my posts. So......

Since you're reading this, I've decided to share it. One reason I hesitated was that I don't want to write from a place where I'm down. Closer to the truth is that I'm not down - I'm more concerned. One reason I've decided to write about it is to ask you prayer warriors out there to be praying for me and my new condition.

Wednesday I had a doctor's appointment. I made the appointment because I've been experiencing certain symptoms and was pretty sure I knew what was going on. Yesterday morning, my doctor called me to tell me that, yes indeed, I have Diabetes.

I have to go back in this morning for more blood tests and a glucose test. They'll know more after getting the results from these tests. Please pray that it's Type 2 (as opposed to the more severe type - Type 1) and that it be mild and treatable with little or no medication. Some people can control this type with just diet and exercise.

Another reason I'm writing about this is because it's all that's on my mind since I found out. But I don't want to be constantly thinking (and, yes, worrying) about it. We're entering into my favorite time of the year and I'm struggling to find the desire to shop, decorate, write my Christmas letter, or anything that is connected to Christmas. So I could also use prayer for motivation. I want to have the holiday spirit and have all the necessary stuff done so I can really enjoy the season.

By the way, I want to thank all of the sweet comments that were left on my i'm no hero post. I wrote that post in hopes that I could work through my personal feelings on what happened. You ladies really helped me accomplish that. I can't thank you enough.

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Lori said...

I will remember you in thought and prayer dear friend.
Sorry to hear about the diabetes. I will pray for that too and that it will be very treatable with exercise and eating right.
Good luck getting your cards, shopping, and decorating done.
Hugs, Lori

jennifer said...

Oh Diana I will pray for that also. I am sending a hug from NM.

Melissa said...

:( I will pray for you too. If there is a girl in this world that can find strength to get through whatever comes, it's you!! Starting tomorrow I'm doing a devotional advent calendar thing on my OTHER blog... you can read about it on my REGULAR blog right now... perhaps a mini devotional each day would help?? Hugs!

Penless Thoughts said...

Thanks for being real and sharing with us so we can pray. I will!!!

For our Wednesday night bible service our Pastor started a new series on the Miracles of Jesus. It was so awesome. God is still in the miracle working business. God the same today, yesterday and forever!!!!!

I believe!!!!

Short Stop said...

Oh my, Diana. I am so glad you shared this because I can pray, really pray specifically about this for you.

Jack, Max, and I are sending a smile and a hug your way to help get you in the spirit of the holiday!! :)

Barb said...

Great quote from Helen Keller. I'm so glad you shared with your blogging friends. Their comments are right on target.

You can cope with anything. You and Don can and are coping with everything. I've always loved the way you two "see the glass half full." Which ever type you have, it will just be a life style adjustment.

I can sure understand why it's hard to get in the Christmas mood and "do" Christmas. And yet, the real reason for Christmas we know is Jesus. Jesus came here to save us and to always be with us.

blessed be

Heidi Jo said...

prayers you will get!

Mary@notbefore7 said...

Diana, I will certainly pray for you and the outcome of this situation. We just went through this 3 years ago with my dad and diet and exercise has been managable for him. Thans for sharing what is on your heart rather than feeling obligated to post something else.

Momma Roar said...

Oh Diana, of course you have my prayers. Remember, God does not give us more than we can handle. I'm glad you shared this piece of you with us! :)

Ruth said...

I will be praying for you. I'm sorry to hear this. I will specifically be praying for a complete healing!!

Just Mom said...

You are now officially in my prayer journal. :-D

Heather said...

Praying for you, Diana!!

Our Family of Five said...

I'm sorry Diana, I'll be praying too! God bless, Lynn

Lynne said...

You have my prayers, Diana. My father is a type 2 diabetic and is still going strong at age 75. He takes an oral medication and exercises and pretty much adheres to his diet.

There will be some changes you will need to make in your diet and lifestyle, and I know you have the strength to get through this. I will be praying for you.