Therapist

Goddess
By Goddess Latest Reply 2009-07-26 21:22:03 -0500
Started 2008-10-09 02:02:46 -0500

I know a lot of us including me are devastated about having diabetes. I go to a therapist at least once a month or more.


120 replies

ralprugger
ralprugger 2009-07-25 23:35:37 -0500 Report

Hi Goddess,
I was very upset when I was diagnosed as Diabetic.
However, I choose to look at it as A Reward for out living so many other less fortunate's.
Imagine that. A Reward for God Blessing Us. Alive enough to have diabetus. LOL.
No really. I'll be 67 in September and there are a whole lot of Folks that haven't made it to My age.
In My heart as I see my longevity as being a Blessing so being diabetic means only small adjustments.
The Day that I finish My course, complete The Task God has in store for me, He will Take Me Home and although My Children and Loved ones will Miss me, I will Be Shouting and Dancing a Jig. It will be Wonderful.
I tell them To Celebrate and When They join me, I'll show them around. LOL.
I did a Bile study about Heaven, and will share it with You, if You wish.
Good Night.
Grover

Goddess
Goddess 2009-05-03 13:26:18 -0500 Report

It's been awhile since I've seen her. I think it's time for an appt.

2009-05-03 13:47:01 -0500 Report

Will be thinking of you. Glad to know that you are taking care of yourself. Be well.

ralprugger
ralprugger 2009-05-14 19:19:27 -0500 Report

Hi Everyone.
If I may, I'll jump right in with My ideas.
Therapisat's are a Great Sourse of Help, if We are open minded to ways of Improving ourselves.
As for me, I am very open, and accept Lfe as it comes.
My Diabetis doesn't burden me, and I will do the things I can to prevent trouble.
I also have a Heart Murmer, specifically, a calcified Aortic Valve.
Plus the fact of loosing my walking due to ciatiactaca damage. I learnedc of this in 1968, but with stubboness, I continued to do hard work and tolerate the pain until I became Ill with blocked arteries in 98. I had a Triple Bypass 6 years ago and have done very well.
I use a Power wheel chair a lot and still cut my own Grass, chop down bushes, and rake out a drainage ditch.
I'm not bragging, just telling it like it is. I am not a quiter now whiner. Sometimes I may have depression, but not about me, its always about the Hurt, misunderstanding, or inability of others to adapt to the life they have.
Each of us has a choice. We can choose to accept and deal with these complications, make the Best of Being ourselves and spread Smiles, or we can choose to be resigned, sad, and angry. However, if anyone can show me how those things help, Please tell me. Lolol.
Every Day I wake up, presents a challenge, Who can I give a Giggle, a Smile or Te Feeling of being special, that lasts.
Do not ever let life beat you down! There are to many around us That we can be a friend to, without mentioning our problems. The store clerk, the waitress, the cashier, the cop, or a Loved one.
Think about how You might Be an influence of Good, Love, and Friendship.
God Bless.
Ralph

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-07-26 21:22:03 -0500 Report

Sounds good, Ralph< BUT but does not apply to all types of depression. It is not always that you are overly concerned about yourself, or the fact that you are diabetic. But something deeper that distorts how life hits us, why we crumble and accept the painful things of life, because "that is all that we deserve!" Oh, I am a champion in SMILING and COVERING UP, am friendly to all, BUT INSIDE I want to die because of this PAIN that I, and no one else, unstood until lately!! Thanks for your words, though. Glad that they work for you! Best wishes! PR

roshy
roshy 2009-03-29 16:06:12 -0500 Report

Thank you guys for sharing.

I have taken some valuable advice from you all. My first session is this Thursday (i just hope it isnt cancelled like last time). I think the best thing for me to do is prepare the night before. I might just have a nice relaxing shower, get ready for bed and take out a note pad and pen and write down everything i want to discuss such as my fears and prioritys! It might help ease the anxioty and the nerves!

I'll let you all know how i get on !! Thanks again for sharing your advice.

