I use to be soo energetic. Always happy. Then my life was forever changed.. I thought I could make it all on my own. Knowing in 17 months I will be moving off to college. All by myself. Scary thought.. And now facing a new hurdle I might have just created.. Soo much to think about and soo much stress. Knowing I coulda prevented this. Time will tell..

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mind sharing what you could have prevented?

Hi Kelsey
17 months is a long time, and you'll be older and wiser by then. Whatever comes your way, you will find ways to deal with it, just as you did your first year with T1D, and your recent surgery.

Although college seems scary, for me (and I'm sure many others), it was some of the best times in my life. A time to be on your own, and really learn who you are, and what you can accomplish.

Whatever hurdle you are facing, just take a deep breath, consider your options and try not to make choices out of fear. You've mentioned many supportive friends and family, so seek them out for help. You don't have to do it all on your own.

You can and will be happy and energetic again.

Pushups are a good way to blow off steam when you are stressed out but, since you just had surgery, that's probably not gonna work. When I had surgery, the last thing the operative nurse said before I went out was "walk, you'll get better faster" or something like that and I tried it out, very tenatively at first, as my guts felt very unstable, but just around the block and I think it helped me recover pretty fast. The dog was really happy, being walked like 4x/ day. She's probably like "what the hell happened?" since then.

Hey Kelsey, I haven't ever commented on your posts before but I want you to know that i read all of them. Yours are some of my favorite to read and I just want you to know that there are a lot of people that clearly care a lot about you. And I for one get so excited every time you clear a hurdle. You are a very smart courageous girl.

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