I have thought long and hard about the post for this week, but the only thing that came to mind worth posting about was about overcoming fear. Now yes, I know that everyone and their mom has an opinion on fear and how to overcome it, but this is not an advice blog! This is my own story of overcoming fear.
My very first post was about being diagnosed with GD and diabetes has always been a huge fear of mine. I will admit that even though I was being optimistic in my post that the fear still tormented me.
Per my doctors advice I have done everything that I could to correct my blood sugars, and for the most part I have done a great job. My doctors have been very happy with my success level. However there is one time of day that I cannot correct my blood sugar and that is my “fasting” sugars (this means that it is my first test of the morning prior to having any food).
Now since I cannot do anything to correct the fasting sugars I have been placed on a low dose of insulin. So after I finally get over one fear, I am faced with another-injecting myself!
The first day that I had my insulin I followed the photo instructions just like a child and prepared my first syringe. I tried to talk my husband into giving me the shot, and honestly he was fine with giving me the shot, but then what would I learn.
I want to teach my son to face his fears, and if I refuse to face my own how will I ever lead by example?
So I took the prepared syringe in my hand and cleaned my injection zone. Slowly I put the needle down to my thigh and took a deep breath and pressed it into my body. Done!
I whined and complained for so long prior to that shot and it was nothing! It didn’t affect me physically as much as I thought it would. My blood sugar monitor hurt more than that little tiny needle.
The real moral of the story is that I wouldn’t have had the guts to face my fear if it wasn’t for my son. I want him to be healthy and happy, but I also want him to know that fear is in the mind and with God all things are possible.
Yes, a needle is a small thing to be afraid of, but it was a real fear that I had. Now it is behind me.
What fears are you facing and what steps are you taking to overcome them? Leave a comment below and don’t forget to subscribe.