Goddess
Goddess 2009-04-23 18:52:38 -0500 Report

How did your session go?

roshy
roshy 2009-05-03 17:43:54 -0500 Report

well to be honest a bit of a let down.
he made it clear that he i was here to be assesed and if he felt that my condition wasnt severe enough he wouldnt be seeing me again.
he said i had traits of the condition bulemia and it will take me time to ajust to my diabetes. therefore i have adjustment issues. but not severe enough to see a professional. however i still wont take my injections or eat properly so ill blind or severly crippled soon enough!! not his problem though, hes got bigger fish to fry!! i feel like im never gona adjust and when i do it will be too late

dj7110
dj7110 2009-05-04 05:11:05 -0500 Report

If they feel it's not important enough to see you and you are having trouble keeping up with meals and/or meds. I would try and see about going somewhere else for a second opinion.

roshy
roshy 2009-05-06 14:23:29 -0500 Report

im going to atempt to speak to a diabetic nurse. they tend to listen better and give good advice. Im tired of battling with this illness. i just want to live a fullfilled life and not have to struggle they whle way through. maybe i should try pumping. i just wont take the needles.

roshy
roshy 2009-03-26 13:14:39 -0500 Report

i have my first head doctor (thearapist) appointment next Thursday!! i have been fighting for this for such a long time i forgot what i wanted to discuss with her!! my only fear is ill be sitting in that chair and my mind will go blank and i wont know what to say. Hopefully ill vent everything in the time that i have with her! Everytime i go to the doctors or the diatitions i end up in floods of tears! I hate not being able to deal with the emotional side of diabetes! it can feel so isolating and lonely!! Im really hoping ill feel better after talking to a professional about this! im so aware of the fact that i need help and i realy want it! A thearapist i think is the next step for me!! The sooner i deal with this the better! My diabetes is for life and im all ready tired of not dealig with it properly.

dj7110
dj7110 2009-03-26 13:29:50 -0500 Report

I find those small index cards help me at the drs a few times. there small and easy to carry around. I write on them in an outline form on things i want to ask at drs while there on my mind. Than put them with my insurance cards so it always goes with me to the drs office. And shred it afterwards.

Pauline B
Pauline B 2009-03-28 11:33:12 -0500 Report

Let the teasr flow. It's safe, and the thearapist SHOULD be there to help you. Mine saved my life and sanity. Too bad he died of a heart attack so he couldn't see how far I came.

BeckyJ
BeckyJ 2009-03-28 12:26:48 -0500 Report

I used to take a list with me to all my appts. but after a while I felt like I was rushing through and not really focusing on the topic that concerned me the most. I still take along a notebook but I only pull it out when I get stuck trying to think. I have some difficulty with my words when I am nervous so this is a nice backup to have. Most of the time I don't reach into my purse because Cathy…my therapist gently leads me to what's concerning me most. Our first session was a little tough since she wanted to get to know a little bit about my history. I am awful with dates and times so I really had to think hard. Now that I have been seeing her a while she is aware of my history, or at least most of it and understands if I sometimes ramble. Thank GOD we have an hour to talk, if I tried to get out what was upsetting me in less time we wouldn't get anywhere. Best of Luck, it really is painless. lol

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-07-26 21:14:24 -0500 Report

Amen, good idea (recipe card—notes) and does NOT mean you are overstating your problem, you are just specific in what you want to know and to save you BOTH time! The Dr should like that! PR

jsd2005
jsd2005 2009-03-25 20:17:10 -0500 Report

Good idea. Doesn't hurt to have someone to voice your anger, complaints and frustration at. Sometimes they help put things back in perspective for us.

DiabetesDiva
DiabetesDiva 2009-03-23 12:41:43 -0500 Report

I have see therapists off and on since the 1980s. Just last week, I started with a new one. I have found therapy to be very helpful during serious difficulties in my life. A good professional can work wonders, if you are willing to work on yourself. My mother was bi-polar and died in 1994 from a heart attack.

beauty416
beauty416 2009-03-23 11:07:12 -0500 Report

I have a therapist but I don't think that person cares anything about me. The last time I had a therapy appointment, my therapist hurried me out of his office to talk to other people. I am afraid that if I have to go to him again that he will do the same thing.

