Diabetes??? Who me??
Ok here we go. Guess what? If you guessed that I am Diabetic
you guessed right. Wow! It came as a shock for me to.
This is my first attempt to write about it and I am feeling
quite sick at the moment. My lovely bride has just given me an insulin shot and
I think the cure is worse than the disease at the moment. I hope I don’t barf
on my keyboard.
Here I am complaining to myself and letting my fingers
complain to you about my upset stomach when Roxane……… that’s my beautiful wife
walks in and hands me a warm hardboiled egg. I close the lid on my computer so
I can use it as a dinner table. She places the egg nestled ever so sweetly in
the folds of a paper towel on my dinner table. I look at it…………….. I look at my
wife…………. She smiles and walks out of the room……………… I look at the egg………. My
stomach hurts…………….. I reach for the salt that someone happened to leave close
by……….. I look at the egg…… the insulin gave me a tremendous headache this
morning and I can feel another one coming on now………. I look at the egg…….. I
sprinkle salt on it thinking about how miserable I am and wonder if life is
going to change now that I have been diagnosed with Diabetes…….. I look at the
egg……………… I eat the egg………….. Yes life is going to change for both my wife and
myself but some things will not change. I guess the moral of this story is if I
find myself looking at a warm freshly boiled egg I am going to eat it.
I got side tracked on what I want to write about.
About a month ago I realized I was not feeling very well but
I didn’t understand why. I am in a unique position to share my journey from the
beginning since it has only just begun.
The journey began without me knowing with whom I was
traveling with. I learned last Friday June 17 2011 I had been kidnapped by a
one legged beast named diabetes. I say one legged because I may not know much
about diabetes but I do know in order to kick my but you at least need to have
I am going to attempt to catalogue my experiences on this
journey as they happen. People have asked me why I haven’t written more stories
and my answer has always been the same. I can’t just make up a story and write,
but if I experience something I can share it with the world.
My wife says I would make a wonderful travel writer. She thinks
if National Geographic would hire me to travel and write I would become a famous
author. Well this may not be as glorious but it is a journey we are both going
on so sit back and enjoy the trip as we learn what life has in store for us.
Anyone is welcome to add to my post as they come out. Share
your stories with me and I will post them, as well as learn more about what is
Charles McDonald Holt