The rocky road of life and not testing

By DiabetesDiva Latest Reply 2008-10-31 19:31:21 -0500
Started 2008-10-30 14:20:28 -0500

Hello all-

I've been absent for quite a while. I have been traveling, looking for a job and dealing with modern technology. My debit card number was stolen and it took one hour and 17 phone calls to be connected to the correct fraud department. Then some hacked into my Yahoo email accounts and I did not have access to my email and online store for over 2 weeks. Recently my dad was in the hospital and is ok now. This week my sister was diagnosed with stage one breast cancer. I feel battered and bruised, but still standing.

When life is challenging, I stop testing. It's like I can't stand any more pain. How do you cope with this?

I've missed all of you-


6 replies

GabbyPA 2008-10-31 19:31:21 -0500 Report

Hey Girl!
Glad you are back, I have really missed you. You mentioned some rough stuff, but how was your travel? Where did you go, what great things did you see and do? Try not to let the rough stuff smother that great experience and once you feel better about things, you will be back into the BG checking....I know you, you won't lapse for too long.

Pauline B
Pauline B 2008-10-31 16:42:45 -0500 Report

I like your picture. Sorry you have been going through a rough time. It's happened to all of us at one time or another, and somehow we've coped or survived. Testing tell us where we are "right this minute" so we can make decisions regarding food, and if we "do insulin" where we will be later in the future. It's hard to look at the number and not beat ourselves for the past decision, but we were doing the best we could at the time. I've just "woken up" from an annual depression I get from the anniversery of the deaths of several important family members. I plodded along, playing the lifegame but not very joyfully. Then something snaps… and normalcy returns. If I could, I'd sell it. But I have no idea what IT is.

Good luck with your family's challenges.

Anonymous 2008-10-31 16:41:19 -0500 Report

Keep testing because that would be one less thing to worry about. your bad health would not help anybody else.

Ainjel 2008-10-30 16:18:14 -0500 Report

i know what you're going through there has been a lot going on for me to & i just can not bring myself to test i guess its my way of controlling something in my life because there are a lot of things i can't control i had to move back in with my parents at the age of 26 years old i'm married with 3 kids 2 are in school!!!! so i guess its just tale it one day at a time!!! everything will get beter soon!!!!

DRB 2008-10-30 16:10:24 -0500 Report

OMG Kate, you certainly went through Hell and were tested. However you must take care of you or you won;t be able to help anyone else. Don't not test for more than a day unless you have a good handle on your Diabetes and know exactly what it takes to keep the BS under control.

God Bless,

Robert C. H.
Robert C. H. 2008-10-30 15:28:15 -0500 Report

Kate, when I first found this site I wrote How do others things effect treating your own diabetes?I had a triple bypass the infection in my incesion, then eight monthes later I had an Ileostomy,with a bag,it took a long time to find the right bag, with many accidents, the things all took priority over my diabetesat the time, but I did harm to myself, as diabebes will eat away at your body if left uncontrolled,I hope for your sake you can convince yourself to give your body the few minuetes it takes to test and do whatever you treatment is, good luck ROBERT

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