Friday, February 17, 2006

Some Good News!

Well, the best news of ALL is that I have such awesome friends as you guys! Thanks SO MUCH for all of your support through my health woes. It's such a great source of strength for me.

I went to the doctor today and she said that we caught this in time - I can possibly reverse the diabetes and be just fine (just like your grandma, Tess!) This was a huge relief to me. Even though I wasn't surprised by the diagnosis, it's still something to take seriously. And I plan to.

I will be headed to a nutritionist sometime soon to help me plan meals. I'm determined to get back to exercising, which I've put off for a few weeks now, and start incorporating more movement into my day.

Overall, I feel a sense of relief. I know that sounds weird...but I feel like I can really make the healthy changes this time because I have a lot of motivation behind it. I don't want to even think about the complications of diabetes...therefore, I have to make the changes NOW. :-)

Weekend Activities!!!

I plan to write, write, write, this weekend. But I'm also going to have to make a trip to a local used bookstore that is going out of business. Sigh...would love to take it over and have a business of my own. But that's not in the cards right now. Anyway, she's selling everything and I need bookshelves! (and more books, too!!!)

It's my chapter's writing retreat this weekend, too. We found a neat little hotel in the Czech capital of Nebraska - Wilber - and we'll be there Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. While I will probably only go on Saturday, it will be a wonderful chance to get together and write.

Hope you all have a WONDERFUL weekend! Hugs and love to you all!!!!!


  1. I'm so glad you caught it in time. That's wonderful. I'll be thinking about you.

  2. Yay - hope it works for you. And I know what you mean about getting back to exercising. We've let our gym attendance slip recently. Must build muscle before our move *g*.

    Have a fun weekend at the retreat and the bookstore sale :-)

  3. Have a GREAT weekend Melissa!!

  4. That IS wonderful news. Perhaps it did you a favor, showing its cards while you still have time to win the game.

  5. I'm still here for the chocolate.

  6. Randy3:02 PM

    I'm glad you've figured out what the deal is, Melissa. It's a relief for everyone who cares for you.

    Your blog is a daily inspiration to write.

    Remember the Benjamin!

  7. Oh good - why is it that we don't start taking care of ourselves until after life smacks us right in the face? I know you'll turn this around - you have the right attitude.

    I too wish that I had a bookstore - what heaven on earth that would be! Have fun at the retreat and good luck on the writing.

  8. I'm so glad they caught that in time! Here's hoping for a successful reversal.

    I am so jealous about the bookshelves. Boy, do I need some!

  9. That is wonderful news! Thank goodness it can be treated.

  10. Feeling relieved makes perfect sense. I find the not knowing is far more stressful. Once you know, you can do something about it and feel less helpless. So glad it might be reversible!

  11. Rachel - Yes, I'm relieved I caught it in time, too! It takes a big weight off my shoulders knowing that I can take action to reverse it.

    Tess - I can't wait to get back to exercising. With my new and improved diet, I really hope to see results soon.

    Toni - Thanks!

    Jason - Yup, I think it did me a favor, too. My dad was diagnosed with diabetes only after it had started to affect his eyesight, so I know that I'm ahead of the game by having it diagnosed now.

    Rene - Okay, okay. I'll send you my chocolate. ;-)

    Randy - Thanks for stopping by! I'll have to post about good ol' Benjamin soon.

    Eve - Oh yes - wouldn't owning a bookstore be the ultimate job for a writer?

    Michelle - I bought two bookshelves on Saturday. I desperately need them, too!

    Char - Thanks! Yes, it is good news and I'm already excited about becoming a healthier person.

    Kelly - Already I've started to make changes in my diet. Tonight I'm hitting the gym again. :-)


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