i hate this

rayray215
By rayray215 Latest Reply 2012-08-17 14:01:48 -0500
Started 2012-08-07 18:57:27 -0500

im so ****** sick of havein to where a dam cast up to my knee an ill proll have to for life everytime i get the littlest cut on my foot is there anyway around the cast i go to my foot docs but he dont really do nun an i have to go to a wound center an i swear they dig the cut open 100 times bigger an they also have to ask wats my blood sugar like wtf ur there to take care of my foot not ask for my bs my family doc an mostly every other doc dont ask my bs an then when i tell him its 500/600 i have to here him lecture like wtf ur not my mom


69 replies

granniesophie
granniesophie 2012-08-12 15:36:14 -0500 Report

I very seldom jump in on these things, preferring to not make too many waves among people who don't know me all that well, but I'm tired of hearing your complaining and reasons why you won't do something about your issues. So here's why I say that…I'm a type 2 for about 6 years, limiting my favorite foods and things I could eat. Did I complain, yes I did! And then I got over it! Now I find out I'm also gluten intolerant, which limits me even more-am I mad, yes I am, but you know, there is a good side to the limiting. I WILL feel better (eventually!) and go on to live a healthier life. It will take time, and trial and error and I will need support from my friends on here, but I will LISTEN and HEAR what they say, and not come up with excuses as to why I can't do this or that.
You want to get better, you want your wound to heal, do what people and your doctor suggest, pay attention, grow some maturity and just maybe your life will get easier. You are allowed to vent, but there comes a time when its time to be done with that, put on your big girl panties and move on…

Diefleu
Diefleu 2012-08-12 20:28:59 -0500 Report

Personally I think this thread is bogus. I think ray ray is complaining and just making excuses to tick people off. if I'm right then that just dumb. If I'm wrong then its just ridiculous.

locarbarbie
locarbarbie 2012-08-13 07:59:53 -0500 Report

I actually wondered the same thing…look at my posts and the replies toward the bottom of the page. I have never before become so exasperated with a post before, so my last reply is quite harsh!

jayabee52
jayabee52 2012-08-13 00:44:35 -0500 Report

I am not so sure, Dieflu, as he says, he has depression, and I have had depression also and I was pretty hopeless and helpless when in its grip.

Diefleu
Diefleu 2012-08-13 00:55:15 -0500 Report

Well I hope that's the case cuz then maybe there is some hope… Coming on these forums and complaining at all may be a cry for help. It means ray is starting drama or its a slight glimmer of hope

jayabee52
jayabee52 2012-08-13 02:24:26 -0500 Report

only time and rayray's actions will tell. If you read down a bit on the threads he said he was strongly considering going to a therapist, so perhaps this cry for help will turn out to be a postitive thing rather than a stirring up of drama. Only time will tell.

JSJB
JSJB 2012-08-12 05:42:20 -0500 Report

Hey stop complaining and start working to get better. Doctors can only tell you what to do Y O U are the one that has to take control and work hard at getting better. Good Luck

MsBugzee
MsBugzee 2012-08-09 21:46:02 -0500 Report

Rayray, it seems that Inspite of the encouragement offered here you are determined to whine and do as you please. Either you get a grip and take responsibility for your health or you don't. I don't know how long you have had diabetes but as you are only 23 you have a long road a head of you. Redbflower lady has offered good advice as has most everyone here. When I was dx with type 2 a year ago I knew it was entirely up to me. I received education and support along the way. I've had good days and bad but…I have continued to take care of myself. It is up to you to decided. If you are having difficulty with something, post it here, we will do all we can to support you. Change and attitude is up to you. I sincerely wish the best for you and hope you will find your way.

rayray215
rayray215 2012-08-10 20:16:35 -0500 Report

i hope to change my attitude about my diabetes im thinkin about seeing a counsler JUST MAY B they can help me

MsBugzee
MsBugzee 2012-08-11 21:12:10 -0500 Report

I'm here for you. Let me know what the doc says and start checking your blood sugar. It might not be easy, but you are worth it. Honest.