BeckyJ
BeckyJ 2009-03-23 12:18:20 -0500 Report

Sounds like you need to look around for a new therapist. Believe me when I say that it can be a rough patch to find a good one. The first one I saw was much like the one you described. I felt so stupid for even going. I had just been released from the hospital again following a suicide attempt and knew that I needed help. I stopped going to her and had a really bad time for about 6 months. Finally the Psychiatrist suggested trying another. It took a while to find one I was comfortable with but in the end he was soooo helpful. I honestly think he saved my life during a low time I had. When he had to leave the clinic(to take on a directorship) I was very bummed and again thought of just stopping. Now I have a new therapist and we are working it out. I had to explain a lot of my past and that was difficult at first but she really put a new spin on things. There ARE good therapist out there, you just have to keep trying. Best of luck on finding one that works for you. Remember that the process is a very personal thing and some people just don't click…for whatever reason. Don't give up. Having someone to talk to about your stress…and there is always stress with a chronic condition, will help you in the long run. Prying for you and wishing you the best.

DiabetesDiva
DiabetesDiva 2009-03-23 12:43:46 -0500 Report

I'm sorry you had a bad experience. There is a time limit of 50 minutes on my sessions. I've always felt more comfortable with a female therapist. Good luck to you.

BeckyJ
BeckyJ 2009-02-27 18:35:17 -0600 Report

I just started seeing a new therapist. The guy I had been seeing was promoted to director of another branch of the clinic so I had to pick a new doc. She specializes in patients with chronic illnesses and our first session went well. It's kinda rough starting out with someone new because I have to explain more. With my old doc I didn't have to explain as much about my illnesses as he had been with me during most of the diagnosis' however I am hoping this one works out. She does seem to understand how frustating dealing with several chronic illnesses is and has already offered some helpful advice.

roshy
roshy 2009-02-26 20:27:32 -0600 Report

i think identifying that you need to speak to a professional about your personal feelings is the first step to recovery. a therapist is a good idea to perspective on feelings on confusion, isolation, anger and resentment. Im glad to see so many people opt for therapy, and you are right there is nothing to be ashamed in seeking professional help!!x

highlandcitygirl
highlandcitygirl 2009-01-24 20:20:32 -0600 Report

i am having a terrible down time right now! i try to keep my mind off of it, but it is there when i go bed. my mind races and i can't get to sleep, so there i am mind racing, body hurting, and no sleep!

caragypsy
caragypsy 2009-01-24 20:40:55 -0600 Report

I know how you feel, I have trouble sleeping too. Makes things so hard doesn't it?
Cara

highlandcitygirl
highlandcitygirl 2009-01-24 21:24:39 -0600 Report

you know it girl friend! my mind just keeps on playing a horrible situation and i can't get away from it! drives me bonkers!

2catty
2catty 2009-01-24 21:27:19 -0600 Report

I know what ya mean. I have the same problem. I think more when I want to sleep than when I want to think…I think.LOL

DiabetesDiva
DiabetesDiva 2009-03-23 12:45:29 -0500 Report

In Buddism, this is referred to as the "Monkey Mind". I have found meditation helps to stop the chatter in my brain.

dj7110
dj7110 2009-01-12 04:37:37 -0600 Report

I have been therapthy my self. started not because of diabetis but PTSD folowing an explosion I was in with nightmare & flashback problems though. However I devloped the diabetis later which also has been hard on me as my dad gave up and died from diabetis after his first stroke by refusing his insulin.He went through a lot though, 2 heart attacks, nueropathy, total blindness, 3 strokes. he lasted 2 weeks.

Goddess
Goddess 2009-01-12 04:47:41 -0600 Report

What caused the explosion and was anyone hurt?

dj7110
dj7110 2009-01-12 04:59:58 -0600 Report

unsafe work caused it, 3 died including the plant manager whom argued it was safe. also included was a real good freind of mine and EMT partner whom I went to school with.. I got him the job there.

Goddess
Goddess 2009-01-12 05:03:23 -0600 Report

I have PTSD that started when I was 15. I had 3 cousins killed in a fire that their dad started.

Goddess
Goddess 2009-01-12 04:19:46 -0600 Report

There are some people who are ashamed to admit to seeing a psychiatrist or therapist. There is nothing to be ashamed of. You are doing what helps you. I'm seeing both and I feel good about it.

Goddess
Goddess 2008-12-30 08:52:37 -0600 Report

I was supposed to see my therapist today but they called to reschedule. It's going to be another month before I see her.Bummer

Goddess
Goddess 2008-12-05 01:17:34 -0600 Report

My therapist appt. went great. I told her about Diabetic Connect and she that it was great and that I needed it for support because I have none.

