Stubborn ME !!

By Jlynn Latest Reply 2008-11-24 05:28:42 -0600
Started 2008-11-15 10:15:56 -0600

I have always been a head strong, know it all, and Shakespeare would have labeled me, "CHIEF-CRITIC", rather then a actor or actress and I would have accepted the title!
…But i guess part of this disease is acceptance, without the stubborn, knowing it always attitude..You agree..
I still have troubles with eating and all…not as bad as before..I just dont like feeling this lose of control in my life.
Me stubborn? Absolutely, for 35 yrs. And while at times it has proved to be a positive attribute, With the Disease, let me repeat, With this Diabetes, my stubborness will only bring me down!!
And how many of you have the symptoms of "Stubborness"? (LOL) any more "Chief-Critics"? Id like to hear good and bad. Maybe we can motivate someone, even me to change before it gets the best of them??

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LadyDi - 26259Miller
LadyDi - 26259Miller 2008-11-24 05:28:42 -0600 Report

Anytime that you are trying to improve on something, especially your health, resolve and determination are paramount. That's true when tackling all of life's problems, I think. Most character traits can be used for good if that's the route we choose. Aside from relying on God to guide and direct you and give you strength, I think that determination to overcome diabetes and learn to live well with it is extremely important. We'd all prefer not to have to deal with it, but face it and overcome it we must. It's also important to allow those around you to provide support, and that you lend your support to the ones you know facing this battle.

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2008-11-24 05:08:44 -0600 Report

I too will not let diabetes get the best of me either. My saying is: Only you control diabetes . Don't let diabetes control you…Debe

GabbyPA 2008-11-15 18:42:33 -0600 Report

Being stubborn is not the same as being persistant. You can be a fighter in overcoming the obsticles in your way only when you are humble enough to realize that you have obsticles to overcome in the first place.

Stubborness that grows into denyal will only crush you and beat you into the ground. Not because it is so hard to overcome, but because it will prevent you from really seeing what you are doing to yourself.

You can be stubborn and fight this disease by arming yourself with knowledge and then acting on that. Knowledge alone will simply frustrate you. You have to put it into action.


You can be stubborn and fight those who are trying to help you win the battle of this disease. You can be pig-headed with them, and loose your friends and the battle.

It is your choice.

Jlynn 2008-11-15 20:13:16 -0600 Report n ot the response I was looking for expecting ..I have a feeling that you read, or I wrote things wrong..

GabbyPA 2008-11-16 11:12:46 -0600 Report

I am sorry, I didn't mean to hurt. I just know that for myself, when I am being stubborn it is a very fine line between fighting for the good of something and fighting what people are telling me I should do. We all get bristly when we are told what to do, I know I do. But when I sit and look at what they are telling me, I eventually realize that they are trying to help me and by being stubborn, I slow that process down.

2008-11-16 11:46:08 -0600 Report

I have nothing to say (write that down it's a rare day lol) but Gabby said it perfectly.

Melissa Dawn
Melissa Dawn 2008-11-15 10:19:47 -0600 Report

I'm a stubborn person and I like being independent. There have been times in my life that I've felt that my diabetes was necessary to force me to rely some on other people. I think I have done a fair job of using that stubbornness against my diabetes though. I will not let it dictate the path my life goes. I will not let it get the better of me or control me. I will not let it distract from what is otherwise an incredible life. I'm too stubborn to do that. :)

Bluebutterfly 2008-11-15 10:24:28 -0600 Report

I agree with you. I am to stubborn to let diabetes get control of me. You have to have a positive attitude. I know that is not always possible.But for the most part I am just to stubborn for my own good.

Jlynn 2008-11-15 10:30:54 -0600 Report

I agree that this diabetes has forced me to rely on others in a sense, yet years of stubborness, has also kept me from getting to the doctor before I ended up in ICU,(before I was diagnosed).
Yes, I can see now how stubborness can benefit if you are appling it to not letting the diabetes "win". I guess Im not there as yet… thanks for your in put..

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