JSJB
JSJB 2012-08-11 03:32:23 -0500 Report

ray ray anything you do to better yourself is a step forward. Even at my age I am always looking to bette myself. Good luck

red flower lady
red flower lady 2012-08-09 16:03:21 -0500 Report

I know that you know the answer to your question which is why you are angry and frustrated. I understand it, but it is time to make the changes. If you don't like how the drs are treating you, then get new one's. If your numbers are always high and they feel you are not taking your diabetes seriously, labs/looks/words will tell them, then most drs are going to give you the quick brush off and not wast their breath.

Diabetics can heal slower and when numbers are high, then it can cause alot of things to happen over time. This seems to be where your at? It is important to do the bg checks and take your meds as the drs have told you, keep track of this as well as food intake. You need to practice portion control and cut back on the carbs, spread your meals to six SMALL one's a day so as not to feel hungry. Once you do this your bg will fall in line and the healing will speed up some. Exercise needs to be added daily and there are things you can do with the cast on:) All of this takes daily following and in time will be a normal routine. Sorry, there is no way around it, except your commitment and attitude change.

As for the cast, have you asked them for a boot instead? You'll need to always were some sort of shoes on your feet to prevent the cuts which will prevent repeat dr visits for foot care. You have to take charge of your diabetes and when at the drs, ask what/why questions for everything and tell then your bg number's if they don't ask and take your logs as you may need med changes, etc. You and the drs/dietician (ask to see one if not doing so), are a team. You'll feel so much better once things get back on track!

Good luck

rayray215
rayray215 2012-08-10 20:14:41 -0500 Report

i asked about a boot no can do cause pressure still goes on my cut but with the way the cast is set up no pressure goes on my cut

red flower lady
red flower lady 2012-08-11 16:15:08 -0500 Report

Oh, got it. I don't know how long you have had this foot problem and from your post it sounds like awhile, but since you are going to a wound center ask your dr about hyperbaric oxygen therapy. This is used for various reasons, but one is for diabetics who have wounds that are not healing. I'm sure you know the additional health problems that can happen when we don't heal. You might have to talk to different dr then the wound center as they of course want to keep treating you their way:)

rayray215
rayray215 2012-08-11 17:41:44 -0500 Report

i wont need that my foot is healin good since im in a cast cause there no pressure on the ulcer an if my bs lv was good it would heal even faster i go once a week they check it next time i got it should be healed an i had it on ruffly 3/4 weeks but with my luck once my cut heals ill get another cut on my foot

red flower lady
red flower lady 2012-08-12 18:54:23 -0500 Report

That's great that it is almost over. Now you have to take your diabetes seriously and eat right, do bg checks/meds and get that exercise in( it can be fun). You'll be able to get the bg numbers down and you will see how much better you feel and heal. Make sure you don't go barefoot since you have proven issues with your feet.

Good luck.

Nana_anna
Nana_anna 2012-08-11 11:46:30 -0500 Report

That's there concern to, is having no pressure on that.

rayray215
rayray215 2012-08-11 17:42:56 -0500 Report

yep thats y i have to have that dang cast on an thats y its healin if i didnt have the cast on the wound doc said even if ur bs lv was always good it wouldnt heal cause of all that pressure

JSJB
JSJB 2012-08-12 05:36:12 -0500 Report

Are you trying or just complaining???? I was told and have said it is hard work and only Y O U can do it. Posting wont help. I did it and so did many others on this site. I know you can do it but you have to change your life style and stick to it. Again Good Luck.

