Sunday, May 16, 2010

Dream a Little Dream...

Day 7 of Diabetes Blog Week:  Dream a Little Dream

Life after a cure...

I don't let myself imagine this very often.  Hmmmm.  This is difficult.  Life after a cure? 

I think on the day of a cure, I'd want to pack everyone up in the car and head to the beach.  We would eat, play in the sand and swim all day long.  I would throw a big bag of chips down on the blanket and let my kids have at it. 

I would never want to look at another carb count for the rest of my life.  I would never again count out 55 fish crackers.  I would throw away all but one set of measuring cups.  I would fill our top kitchen cabinet with paper goods instead of pump supplies.

"Feeling low" would simply mean that C was sad.  And when I'd find her crying, the first thing I'd do, instead of reach for her monitor, would be to hug her.

An invitation to a sleep over would no longer send chills down my spine.  A trip to the self-serve frozen yogurt store would be much less intimidating.  And buffet style meals would be friendly again.

Maybe spontaneous adventures would return to our lives.  Maybe.  I'm just saying, I have difficulty with this one, diabetes or not.

My thoughts on this topic are very dis-jointed.  I can't seem to get complete ideas down.  I don't know.


  1. I don't know either. I have a hard grasping my life withOut Diabetes.

    It would be nice but...

    Swimming all day is top on my list too. :-)

  2. "I feel low". It would take a long time to appreciate a different meaning for that instead of feeling instant panic. I agree that's it's hard to imagine.

  3. I also don't know what I would do...I think that I would feel lost for a while. There are so many things that I just automatically do without thinking about them anymore.... But one think that I do know.... when it does happen I am having a huge party..... I mean huge!!!! Some stuff will be destroyed (with a vengeance)and there will be lots of food.... no scale, no calorie king book..... :)


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