Break out of that bad mood!

Dr Gary
By Dr GaryCA Latest Reply 2012-08-04 19:01:49 -0500
Started 2012-06-24 13:37:59 -0500

“Wow, am in a bad mood!”

When is the last time you said that? (Or, the last time somebody said it about you.)

I don’t know anyone who doesn’t occasionally, or often, find themselves in one of those moods where you generally feel annoyed, irritated, grouchy.

Often, you can’t exactly put your finger on what’s bothering you. Nothing in particular. And everything. And everybody.

If you’re also living with diabetes, the emotional and physical ups and downs, and the unexpected challenges that you learn to expect, can leave you that much more vulnerable to a bad mood.

When you get hit by a bad mood, and don’t do anything to get out of it, you risk sinking deeper into negative territory. This can have an impact on your emotional and physical wellness. And leave you more likely to experience stress. Also, you may end up taking a few innocent bystanders along for the ride, including your loved ones. That’s not a very healthy place to be.

So what can you do to break out of that bad mood? Well, a lot of things. Here are some tools to give you a hand – the upper hand:

First, talk to your doctor. If you feel your mood going up and down, or staying down, then start by finding out if the cause is physical. Your medications, your medication schedule, your diet, your activity level, lack of sleep… all of these factors can affect your mood. As they say, it’s always a good idea to err on the side of caution. Start your mood management by having a talk with your doctor and reviewing your treatment and self-care strategy.

Talk to yourself. See if you can figure out what’s wrong. Go off to a quiet place and ask yourself what’s bothering you. Disappointed about something? Afraid? Angry? Your bad mood may be the result of some feelings that you haven’t acknowledged, or a reaction to an event. Is there something “eating at you” that you need to solve? Or accept and move on?

Retreat! Get out of the house… office… etc. A change of scenery can make the world seem a whole lot brighter. Take a drive or a walk, run an errand, go out for coffee. Or just move to a different room.

Talk it out. Call a friend or family member who can be a good listener while you do the talking, who can be supportive and maybe even help you to get to what’s bothering you. Or jump in here and post a discussion. Chances are, you’ll get a response or two, or more, from people who have felt the same way.

Write it out. Sit down with a pad and a pen, or a blank computer screen, and write about how you are feeling and why. This might help you to figure out what’s really bothering you. You might see some patterns in your thinking that are contributing to your bad moods. And you might just get some of that frustration out of your system.

Work it out. Getting some exercise can help to generate some of those feel good hormones that act as an antidote to all that negativity. This can mean going to the gym, but it doesn’t have to. Anything that gets you moving, even a little bit, and in a way that is safe and comfortable for you, can at least give you the sense of accomplishment that helps to improve your mood.

Distract yourself. Get your mind off your bad mood by getting involved in something that is calming, and that you enjoy. Music is an excellent distraction. Read a book, watch a movie (be careful what you choose), get out and enjoy nature, or sit in a comfortable chair and look out the window.

Change your self-talk. Hearing your own voice telling you how awful things are? Turn the tape off and replace it with positive messages. Start by asking yourself if things are really this bad. Remind yourself of what’s going well in your life. And tell yourself that moods are only temporary.

Breathe. Take a few calming breaths, tell yourself that you are okay, that you aren’t in danger, that bad moods come and go. Imagine a calm place, a happy memory, someone you care about. Keep breathing. Relax.

Update your gratitude list. If you have to scramble to come up with the positives in your life, then it might help to keep a list. What are you grateful for? Ask yourself this every morning. Write it down. Wrap your mind around it before you get the day started. Smile!

Give to someone in need. We all have people in our lives that could use a little compassion, maybe a few friendly words, a smile, a hug, a phone call. When you give of yourself, you benefit the other person and you benefit yourself. Compassion is a boomerang. And a great antidote for negativity. And keep in mind that there is always someone right here who would appreciate a reply with words of support and hope!

Talk to a professional. Mental health professionals are trained to help their clients understand the patterns of thinking that can lead to bad moods, and to learn techniques to have a more positive outlook on life. But a mental health professional can also diagnose any underlying issues, such as depression, and recommend a treatment plan. Don’t go through this alone.

