Sunday, April 1, 2012

Health Time Capsule

I’m taking part in The Health Activist Writer’s Month Challenge. Over the course of 30 days I must write a blog post every day. If you have a twitter, you can search #HAWMC to see posts from myself and other authors.

Pretend you’re making a time capsule of you and your health focus that won’t be opened until 2112. What’s in it? What would people think of it when they found it?

The first thing I would put in a time capsule is my diary, or something written about all my experiences with Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disease and Lupus. It’s important that people get a thorough understanding of this disease, and what better way to do that than a firsthand account? They would be surprised to hear about the chronic pain and fatigue I suffer from, because newer, more powerful, and safer pain medicines will be discovered and created. The idea of living with Lupus for the rest of your life will be a foreign concept. A cure will be developed and perfected by then.

The second item I would put in a time capsule would be my pill bottles. Who wouldn't want some antique pill bottles?

“See here; look at how they prescribed medicine back in those days. They didn't have the advanced technology we have now.”

They could put my pill bottles in a museum for the world to see. “The medicines they had back in those days helped one problem, but some medicines also damaged the body. It was a lose-lose situation.”

And finally, I would add some of my favorite articles and books on Lupus. I’d write down all the home remedies I know. Over time, these home remedies are sometimes lost. And it would be awful if they were lost. Think of all the home remedies that worked that we might not know about. Just take a look at the plant used in ancient Greece as a birth control method. It was so effective that it eventually became extinct. What other plants or cures do we not know about that might have been used to extinction? It would be unfair to future generations if we kept that from them. I’d probably also put in tiny samples. You never know when someone drops the next atomic bomb and everything is wiped out.

What would you put in a capsule?
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  1. Is it possible to put a printed out veresion of my blog. I pretty much consider that my life diary anyways. That is a great idea about the remedies for lupus. Interesting and I would have never thought about that!

    PS: I found your blog through WEGO and I'm glad I stumbled here! :P

    1. I'm sure you could print it out the same way you would print any page on the internet. I'm sure there's a much better way of doing it, but I have no idea how you would accomplish it.

      I'm glad you found my blog through WEGO. I also read your blog, and I found it very inspiring :)