Saturday, February 6, 2010

Diabetic A Lot

We generate a LOT of trash in the care of diabetes, don't we?

Here is a view of what we have generated in 3 weeks time.



I keep Gracie's syringes, test strips and lancets in an old laundry bottle on our counter in the kitchen. I looked in it this morning and I thought a million things in my head, ranging from...

Holy cr@! we generate a lot of trash.
Wow, she sure does use a lot of syringes
Each of those doses hurt. No matter what anyone says, they hurt.
Overwhelming, it's overwhelming.
This is just one month, of one year, of many to come.
Gosh it takes a lot to care for her.
It must feel endless to her, to wake another day and await more shots.
Insulin is my friend.
I gotta change her lancet more often.
We are a medical waste facility.
Sad, sometimes it makes me sad.

2 comments:

Hallie said...

A picture really does say 1,000 words, doesnt it? It brings up so many emotions. It's overwhelming. It's sad. It's everything you said! I hear you, friend!

Meri said...

I have years of said trash that needs to be gotten rid of. It is so hard to find a place around here. UHG!