Pauline B
Pauline B 2008-12-05 13:32:21 -0600 Report

I am glad that you can find support and satisfactiuon with this web sight and the friends you have here. It's not easy out there in the big world. I was at band practice last night (I play drums) and could not play a simple rhythm necessary to the piece. It dawned on me that not only was I tired, but that I'm taking a drug for migraines that slows me down. Should I drop out of making music so as to not hold up the band, or stay in, as making music is, in itslef, a form of therapy?

highlandcitygirl
highlandcitygirl 2008-12-05 13:56:14 -0600 Report

you should stay in the band as long as you can and as long as it helps you! don't give up nothing until you have to.

BeckyJ
BeckyJ 2008-12-05 19:00:41 -0600 Report

Congrats on a good session Goddess. Remember always that we are here for you and that you do have a support system. Just because we aren't in the same room doesn't mean that we aren't in the same place and don't feel concern and love. Your postings have been a godsend to me over the last couple of weeks when I have been facing a Manic episode from my Bi-polar, you and all of the others on this site have helped me gain some perspective on myself and even if only for a few minutes at a time some peace. GOD BLESS!

kkizzza
kkizzza 2008-12-03 16:29:37 -0600 Report

I have been thinking about going to see a therapist, but my biggest concern is that they aren't going to know enough about whats going on with my body and the diabetes to help me with anything. Any thoughts?

Goddess
Goddess 2008-12-03 17:01:27 -0600 Report

You tell them everything and they will ask you how things are going when you go back to see them.

Pauline B
Pauline B 2008-11-22 18:00:46 -0600 Report

I generally am in a good mood and when diagnosed with diabetes was not depressed at all. As a nutritionist I knew what to do, and have maintained a steady weight loss, never had a A1c over 7. (it's 5.5 right now), and select doctors that respect my idioscyncratic curiosity about holistic ways of looking at things. However, my body doesn't always obey me, even when I follow the rules. My heart flutters, and when I told my doctor it had been doing so for at least 35 years, he had me wear a Holter device for 24 hours. That test revealed that it "fluttered" far too many times during a day, so I had to have an echocardiogram. My first session with the cardiologist, whom I liked, stunned me into "never-never-land." I could not see, and could barely walk. I should add that I am 66, have been a single person for 25 years, and am used to being in charge… of me, my surroundings, whatever. All of a sudden I was not. And to make matters worse my brand new husband was at home recovering from minor surgery. No way could I drive home feeling as I did so I went to the hospital cafe and had an early dinner and relaxed a bit. The next day I had the echocardiogram which revealed all is well with my heart EXCEPT… the upper left ventricle is not relaxing, and fluid is beginning to build up. Eventually, in 20 years, or so, the fluid (blood) will spill into the lungs. The arteries are clear, and the valves are otherwise good. Nothing to do… no change in diet…just maintain to keep the A1c under control, take my meds as ordered, drop the caffeine to 1 cup a day, and exercise (which is not a problem — I take the stairs whenever I can). But the news that I am to suffer from congestive heart failure, especially after following all the rules for being "such a good diabetic" the ten years I have had THAT condition, infuriates me as well as depresses me. I've been moping around. Fortunately I have enough activities with deadlines to keep me busy that I don't dwell on it, and I know it's a fairly new phenonema — that is just now being recognized as happening more to women than men — but I wonder —— do others ponder their death, or not think about it? Though reared a Presbyterian I can't get too excited about traditional Christian churches because they seem more concerned about appearances, and I am too much a scientist to believe something that can't be proven or at least have a theory or 2 behind the thought.

highlandcitygirl
highlandcitygirl 2008-11-22 18:14:09 -0600 Report

i know that HE loves me! that is about all i know. unlike people HE accepts me. i am overweight,tired, depressed,and sometimes lonely. all those things the church people say i shouldn't be, if i believe in the ONE who bought me. they can sometimes be hard to be around ,but HE isn't! i have HIS assurance that HE is able. the faith i have is in HIM. i can't make you believe,it is something you must come to yourself. i pray you will hear HIS VOICE. i can't hardly wait to go home. love you

LadyDi - 26259Miller
LadyDi - 26259Miller 2008-11-22 18:32:05 -0600 Report

I could not get by if I did not have my faith in God. No, all of those in church and/or professing to be Christians are not always what they profess to be, but they are only human, just like the rest of us. Becoming a Christian means you try harder to live your life as Christ would have you live it - that you place your faith in Him. It does not mean you that you suddenly become perfect. We all know there's only one who has been perfect. All people in church are not like that, however, and I find great comfort and encouragement from my church, my pastor and my Christian friends. God knows we're not perfect, yet He gave His life on the cross for each one of us - because He loves us. May God bless each of you and give you comfort and strength.

