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[IP] Why I can't feel sorry for myself

>  >From: "Roger Wendell" <email @ redacted>
>  >To: <email @ redacted>
>  >References: <email @ redacted>
>  >Subject: Why I Can't feel Sorry for Myself
>  >Date: Tue, 13 Aug 2002 12:01:19 -0400
>  >
>  >I am 54 years old, and have been a Type I diabetic for over 27 years,
and a
>  >pumper for over 3.  Prior to the pump, I was up to 65 units a day, and
>  >couldn't walk around the block without going into severe hypoglycemia.
>  >on the pump, over the last 18 months, I have run two marathons, 4 half
>  >marathons, one triathlon, several duatholns, and too many 10K's to
count.  I
>  >am running my third marathon in October for Team Diabetes in Dublin,
>  >Ireland.  A couple of months ago I attended the funeral of a good friend
>  >ours who died of cancer.  Another very good friend is in ICU as I write
>  >and is not expected to recover from a severe heart attack and stroke.
>  >are the people I feel sorry for.  Not me.  I am probably in far better
>  >than 90% of the men my age whose idea of a good time is guzzling beer
>  >watching football on TV.  As for me, I race sailboats, SCUBA dive,
>  >parachute, ride motorcycles, and run races almost every weekend.  The
>  >thing I regret is that there are only 24 hours in a day to do all these
>  >things.  A diabetic who strives for good control can do almost anything
>  >or she wants to do.  Don't feel sorry for us.
>  >Roger Wendell
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