Keep in mind…

You don’t have to be the victim of your moods. Feelings are only feelings, and we don’t have to be controlled by them or defined by them or otherwise made miserable by them. Try some of the tools I described. See which ones work best for you. Come up with your own personal strategy for breaking out of your bad moods.

73 replies

femaletrucker 2012-08-02 20:24:25 -0500 Report

Since I leave out all white flour, white bread, pasta, all sugars except for Truvia, etc… and exercise, I am not in a bad mad very often. The exercise helps for so many things, including hot flashes, irritation, blood flow, etc… I know it can be hard to motivate yourself to get started, but even little strides on the beginning make a huge difference. I was a couch potatoe, ate huge portions of pasta, and was slowly killing myself. Please, just try the exercise thing… it really makes a difference. Also, since I've left out all above mentioned foods, I no longer have ankle swelling, not even before my period. And if you miss pasta, try Miracle Noodles…they have NO CALORIES, NO FAT, NO CARBS…great consistancy. Great for stir fry.

Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2012-08-04 19:01:49 -0500 Report

Hey femaletrucker,

Thanks for checking in. Some great advice here. I think that we often understimate the effect of what we eat on our mood, I know that I do. Eating the right stuff, and getting exercise, can make a big difference, as you said so well.


troublemaker27 2012-08-02 16:21:23 -0500 Report

well i'm in a pissed mood nothing going right i can't get new clothes,money or see my boyfriend this month i feel like shooting myself in the head.
i don't care anymore

jayabee52 2012-08-02 20:29:17 -0500 Report

Sorry things seem that bad for you Tori! Please do NOT shoot or harm yourself in any other way!

I am wondering how your diabetes control is doing? Sometimes when I was in a pissed mood Blood Glucose (BG) levels were terrible. Especially when newly Diagnosed.

shortysmalls 2012-07-05 11:42:19 -0500 Report

Hi seems am in a bod mood all the time but know its just stress from working with public…am a cashier and sometimes if gets busy can make you think ur nuts but arent…I try to walk or just relax doing something I enjoy like reading, being quiet or tv with hubby. Just something to take mind off mood. And hope you had a good fourth of july

Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2012-07-05 22:23:02 -0500 Report

Hello my friend,

Nice to be in touch with you. Wow, you have quite a stressful job. I watch the cashiers at my grocery store and I have to ask myself how they do it. It's amazing to me, their speed, their patience. Finding things that distract you from the stress, and relax you, is taking good care of yourself.

Thanks! And great to hear from you!


davidea08 2012-06-29 19:42:30 -0500 Report

I have the mood swings every single day. I have suffered from depression since I was just a kid but since I lost my toe and developed all the other probems it gets hard. I am fighting to get disability right now because I am not allowed to go back to work. I will try these things and hope they work. thank you for the information!!!

Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2012-07-05 22:24:29 -0500 Report


I am sorry that you are dealing with depression in addition to your diabetes. I am assuming that you have talked to your doctor about depression? Are you being treated for it?

I am hoping that you can get the disability underway as soon as possible. And I hope that you will stay in touch. Let us know what's going on with you.


Tony5657 2012-06-29 16:12:48 -0500 Report

Thanks Dr. Gary! Great stuff & it works. I have many hobbies that I "use" to help calm stress & depression. I honestly didn't know how much my hobbies were helping me do that until recently.

I can ACT myself into a NEW WAY of FEELING! One of my hobbies is restoring 1950s Fords. I posted pictures of 2 of my "pleasant diversions" in my profile. I didn't realize it until recently that stress & depression negatively affects diabetes & cholesterol, among other things, in a huge way so I'm now intensely working on calming stress & depression by implementing a proper diet, exercise, vitamins, supplements and a positive attitude. So far so good.

Thanks for taking the time to post here! I'm learning lots from you & the great people in this group…Tony5657 in TX

Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2012-07-05 22:27:58 -0500 Report

Hey Tony,

Nice to see you! Hobbies are a really good way to help you maintain your balance.

You have a great approach to your self care. Doing things you enjoy, as well as maintaining your physical health. Attitude is so important.

I love the way you used the word ACT! If we take action, the feelings can catch up and we can end up feeling pretty optimistic. But if we wait to feel before we act, we might be sitting for a long time.

Thanks for the wisdom!

Stay in touch!


Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-06-28 16:23:34 -0500 Report

Hi Dr. Gary, It has been a while since I talked to you. I agree with much of what you said. I don't allow my diabetes to control me at all. I might worry if my numbers are off but otherwise I control the diabetes.

Any number of things can cause mood changes, weather, medications, economy, other people just to name a few. It is how a person reacts to what is going on around them or within themselves that can help relieve a bad mood.

I find that people who have extremely high expectations of themselves or others, people who allow themselves to be vulnerable, gullible, who pay no attention to the outside world, are involved in everybody's lives around them, people who can't let go of every bad thing that has ever happened to them or people who simply want to control every thing end up having periods of bad moods.

I try to prevent bad moods as much as possible. I will ask myself "why do you care" most of the time deep down inside, I really don't care and away goes the bad mood.

Communicating is the key to easing a bad mood or preventing a bad mood. People cannot read your mind so if you need or want something clarify what you need or want. If you need help ask for the help you need. Pride has caused people to lose houses, a loved one, jobs, and friends because people do not speak up.

For instance a friend has been in a bad mood off and on for over a year because he is about to lose his house. I gave him all of the information he needed to speak to someone to help him lower his mortgage, and possibly save his house. His response was I don't want anyone to know. I told him everyone will know when the sheriff comes and put you and your belongings out. Took him a year to seek help and once he did everything about him changed.

When you don't speak up or out or speak your mind and dwell or something forever, it can change your entire life both mentally and physically. You actually drain your system with moodiness. People will wonder what is wrong with you or they find out you are gullible or vulnerable and take advantage of you. Only you can prevent that.

I don't have that problem. I will speak up and out and say what is on my mind. I don't leave anyone wondering how I feel or what I think and if you ask, I will tell you. You may not like it but you asked.

Reading, writing in a journal, listening to music, socializing with people you like, going someplace or doing something new can improve your mood. The key is wanting to make that change and coming up with a game plan to help you kick your bad mood

Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2012-06-29 15:19:40 -0500 Report

Hey Joyce,

It is great to hear from you. It has been quite awhile since we have been in touch.

Wow, what a fantastic reply to my discussion. You are really a good writer. And your post is filled with a lot of wisdom.

I totally agree. It is so important to communicate with the people in your life, to let them know what's going on with you, what you are thinking and feeling. We so often don't communicate. As you said, we can be afraid to be vulnerable, afraid to appear to be needy. So as a result we can lose opportunities to connect with others.

I like the example about the friend with the mortgage problem. We lose out when we the reactions of others.

Thanks a lot. Always great to run into you. Let's not let so much time go by!


Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-06-29 19:22:09 -0500 Report

Thanks Dr. Gary, I grew up in a major city and still live in one. I have a Ph.D in street smarts before I finished High School. To survive anywhere, you have to be street smart. I also learned a lot in life and learned to apply it to my life today. I also learned a lot helping one of the Psychiatrist at the hospital were I worked proof read and edit a book she was writing about Early Childhood Development as it relates to Juvenile Violence. I don't know if she ever published it.

You can't change people, you can only change yourself. This I think is where a lot of people make mistakes in life. You cannot change your spouse, your parents, or your friends into what you want them to be or what you think they should be. Therefore, any mood you have is controlled by you. To that end, in order to change yourself you have to want to change.

People also take many things said to them personally when it really isn't personal at all. This causes anger and misunderstandings which in turn directly effects your mood. I personally don't care what people say to me as long as they don't touch me. Knowing your true self helps you to grow and mature. Being what you truly aren't or putting on the face you want the public to see, makes it easy for people to see just how fake you are. Life is short, you have to be the best you can be and do things to impress yourself not others.

Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2012-07-04 21:33:13 -0500 Report

Hi Joyce,

Sounds like you have picked up all kinds of knowledge over the years. Street smarts can get you really far in life. And education without street smarts doesn't always get you that far.

And yes, having no expectations of others is the key to happiness. Expectations can just lead to suffering when your expectations are out of sync with the reality of who people are.

I really like what you said about taking things personally. Our first instinct is to assume that the other person has targeted us for some reason, and to react accordingly. But you're right, you just happen to be there at the right, or wrong moment. We have to be true to ourselves first.

Thanks a lot! Hope you had a great 4th!


Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-07-04 21:50:46 -0500 Report

Hi Dr. Gary, I had a wonderful 4th eating steamed crabs. Hope you enjoyed the 4th also.

I don't put expectations on people unless you are doing something for me. Then I expect you to stand up to what you said you were going to do. Some people enjoy the role of victim. The minute someone says something they don't like to them they get defensive and look at it as a personal attack.

Prime example. I had a boss who asked my opinion of a new process. I said in my opinion based on my experience this process isn't going to work and told her why. Ten minutes later I had to go to personnel with her. She filed a complaint. When asked, I said she asked me my opinion and I told her. I also said when you ask someone's opinion, it is just that, an opinion. You either agree or disagree but you don't get angry and you certainly don't file a complaint. Four years later I had her job.

On the flip side are people who seem to live in a cave in the middle of the earth. They have no idea how the real world relates in day to day life. These are the people you see on the news shocked because their neighbor got caught for selling drugs. The first thing they say is who would have thought it would happen in my neighborhood. They don't understand that crimes can be committed regardless if you live in a wealthy, middle class or poor community.

People don't want to face reality. They want to place blame and not take responsibility and find fault with everything because they are not aware, or because it is better for them to walk around wearing rose colored glasses. They can't handle life walking up and slapping them in the face yelling this is the real world join it. I am so glad I live in the real world and I am at the point where nothing surprises me and it takes a lot to shock me.

Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2012-07-05 22:34:55 -0500 Report

Hey Joyce,

Really glad that you enjoyed your 4th!

Another great reply. I understand what you mean here, believe me. So many people are stuck in a story, the story being how the world is out to get them. They interpret everything that happens to them with that story in mind. Sometimes pointing it out to them, gently, helps them to get started on seeing the world differently. That's what I try to do with clients.

Great example of your boss. I love it that you ended up with her job. I am sure in part because you are willing to listen to other viewpoints.

And yes, there are others who just want to live in denial, and pretend that if they deny that bad things can happen, they won't happen. If life were only that easy.

The real world is an exciting, interesting place to live, even if it doesn't always look the way we would like it too.

Hope you have a great weekend!


Jake Levinthal
Jake Levinthal 2012-06-28 14:57:47 -0500 Report

Thanks for sharing!
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Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2012-06-29 15:11:00 -0500 Report

Hi Jake!

Nice to meet you. Thanks a lot for your reply.

I know how frustrating it can be when you feel like you are being so financially tapped to pay for your healthcare. I can understand why that would leave you feeling down at times.

I will check out healthtap. Sounds interesting.

And I hope we can stay in touch!


Nana_anna 2012-06-27 16:22:12 -0500 Report

Laughing yourself silly works to! I do that! I read allot, and read in my lastest book "A Painted House" when the little boy who couldn't stand his Uncle's New wife"… well before the couple was to leave, the lady needed to use the restroom. Well this was in the 1934 days, when they used outhouses…The little boy ran from the adults and snuck behind the out house and told the lady not to come out, she asks why…he says, there is an __it snack, he's big and black and lives in the outhouse!… No doubt the lady starts to scream and the boy runs off, when he see's everyone running to the out house. Later at super time, the Grandpa, asks where the little boys been. He replies, at the river, why? The Grandpa asked, "Have you seen any __it snakes, lately!' They all bursted out laughing. The boy caught punished for swearing and lieing. But that part of the book made me laugh so hard! I still laugh about when I think about it. So thinking good things and good thoughts helps to. As long as they make you feel good or laugh!

Nick1962 2012-06-26 16:20:01 -0500 Report

Thinking back, I'm kind of like Gabby described. Before I was diagnosed I was always in a foul mood. I was unhealthy and rarely felt "good", but since then I've had a major attitude change. Exercise really helps because I listen to my favorite music at the same time. I still have my bad days, but nowhere near as much.

Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2012-06-27 10:42:46 -0500 Report

Hi Nicky, nice to hear from you, my friend. Sounds like getting our diabetes under control has helped you in a lot of ways. This is great to hear! Music and exercise are an excellent combination.

MewElla 2012-06-26 08:08:39 -0500 Report

Definitely agree with these points made. I know myself when my bg#'s are higher and I can feel frusteration raring its ugly head, I get outside and take a long walk to clear all the cobwebs and as I start settling down, I realize how much I have to be grateful for. By the time I get back home, I'm all better!!

Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2012-06-26 15:13:06 -0500 Report

Hey MewElla,

Thanks for chiming in here! Giving yourself a time out and counting your blessings is a great mood buster. Attitude of gratitude.

Hope your week is off to a good start!


GabbyPA 2012-06-25 21:32:18 -0500 Report

What you shared about not getting out of my bad mood is so true. I used to just chalk it up to being a woman. But when I realized that there were times that no matter what was said, good, bad or indifferent, I was pissed.

WHAT?? I am a happy go lucky soul, why was I reacting that way? I find that when my levels are higher than normal, I get this way. I can see it now and I can get myself out of it before I step on too many toes or say something I have to take back later. At least I usually can.

Self talk is what gets me. I have to keep it positive and I often stand in front of the mirror and tell myself all the great things I love about myself. Some days the list is kind of short, but it is better than beating myself up.

dietcherry 2012-06-28 19:30:41 -0500 Report

Jack Handey? lol Gabby you are the best and you be sure to tell your reflection that dietcherry said so ;)

GabbyPA 2012-07-07 10:05:49 -0500 Report

LOL, I will!

GabbyPA 2012-07-08 06:33:29 -0500 Report

Are you meaning to post this on the Charlie Horse discussion?
210mg is only 25% of the RDA of Potassium.

gbc43 2012-07-08 12:29:35 -0500 Report

wished spell check worked
When I do pills I have a hard time closing the lids on the 7 day tray.

jayabee52 2012-07-11 23:22:38 -0500 Report

if you use the "Mozilla fire fox" or the "Google chrome" web browsers to run DC on you DO have a spell check function. When I misspell a word I get a red squiggle beneath it, and then I can fix it.

mmccance 2012-06-28 12:25:08 -0500 Report

Words that really help me are these: "I am loved and I am worthwhile." They were given to me by Jesus and they always assuage my soul… no matter what!

Nana_anna 2012-06-27 16:28:03 -0500 Report

Same here on "self talk", throught the day, I say, okay, I am going to do this or that, and be happy about it. Or I am not going to do this or that and stick with it. I find it very helpful. Like I complain when my husband doesn't throw his trash away. He leaves it every where. I tell myself, don't get mad, just clean up around him. Get the broom and the mop and start cleaning. He hates that. I don't say anything when he tells me to stop. It needs to be cleaned. In stead of yelling at him, I clean. Or move his stuff where he can't find it. Sooner or later he will put his things away. Works with children to ;)

Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2012-06-26 15:10:06 -0500 Report

Hey Gabby!

Nice to see you! This is a great post.

That connection between blood sugar and mood is really profound, right? I am hypoglycemic and when my sugar drops, so does my mood.

Keeping that self-talk positive helps me a lot to. We spend our waking hours talking to ourselves anyway, so we might as well keep in positive.

Thanks a lot. I hope you are having a great week!


Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2012-06-25 18:56:02 -0500 Report

Every so often lately the annoyed, irritated, grouchy side of me rears its ugly head. Seems to come out of nowhere, until I get to my quiet place and think it over. Usually it has been because I have tried to do an activity that I used to enjoy before life went radically wrong. My mind decides if c has occured than d and e should follow. I have to focus on the good things now and remember how very lucky I am that I can work as a caregiver rather than being the one needing the care. The frustration I feel when memory plays its tricks really is helpful in understanding what's going on with my residents when their memories frustrate them. I am ablle to have my preception match reality, they cannot and are trapped in a very bewildering world.

Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2012-06-26 15:02:35 -0500 Report

Hey Graylin Bee!

It's been awhile. I haven't run into you on the Alzheimer's board lately. Great to see you.

I love this. I know what you mean about that grouchy side. It's part of being human. It happens to me, too. And I also need to pull back and get quiet and get my perspective back.

Managing your expectations is in my mind one of the most important keys to happiness. Knowing what you can and can't expect, and at times having no expectations, means few disappointments.

And I agree, being a caregiver reminds you of how blessed you are, and helps you to be that much more compassionate toward others.

Thanks a lot. Nice to be back in touch!


