March 24, 2008 - I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.
March 24, 2009 - My wonderful husband had surgery to remove a tumor in the superficial lobe of the parotid gland (near his jaw in front of his earlobe). Lab tests told us the tumor was benign.
Yes, I was dreading March 24th this year. What was going to happen to our family this year? I was dreading the date. Luckily I had put my fear out of my mind. It wasn't until yesterday, March 25, that I remembered. Nothing out of the ordinary happened in our house. It was a typical day. I was a little cranky about something that happened in the early afternoon, but it wasn't anything out of the ordinary. Finding a comical twist to a frustrating situation lightened the mood and all was well.
Our children had no idea the significance of the day, nor do I want them to dwell on it. Their dad's surgery has left him with very few side effects, mild compared to many patients. Since his tumor was benign, we really don't need to worry about it too much anymore. There's not much we can do about my diabetes diagnosis. Right now my focus is on making sure I eat right and exercise. Being the mom of five children, that's not always easy. However it's because of those five children that I need to be mindful of my health.
Let's make March 24th a lucky day! March 24, 2008 was lucky because I asked my doctor to check my fasting glucose and A1c at a visit. I could have put it off and been diagnosed in the emergency room! March 24, 2009 was lucky because my hubby's tumor was carefully removed and benign. And of course March 24, 2010 was lucky because we are all healthy. Even though the day might have had some rough spots, we were able to find humor in what could have brought us down. I'm looking forward to March 24, 2011!