TsalagiLenape
TsalagiLenape 2012-08-08 18:48:39 -0500 Report

The number of your bs is letting them know how you will heal and how fast. So if you want it slowed or whatever, then keep on doing what you please. IF you want it to heal quick and good then control your bs level. Ask for the help if need be. Either way tis your choice and by the way you sound disgusted I'd think you want it done and over with. Good Luck! Hugs

rayray215
rayray215 2012-08-08 19:41:19 -0500 Report

help lmfao my encnoligst dont help at all an either does the other docs all they say is u can eat this but u caint eat that an u can only have very lil of this all the docs do is point out the obv so i stopped seein certain docs an its tohard to control it i tred time after time an caint even if i ever took my insulin an meds it would only help very lil

Lizardfan
Lizardfan 2012-08-09 11:43:32 -0500 Report

Diabetes is such a personal disease. What works for you may not remotely work for me. The trick to good control is finding balance in your bodies response to food and exercise. It is something YOU must do for yourself, no one else can do it. We can't motivate you, just like we can't tell you a zillion helpful hints etc. to help you deal with your issues. Bottom line. Your disease, your solutions, you and only you will reap the benefit from getting healthy and I hope you find that balance. I get tired from having to do it all, fitting it all in, but I start each day and work my plan. Me, myself, I am accountable to whether or not I will be healthy as I can and live as long as I can with this disease. I wish you well, some lessons in life we just have to find out for ourself!

Nana_anna
Nana_anna 2012-08-08 16:12:25 -0500 Report

I have a cut on my left toe. I haven't said anything to anyone. I don't think its bad, enough to mention it. I am watching it. So far its okay. But if I keep it clean its good. I don't know how I even got it. It worries me. I certaiinly don't want to lose a toe. I certainly don't want to go through torture either. My Dr. grieves at me, but not as bad. He just puts me on more meds. My thing is my weight. Can't help it with a bad back on top of that. We do what we can do to improve our health. This isn't an easy thing to cope with. It sounds like you need to also see a therapist in this issue. They are good for information and can teach you how to cope better with what you are going through. Good Luck.

Lizardfan
Lizardfan 2012-08-09 15:14:54 -0500 Report

Perhaps you should rethink not having your doctor access your toe issue. That is not something to fool around with. Any lecture he/she may give you would be a small price to pay for peace of mind about your toe! I would run to the doctor at any hint of an issue with my feet. My mantra is: a toe, a foot, a limb, my life! Scares the bezeebers out of me! Hope yours heals quickly.

Nana_anna
Nana_anna 2012-08-11 11:49:37 -0500 Report

Thanks! I checked it last night. My toes are very calloused. So I am thinking its time to go to the podiatrist for treatment on that. I need to go to the Dr. to for that, because its the calouses that are causing the cuts, or cracks, and its hard to get healed.

gearjamminbabe
gearjamminbabe 2012-08-11 21:08:07 -0500 Report

I just read of your toe problem. Please monitor it carefully…, I can't tell you enough horror stories. My friend once stuck her 3rd finger with her own insulin syringe. Got reddened, didn't weant to mention it to anybody…by the time she got to the DR, it had festered …many courses of IV antibiotics later, it got blackened and that area "died" . She had to have an amputation of that joint. PLease don't think I am trying to scare you, I just get really concerned about feet and their problems. I actually caught my husband slicing a calous off his heel with a knife…he is a diabetic also. Just be careful and be aware.

rayray215
rayray215 2012-08-12 14:35:27 -0500 Report

ive done that aswell ever cut myself with the knife but ive picked them an ended up tearn the skin off i go 2 a podiatrest but that not often at all an my calus bothers me so i do it my self

rayray215
rayray215 2012-08-09 15:25:33 -0500 Report

my cuts do heal quickly thanks good but still haveing a cast on ur foot for a week or to really sucks an them when i get my cast off im sure in a month or so ill get another cu on my foot its happen a few times already

Type1Lou
Type1Lou 2012-08-08 14:25:03 -0500 Report

Managing YOUR blood sugars is essential to getting your body to behave as "normally" as it can. As diabetics, we already do not heal as well. The choices you make (or choose not to make) will impact how well your body heals…or not. Part of managing our blood sugars is testing often enough to be able to answer the doctors when they ask how they've been. If you continue as you are, you can expect even worse problems down the road. Man up and make the hard decisions if you really want to improve your quality of life…or, at least, stop it from getting any worse.