Pauline B
Pauline B 2008-12-01 22:42:21 -0600 Report

I have been pondering your collective replies this past week or so, especially as I watched my grandchildren play, and while I worked my tail off helping my 89 year-old aunt move. Thanks for your kind words and loving thoughts. In the meantime my sister, who is a lot more practicing than I (regarding religion), sent a refreshing email about an exchange of ideas between Einstein and one of his college professors, who was a Christian, about faith and science. The bottom line was that both have many facets that need to be taken on faith. Not everthing in science can be absolutely proven, such as magnetism, but we assume the concepts to be "true" as situations involing magnetism react the same way every single time. Same way about tenets of any religious belief system.

I asked my sister another question, though. Why is it that some people of all faiths feel it neccesary to kill others who do not share their beliefs. That bugs me. The Irish-Catholics and Scotch-Presbyterians, the Jews and Arabs, for instance. It isn't just way over in parts of the globe where we usually don't travel, but our own culture is guilty, too, with the treatment of the Indians.

highlandcitygirl
highlandcitygirl 2008-12-03 16:05:57 -0600 Report

each one believes that theirs is the "right way" and so do i. but there is one thing that most seem to forget,each one claims to love and yet they show very little of it to those who do not share their beliefs. the LORD said that we should love one another as HE loves us. i don't think we understand the love of GOD at all! i do believe HE sent HIS SON to save us! but i'm not going to argue with anyone who doesn't believe the same as me. for one thing we were told not to argue religion. but we were told to love. so i choose love, sometimes that is hard with some people,so i do the best i can. i know that GOD IS PERFECT in HIS love and that love had a name. JESUS

LadyDi - 26259Miller
LadyDi - 26259Miller 2008-12-09 08:52:01 -0600 Report

I enjoy your comments and find them very interesting and thought provoking. I am a Christian, but far from perfect. And, yes, my belief is based on faith. As for the question of why some feel it is okay to destroy those who do not share their faith, there are just some things for which there are no answers. We are each individuals, and God gave each of us freedom to make our own decisions in life. Unfortunately all of those decisions are not good ones or in line with what Christ teaches. Beginning with Adam and Eve, people made poor choices, and therefore must pay the consequences. Religion wasn't a part of the poor treatment of the Indians, of course - or certainly not the cause of all that took (takes) place, nor the issue of slavery. The world is not perfect, but then it's made up of millions of very imperfect people.

highlandcitygirl
highlandcitygirl 2008-12-12 11:19:01 -0600 Report

blessed are those who come in the name of the LORD! prayer is the window to peoples hearts. nothing we can do are say will work without HIS help!

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-07-26 21:04:50 -0500 Report

I too was so alone, EXCEPT for God that I KNEW was in my heart, nudging me along to do things that might be difficult and painful, but necessary! I kept thinking of "thou are the potter, I am the clay" and prayed and prayed to be molded and removed from the painful fire of TESTING! I have had enough, some say that if God brings you to it, He will bring you through it! Hmmm If you are almost well, then that makes sense, before that time—-No, at least for me! I felt that God was expecting too MUCH from me, I can not do this, and why should I even keep trying!!!!! Oh, glib comments of a "a long, dark tunnel with a light at the end—-" how poetic, and how cruel!! How much PAIN do I have to endure?? Why don't others hurt, why do they seem so perfect—-when I know that they aren't!! WHY??!!???!!!

Well, you get my drift, I have NEVER opened up so much in my life, and do you know what??? for the past 4 days, my BS have been NORMAL 96 to 121!! Yeah, so something must be improving and I do feel better INSIDE too!!! Love to ALL!!PR

