do you guys feel like me ..like your never going to feel like yourslef again???/

cjlovesme
By cjlovesme Latest Reply 2011-05-26 15:48:46 -0500
Started 2011-05-25 01:01:40 -0500

when i found out two years ago i have type 2 dia i left like my hole world came down on me… it's been two and a half year's now and i'm still to this day not stable… is there someone else out there thats going tho this too???


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Somoca
Somoca 2011-05-26 15:48:46 -0500 Report

cj…welcome to my world. Pull up a chair. I use to FEEL strong in mind and body. Now I feel like I am struggling every—-single—day!! UGHHHH. I laugh and joke and people can't believe that I have …DIABETES…but I am so tired, so very tired. I would almost make a deal with the devil to feel like I did before this disease knocked on my door.

I don't want to do this anymore…I don't.

Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2011-05-26 08:57:31 -0500 Report

HI!

Sorry to hear that you are not feeling very hopeful right now.

Having a chronic condition means making a lot of changes in your life -- diet, lifestilye, medicaiton compliance. These changes can affect not only how you live day to day, but also your self-image and your relationships. That can be a lot to deal with. As others have said, a chronic condition means coming to a "new normal" in your life, one that accommodates the condition, so that you can stay as healthy as possible.

You are not your condition, you are are still you.

some of your friends here on DC have given you some good advice, they are the experts, not me. But getting educated is really important. This means learning as much as possible about your condition, the best ways to take care of yourself, how to build self-care into your life.

Getting a lot of support is also important. You might want to consider joining a support group to share experiences, and get some new ideas, from others who are facing similar issues. Having people to talk with, who can listen without judging you or telling you what to do, is really important.

You might alwo want to consider talking to a counselor who understand what people facing chronic conditions are dealing with.

Talking with a diabetes educator could also be helpful, maybe learning some new self care strategies, and how you can best integrate your diabetes into the rest of your life.

And of course, I hope you will stay connected with your friends here on Diabetes Connect.

I will keep you in my thoughts. Stay in touch with us!

Gary

LennyDenny
LennyDenny 2011-05-25 11:33:38 -0500 Report

Your not alone!!!We all have been exactly where you are. But try to keep in mind that it's not the end of the world. I also am type 2 and had a heart attack 7 years ago and since then found out I COPD. It sound like a lot and it is at times. I made a choice a long time ago to control my illnesses not let them control me. I found that education and support are 2 main factors for me. Which each illness I found out as much as I could about it. With support from family and a site like this it makes surviving so much easier. Learn all you can and talk to as many people that will listen, then use what you learn to beat the diabetes and not let it beat you. People told me that things would get back to normal again, I just asked what they though was normal. It's different for evey one. Believe me things will improve. Patience is hard but nothing happens fast enough when you trying to get better. Take care and keep intouch.

granniesophie
granniesophie 2011-05-25 10:44:26 -0500 Report

I think that you are not alone, we all feel this way at one time or another, or maybe all the time.
I have never been "normal" anyway, so for me, not much has changed, except that I can't eat what I want, and I have become the drug queen :)
But I am still the same cynical, sarcastic self I have been for many years and as I get older (not old!) I expect to have the same kinds of things happen to me as to other older people, except that I won't lose my mind, since that's already gone, apparently, according to my grandchildren.
Take care of you, and the rest will take care of itself.

Sly Kitty
Sly Kitty 2011-05-25 09:14:11 -0500 Report

I was diagnosed 3 years ago and normal is slipping farther and farther away. Don't even remember what my life was like before my diagnoses. I'm like in the Twilight Zone of Diabetes, Arthritis, Medications with no way of escape.

PetiePal
PetiePal 2011-05-25 08:34:29 -0500 Report

I'm almost a year into diagnosis and for the most part it's just a daily part of my life now. Granted I'm on oral meds, I'm only 29 and I may be able to reduce a lot of things and get off medication altogether, but I know it will always be something lingering in the backdrop.

The important thing is to not let it get to you mentally. Diabetes is a daily battle, and if things aren't working for you there are always new combinations to try.

MrsCDogg
MrsCDogg 2011-05-25 08:15:30 -0500 Report

Yes! I was diagnosed at the age of 39. For the first 7 or 8 years I did really well. Then things started falling apart. I started having trouble controling my blood sugars and the doc started trying different meds to control it. I was doing pretty well, or so I thought. Till about a year ago. I became very annoyed with the group of doctors I went to. The doc I saw for close to 20 years just all of a sudden hightailed it to Virginia. I was then assigned to a PA. I was ok with that. I was having some other issues with blood pressure and I felt he was taking good care of me. Then BAM! You guessed it my new PA made a run for it too! So I found a new doc for both me and my husband. This new doc insisted that I have an eye appointment, even made the appointment for me. He also sent me for a gynocologist appointment. Haven't been to that yet, it's in June. I found out through the eye doctor visit that I have retinopathy and have already had my first laser surgery. So yea I too feel like things are falling apart where my health is concerned. I'm definitely not stable either!!

nanaellen
nanaellen 2011-05-25 07:44:11 -0500 Report

Hi CJ, YES,YES, and Yes!! I've been going through this for 6 years and still not "stable" either! I know exactly how you feel!! It's like having a full time JOB trying to get this nightmare under control!! All I can say is keep your head up and stay positive we are all here for you!! You are DEFINITELY NOT ALONE!! Just don't give up!! Ellen :)

jayabee52
jayabee52 2011-05-25 03:44:54 -0500 Report

Howdy CJL!
Yes I feel like I will never be what I used to be again. I have had Diabetes type 2 ("DMt2") since 1995. I WILL NEVER BE THE SAME AGAIN. I often like to say that with all my "medical challenges" THIS is my NEW NORMAL!

Of course on another level, we are NEVER the same people we once were. There is an old saying: "One can never put one's hand in the same river twice." Time has a way of changing us, and our circumstances. The fact that you have read this changes you a little bit, whether or not you agree with what is written.

I am not stable. I am declining in my health. Yet I am not dismayed by it, for it is a fact of life in this world.

I seek, however to make my life as useful as possible to as many people as possible, as we travel through this life. Helping others brings me happiness and contentment.

I get pleasure from a sincere compliment like a child gets pleasuire from an all-day sucker.

I am changed as I go through life. We all are.

Blessings to you and yours

James

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