Chris Robb – His Story
Do you think your job is stressful? I have no time off. I have no memory of what sleeping all night even means! A Monday is the same as any other day of the week to me. It makes no difference to me if the sun is shining or if it’s raining or snowing or blowing 50mph. I don’t eat right and by far do not get the exercise I should. I have no social life, because to make plans with anyone is nearly impossible to keep. The let down is worse than the not planning at all. I worry all of the time when I am away from my Mom. I left this a.m. at 10:45 to go to the bank and to place an Christmas gift order. Everything was the same this morning as all others. She was riding her bike when I left. I returned at 12:15. Mother’s blood sugar level was twenty two. If you know ANYTHING about diabetes at all, you know how bad that is. You would know how stressful that is on the diabetic and on the care giver. Why am I posting this? Because diabetes is a relentless disease; the diabetic person never gets a day off and always lives with the fear of their blood sugar dropping like Mom’s did today. And so does the care giver. And no matter how good I am at my job, I’m not going to beat her diabetes , nor is she. So the next time you are feeling ‘stressed’ about your life or job or money or time off or the weather, think about this post. And say a prayer for My Mom. Thanks. ~~~When I wrote this today, I was unaware that November is Diabetes Awareness Month. I posted it on my facebook page, which is something I would never do! I don’t know why I did, maybe to let friends and family know just how fragile life is. My Mom is 93 years old and has had diabetes for 28 years.I have been her care giver for 8 years. Her diabetes controls every day of our lives. Thank You, Thank You, THANK YOU, Mr. Michaels, for your work on promoting diabetes awareness.