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Date Joined Mar 2006
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   Posted 9/30/2006 10:30 AM (GMT -7)   
I actually am hopping over from the hep forum. I have a great story to tell ,in case theres anyone out there going through similar problems. My brother was diagnosed diabetic at age 4...a rough thing to go through his whole his early 20's he was up to 3 shots a day...when he was in his early 30's,,,he bought a brand new truck at the beginning of the second week of Jan ,,he was blind from ,,,I think it was diabetic myopia??? something like that,,,,2 weeks later,,his kidneys failed and he was placed on the pancreas/kidney transplant list....after almost 2 long years on dialysis(spelling?) ,,,and extreme depression from losing his independence and his life,,,,he finally received his gift of life,,,now after 4 yrs,,he is doing great:)  He went to a school for the blind where he learned to do things himself,including using saws n such to build things from wood,,,,and he met a wonderful woman there. They now live independently ,,other then trips to the grocery(they even walk to the post office and dollar store alone),,,,he is happy,healthy,and totally appreciating the life that was given back to him;....he is my hero! Even though is life has been full of terrible things happening to him,,he pushed on,and now has a wonderful sense of humor and lives life to the fullest,,,hope this story reaches someone that will be encouraged by it,,take care everyone and thanks for letting me hop over and share.
Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body,but rather to skid in sideways,chocolate in one hand,wine in the other,body used up ,totally worn out and screaming"WOOOOHOO WHAT A RIDE!!!" 

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   Posted 9/30/2006 1:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Trish. Your brother is a perfect example of how to make lemonade out of lemons.
~ Jeannie

"People are like stained glass windows: They sparkle and shine when the sun's out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light within."

- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

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Date Joined Sep 2006
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   Posted 9/30/2006 10:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Thankyou so much for posting that story,it is another prime example on how we as people and individials like your brother can overcome these problems that are an everyday worry for people with diabetes ,i hope for many many more years of happiness for your brother and his lady friend

Thankyou once again :)
what we see and what we seem is but a dream....
a dream within a dream!!!!!

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