rayray215
rayray215 2012-08-08 15:08:25 -0500 Report

i gave up a while ago so i wont be makein any hard decision anytime soon tired plenty of times its just to hard an the depression dont help 1 bit so yeah i just dont care the sooner im gone the better to be brutally honest with u

Type1Lou
Type1Lou 2012-08-08 15:29:19 -0500 Report

Ray, you can tell from my post that I like brutal honesty. If your DC picture with the little girl in it can't provide you with the motivation to change your ways, I certainly cannot…only YOU can decide what YOU will do or not do…but YOUR choices affect not only YOU but everyone who loves YOU. If you care enough about them, you'll find the strength you have inside you to make those changes…I'm not saying it's easy..it isn't. Wishing you the strength to find your way out of this…it can be done.

jayabee52
jayabee52 2012-08-08 16:02:05 -0500 Report

I want to support Lou's sentiment!

I had an "easy way out" of this life but chose to stick it out so as not to give my sons an excuse to do what you seem to be trying to do. I found that life had a way of pleasantly surprizing me when I gave life a chance.

If your depression is the reason for your doldrums, I would encorage you to seek some talk therapy and if that by itself is not cutting it for you, perhaps you could get some Antidepressant medicaton assistance temporarily.

I didn't want to hear it when I was in my depressed state (which often I was) but there IS a better way of being and thinking. Once I chose not to take the easy way out I found that I haven't been depressed since.

Diefleu
Diefleu 2012-08-08 10:19:04 -0500 Report

Want the cast off, control your blood sugar for 3 weeks, watch yourself start to heal up fast.

rayray215
rayray215 2012-08-08 13:42:58 -0500 Report

i shouldnt even have to get a cast on in the 1st place ik a few ppl that have gotin cuts on there feet an had really high bs an there cut heals i should of never even went there if i ever get a cut on my foot in the future ill prob just wait it out

Diefleu
Diefleu 2012-08-08 13:55:58 -0500 Report

They may heal faster because they haven't had it as long and also I assume your prolly running higher then you think if your hitting 5 n 6's. Your likely going off how you feel rather then testing all the time

rayray215
rayray215 2012-08-08 14:08:12 -0500 Report

i havent checked my bs readin in months so technelly i could be wrong about the 500/600 readin but i def no its very very high with the way i eat

rayray215
rayray215 2012-08-08 14:10:25 -0500 Report

an ur wrong about that my moms friend is 45 an he didnt need a cast im only 23 but every 1s diff an hes had it way longer then my im type 2 an had it since 18 so 5 yrs in oct 6

Diefleu
Diefleu 2012-08-08 14:30:08 -0500 Report

Well then I'm wrong about who had it longer but I was right about testing and theres a big prob with your healing process

Setzer
Setzer 2012-08-08 03:19:10 -0500 Report

500-600 OMG. Yeah so I doubt you have to wear that cast for life. Just do the normal stuff and take care of your feet and legs. Don't go around barefoot is the main thing doctors always tell me. I'm not your mom either but it kind of sounds like you do need a lecture. Even if you were putting in a half assed attempt at taking care of yourself your bg wouldn't be quite that high.

rayray215
rayray215 2012-08-08 13:45:54 -0500 Report

when i say for life by that a mean every time i get a cut on my foot im gonna have to call the wound center doc an go there an get a cast an i get cuts on my foot here n there

jayabee52
jayabee52 2012-08-08 00:44:06 -0500 Report

I doubt you'll have it for the rest of your life. Is this cast a removable plastic cast or is it an old fashioned type plaster cast?

The Drs ask you about your Blood Glucose (BG) levels because high readings affect the ability of your body to heal.

