April 24, 2012

My Mascot

Todays Prompt: Health Mascot. Give yourself, your condition, or your health focus a mascot. Is it a real person? Fictional? Mythical being? Describe them. Bonus points if you provide a visual!

When I first saw this prompt, I though, Butterfly.  Then as the day got closer I worried that it might be a little to common.  Everyone loves butterlies they are everywhere.  So I though long and hard and couldn't think of any other mascot.  Then I saw this guy and knew I had to just go with it!

Giant Swallowtail Caterpillar

This has got to be the ugliest caterpillar I have ever seen.  Yup that is a caterpillar.  Looks more like a slug or an alien, I know.  If liver disease was an animal this would be it.  It is an ugly disease.  It is scary.  Somedays I feel like this guy.  And all I want to do is hide.  But the way I see it, after my liver transplant, I'll shed this ugly disease and I will be given a new lease on life.

Giant Swallowtail

 This is a Giant Swallowtail.  And a perfect example of how something so great can come out of something... not so great (Feel bad for calling him ugly).  This helps me keep my eye on the little glimpse of light at the end of the tunnel!  I cant wait to feel like myself again.  I wont have have feel ashamed and I wont have to explain why I look and feel the way I do.  I wont be sick and dying.  I will be alive and thriving.  I will be beautiful!

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