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Hello  Foapers! In this photo you seemy 2 bridesmaids and I on my wedding day. The device that I am holding is my insulin pump. About 5 minutes before I walked down the aisle, my blood sugar started to drop. I am a type 1 diabetic and have been for over 27 years. but in the last 10 years, my health has deteriorated drastically due to multiple comorbidities. I had to hold or the most part, you wouldn't be able to see it from the outside; however, on the inside it's a different story.
In 2010, the doctors and I decided to take the radical step and have pancreas transplant. The surgeons left my original pancreas inside and attached a new one above and below it so that it overtook the stress and duties of the 1st
 2013, my transplant failed and stopped producing insulin. I went back to being a diabetic, now with severe gastroparesis, retinopathy (actively  going blind). Some days are great while others can be pure Hell.
This year already I've been hospitalized 3 times  & revived twice by my husband Derek Robinson. He has been my rock since the loss of my transplant and am now considered legally blind. 
Yes,you read that right. According to the AMA, I don't have enough Vision to drive therefore I am considered "Legally Blind". Crazy  being the blind photographer & painter, but I refuse to let diabetes, pancreatitis and gastroparesis take my passions away from me! 
someone a few weeks back called me a "hero" because of what I've gone through and still accomplished,  I'm definitely a Survivor. A survivor of things that most people will never experience in four lifetimes, let alone a decade. Needless to say, my life is a never-ending uphill battle.
I implore you to visit my Facebook group: Pathway To A Pancreas πŸ’™, where I keep my 3k followers up on the latest technology for diabetic & transplant patients! If I can help ONE person to not give up hope & achieve their dreams during times of such adversity than I have achieved my Life's Purpose! πŸ’™

Share Your Personal Story! Hello Foapers! In this photo you seemy 2 bridesmaids and I on my wedding day. The device that I am holding is my insulin pump. About 5 minutes before I walked down the aisle, my blood sugar started to drop. I am a type 1 diabetic and have been for over 27 years. but in the last 10 years, my health has deteriorated drastically due to multiple comorbidities. I had to hold or the most part, you wouldn't be able to see it from the outside; however, on the inside it's a different story. In 2010, the doctors and I decided to take the radical step and have pancreas transplant. The surgeons left my original pancreas inside and attached a new one above and below it so that it overtook the stress and duties of the 1st 2013, my transplant failed and stopped producing insulin. I went back to being a diabetic, now with severe gastroparesis, retinopathy (actively going blind). Some days are great while others can be pure Hell. This year already I've been hospitalized 3 times & revived twice by my husband Derek Robinson. He has been my rock since the loss of my transplant and am now considered legally blind. Yes,you read that right. According to the AMA, I don't have enough Vision to drive therefore I am considered "Legally Blind". Crazy being the blind photographer & painter, but I refuse to let diabetes, pancreatitis and gastroparesis take my passions away from me! someone a few weeks back called me a "hero" because of what I've gone through and still accomplished, I'm definitely a Survivor. A survivor of things that most people will never experience in four lifetimes, let alone a decade. Needless to say, my life is a never-ending uphill battle. I implore you to visit my Facebook group: Pathway To A Pancreas πŸ’™, where I keep my 3k followers up on the latest technology for diabetic & transplant patients! If I can help ONE person to not give up hope & achieve their dreams during times of such adversity than I have achieved my Life's Purpose! πŸ’™

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Stock photo: Share Your Personal Story! Hello Foapers! In this photo you seemy 2 bridesmaids and I on my wedding day. The device that I am holding is my insulin pump. About 5 minutes before I walked down the aisle, my blood sugar started to drop. I am a type 1 diabetic and have been for over 27 years. but in the last 10 years, my health has deteriorated drastically due to multiple comorbidities. I had to hold or the most part, you wouldn't be able to see it from the outside; however, on the inside it's a different story. In 2010, the doctors and I decided to take the radical step and have pancreas transplant. The surgeons left my original pancreas inside and attached a new one above and below it so that it overtook the stress and duties of the 1st 2013, my transplant failed and stopped producing insulin. I went back to being a diabetic, now with severe gastroparesis, retinopathy (actively going blind). Some days are great while others can be pure Hell. This year already I've been hospitalized 3 times & revived twice by my husband Derek Robinson. He has been my rock since the loss of my transplant and am now considered legally blind. Yes,you read that right. According to the AMA, I don't have enough Vision to drive therefore I am considered "Legally Blind". Crazy being the blind photographer & painter, but I refuse to let diabetes, pancreatitis and gastroparesis take my passions away from me! someone a few weeks back called me a "hero" because of what I've gone through and still accomplished, I'm definitely a Survivor. A survivor of things that most people will never experience in four lifetimes, let alone a decade. Needless to say, my life is a never-ending uphill battle. I implore you to visit my Facebook group: Pathway To A Pancreas πŸ’™, where I keep my 3k followers up on the latest technology for diabetic & transplant patients! If I can help ONE person to not give up hope & achieve their dreams during times of such adversity than I have achieved my Life's Purpose! πŸ’™ was taken by kisstiger7 on 07-07-2016 with NIKON CORPORATION model NIKON D700 . DPI width: 300.0, height 300.0 . White balance settings: 0.