I just recently joined this group and I am liking what I am seeing. I am not used to maneuvaring around this site, but it is getting better.
I am 68 years old and am a retired nurse. I am insulin dependant type 2 diabetic. I also have neuropathy in my feet and legs and cannot seem to get motivated in gaining control. I have been steadily gaining weight and am discouraged because I cannot pull it together.
I have had two by-passes. The first one was a five bypass, three years later I had a double. I really do not want to go through that again. I died and came back. The experience was absolutely overwhelming.
My legs are weak and I have difficulty keeping a balance when I walk. If I fall I cannot get myself up, and that is mortifying to me. I go to a chiropractor every two weeks to keep the pain in my back and legs down. Lately I have tried walking with a cane which helps a little for balance. Very soon I am going to look into a scooter or a power chair.
I am good at giving other people advice but when it comes to myself… well, I could use some support. Trying not to get the "poor me's" because there are always others far worse off than yourself… thanks for listening to me.
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