i’ve heard it all in the hospital

i am posting a video of a song from my favorite band, the cold war kids. i also wrote some of the lyrics from the song below.

i chose to show this song, because it has always resonated with me in a strong diabetes kind of way. i was a hospital kid. always sick. pneumonia at age 5, hospitalized for a week, some other stuff, hypoglycemia at 9, diagnosis at 11, diabetes DKA all the time, i was even life-flighted once -IN A HELICOPTER (don’t tell but that was actually really cool)!

it wasn’t until college that i had a year’s time free from hospital visits. if you have diabetes and haven’t spent significant time in the hospital, consider yourself lucky.

enjoy.

There’s nothing to do here, some just whine and complain, in bed at the hospital
Coming and going, asleep and awake, in bed at the hospital

tell me the story of how you ended up here, i’ve heard it all in the hospital
nurses are fussin’, doctors on tour somewhere in India

i got one friend laying across from me
i did not choose him, he did not choose me
we’ve got no chance of recovery
sharing hospital joy and misery, joy and misery, joy and misery

Put out the fire boys, don’t stop don’t stop
Put out the fire on us

bring your buckets by the dozens, bring your nieces and your cousins, come put out the fire on us

vietnam, fishing trips, italian opera
vietnam, fishing trips, italian opera

I got one friend laying across from me
I did not choose him, he did not choose me
We’ve got no chance of recovery
Sharing hospital joy and misery, joy and misery, joy and misery

Put out the fire boys, don’t stop don’t stop
Put out the fire on us

this post was in response to this prompt:
This year Diabetes Art moves up from the Wildcard choices as we all channel our creativity with art in the broadest sense. Do some “traditional” art like drawing, painting, collage or any other craft you enjoy. Or look to the literary arts and perhaps write a d-poem or share and discuss a favorite quote. Groove to some musical arts by sharing a song that inspires you diabetes-wise, reworking some song lyrics with a d-twist, or even writing your own song. Don’t forget dramatic arts too, perhaps you can create a diabetes reality show or play. These are just a starting point today – there are no right or wrong ways to get creative!

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