I was on the Greyhound bus last night in route to home after traveling over 200 miles or more for an mental health appointment. When the bus made first stop I went to restroom on the bus but when I returned to my seat my white bag that contained my new Insulin was gone and new rider sat there. I began to ask about the white plastic bag but of course no one seen anything. Bus driver overheard me asking riders about missing bag and inquired about the problem. So I told the bus driver that I am a Diabetic and in that white bag contained my medicine-Insulin and I really need it. So he reported to terminal supervisor and security that stood near by. They were laughing and very non caring about what I was going through. I told them this is not a laughing matter so I got off the bus , ended up looking through trash cans to see if bag had been thrown away. One security referred to me as talking shit, I asked for his name but he refused- I need my medication. I got back on bus and asked everyone to forgive me for holding up the bus but I am a diabetic and in that white bag that someone stole in my Insulin and I went all the went a long ways to get this medication. I let the new passenger now that I was not accusing her -she moved. They told me what to do at next destination- call police and have passengers searched. So I got to next destination and waited for many to get off and I looked again in the back by the bathroom and there was my white bag on the floor under a seat. I said here is my bag and it was tripped open. So I let a the riders on bus know that I found it and the bus driver which I showed him the little brown bag from pharmacy that contained my Insulin. One riders outside inquired as to if I found the bad and I held up bag and expressed thanks for the support. I wrote down details of experience and that helped me to calm down. I tell y'all I have never been through anything like that- I can understand somebody thought It was food in it but it was some nuts with cranberries, hair care products and medication-Insulin. I am okay now but I will make some phone calls.
Have any of you had experienced your Insulin been stolen even by mistake?
How would you feel when your personal and safety rights are violated in the midst of strangers?
I tell you for a moment I felt sucka punched! I thought ,OMG what am I going to do now when I am completely out of Insulin? Can I just call my doctor and ask for a replacement of Insulin because it was stolen and how long would it take? Or would I have to travel another 400 hundred miles to get more insulin?! Nevertheless I retrieved the bag and took Insulin when I got home at 3 a.m. this morning.
I thought is this something to share with the DC community! So i am sharing with you because I look everyday for chance to LIVE LIFE to the Fullest! I have to learn to share negative experiences as well as good experiences.
It is easy for me to keep up most positive outlooks but last night I was sucka punched but God helped me threw it and support from family and friend who picked me up from bus terminal this morning who is also Diabetics. It took me a while to settle down but I did!
Thanks for your support from any of you who choose to read my discussion!
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