No Musical Chronic Diseases for Me
It’s the 5th day of Diabetes Blog Week and the topic today is: Freaky Friday. The prompt reads as follows:
Just like in the movie, today we’re doing a swap. If you could switch chronic diseases, which one would you choose to deal with instead of diabetes? And while we’re considering other chronic conditions, do you think your participation in the DOC has affected how you treat friends and acquaintances with other medical conditions?
I hate to rain on the parade here, but I’m not playing musical chronic diseases today. I’m just not feeling up to it.
I can’t bring myself to choose a different chronic disease to live with because I have more than my fair share already.
The flaming sack of bovine fecal matter that was left on the doorstep of my life contains Type 2 diabetes, Congestive Heart Failure, Ischaemic heart disease, Arthritis, Asthma, and Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). I could list more, but you get the picture.
I didn’t go skipping through the Garden of F***ed Up Health and merrily choose chronic diseases to toss in the sack. I couldn’t skip to save my life. And I sure as hell wouldn’t choose the contents of that flaming sack. No one would.
This is the way it is for me, and I’ve accepted that.
I can understand why some may see the grass as being greener in another chronic disease pasture. I’ve had those thoughts. We all have. But I’ve also come to understand one very important fact. Other pastures are fertilized with bovine fecal matter, too.
If only perfect health were a chronic disease. I’d gladly switch to that one. If only.
I am like you Mike – I had GREAT difficulty with this topic – I also had heard from others who have other serious health conditions (far worse than my diabetes) that thought it was a stupid topic – trading one health issue for another.
Like you say – switching a chronic diseases for a “purrfect” life – YES!!!!