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Three Years in a Box

Today's Prompt: Health Time Capsule

Today is the first day of Wego Health’s Health Activist Writer’s Month Challenge, and I have foolishly signed up to participate again.  I say foolishly because I never seem to be able to stick with these month long blogging events, yet I still sign up.  Maybe this will be the one.  We’ll see.

Today I’m creating a time capsule that will be opened 100 years from now.  On April 1, 2112, some poor schmuck will have the misfortune of examining and cataloging this big box of crap representing the first three years of my life with Type 2 Diabetes and Congestive Heart Failure.

Since I have so many things to include in the time capsule, I’ll be using an old wooden coffin for the container.  What? It is being buried, right? 🙂  And, when I say many things to include, I mean it.  That box will be filled to the brim with the follow:

  • Approximately 400 pill bottles.
  • 10 Byetta pens
  • Several boxes of lancets
  • 3 dead meters
  • Several hundred used test strips found in the weirdest of places.
  • A biPAP machine for treating sleep apnea.
  • Video from my heart catheterization
  • Reports from multiple stress tests
  • Results from several A1C tests
  • Cookbooks that I never use
  • A food scale that hasn’t been touched in…a while.
  • Photos from meetups with my friends in the Diabetes Online Community.
  • Business cards for my blog.
  • Prints of cartoons I’ve drawn about Diabetes.

Those items and whatever I happen to find at the last minute will be enclosed in the coffin and buried for the next 100 years.

On that fateful day in 2112, that poor schmuck will open that big box of crap and begin the arduous task of examining the contents.  He’ll make note of the seriousness of the drug problem that I must have had given all of the pill bottles.  He’ll make note that he found another box from someone with living with diseases that had long since been cured.

And when his work has been finished, he’ll ask his boss where to put the coffin for safe keeping.

“We’re not keeping that box of crap. I just wanted to see if you’d look through it.  APRIL FOOLS!”

Living with a Confusing Pancreas and a Broken Heart at age 36 #Diabetes #LADA #CongestiveHeartFailure. #MakeDiabetesVisible Creator, #ALittleHeartCanDoBigThings Creator, Advocate, Blogger, Nature Photographer.


  • kerri

    I love that you’re the only one I’ve seen so far that has made the connection that it will STILL be April Fools Day in 100 years ;). [I certainly didn’t. Which says something about my practicality, yes?]

    I hope we both stick with it this year :]. Good luck!