Yesterday Amanda got a nice big box of all sorts of goodies to keep her busy. (craft and art supplies, a stuffed garfield, games) It came from another diabetic that wanted to cheer her up after her recent diagnosis. This young lady was diagnosed at the same age as Amanda. Little did she know what that box of goodies would do. First off, it arrived on a very rocky day. I started off in an arguement with my brother. Then Amanda was very excited about
her baseball party that would happen later that day and was getting on my nerves! (How many times can you repeat that it starts at 6:00 pm in 15 minutes time, first thing in the morning too!) I felt frazzled by noon. Then came the box. Not only was it filled with things to keep Amanda busy and give my nerves a little chance to recoup but it also did some good while it was being delivered. Our mail carrier brought it to the house and made the comment that Amanda had lots of mail and even a nice big package. (Amanda rarely gets mail.) I told her that Amanda just got out of the hospital after being diagnosed with diabetes. She told me that her husband has diabetes and is in terrible control. She said he doesn't even have a meter or see an endo. I gave her a brand new meter and a coupon for a free bottle of 50 strips. I also gave her a list of web addresses
and the phone numbers of local resources for diabetes. So one diabetic reached out to another diabetic which led to another diabetic reaching out to another diabetic. Who knows where it will go from there.
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger. Shouldn't I be invincible by now?