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The Perfect Day? Another sigh. I suppose it might start with not grousing about another gag-me-with-a-spoon blog carnival prompt like “Describe your ideal day.” Talk about too syrupy for anyone, much less a diabetic. And let’s dispense with all the Peace on Earth and Good Will to Men, shall we? I mean sure, it’d be great to wake up and know that the planet was healed and that the Dolphins and Humpbacks were running the World Congress and that we Humans were protected from ourselves.
But I’m guessing that the head prompt-meister for this thing was really hoping for something a little more self-centered. Something about whichever disease or condition that’s inscribed on our Health Activist membership card. Perhaps it will be interesting to see how many of us describe a perfect day in terms of not having “___________” (name your ill). Or how many have so close a horizon that they will only describe their perfect day in terms of a lower blood sugar that day, or less pain, or an encouraging doctor visit, or a new device to attach or... you get the point.
And then again, on a perfect day, maybe I will be a little less crusty and cynical and look for others to write, like I would, about the growth, hope, opportunity, and overall richer life resulting from “__________” (LADA diabetes in my case). Unfair you say? Because I only write about this coming from a position as victor and not victim? Because I’ve apparently beaten this thing and it has no more effect on my daily life than the time it takes to advocate? Fair enough. But this is the perfect day, remember? I choose to use my allotment of pixie dust to see the day when most of those with one of these chronic, inflammatory, autoimmune conditions have managed to step beyond the non-edge of the not-flat Earth, instead of just the too few, healthy but lonely, with whom I stand.
Refusing The Needle: A Diabetic’s Natural Journey To Kick-Ass Health by Russell Stamets
ebook available for all devices at https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/145608
and for kindle at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007P6L5C4
tags: type 1, type 2, autoimmune, diabetes, lada, natural, alternative, diet, supplements, acupuncture, meditation, lifestyle, HAWMC