Friday, May 9, 2008

One...

I’m a day early, but I’m going out of town for Mother’s Day so I have to post this today.

It's time for a blogiversary!

(I looked back and the first post you will see is dated May 11, 2007, but the real first post was May 10, 2007. It's safe to say the first post was completely terrible, at some point along the way I decided to delete it. Sorry! Don't bother reading this blog from the beginning. It's terrible, seriously I wish I could go back and rewrite it all. )

It’s been one year since I decided to share my story with the world. I came to you a scared 15 year old girl searching for something that I could not find in my everyday life. I needed support and reassurance. I needed to know it would be okay. That the years of terrible doctors, doing the best I could, and hiding my disease from the world could be turned around. What I found was something remarkable. A wonderful group of people, who took me in, taught me what I didn’t know, and extended help whenever I asked. I'll never be the poetic eloquent one, so I present...


One Year in Highlights (lots of links in no particular order):

I’ve seen my A1c drop from 10.5% to 8.2% with the help of online resources, asking questions, and actually talking to my doctor.

I turned Sweet 16.

I marked 11 years with Type 1.

I started Diabetes 365, and so far I am 208 days in.

I made the decision to switch to an insulin pump. I was no longer worried about the exterior marker of Diabetes, and I felt I finally had enough knowledge to handle the responsibility.

I learned to drive, and did the responsible thing by letting the MVA know I have Diabetes.

I had my first A1c under 7%, a lovely 6.8%.

I walked in my first JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes.

But enough about me…

I just need to say THANK YOU! I could never write anything to sum up how much each of you mean to me. I know I'll never feel alone with this disease again. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

11 comments:

Kerri. said...

Whoo hoo!! Congratulations on your first blogiversary, Jillian! I am always so impressed by your insights and look forward to reading your new posts.

Cheers to your blogging future!

-- Kerri. :D

Colleen said...

This is my second attempt Jillian - feel free to delete if it's a duplicate...

Happy one year! Gee, you have accomplished so much this past year and I have to say that I've enjoyed reading all about it. Keep on blogging!

Donna said...

Jillian - You've given us all so much! Happy blog anniversary!

Scott K. Johnson said...

Yay!

I too am very impressed with the wisdom of your posts, it is fantastic and it carries far beyond your years Jillian.

Thank you for sharing so much with us, and I look forward to reading more!

Auntly H said...

Happy blogiversary! And what a great year you've summarized here. Congratulations & way to go!

Scott said...

Congratulations on your blogoversary! It seems like you've been with the gang much longer than that (probably seems that way to you, too)!

Sandra Miller said...

Congratulations, Jillian-- on your blogiversary and all you've accomplished this past year.

Well done!

I've enjoyed reading your honest, insightful entries-- and look forward to reading more... :-)

snd1590 said...

happy blogiversary jillian! What an awesome year! I have loved reading your entries and look forward to more, of course, in the future:) Congrats!

Lea said...

Happy Anniversary Jillian,
I hope when Noah is 16, he will be just as confident and well adjusted as you are. I hope you have another year of fun, growth, and good health. hugs, girlie!!

Naomi said...

As usual, I am behind in my reading. Happy Blogaversary! You are an amazing person, and I've really enjoyed getting to know you. I can't wait to see what next year will bring!

dae said...

Yay Jillian! Keep blogging, I love reading it. You write stuff a zillion times more interesting than what I do. :) Cheers to your blogaversary!