Anyhow, my sister Anna told me to search good old You Tube for my high school and see what I could find. Lo and behold I found a couple of SWEET clips from when I was drum major my senior year.
This first one is a little over a month after I was diagnosed (and do I look like I was type 2 at the time?) and my first parade of the year since I missed the first 2 due to the D. Damn the D!
Check out the mad twirling skills!
Now this one is from the last parade of the year AND the only parade I placed 1st in!
Check out the First Place skills!
That performance was one of the best days of
my high school career.
Maybe even the very best!
After a year of missing so much school, being in and out of the doctors office and trying to
understand what this disease was all about,
It was good to do something that proved to
myself that the D would not hold me back.