About discipline and diabetes by JB.

Johnben or JB.
By Johnben or JB. Latest Reply 2011-08-27 20:27:00 -0500
Started 2011-08-27 16:25:42 -0500

About Discipline and Diabetes. by JB.
Hello All!
You know when I went through all the years with my type-1 diabetes, a very important part of my proper management was based on discipline with my diabetes. Eating according what I was allowed to eat and the proper amounts of course.
Oh no, I have not always been the 'Holy Joseph". I'm almost as human as you are! I do sin or fall of the wagon for what eating is concerned. But only for the one time at the time and I then hurry back to be a good fellow again. Without doing that I know my diabetes is going to be serious trouble. So folks especially the new diabetics, don't take good health for granted. At the start your body is still in good shape (I hope!) You won't notice much of the wrong things you may commit, but it all goes into your account for the future,
believe me! Example given with me, I used to smoke a pipe 40 years ago! When I was in the hospital recently the doctor ask me "Did you ever smoke?" I answered that I did 40 years ago. Well the doc said that established your account and with getting older your emphysema has been growing from the seeds you planted 40 years ago! I couldn't believe it! I haven't smoked the last 41 years!
I feel that with diabetes a similar situation exists.
Hello All!!!
OK, and now you want to know, how come I suddenly re-appeared. My Congested Heart Failure is still getting me down. I get very short of breath and that is hard to take.
In the long run (and I hope it is very long) it will kill me and gradually because of my heart not pushng enough oxygen all through my body, my muscles are losing their strenght and I will get more exhausted over time. Or… I am in a perfect situation to get another heart attack or stroke even. So, either way, how I will die is all set but of course when I try to walk under a moving car or a very low flying airplane it would have the same result. A good thing happened this morning. I had my Ultra sound for the growth on my chest which was to be biopsied. The growth was not solid enough to stick a needle in there. If it gets worse I must return to the doc to give him some money! Did you ever had one yourself? A big needle is is inserted and when you say "AHH!" they may stop pushing if they like you, otherwise…Special greetings to Nel and Terrie who contacted me.

Wow this is almost a book I wrote, but then I had to catch up… Right?

Greetings from Johanna and Johnben or JB.

6 replies

realsis77 2011-08-27 18:19:07 -0500 Report

Hi.ooh I'm sooo sorry to hear about your "conditions". God bless you! I pray you will be feeling better soon! Your always so courageous and I admire you for that! I love reading your post you give me so much inspiration! I'm so sorry about your heart failure and pray you feel better and are not too "down" from it! We all love you here on DC. I'm so glad to hear from you as you are on my mind often! Please keep us posted with how your doing and what is happing with you if your able! May God bless and keep you and your family! Have a wonderful day! Stay strong! I know you will!

jayabee52 2011-08-27 16:56:04 -0500 Report

My bride "Jem" had congestive heart failure for 20 years before she passed from this life Jonben. She had a lot of serious, deadly conditions too, so we didn't know what finally "got" her. She had tachycardia too. She would be tired out because her heart was beating too fast. Some days she would 20 out of 24 hrs due to that. So I kinda know what your dear Johanna is experiencing with being on pins and needles about your difficulties.

I pray God's blessings upon you and yours Johnben


flipmom 2011-08-27 16:43:24 -0500 Report

hi, i know now that never to take your health for granted.. as for me health is wealth!!! i hope and pray that u feel better soon…
oh and i did have my lung biosied!!! i pray that i wont ever do that again!

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