I know it is annoying to you (I'd be annoyed having to wear something like that myself). But it is necessary for healing. the "dig the cut open" is probably called "debredement" which is needed to clean out the wound so that it heals properly. Or would you prefer letting your foot turn gangrenous and probably need amputation? A wound on the foot of a Person with Diabetes is not fun, and can be very dangerous. The best thing is to get your BG under control. Then you won't have to listen to the Dr's lecture. Moms and Drs lecture because they care about you and your well being.

You're entitled to vent, of course and get things off your chest!

rayray215
rayray215 2012-08-08 01:13:18 -0500 Report

it still takes for ever to heal even when my bs is good the wound doc told me an i have a plaster cast on i caint take it off or get it wet or anything if it was removeable i wouldnt mind but its not an i can understand my mom careing but y in the hell would the doc care about me he dont even no me an somethinv else that anoyys me is some times i pretty much get the cuts mysef an by that i mean my calus hurts really bad an i pick it an end up tearin the skin off an im sure ill have to have a cast on for life well every time i get a cut on my foot ill have to keep getin a cast on for life thats wat i meant

jayabee52
jayabee52 2012-08-08 13:56:10 -0500 Report

I would recommend NOT going barefoot as all, then, and please protect your feet. Get good solid shoes for diabetes and wear diabetes socks. I do and I haven't had a cut on my foot for years.

I also have sluppers with a firm rubber sole. I never get up and walk around without either the shoes or the slippers on. I want to avoid as many foot problems as I can this way.

So please be proactive in protecting your feet and in the future you won't have the kinds of problems and the frustrations you are facing right at this moment.

It IS UP TO YOU RayRay!

rayray215
rayray215 2012-08-08 14:58:51 -0500 Report

i want slippers really bad only 1 huge problem i where size 16 an i live in the middle of no where i went everywhere but bussinesses discriminate against big ppl lol they dont carry any big sizes of anything i tired lookin online an couldnt find nun hell my buddy came up to visit me from philly an looked around sevral places in philly an couldnt find nun an i aint where my shoes all day long cause after a while they get uncoftable

locarbarbie
locarbarbie 2012-08-09 15:53:06 -0500 Report

I just looked and found several sites that sell size 16 mens slippers. Google search or Zappos or LB Evans…the least expensive is about $36.45 and up. I do not think I have gone barefoot since I was diagnosed 3 years ago, I always wear slippers indoors. You can never be sure that you will not step on a tiny piece of glass that was missed etc.
Instead of guessing that your blood sugar is sky high…why not actually take it and go from there? You think it is tough having to wear a cast for a few months? How about losing your foot entirely due to your high blood sugars? It is a lot easier to learn what and what not to eat than it is to try to adjust to an artificial foot or leg.

rayray215
rayray215 2012-08-11 21:06:33 -0500 Report

OF COURSE THERE SO EXPENSIVE 36 BUCKS AINT A LOT BUT FOR A PAIR OF SLIPPERS THATS A LOT WTF DO ME A FAVOR ASWELL TRY TO FIND ME WATER SHOES SIZE 16 THAT AINT 7000000000000 DOLLARS DONT MIND A LIL EXAGGERATION LOL BUT IF U CAN TRY TO FIND A PAIR OF WATER SHOES THAT UNDER 70 DOLLARS CAUSE I AM NOT PAYIN THAT FOR WATER SHOES an those slippers r they used or new cause i aint getin used slippers lol i seen size 16 at ebay an i dony think ill check my blood an idn y 2bh ik all the bad things that can happen to me but i guess i just dont care as said as that sounds its true

locarbarbie
locarbarbie 2012-08-12 05:52:20 -0500 Report

Excuse me? After I was kind enough to locate the size 16 slippers that you indicated you could not find…now you are asking me to now find you a pair of water shoes? You sure have a hell of a lot of nerve!
You know, you have had 47 responses to your whining, self centered post…that I can hardly decipher because of the poor grammar and spelling, and not once have you thanked anyone for taking the time to try to help you.
You are a 23 year old grown man with diabetes…but diabetes is the LEAST of your problems…grow up/man up…and maybe think of someone other than yourself for a change.

jayabee52
jayabee52 2012-08-13 13:54:41 -0500 Report

when you notice something like inadvertently posting as annon again, I have learned that I can click the edit icon, and when the post comes up, uncheck the Annon box, click "edit post", and your name will be restored.

