Daily Archives: March 30, 2012
Let’s suspend reality for a moment. Many people in America are doing today that anyway.
As of this writing, the Mega-Millions lottery jackpot is up to $640,000,000. That’s more than half a billion dollars. What would you do if you won this enormous jackpot? I admit, I’ve fantasized about it a bit.
Of course, I would make sure that my family and I were taken care of: housing, college tuition, all that good stuff. I would keep my house – I like it here – but I’d probably put in a pool and maybe hire a housekeeper (with excellent carb-counting skills) to do the cooking and cleaning for me.
But what of the rest? Although I’ve probably got a better chance of waking up tomorrow, magically cured of diabetes, than I do of matching all six numbers, it’s still nice to dream.
I suppose this is what my pancreas looks like: emptiness where the insulin is supposed to be.
Except the pancreas probably isn’t made of broken glass.
Fortunately, I had a backup. (Backup Novolog. Not a backup pancreas – my pharmacy doesn’t stock those and my insurance wouldn’t cover it anyway.)
Oh, and even though we all do it, the butter compartment of the fridge is not a particularly good place to keep insulin, particularly if it’s also where you keep the butter.
Such are the sagas of living with diabetes.
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