I looked back on last year and tried to see if I wrote a Thanksgiving blog. I could not find one and maybe for a good reason? My father passed in 2012 in early December and I was feeling low in 2013. Maybe I did not feel like giving Thanks?
Well this year is this year and yes I miss dad terribly, but it gives me some perspective and the ability to say thanks for a number of things. Here is my list this year.
I give thanks for:
Sheryl, my type 3. I had no idea I could find someone who would stick with me through all this junk. I am a very fortunate man.
My sons, I always wanted children and these two sons make me proud every single day.
My three grandchildren and their moms, someday when I depart there will be others in the family they can look too, to carry on. I feel very alone now that my dad has passed. I never wanted that for my sons, I am so thankful it will not be so.
Plastic syringes, I have seen how glass ones work, we are fortunate.
Glucose meters. They were dream when I was diagnosed and they have revolutionized our treatment
TUDiabetes.org I have found strength here and it has made me better
Insulin pumps. My mom was in an insulin pump study back in 1971 or 1972, the pumps were the size of carts. Today because she and thousands of others participated I wear one on my belt.
Modern biologic drugs for Rheumatoid Arthritis I have no idea how I might have made it without the modern drug regiment.
Modern insulin, I used to use pork and beef insulin, yes there is a very big…