About me

By wolfettia Latest Reply 2009-08-15 21:47:39 -0500
Started 2009-08-14 05:01:07 -0500

I'm type1 and have been since I was 7, now 48. I'm retired due to health. Diabetis has cause me to have 2 heart attack and I now have 3 stents. My last heart attack and stent was March 4th of this year. I have to be honest, I do sometimes find it hard to keep going on. can't do half of what i use to. I know, blow up the party balloons and get the hats out, another pity me story..lol.I'm married for my 2nd time will be 12 yrs this month. I have one child of my own she is 30 and a teacher. She is diabetis free but my 9 year old grandaughter is type1. 2 grandkids, one of each. 3 step-sons, 2 are in the Army, one in Iraq right now. Son-in-law is in army also. The oldest step-son is a PRISON GUARD.I own 9 dogs, recently put down 2 pit bulls of mine because they attacked me and killed my weiner dog. Now, i just have to pray i don't get an infection in the wounds. I don't want or care to hear the pit bull bad dog stories, think i know that now. Like i said..I was an animal abuse officer. I love nature and just watching all it involves. I'm a short, fluffy country gal..lol.

18 replies

Jipwhip 2009-08-15 18:41:27 -0500 Report

Glad to see you here. You have put up one hellva fight to just be here. Yeah, I know it sucks when you can't do half of what you used to do. But you can still do the other half and that's better then nothing at all. You are still here to help teach others how to live when life throws you a curve ball or two. So let's keep swinging away at those balls and knock them out of the park.

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-08-15 21:47:39 -0500 Report

It is one, two, three strikes your'e out at the old, ball game!! And I haven't even started pitching yet, so you are ALL SAFE!!! YEAH, for OUR TEAM!! coach, Pat Roth

mamaoak 2009-08-15 17:49:07 -0500 Report

well i think your doing great i find i cant do what i use to either i am 64 jus dignosed in jan. but a lot of my famil had it as well on nice at 3 her kidneys faild and was on dialis every other day was going to get a kidney the went to operate and she had a bleeding ulcer she realy needed that kidney she died a week later at the age of 32 and left behind a sweet little boy he is has geowen up now . dont give up i know it is hard. it must have been hard putting those dogs to sleep take care

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-08-14 22:29:18 -0500 Report

Wolfie, with that determination and smile, you will SURVIVE, no matter what! And it is possible to learn to take care of yourself as well as being the caregiver of
everyONE else!! I finally got it, took lots of time and soul searching as to why I drove myself so hard to care for others, But the others also need to learn the art of caring for themselves, we don't do others any favors if we cart them all around on our own aching backs——other folks need to learn how to care for themselves and others too, as you and I simply can NOT do it all—-"Been there and tried to Do That!!" After much soul searching I became aware of WHY I pushed myself beyond NORMAL limits—and It DID NOT prove ONE THING and was I pissed!!! Cchheeezzzzz—-you mean my health is hanging by a thread and no one cares??!! Boy, that was a rude awakening!! So, now I take time to rest, help others when I am able, and let the rest of the world help handle this load too—it is only fair that others grow up too! Best Wishes!! PR

Sally 2009-08-14 09:54:47 -0500 Report

Wow! I am sorry to hear about your troubles, but I have to commend you. I am not so sure I could do half as well if it were me. I won't pretend to know how you feel, as I am type 2, and only a few years into it. I know how hard it is for me, so I can only imagine how hard things must get for you. I will keep you in my prayers. Nine dogs? That is awesome. I have two myself, would have many more if my husband would agree to it. Our second one is a rescue dog, she was abused. She is part pit bull, so I will keep your story fresh in my mind. So far, she is doing well, no agressive behaviours. Hang in there!

wolfettia 2009-08-14 19:45:15 -0500 Report

Just be VERY careful w/the bully baby. Mine were sweet too until that day. Please don't leave children alone with them, if you could see my face,arms and back you'd know why. Anyhow, enough of that except..thank you for buying a shelter dog or rescue.

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-08-14 09:47:42 -0500 Report

Hello, my name is Pat. I too have had challenging situations but I am so bull headed (or STRONG—-hah) that I keep puttering along, but I am 77 yrs and just had to really start watching my BS about 3 years ago, so that part hasn't been too bad for me.

But I had emotional issues out the gazooooo—-which by venting on this site, and taking in so much wise,funny, and sincere knowledge, I am coming UP and OUT and my BS are now within limits for 2 weeks!! YEAH!! They were so stubborn for those 2 something—years that I didn't think that I had the strength or mind power to keep trucking, but I like to think that I can do what others do, so hang in there, you ,short, fluffy country gal, as I am one too!! Hugs, Pat roth

wolfettia 2009-08-14 19:42:43 -0500 Report

hahaha, you made me smile..ty for that. Milton Berle use to say the best vacation was a laugh. Think he had something there. Hugs to you and congrats.

lipsie 2009-08-14 09:29:18 -0500 Report

Sounds to me like you could be a role model for a 9 year old granddaughter?? *smile* I would TRY to think of others around you also, why they love and care for you!! You are a good person, and obviously are meant to stick around from all that you have had to deal with and you are still here!! I am glad to meet btw, sorry I am Sheila. It sounds like the family is/has turned out to be pretty decent, that's great!! You should be proud about that too! I am impressed!! I know my daughter plans college, my son..argh yeah right…they are still teens but argh..lol I don't have custody of any of my kids, I have failed at many of things in my life, even suicide for goodness, but have to still stick around for my finance and kids at least. Took me a while to wake up though, trials I tell ya. But maybe therapy is a option? Someone to talk to? Just a thought. I can not imagine from your angle per say, a different one though…wish you well, ever wanna chat just msg me…good luck! Hugs! Sheila

wolfettia 2009-08-14 19:37:55 -0500 Report

Thanks for your reply. That's the problem, i spend so much time looking after others I put me on the back burner, but i'm beginning to get better at taking care of me. funny you say a therapist…I've been bipolar since age 11. I see a councelor and a shrink…lol. I wish you the best too and glad you are still with us.

Harlen 2009-08-14 09:17:11 -0500 Report

I am 46 years old I have had type 2
had it for 3 plus years and I take care of it but steel I can not do what I did ten years ago I think this may be more just getting older the anything els.
3 years ago I had to go thrue 5 opration
I may know how you feal,I dont like it
I WILL FIGHT TO MY LAST BRETH TO HAVE FUN life is to short to let it get you down So much to live for I wish you the best be brave and have fun
you can vent here any time
Love and frendship H

wolfettia 2009-08-14 19:40:42 -0500 Report

Well you see, the real me is…I don't know how to give up. The more thats thrown my way, the more i fight. Glad you are doing well!

P2putt 2009-08-14 07:06:31 -0500 Report

Agree with comments given. I'm sure you know the story about the glass with water. Try to see it half full. It's all in the point of view.Do try it. Best to you. Pete

hbkunkel 2009-08-14 05:38:27 -0500 Report

You need to start a happiness journal where you put down 2 - 3 good things that happen to you each day. Over time as you look back you will find many reasons to be happy and more accepting of what God has given you to deal with. Good luck dealing with your situation.