Today's WEGO prompt: Pretend you’re making a time capsule of you & your health focus that won’t be opened until 2112. What’s in it? What would people think of it when they found it?
Since my health focus is Type 2 diabetes, my time capsule would contain some obvious items: my glucose meter, test strips, lancing device, maybe even some glucose tablets. I might also include copies of some of my blog postings, sharing the emotional/human/non-medical side of living with diabetes.
I pray that by 2112 there will be a cure for diabetes (all types!), so those who open my time capsule would have no personal experience with diabetes of any type. It would be something they only read about. Having the supplies preserved (hopefully) and the personal accounts hopefully gives these people of the future an account that would truly help them realize how difficult it is to live with diabetes. How hard it can be to live with a chronic condition where you don't look sick. When you deal with others telling you what you should or should not eat. How frustrating it can be to try to do right with obstacles around every corner.
However I also would like them to find hope in my time capsule. The hope in people dedicated to a common cause. I pray that the people of 2112 continue to have hope for their own cause and experience the beauty of advocacy.
Image credit: Time capsule image found here.