All the time I get caught up in looking over pre-D journals, poems, etc. It's sort of fascinating for me to remind myself what it was like. I find it interesting the things I used to concern myself with, worry over, and wish for. My nerves didn't come from predicting the next low but from figuring out a way to straighten my hair (that's one of my clearest memories, being super concerned with straightening my hair because some "popular" girls vaguely commented I'd be "pretty" if I did - I was obsessed with that forever!) without a flat iron.
I was thinking about that this evening as I look over an old "diary," that was really more of an activity book. One of the questions I filled out was "Many medicines come from plants and herbs. Pretend that you just discovered a new herbal plant. What would it cure? Name three things below." The "three" I listed? (actually two :D) Aids & cancer. I didn't even know what diabetes was at that point. (maybe that's why I left it blank - maybe someday I'll fill "diabetes" in on that bottom line) I half wish there was a question asking what I'd do if I was diagnosed, or telling me I would be. I wonder what I would have filled the blanks in with then.
So this post is dedicated to all things pre-D - all the poems, journal entries, thoughts, beliefs, dreams, etc. from a time before diabetes existed. Post away :) I love reading those sorts of things :)