My cousin is in the hospital again. He was diagnosed with Chrones Disease quite a few years ago, but has never seemed to care enough to get it under control. He managed to lose a billion pounds, and his blood levels are all out of whack, so he had to be admitted yesterday.
While I feel horrible for him, I really want to kick him in the shin (except that I’m afraid it would break). He knows how to take care of himself. He knows what to eat and what not to eat. He knows that he has a DISEASE that he has to MANAGE, or he will get sick. Yet, he choses not to. I feel bad for him because I know that cooking for one person is pretty hard. There aren’t a lot of recipes out there that are designed to make one or two servings. And sometimes, cooking just plane old sucks. I get all that, but HE HAS A DISEASE! THAT IS RELATED TO WHAT HE EATS! HE SHOULD BE ABLE TO CONTROL IT!
I find that a lot of people are like this. There is a gentleman that I work with who is a very bright, highly educated man. He has type two diabetes. Do you think that he can manage that? Heck no! He has insulin reactions, problems with gout, and has been put on sick leave until he gets himself under control.
So why is it that people routinely chose not to value their health? Why is it that most people couldn’t care less about their health until they are sick? As Canadians I would have thought that people would be more interested in not taxing our health care system, and avoiding the long waits in the Dr’s office.
Well, I guess I’m just grumbling. But yeah, this is my beef today (ha ha ha, I said beef, all like “what’s your beef”… NOO!!! I should have said “what’s your damage” because that was so cool!). So uh, yeah.
Note: No playlist for you today. I have only been listening to a CD, and don’t feel like making one up.