Set apart
Set apart 2012-06-24 21:26:26 -0500 Report

Hi Dr. Gary, thanks for this topic and the great ideas! I have always tried to be positive and to try and control my attitude since I feel that your outlook in life results in the outcome of it all! With D it has been harder to live like this! I sometimes find myself getting moody cuz it's time to eat and I can feel a low coming on! Still trying to smile and talk myself through the rough times telling myself how D will not control me! :-)

Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2012-06-25 09:20:29 -0500 Report

Hi Set apart!

Nice to hear from you. It has been a long time! Thanks for letting me know that this was helpful to you.

Yes, it helps a lot to have an optimistic outlook on life, seeing the world as a place of possibilities and not limitations,. But I also know that diabetes brings a lot of challenges to your life. And some days we just aren't feeling it. We can't expect ourselves to be upbeat and positive every second of the day. But having a few tools at our disposal, to help us to maintain our perspective on those hard days, can at least help us to pull ourselves back to the center.

We are only human, we do the best we can. One day at a time.

Sounds like you have your own strategy in place -- good food and good self-talk - to keep diabetes from taking over.

Glad to know that you are doing well. Have a great day and please stay in touch!


Harlen 2012-06-24 18:56:30 -0500 Report

I have had them days ,when I was yung I would go out and fined a big man and vent my mood on him lol lol lol
I no longer do such things lol ,Now I just take a pill lol
you know you dont go to jail for taking a pill that you have a skrip for lol
Dont brake my hands as much any more and you know I feel better the next day too lol
Thank you and best wishes all

Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2012-06-24 19:57:55 -0500 Report

Hi Harlen,

Very funny. Glad you are not getting into any fights these days. Best to stay calm and out of jail.

Hope you had a great weekend!


red flower lady
red flower lady 2012-06-24 15:14:10 -0500 Report

Again, thank for the great discussion. That is one of the issues being a diabetic, the mood swings and we don't usually notice it, it takes someone asking what's wrong or commenting on it. My family says it's my alter ego/twin/dopleganger, etc to try and lighten things up and then we do like you said, talk and then go out even if it's just the front yard and sunshine.

This is where having really good family and friends(support system), this site comes in! I can't imagine trying to deal with it by myself.

Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2012-06-24 17:02:44 -0500 Report


I am so glad that this was helpful to you. The mood swings are really something, aren't they? I am very hypoglycemic, and I have the same problem. I have to always be on top of my food intake or I risk getting anxious, grouchy, etc. and falling into a bad mood until I get my blood sugar level back to normal.

Sounds like you have worked on this with your family, and that you have been able to inject some humor into the situation. A great idea.

Thanks for checking in. I hope you have had a great weekend!


Caroltoo 2012-06-24 14:28:20 -0500 Report

Some good thoughts and suggestions in there, Gary.

red flower lady
red flower lady 2012-06-24 15:15:40 -0500 Report

Hey, glad to see you post. How's the new job? I hope it is giving you some much needed rest, haha:) You know, out of the house and change of pace.

Caroltoo 2012-06-24 15:30:51 -0500 Report

I'm usually on evenings and easy to miss. Love being back at work. Feel like I vegitated for 17 long months. So far working on balancing work with the group home and work at my home with Wayne.

Hope all is well with you and yours. You sound upbeat!

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-06-28 16:31:06 -0500 Report

Glad you are back at work. I am waiting for a call from my former boss. Hopefully I will know something by early next month. The the balancing act starts all over again. Community and work. The good thing about her is that she doesn't believe anyone should work on Fridays and no one in their right minds should be at work at 9 in the morning so we start at 10 and home by 4.

red flower lady
red flower lady 2012-06-24 19:11:18 -0500 Report

If anyone can do it, it's you:) I am in a good mood even though I broke a couple of toes and have hairline fracture of my ankle. Did it two days ago kicking a box, accidently. Boy, is it colorful and painful up to the knee. The brace sad to say, makes it hurt worse. I've been joking it's my version of "kick boxing." I'm just thankful it wasn't worse as that seems to be how I do things:( I took a book and went outside and propped it up and enjoyed the fresh air and scenery. Family keeps me laughing as well.

Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2012-06-24 16:57:17 -0500 Report

Carol, red flower lady answered the question that was also on my mind. I am happy for you! Glad that your job is working out. I know this adds stress to your life but it sounds like it has been a good thing!