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JoleneAL
By JoleneAL Latest Reply 2012-04-20 13:22:07 -0500
Started 2012-04-16 13:29:03 -0500

I left the community for some time.

It seemed like every time I signed in, it was doom and gloom time.

I went through a period of time where panic attacks sat under the surface and I had to avoid doom & gloom to keep them at bay.

After an ER visit two days after Christmas, for a panic attack, I finally am on medication and doing better.

I still don't overload well on the doom & gloom, but I hope I can get back to reading and helping others.


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JoleneAL
JoleneAL 2012-04-17 11:36:44 -0500 Report

Thanks for the wonderful welcome backs. Congrats to all those with great news. I think two family members, one 31 and one 80, have strokes sent me over the edge mentally. Being that depression is a battle we fight as diabetics, and then it runs in my family, it just all came down on me like a brick. I still panic, but am learning to move away and stop the attacks. I get so over whelmed and just want to be normal - please one day, just 24 hours - but alas, this is my new normal!

teststrips
teststrips 2012-04-17 10:22:28 -0500 Report

Nice to hear you are doing better. I had panic attacks some years ago too. I think it was the worry about my current health at the time.

jigsaw
jigsaw 2012-04-17 06:46:23 -0500 Report

Hi JoleneAL…Glad your doing better! Stick around awhile and I'll send some cheer your way!

Set apart
Set apart 2012-04-17 05:58:12 -0500 Report

Welcome back, DC continues to have such a positive impact on me and my determination towards living with D! Glad you are back, for me I can't stay away, just don't have enough time to be on here as much as I'd like. Lol!

jigsaw
jigsaw 2012-04-17 06:51:56 -0500 Report

You are definitely looking in the right direction! Keep your eyes open, there is some amazing info coming your way, everyday, in a healthful way!!!

robertoj
robertoj 2012-04-17 02:17:12 -0500 Report

Welcome back Jolene
Diabetes is only one of my health issues. I can't afford to be gloom and doom. I just do what I need to do and whatever happens after that I have no control over. I usually do well with, occasional setbacks. When that happens I just get up and go on. It helps to not take myself too serious and keep a positive attitude.

jayabee52
jayabee52 2012-04-17 00:40:06 -0500 Report

WELCOME Back Jolene!

As red flower said below, there is always going to be a mixed bag here. There are some really sad situations and there are some really encouraging discussions. And you are free to pick and choose which discussions and threads you read.

I got some good news today from my kidney Dr: My kidneys are doing well enough that I don't have to go back on dialysis for another 2 months! Praise the Lord!

I pray God't best for you and yours Jolene!

James Baker

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