Stress and diabeties and high blood pressure

Bonnie K.
By Bonnie K. Latest Reply 2013-04-09 19:00:18 -0500
Started 2013-04-04 00:00:03 -0500

Ya know I never thought the combination of stress and diabeties would cause so much damage, I tried to get my sugar under control and I really focused on that issue and then out of the blue I had planned a trip to see my son in another state. I thought I had it all together just had to pick up a few things for the trip the next morning and I was fine when I woke up. I got in the car with my husband and we started our errands. I mentioned all of a sudden I felt wierd in my jaw on the right side, I thought oh it must be nothing but as the day progressed it moved up hugher in the face toward the eye and back toward the neck in the jaw area, I told my husband I think I better see the eye doctor before we go just in case so we drove over to his office and by the time I got there my eye felt like it was pulling down my cheek, they examined me but didn't have the right equipment so he put a call in to a specialist and they did a perriferial scan and a few other test and dialated the eyes— he said I don't think it is too bad but I want you to make another appointment when you get back from your trip in three days and we will examine it again. I waited thinking it was nothing even though in the back of my mind I am thinking stroke, well I was right between the stress in my life and the diabeties I had a mild stroke in the eye and lost some upper vision and I had to go back in a month for another scan and if it was better—not so blackened in the upper part of the eye then I would be fine, a month later it was better not completely but much better. He schedualed a 3 month visit for another scan and I went to that the other day—in the mean time my sons moved back in with us for 3 months with 3 cats and a dog— we are a pet free home, the stress of helping your sons and the animals which I am highly allergic to took a toll on my breathing and my patience. I went for my scan and found because of the stress high blood pressure and diabeties I could barely read the second line on the eye chart so they took some tests and shot dye in the veins and took pictures of the eyes and now the left eye has two blood clots and two blockages and in between them the vessel is dead whic in turn will cause bleeding in the eye so I have to be careful of that.

I feel like I get one thing fixed and another takes over, thank goodness for prayer or I would really loose it. I also have fibromyalia and neuropathy so the pain is so awful do you wonder why the stress is so high. I am 64 who saidthese were the Golden Years, WHAT ????

Bonnie K

18 replies

MewElla 2013-04-04 09:44:51 -0500 Report

God Bless You…so sorry all this is happening…you are in my prayers.

jayabee52 2013-04-04 09:04:24 -0500 Report


Your mention of the golden years brought to mind a poem on a plaque in the home one former client of mine:

"The golden years have come at last,
i cannot see
i cannot pee
i cannot chew
i cannot screw
my memory shrinks
my hearing stinks
no sense of smell
i look like hell
my body is drooping
got trouble pooping…
the golden years have come at last
the golden years can KISS MY ARSE!!!! "

I am sorry you are experiencing that. It must be scary. My prayers are with you and yours!


Bonnie K.
Bonnie K. 2013-04-07 07:31:39 -0500 Report

Hey I like that poem it is so true to fact. and yes all this is scarry and sometimes I ask God to just take me home and get it over with but I reall love seeing all the things God made. I don't care about man made trinkets or the big blue oxen I love the beautiful red Woods of California, and the untouched lands in Hawaii, once man populates and it becomes a tourist trap the beauty is all gone. I don't know how much I can travel anymore but those are the things I love. I even snorkeled in Hawaii I did it for the first time and WOW what an experience. I love to visit for the first tim places I have never been and maybe even the second time seeing it after that it looses the excitement for me. Nature is my thing always will be. Now I watch the nature channel and the Discovery channel and see all the planets. Think if we are lucky enough to makeit in to heaven how exciting that will be. Sounds silly maybe but not to me. Thanks for the prayers, they are all appreciated.

jayabee52 2013-04-07 12:21:42 -0500 Report

I don't rely on luck to get me to heaven. I believe I'm going only because Jesus paid the price for my wrongdoings by suffering death on the cross ("good" Friday) and the fact that He rose from the dead on the third day so to announce to us that God accepted Jesus' payment for our (all humanity's) wrongs and we now have eternal life waiting for us in heaven.

jayabee52 2013-04-07 19:04:12 -0500 Report

some people DO rely on luck as their hope for heaven so I am kinda sensitized to that kind of language. wouldn't want anyone to heaven, so I speak up when I think it may be needed. Sometimes it is a person like you. sometimes not.

Bonnie K.
Bonnie K. 2013-04-08 09:13:09 -0500 Report

Not a problem, mostly what I meant is how lucky to be in heaven and not suffering on earth in these usless bodies. That doesn't mean I don't appreciate the gift of life because I surely do. If there was a sction on Jesus or God I would have a million questions and need just as many prayers to say but there unfortunately is not. I pray and I pray often but sometimes another insite is helpful. For this I listen to others as well to hear their point of view and I taught my sons about the lord and they both have found their path to Heaven and what more cn a mother ask for than to know her children will meet her in heaven. In fact one of my sons has a degree is theology so he could become a priest if he chooses. I am so proud of him. Of course I would be proud with anything with my sons—it's a mother thing.

Montanacharlie 2013-04-08 12:16:04 -0500 Report

I really enjoy watching Joel Osteen on the Commputer or T.V always Encouraging and never judgemental, Just the truth good stuff.

jayabee52 2013-04-08 14:18:05 -0500 Report

read the Bible (both OT and NT) and you'll see that that is NOT always a good thing to be always "encouraging and never judgmental".

Both the Law AND the Gospel (not just always the gospel without the law) needs to applied to the human condition. If Joel O preaches only the truth but leaves out some of the truth (the law) how does the truth of the Gospel really do its work? How is Joel O different than those false prophets of old who said comforting things without challenging the bad things the king did. The authentic prophets from God confronted the king with his sin and wrongdoing!

Bonnie K.
Bonnie K. 2013-04-07 15:14:07 -0500 Report

stole that from a comedian on tour but he also said to had vodka—no can do I don't drink—just kidding— te better saying is walk a mile in my shoes

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