Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Letter writing day - Tuesday 5/10: In February the Wego Blog Carnival asked participants to write letters to their condition. You can write a letter to diabetes if you’d like, but we can also take it one step further. How about writing a letter to a fictional (or not so fictional) endocrinologist telling the doctor what you love (or not) about them. How about a letter to a pretend (or again, not so pretend) meter or pump company telling them of the device of your dreams? Maybe you’d like to write a letter to your child with diabetes. Or a letter from your adult self to the d-child you were. Whomever you choose as a recipient, today is the day to tell them what you are feeling.
Dear Test Strip,
You are small, yet you are mighty. You carry the weight of my world, plus one droplet of blood, on your skinny little shoulders. In mere seconds, you can deliver wonderful news. Or news that makes me frown. You can be the deciding factor between a nice dinner with my husband, or no dinner and a few big glasses of water. Other times, you force me to eat even though I’m not the least bit hungry.
Oh test strip, sometimes you even love to toy with me. You’ll give me a number that seems highly unlikely - so unlikely I burst out laughing in your face. (Remember that 16 you flashed last week? Yeah, that.) So I’ll call on one of your buddies for a more reasonable result. (That’s right - my blood sugar was low but way way way higher than 16!!)
I know, I know, little test strip. You think I’m being a bit unfair. Yes, most of the time you tell the truth. I shouldn’t really harp on a few “jokes” here and there. You rule my day, you guide my insulin dosing, you help me time and time again. When you come right down to it, test strip, you are priceless.
But really, do you have to cost so darn much??
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