Bad Day

By Coopie19 Latest Reply 2015-02-05 02:30:38 -0600
Started 2015-02-04 08:55:07 -0600

I guess I am having a bad day today. I don't want to check my bg nor do I want to try and understand all of this. I have been on FMLA from work for almost two weeks and the wound care doctor says can't go back until March. I basically sit 9-10 hours a day at a computer so now my pay is cut in half and I am needing medicine, strips (which is costly 40.00 for 100 ) and that is with insurance then on top of all that all this new food I need to buy, no more frozen dinners on sale. I am just of down and upset over this new complication in my health and don't know where it came from as it does not run in my family.

I just want to say the H—- with it and act like i don't have type 2. I guess I am angry that this is happening on top of everything else (heakthwise) at this time.

I just want to go back to bed and pull the covers up over my head, but I can't even do that as I have to sleep in my recliner with my legs elevated to keep the swelling down.

Why am I feeling this way? Yesterday I was fine and looking up recipes and information on my type 2 diabetes and now I don't want to even think about it.

Ok I will stop venting and just say thanks to all of you for letting me vent.

I will try to make myself feel better ( I hope) later. Like someone once said I will think about it later.

5 replies

Coopie19 2015-02-04 18:11:57 -0600 Report

Feeling better, thanks everyone for the pep talk. I decided to pull myself up by the boot straps and start again even if it is late in the day. Once again thank you all

lilleyheidi 2015-02-05 02:30:38 -0600 Report

glad your feeling a bit better. Remember this saying when your feeling down, and maybe even write it out and post it on your fridge for when your feeling down. "Not every day is good, but there is good in every day" .
I know what it's like to be down and not want to think about diabetes, if you ever want to talk send me a private message. Heidi

suecsdy 2015-02-04 17:32:19 -0600 Report

Boy, do I understand where you are right now! I still fight the depression many days. It is something that comes with the diabetes, at least for me. I've only been doing this for 6 mos and it still gets to me more often than I would like. It doesn't need a reason and it hits hard and fast. One day I will be fine like you, and the next day I will be in tears for no reason I can understand. It's ok and I have vented here many times.Lol. The others here are wonderful to listen to my ranting and offer support and prayers. I also had surgery 6 mos ago and was a long time recovering. It does get boring doesn't it? So get comfortable in your recliner and pull the cover up over your head. It didn't run in my family either. Why did I have to be first? I still hate that this has happened, but it is what it is. That is my life now and I'm not giving up without a fight. Please feel better and keep us posted. Take care.

jayabee52 2015-02-04 11:01:59 -0600 Report

Howdy Coop
Sorry you are having such a rough time of it right now. It seems you have a bad case of denial or depression. Please don't let it continue as when I did that I allowed my diabetes to have it's way with me and I now have some serious complications like burning neuropathy and chronic Kidney disease for which i need dialysis.

Also sleep on a recliner chair 90% of the time, even though I have an adjustable tempur pedic (usually because my clean clothes are on it.).

God's best to you


RebDee 2015-02-04 09:14:57 -0600 Report

I have been sleeping in a chair with my feet up on an ottoman with my Labra-Dane between my legs (at least he keeps my legs warm) and my Bishi-Poo at my head for the past 5 years since my husband died. Then I pull my quilt up to my eyeballs and hunker down and go to sleep. The reason that I sleep in a chair is because if I lie flat, my back hurts. And my orthopedist told me to keep my hips and knees flexed.

Everyone has a bad day now and again. Take a walk, even a little one, with a friend and talk about anything that is fun or happy and not your problems. You will come home invigorated and your food allowance will increase because of the exercise.

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