Monday, July 13, 2009

Are you talking about ME?

A few months back, Grandy got a call from her Doctor's office.

This call was different.

"Grandy, we have someone wanting to do a feature for the Sutter Health Website, and we'd like to relay your information on. Would you be interested?"

Huh? Sure...I suppose.

A month goes by. The call comes from the hospital asking me to sign some documents. Perhaps they want to determine their varying levels of "success", and need to see if Grandy qualifies.

Another month goes by and the call comes from the writer doing the feature.

As she's asking me questions, I'm still a bit amazed that people want to talk to ME about being a "success" where it comes to my health. ME?!? SERIOUSLY?

Folks...the article is up. When I sent the link out to my family and friends it made me cry like a baby. The thought of the words "success" and "health" being used in the same breath, and have them talk about ME meant more than you will ever know. I have only touched the surface on my health issues here on this blog, but it is safe to know I have been through a journey.

Please go read my article here: http://checksutterfirst.org/bariatrics/patientstories/mary.html

Come back and comment, and enjoy the article. It makes me cry just thinking about it. I need to use it as my reminder to be strong, even when I feel like I cannot.

12 comments:

Wiggy said...

Awww thats a good article, and its great to see that you've gotten in control of your diabetes. :)

Travis said...

I haven't read the article yet, but I wanted to let you know I came by. That's fantastic news about your success story. Having been through a little one of my own, I can relate to how warm and fuzzy it can make you feel.

Joyce-Anne said...

You ARE a success! You're also an amazing woman. Yay for you! :)

Bridge said...

What a great article! Congrats on doing so well. Love the picture as well.

The Mother said...

It sounds like you had an excellent result. Glad to hear it.


BTW, you look great.

Anonymous said...

You are such an inspiration. Even if you don't think so yourself. I know I have said this to you a thousand times but I have to say it again. You look Fantastic!!!
Cindy

Grandy said...

Wiggy~ Thanks big guy!

Trav~ Thanks for stopping by...It's been a while.

Joyce-Anne~ YOU are a sweet woman!! Thanks!!

Bridge~ Thanks girlie! Hope you're well!!!

Mother~ THANKS!!

Cindy~ You are either Cindy my sister, or Cindy my friend (which is often one in the same) but whichever one you are...I love you!!!

Jan from BetterSpines said...

Great article. Thanks for sharing your experience in such a positive way.

Grandy said...

Jan~ Thanks to you, for stopping by!!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

That's wonderful--and you look amazing.

onthecurb said...

I'm so proud of you. I'm sure it was a scary road to journey down (i get all wigged out over a simple needle stick). You've got a limitless well of strength, dear.

Oh yeh, you are a cutie patootie in the photo there. Hands shoved in your pockets like "Awww, shucks." :-)

Grandy said...

Jenn~ Thanks lovely lady!!

Curb Squirrel~ haha!! Aww Shucks indeed!! :)