Now, when Workman has an appointment at Health Right, a friend or family member must take off work to drive him there. And his mother, Bonnie, and his children, Alicia Mae and Larry Dale, have learned to give him insulin shots.
Being back on medicine has improved Workman’s health.
“I feel tremendously better,” he said. “If it weren’t for my eyesight, I wouldn’t miss a day’s work. I’ve got energy, and I’m not sick all the time.”
But now he has little to do with the energy he has. He used to hunt and fish, but now he fears he cannot even do the latter.
“I’d fall out of the boat,” he said. “Maybe one of these days, I might get the nerve up to sit somewhere and have someone cast out a rod for me so I didn’t hit someone with it.”
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