I'm over it! And now accepting it...

By genniedevera Latest Reply 2012-08-13 16:49:10 -0500
Started 2012-08-12 19:21:30 -0500

I'm actually eating healthier, exercising, and as proven last night, I don't really need the alcohol… it felt good and I was happy… I think this is a sign I'm accepting this now… I have to admit I was angry… although it scares me when I come across discussions about complications and new medical terms for me besides diabetes… a lot of times I won't even open the discussion to read it… its overwhelming…

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genniedevera 2012-08-12 20:06:09 -0500 Report

Thank you, James… and yes, baby steps… I was not feeling good all day yesterday, at all… not that I was I'll or anything, I just felt a little off… maybe bec I really don't have anyone to talk to about this that would really understand me and how I feel about this…

jayabee52 2012-08-12 19:43:28 -0500 Report

Well that is good news (that you are over it and accepting it) Gennie! And it is great you don't need the alcohol.

Most of us are angry when first Dx'd, and those feelings of anger may return from time to time, so don't be surprised when it does. (I have had D for about 16 yrs and my anger over it sufaces from time to time.) Yet with time, at least for me, Diabetes has become another fact of life — something I gotta manage to have better health.

Discussions about complications scare the wits out of many of us, and I usually open discussions to see how I can avoid them. You may also start doing that too when you are emotionally ready to do so.

There is a riddle I like: How do you eat an elephant? You eat him one spoonful at a time. Diabetes is your elephant. Take it on a little at a time, and you'll have it mastered before you know it. Or as Ray, another of our members has stated "Baby steps, take baby steps and you'll eventually get there."

You don't have to know and do everything all at once gennie! Just keep learning and mastering your diabetes!