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rayray215
By rayray215 Latest Reply 2013-04-09 22:36:24 -0500
Started 2013-03-29 23:02:50 -0500

just wanted to let everyone know my support group went ok no suprise i looked very very stupid there was very few guys and i was the only person there in my 20s age dont matter I KNOW THAT but i just feel like i could conect with sum 1 my age or hell even close to my age


17 replies

Roxannescott
Roxannescott 2013-04-09 20:56:47 -0500 Report

You need to go to a doctor!

rayray215
rayray215 2013-04-09 20:58:47 -0500 Report

Drs don't help u they yell at u n lecture u take care of ur diabetes

sNerTs1
sNerTs1 2013-04-09 22:35:41 -0500 Report

Funny (for me) that you replied to this like this. My doctor one time was giving me a much needed push to get better. I told him "geeZe Doc thanks for the spank" and his reply was "I was trying to COACH you Cheryl not spank you" LOL I think its the Doc that you have, mine just helps me see the light when I mistakenly flipped the switch.

Sorry about your support group not being what you need exactly. Hopefully you find something that "fits YOU" better without having to drive 3 dang hours. I live in a populated area so I cannot even start to appreciate your situation. GL though. *HugZ* Cheryl

Roxannescott
Roxannescott 2013-04-09 21:00:40 -0500 Report

Not true…get to a hospital for help!

Stuart1966
Stuart1966 2013-03-30 17:42:32 -0500 Report

Was your goal, activity/acquaintance, or love/lust? The latter did not happen, but the former still can! They have friends, sisters, brothers, playmates, co-workers, fellow peers, other nurses, other doctors… any of whom can have an interest… in you AND our disease at the same time. Sometimes they are interested in the former (you), the latter (diabetes) is just an afterthought… one piece of who we are, but not our only piece(s)

No harm, no foul this time did not work "perfectly". They only stop being helpful events, if/when we stop making the effort…

Mikeal72
Mikeal72 2013-03-30 13:08:42 -0500 Report

I understand the feeling. Having a chronic life long condition is obviously uncommon for younger people like us, and it adds to the challenge in coping with this crap. I will echo the fact that there is a ton to learn from the older set and they are a great source if wisdom for how to make it to their age!!!

Gwen214
Gwen214 2013-03-30 00:45:30 -0500 Report

Is that the only group? Could you ask if you can join a group with people closer to your age?

rayray215
rayray215 2013-03-30 01:23:32 -0500 Report

I'm in the middle of no where it's the only one around in not driving 3 hrs away lol hell even the one I go to us a 40 min drive :(

rayray215
rayray215 2013-03-29 23:11:12 -0500 Report

i could connect better with sum 1 my age

jayabee52
jayabee52 2013-03-30 10:46:23 -0500 Report

I understand, Ray, but us "old farts" can be pretty cool and knowlegable too if you just put out the effort to try to get to know us. (Or is the purpose of going to support group an attempt to meet chicks with diabetes?)

rayray215
rayray215 2013-03-30 15:35:12 -0500 Report

No the point of the group is to hopefully feel better about myself and not bashe myself as much it don'tatter who I talked to I was talkin to a guy in his 50s at least it's jus I fell it would be easier to talk with sum 1 my age an I could connect better I only talked to him like 10 min though then I looke very stupid again so I stopped talkin with him

jayabee52
jayabee52 2013-03-30 15:42:36 -0500 Report

Well in "real life" groups I may look stupid or foolish as well sometimes. The way I see it I was made with two ears and one mouth and I try to use them in that proportion. That is I listen more than I talk. (I know, doesn't seem like it from on DC, but I do it in the real world)