Emotions ar a part of Life

By Latest Reply 2008-12-16 06:17:43 -0600
Started 2008-10-04 23:59:58 -0500

I realize that everyone has their up and down days, some worse than others, mood swings that quickly disrupt your day, perhaps without even knowing yourself. But, you know what, if you didn't feel anything emotionally, you would not be alive. I am not going to ramble on about,how, for nearly forty years I have been in and out of pschiatric hospitals and under the care of psychiatrists, but instead what I have learned with dealing with illness, any illness, yours, mine, past and present, it does not matter. When someone else is sick or in a bad way, you feel for them, don't you? Well, you have the right to feel for yourself once and a while and know that these mood swings are normal when you face difficulties, illness, just as you would if it was a family matter, other than illness. We all have feelings and that is how we know we are alive.
The idea is to recognize that mood and then try to distract it; just this year I have been able to do that, I started saying out loud "Chic-Up" My husband was astonished at first when he realized what I was trying to do, then he was proud of me to see it was working. Please find something that works for you, so you to can feel not only depression or anger, but life!!!!So that you can grab on to it and continue taking care of your self and stay in the day, in the life

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Sparrow - 16557
Sparrow - 16557 2008-12-15 20:25:14 -0600 Report

Although diabetes affects our emotions, ultimately, WE are the ones in control.

Case in point: Have you ever answered the phone while having an argument with someone? If it's a heated argument (and we've all had those from time to time), you're usually speaking in a harsh, rather loud tone of voice. Then the phone rings. You pick it up and answer (usually in a calm, cool, "normal" tone"), "hello?". I think it's safe to say we've all PROBABLY done this.

When I was first diagnosed, I was told that one of the symptoms of low blood sugar was irritability. So I said to the instructor (jokingly), "So, everyone should treat me nice then." She said, "No. YOU must take control of the situation AND your emotions." She was VERY wise.

2008-12-15 20:04:19 -0600 Report

That is my point about just saying "Chic Up", It just seems to give me the confidence I need to make changes, and to make it through hard days. I certainly hope this is helpful to some of you. luv Claudia

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2008-12-15 18:11:46 -0600 Report

You are so right about emotions. I have so very great days where you would think I the happiest girl in the world. Then the next day its like the rug was pulled out from under me. You could look at me on some days and tears come down from my eyes like a faucet. I guess I know I will never be the old Debe, and must learned to except it. But right now I don't like the way the new Debe is and have to find away to…Debe

highlandcitygirl 2008-12-15 11:23:30 -0600 Report

it is wonderful how you see other peoples emotions as normal, as well as your own, this gives you the ability to have compassion for others as they go through their ups and downs! its not always easy when someone cares so much. keep up the good work!