n Diabetes Lifestyle - My Long Walk to Independence : living with diabetes

Volume 2016, Issue 1
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On the 7th of April, 1989, my journey of life changed direction forever. My Volkswagen Beetle and I collided with an upright pillar. We were both badly injured and I was taken to Johannesburg Hospital where the doctors literally had to help me breathe with a tracheotomy and surgically re-arrange my face. I only gained consciousness 3 months later! As I re-entered the conscious world, I heard someone calling my name repeatedly. Everything around me was black. Where was I? In Heaven or Hell or Purgatory?

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