A Daydream?
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So, I'm dreaming and I'm seeing people outside
standing around and I'm near this car and I'm
looking at it, it has been wrecked, and the front
is down and on the side is a tire which looks a
little like my car and ...

I recall before that like seeing something looking
like webbing/feathering like a couple of bags ...

In a car ... maybe ... and ...

I'm standing around in this dreamstate and it's
a vivid dream and ...

I look down at my hand and there's this scratch
on my hand just like a scratch I recall having in
real life and ...

Slowly ...

Reality begins scratching at my dream and folks
are standing around and I begin to wonder ...

Is this reality? ...

And ...

I'm secured and loaded into what is apparently an
ambulance and ...

as we're motoring along an emergency worker
talks to me and tells me my daughter is OK and
I'm lucky she told someone I was a diabetic and
my blood sugar was low and ...

I end up in an emergency room and folks are doing
what they're professionally trained to do and I'm
conscious and I respond to their questions and ...

Eventually I'm moved to some kind of scanner and
lay there following their instructions as they scan
my head and body and ...

I'm moved into some common area where I hear
lots of talking and it's as if I'm in some kind of
place where emergencies are dealt with and over
the next few hours ...

I lay there with my neck secured such that I can't
arise and see where I am and some of the time I'm
laying on a board but most of the time I'm on a
bed and ...

Eventually, after a long night I was DC'ed (discharged)
as, after another scanning and a checking of my neck
and checking of pelvic X-rays, I was cleared as having
survived a roll-over accident (I've been told my car
rolled over 3 to 6 times but I have yet to check the
police report to ascertain the details) ...

And eventually I make it back to my house / my backup
van / and up to my daughter and am relieved that ...

Even though she has bruise marks on her forehead and
right eyelid and nose and her nose (per doctor's report)
may have been broken, she's in good spirits, playing
with her cousins, and I'm, despite a lot of soarness and
tiredness from staying up all night, OK, and ...

Well ...

This is the nightmare all type 1 diabetics fear, that night-
mare of having the treatment for our disease impact us to
such an extent that it results in a serious life-threatening
event to not only us but others ...

I'm thankful no one was hurt, I'm thankful to all who
helped us after the accident, I'm grateful my decision to
buy a rollbar for my convertible paid off (as it ended up
saving the lives of me and my daughter), I'm thankful my
bump on the head wasn't too serious (although, hey,
with head injuries, who can say for sure), I'm thankful
my daughter did not receive head injuries (she was
allowed to leave soon after the accident at a hospital
distant from mine - my sister took care of her while I
was being treated), and ...

I'm thankful, most of all, to all in the research community
who are giving their lives working towards ...

THE CURE ...

for this and all diseases ...

(by the by, the crash occurred Saturday, July 28, 2 days
ago around 5:00 PM CT)

Still in shock, recovering, and determined to conquer this
disease, I remain ...