she had to be there and be treated by Dr. Joslin who's getting the stuff you know. Then of course come back here when she was free. The only other possible thing she thought of was to try and get a diabetic nurse through Dr. Joslin to come and stay with me here while she was gone, but oh dear I don't think I could stand it here all alone with somebody I don't know well. Its bad enough being away from home as it is, but without Blanche I declare I simply know I'd be homesick just terribly, and I don't want to keep you up here indefinitely on account of poor Pa's sake. He's sacrificed enough already without sacrificing you! Oh well Cheer up maybe things will turn out all right, but I really do like that suggestion of Blanche's exceedingly well. I would be then fulfilling the one desire of your heart to have me under Dr. Joslin for a while.
Regarding the things you are to bring us when you do really come. Blanche says she thinks a pair of heavy double blankets and a big comfortable will be enough as you see we sleep together in the double bed all the time, and we will be able to get along with what we have until you're able to come up. We won't need knives or forks, but for heavens sakes please bring up some teaspoons, for I've gotten to the stage where I eat everything with one spoon as the others taste so and poor Blanche has a terrible time. I can't think of anything more I need except what I've got down in the list I sent you.
I am beginning new extract today and so I don't know how'll I'll act on it. I only hope it's a bit stronger than the last I've been on, for in order to maintain this nice big diet I had to take 4 c.c's of the stuff twice a day and as the syringe only hold 2 c.c's I had to have two injections you see, two C.C's in each hip, also twice a day, until I got so sore I could hardly sit comfortably, but I'd do anything to be able to maintain this glorious diet of 2512 calories. Dr. Banting thinks 2 c.c's will be enough to take on this new batch and that remains to be found out today. We have twenty-four bottles of this stuff on hand and if it only does not go "soupy" on us we'll have a nice long supply of it. We had the other day fifteen perfectly good bottles go bad on us. Wasn't that maddening though? I am enclosing a pretty good snapshot of myself Blanche took out in the park the other day and I think it may give you