It had happened to me several times before till I learned that little trick.

locarbarbie
locarbarbie 2012-08-15 11:31:27 -0500 Report

Thanks James…it worked like a charm! I know I came down pretty rough on rayray, but wanted to own up to the fact tht I did post it.

jayabee52
jayabee52 2012-08-16 18:49:04 -0500 Report

good for you Barbie. I really get irritated by folks using Annon to hide behind when saying something downright mean or nasty.

jayabee52
jayabee52 2012-08-17 12:32:45 -0500 Report

wasn't accusing pr suggesting that was your intent, Just venting my frustration with those who do that.

Lizardfan
Lizardfan 2012-08-08 09:55:31 -0500 Report

The doctor is asking about your blood sugars because it affects the healing process~he NEEDS to know so he can best decide how to treat you or why you are not responding to the treatment he is doing. Up to you to comply and get the cast off or wear it indefinitely for a slower healing process. If you are picking at a sore spot that would just be introducing more problems on top of the one you already have. May I ask how old you are? Looks like you have some thinking to do about what you wish to do about your issue. I wish you well with it and hope for the best for you!

rayray215
rayray215 2012-08-08 13:50:58 -0500 Report

im 23 an im just gonna have to have the cast on for a lil bit this aint my 1st time with the cast on so i wont have it on to long about a week or so the doc said to mer its a good thing im very young cause if i was a lot older an have high blood sugars that cast we be on a lot longer

judy makowski
judy makowski 2012-08-08 04:36:25 -0500 Report

As diabetics we need to take good care of feet. It does take us longer to heal. Pulling the skin off your callus will only put another wound on your foot that could very possibly get infected. Your blood sugars affect how quickly you heal or don't heal. If they are high it takes longer. What meds are you on to lower your bs and what kind of a diet do you follow. A lot of this depends on you and how well you take care of yourself. Good luck to you.

rayray215
rayray215 2012-08-08 14:05:15 -0500 Report

im on nothing im suposse to take insulin an metformin every day but i havein takein any of that in months aswell as checked my bs readin an i eat how i want i cut back on the junk food a lot an drink diet soda but i just caint eat those very small meals something i luv to eat is sphgetti an meatballs i have about to or 3 plates of it if i eat as much as the doc wants me to im still starving an i love fruit but of course i caint have a lot of that aswell

judy makowski
judy makowski 2012-08-09 20:38:37 -0500 Report

rayray215until you decide that you are going to follow your doctors instructions and decide that this disease is nothing to play around with you will do as you are doing right now. We have all had to change our eating habits whether we want to not in order to be healthy and live longer. I see you are hugging a young child. Maybe she will give you the desire to fight and live for a long time instead of living for now. If you take your meds and exercise you could probably eat more food that is good for you. Believe it or not in time you will get used to this way of life and actually like it. That doesn't mean you give up everything you love to eat just smaller portions and not eery day. I really do hope you make the change in your thinking. We will all be here for you to help when you are ready

rayray215
rayray215 2012-08-10 20:11:05 -0500 Report

its kinda hard to excerise my neroupthy in my feet an hands hurt really bady aswell as my lower back an they still hurt when my bs lv is good i just had so much damage done all the yrs i was diabetic an i wasnt diagnosed thats wat the docs said

judy makowski
judy makowski 2012-08-10 20:15:59 -0500 Report

I'm so sorry about that, I can only imagine what it must be like to be 23 and have all these health problems. But you really need to start taking care of yourself by watching your diet, doing even chair exercises as you can, and taking your med. If you don't I'm concerned you are going to get worse. I would really hate to read that because you didn't take care of yourself you had to have something amputated. Just remember you have people here who care about you, have or are going some similar things as you and want to support you. God bless