Just as I promised Manny, I am now officially going back online at TUD. I have not been my old self lately, having been hospitalised and diagnosed with more ailments. Long story short, weeks of soul searching did the trick. All I need was to regain my confidence in facing my health’s challenges. Brooding would do nothing for me. Also, I would need to remember that the TuDiabetes community would be there beside me, just as it has always been. I just cannot stand here while others remain lonely, depressed and un-educated regarding their health situation…just like what happened to a church friend recently.
Having stepped on a rusty nail a few days back, Brother Lito ignores this seemingly minor accident, as he was all so excited with her daughter’s visit from Norway. That simple wound caused him to have fevers, which he still ignored. Then, lockjaw, the majour sign of tetanus finally hit last Tuesday (May 12), and Brother Lito slipped into a coma. By Friday, on the account of his un-improving condition, his life support systems were finally withdrawn. By Saturday, March 16, he finally returned to His Blessed Creator.
“The death of His saints are precious in his sight.” (Hebrews 13.6) True, it shall always be. But this was a tragedy that could have easily averted, if only he knew, and if he had the will to take care of it soon. The first time I heard of this, I said “Every diabetic should know how to take care of him/herself!” A lot of times, it is not because they don’t want to, it is just that no one was there to help. And that is where we, TuDiabetes folks, are there. Most of us may not be a physician, like Sohair, but being part of a community that is aware and willing, we have the power to reach out and touch the lives of diabetics everywhere.
And this is what I, and everyone else here, intend to do.
This is my purpose…reborn.