Sopies Grandma
By Sopies Grandma Latest Reply 2015-02-23 21:52:55 -0600
Started 2015-02-22 09:40:42 -0600

Last year I lost my husband and a few months later I was told I was type 2 and from that point I became very ill, in September I left my home to come to the Chicago area where my daughter lives with her family, My grand daughter was turning 10 and I came for her birthday celebration. 2 days into my visit I was in the ICU came close to dying, Now I am to ill to live in my home alone, had to sell my car because of blindness due to Diabetes. I take enough meds to kill a horse. I can't see my doctors from back home, had to find all new docs. Can't walk on my own, I an pretty much home bound. My daughters home is very small and so I have to sleep on the sofa, can't make it up stairs. Because of the meds I fight depression, and sometimes very deep depression. Not sure when I will be able to go back to my home…if ever. I have lost my independence, and my freedom.
They now tell me that I am type 1.5 LADA and will be going on the pump any day now.
but I want to tell you the good news, I have decided to stop feeling sorry for myself and take back control of my life, by doing what I need to do, taking my meds, watching my weight, going on short walks, cooking my own meals and getting active again, I have made friends with the older lady next door and I have started going to church with her, and I have started an excerize program. I have to tell you these little changes have really made a lot of changes in my life. I have found that its really a matter of choice. When I felt beat down, I was down ! But the truth is I wasnt' down, I just told myself I was, so now I tell myself I am winning. For me its just a matter of attitude.
I will create my own sunshine.

11 replies

Ganu 2015-02-23 21:52:55 -0600 Report

I'm so happy to hear of your turn around, and salute your efforts. This is all of our will powder how we want to live, please be confident and keep your activates as a routine work. Best way to live healthy is always be happy and keep smile on your face even after lot of pain. If possible go for outing especially natural places where you can feel nature beauty.
God Bless you and get well soon………..

GeekonBoard 2015-02-23 02:21:37 -0600 Report

First, I want to tell you how sorry I am for your loss of your husband. I imagine getting the T2 diabetes diagnosis probably felt like another loss or wave slamming right on top of the other. I was once a private professional caregiver for a handful of client's & their families that needed help & couldn't do everything on their own. One of my main clients a few years back had suffered traumatic brain injury from having a stroke & also falling off a ladder due to the stroke or the stroke was after the fall. No one truly knows because he was found after the fact. I stayed with that family for as long as I could…the better & stronger he got the me they didn't need me. In cases like this - I'm always jazzed when they are working their way back small step by small step & no longer need such close care. My client was a very private & independent man & he went through many of the things you described. Losing independence, having to get new doctors, & not being able to walk as good. I'm SO incredibly proud of the amazing strides you have made. I also think you are a rock star for being so strong as to share your intimate thoughts & fears over the things that have been going on in your life. Sharing your story helps more people than you realize! I hope you know that we are here to help & cheer you on. You go girl!

lilleyheidi 2015-02-23 02:14:39 -0600 Report

I'm so happy to hear of your turn around. I think your 100% right about turning your mind around being matter of choice. We choose to look at life one way or the other, i'm glad your choosing happiness. Keep up the good work. HUGS.

RebDee 2015-02-22 23:00:33 -0600 Report

You are terrific and have taken control of your life in ways that will be healthy and helpful. Keep up the good work.

Type1Lou 2015-02-22 17:56:24 -0600 Report

I'm cheering for you! With that attitude, you will learn to live well with our constant companion, diabetes. With the right choices and determination, it need not control your life! Bravo to you!

valentine lady
valentine lady 2015-02-22 17:18:27 -0600 Report

Hi Sopies Grandma,
My deepest regards in the death of your Husband and all that happened after. However, your new attitude is uplifting as well as FANTASTICAL. …I will hold you in my prayers. Hugs., VL

jayabee52 2015-02-22 16:01:05 -0600 Report

I am encoraged to hear of your attitude adjustment! That's fantastic!
I am pulling and praying for you!


GabbyPA 2015-02-22 14:53:32 -0600 Report

That is a huge turn around after so much adversity. You are an example of how strong our minds can be in either good or bad. I am glad you have found a way to make sunshine.

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