Contributor: Joanne; www.deathofapancreas.com
Connection: Parent of a child (Elise) with type 1 diabetes
“I don’t think I left the house by myself with Elise for about a month. I sank so deep into a chasm of despair, I feared I would never emerge.
Then came a revelation.
How I lived with Elise’s diabetes would be how SHE would live with her diabetes.
I wanted her to live well.
So I had to start living again too.
I started small… going back to the story time that she loved so much at the library.
Then, trips to the park.
My big moment came when I took her out to Chick-fil-a to have lunch with my Mom’s group… All by myself.
I started believing… I can do this.”