Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Sorry about your crappy doctor visit...

Today’s Prompt: Greeting card post! The greeting card industry is all about writing generally universal feelings in a presentable way that you can use to express yourself when you just can’t think of the words to say. Write a greeting card for someone in your community to help them express themselves about a new diagnosis, treatment, or experience.

You just found out your A1c.
It's higher than you'd thought.
You cried alone where no one could see.
Your self-esteem is shot.

You felt like you'd been doing better.
It isn't fucking fair.
Compliant to the letter...
Now too ashamed to share.

But get your attitude adjusted
and ease up just a touch.
Your pancreas is busted
and you can only do so much.

If that number's all you consider
to measure your success,
you'll soon grow tired and bitter
of the anger, pain, and stress.

It's a measure, and it's minor.
It's not your overall control.
It's just some data to help refine your
many health-related goals.

You're here to fight another day,
each meal, each test - a chance
to see things in a brighter way
and dance this awkward dance

of matching carbs to every dose
and checking before and after.
Each test a chance to make the most
of happy ever after.

Dust yourself off and admit it sucks.
You went, you checked, you know.
And reach your hand out to those poor schmucks
who were too afraid to go.

This post was written as part of NHBPM - 30 health posts in 30 days: http://bit.ly/vU0g9J.


  1. THIS ROCKS!!!!

    Totally sharing ;)

  2. I ADORE it!! Especially because I went out with dear friends today and totally screwed up my bolus, and went up into the 300's -- got to remember that the important and GOOD thing is that I got it back down again! :-)

  3. This. Is. AWESOME!!! Bravo! Bravo!

    I would totally buy a stack of these cards if I saw them at Hallmark. :)

  4. This is completely freaking perfect!!!

  5. Love it! Definitely helps with perspective.

  6. So when are you going to have these cards printed?

    I actually tried to make an appointment for a crappy doctor's visit but my doc is full until after the holidays. Actually it is right before our special day in February :)