sometimes, when people learn that i have diabetes, or i meet people for the first time and it comes up, etc, the following conversation happens (and yes, it has happened to me multiple times):
person: oh wow. and you have to give yourself shots every day?
me: well i use an insulin pump so not every day, but yes, every few days it's like getting a shot. and i check my blood sugar at least a few times a day.
person: oh my gosh. i just don't know how you can do it. i couldn't do that. i wouldn't be able to.
me: well, i have to. if you had to do it, you would.
person: oh no, there's no way. i know i couldn't do it.
sigh. let me simplify it for you, person reading, who may be thinking the same thing.
i do it because i have to. if i don't, i'll die.
there it is for ya, in black and white.
I DO IT TO LIVE. i like living, i think it's pretty dandy and fun, and i don't want to go anywhere any time soon. so, again, i do it to LIVE. and if you think you couldn't do it if you had to, that makes me sad for you. i value my health and life enough that i will do what it takes to remain healthy and alive.