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Re: [IP] New York



Thank you for sharing these thoughts, they were just
what I needed.
> 
> --- Denise Guerin <email @ redacted> wrote:
> > I live near Manhasset Bay in Port Washington, 
> Long
> > Island New York. From
> > the Bay I watched the  Twin Towers burn, thick
> dark
> > smoke against a
> > perfectly blue sky and I cried.  Part of the
> parking
> > field was emptied to
> > allow emergency personnel to use the Bay to go to
> > Manhattan  by boat to
> > bring needed supplies.
> > 
> > I was reminded of 1957 when I lived in Canada and
> my
> > father told me that
> > nuclear war was imminent.  He had made
> arrangements
> > with the local
> > pharmacist to give me two years supply of insulin
> if
> > I showed up and
> > requested it , no questions asked.  I was told
> that
> > I might be called at
> > school and told to go home, at any time.  I was to
> > pick up the insulin  and
> > if separated from the family I was to hitchhike to
> > the family  country house
> > where we might have to stay for two years.
> > 
> > I was seventeen at the time, diagnosed at
> fourteen. 
> > The summer passed
> > uneventfully but I stayed in a state of shock.  I
> > knew that I did not want
> > to be a survivor but felt morally obligated to
> keep
> > myself alive. It was a
> > huge conflict and was to affect affect my whole
> > life.  I later worked with
> > refugees and immigrants in many capacities  and
> > learned from them the
> > horrors of war.  My personal war with diabetes
> > gave me the compassion necessary to help these
> > people.
> > 
> > Yesterday when the towers burned, I had just had
> the
> > Minimed Continuous
> > Sensor removed after wearing it for four days. I
> was
> > grateful.  I knew I was
> > in better shape at age 61 than I was at 17 and my
> > pump Mamie was at my side
> > making things ever so much easier.  I know it is
> my
> > responsibility to stay
> > as healthy as I can and to help anyone that God
> > sends my way.  There will be
> > many as many Port Washington residents worked at
> the
> > Trade Center and when I
> > walk down to the Bay this morning, I can expect to
> > meet many people who will
> > need my listening ear and the hugs that I can
> > dispend freely.
> > 
> > To all pumpers who are frightened or sad and their
> > families, a gentle
> > reminder.  You are fighting personal wars every
> day
> > just to stay alive, just
> > to take care of your families.  You have
> tremendous
> > experience in meeting
> > adversity.   You are precious resources in courage
> > and strength and will
> > surely be called to share this  in the days ahead.
> > Do so as you already help
> > one another on this list.
> > 
> > With all my Love
> > 
> > Denise Guerin
> > Type 1 47 years
> > Minimed 507 3 years
> >
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