Pauline B
Pauline B 2008-11-22 18:00:46 -0600 Report

I generally am in a good mood and when diagnosed with diabetes was not depressed at all. As a nutritionist I knew what to do, and have maintained a steady weight loss, never had a A1c over 7. (it's 5.5 right now), and select doctors that respect my idioscyncratic curiosity about holistic ways of looking at things. However, my body doesn't always obey me, even when I follow the rules. My heart flutters, and when I told my doctor it had been doing so for at least 35 years, he had me wear a Holter device for 24 hours. That test revealed that it "fluttered" far too many times during a day, so I had to have an echocardiogram. My first session with the cardiologist, whom I liked, stunned me into "never-never-land." I could not see, and could barely walk. I should add that I am 66, have been a single person for 25 years, and am used to being in charge… of me, my surroundings, whatever. All of a sudden I was not. And to make matters worse my brand new husband was at home recovering from minor surgery. No way could I drive home feeling as I did so I went to the hospital cafe and had an early dinner and relaxed a bit. The next day I had the echocardiogram which revealed all is well with my heart EXCEPT… the upper left ventricle is not relaxing, and fluid is beginning to build up. Eventually, in 20 years, or so, the fluid (blood) will spill into the lungs. The arteries are clear, and the valves are otherwise good. Nothing to do… no change in diet…just maintain to keep the A1c under control, take my meds as ordered, drop the caffeine to 1 cup a day, and exercise (which is not a problem — I take the stairs whenever I can). But the news that I am to suffer from congestive heart failure, especially after following all the rules for being "such a good diabetic" the ten years I have had THAT condition, infuriates me as well as depresses me. I've been moping around. Fortunately I have enough activities with deadlines to keep me busy that I don't dwell on it, and I know it's a fairly new phenonema — that is just now being recognized as happening more to women than men — but I wonder —— do others ponder their death, or not think about it? Though reared a Presbyterian I can't get too excited about traditional Christian churches because they seem more concerned about appearances, and I am too much a scientist to believe something that can't be proven or at least have a theory or 2 behind the thought.

Goddess
Goddess 2009-02-07 13:13:44 -0600 Report

thank you for posting

Pauline B
Pauline B 2009-02-07 19:21:20 -0600 Report

It's rewarding to go back and read what I had written earlier. I've gotten used to the idea that I will die gasping for a breath of oxygen, and hope I'll be doing something active and fun. I was reading, and then saw your posting, which made everything even more rewarding…

LadyDi - 26259Miller
LadyDi - 26259Miller 2008-11-22 17:00:45 -0600 Report

I'm glad to read that you are seeking professional help. I had not seen this when I wrote a couple of other posts in different discussions. I do hope you're finding it helpful. I'm sure we all would prefer not to have to deal with diabetes, but there surely are a lot worse things we could be dealing with. At least we have options and can take action to keep the situation controlled if we only will.

Goddess
Goddess 2008-11-15 12:43:14 -0600 Report

I have been seeing a shrink and therapist for 7 years.If you ever want to talk I'm here.

Linds
Linds 2008-11-16 00:36:00 -0600 Report

I've always had a hard time with depression.When ya get depressed you care less about yourself and your diabetes. I have talked to counselors before about various things including diabetes, but they don't inspire me to do better or change things

highlandcitygirl
highlandcitygirl 2008-11-19 20:23:42 -0600 Report

i am down so much that it is a normal state to be in. i have trouble enjoying anything. there is no sparkle left. i have moments of pure silliness,but they don't last long. why is everything a drag?

highlandcitygirl
highlandcitygirl 2008-11-19 20:50:44 -0600 Report

yes i have,he just gave me a prescription for prozac. it helped a lot. i just had to many bad things happen to close together,and i can't seem to get over it. thanks for caring.

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-07-26 20:56:01 -0500 Report

I am shocked, for I too have felt similar, thought I was ALONE!! They say that is one of the debilitating processes of depression, to single one out, to make you feel like anyone and everyone can do a better job of such, than you! And there is NO talking yourself out of those feelings!! For me, I FINALLY (after 50 years) have gotten so I can stand to REMEMBER, to FEEL THE REAL PAIN of certain incidents, then slowly work through it and ask yourself if the reason you are so down on yourself, (Extremes are suicidal—which I have always been—-)Was the incidents really YOUR fault, or was someone "whispering in your ear" that "It was all your fault, doesn't matter on the nice, sensitive folks!!!! Just letting "things roll off, don't pay attention", do not work, or at least they didn't for me!!

You suspect that others surely feel this way too, but no one will admit it, maybe—can't—because of the pain it stirs up??! You FEEL so all ALone, BUT you are NOT, on this site, there may be a few skeptics, but they are hurting too, only in their own way!

Praise the Lord and may HE Bless Us ALL, to find PEACE in our lifetimes!! PR

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