A Veteran Returns... Kinda

Mirage

Pokemon Master
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Nov 1, 2018
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Alola
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Drake, Mirage, Izzy
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Hello everyone! Long time no see, yeah? Some of you may remember me, some of you may not. I was decently active during the first few months of the new Marriland forums. I was even the top poster at one point! Then, I started feeling extremely sick and horrible and just not myself starting November of 2018, and that's when I started posting less and less. January hit and I finally decided to go see a doctor. As some as you already know, that was when I got diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. I was in very bad shape to put it nicely. No matter my best efforts to remain active, this ultimately proved to be too much for me. I needed to drop everything to focus on overcoming this. It truly felt like I switched bodies, switched lives. The person I was died and I was living a new life, one that wasn't mine. I needed to relearn a lot of things about being a human; what I could and couldn't eat, drink, and then how exercising would affect things. Would I able to play sports as hard as I want? If so, how? Etc, etc. It took me like three months to feel like I could begin the journey to stand on my own two feet. And then that took months. October came around and I finally started to feel like things were somewhat normal. But then other things came apart hard and I needed to deal with that. January of this year was when I felt confident again that things were finally as normal as they could be. Sure I'll never be able to play sports for 8 hours in a day, sure I'll never be able to eat 10 big macs, and drink gallons of Dr. Pepper in a day, but at least I feel normal again physically. I reached out to a special friend of mine from Marriland recently, and they were able to reassure me that I'm missed over here. Although I'm busy with work and playing other games, I believe I can at least post here occasionally. I missed all of my friends here. Unfortunately some of the people I knew have already left, and I hope they're doing good. :)
 

Pendraflare

Eat up, bud.
Rainbow Rocket Grunt
Join Date
Nov 1, 2018
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Liberty Nation
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Scott, Pendra
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Ayyyyyye great to have you back! That is a crazy story though to hear about. And yes, many have since moved on from the forums, but even though I haven't posted quite as much, I'm still here and always happy to talk! Hope you're staying safe in the meantime. All the best!
 

Gokudera

Vocalist
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Devin
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Welcome back! I absolutely remember you, man! Really happy to see you back, and happier to see you're back to some sense of normality!
Great to see you're doing well now :)
 

Typhlosion

Flaming Torch
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Rainbow Rocket Executive
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Oct 23, 2018
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2,483
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All over the world
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Ben
Good to see you again, Drake! That does sound like quite a lot to experience in a few short months, but good job making the most of it and pushing through! Though I must say, I'd be impressed if you could drink whole gallons of Dr. Pepper in a day even before your diagnosis!
 

Mirage

Pokemon Master
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Alola
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Funny fact about that. During November and December, when I didn't know what was going on with my diabetes, my stomach increased like tenfold or something. It was insane lol
 

PeytonStevens

Long-time fan, Gen 4 is my favorite
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I'm new to the forums, it's amazing to see what you've overcome! I hope to see you around!
 
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