I'm Returning After A Long Absence

By BarryE Latest Reply 2010-06-26 04:22:55 -0500
Started 2010-06-22 06:08:55 -0500

Hi Everyone,

It's been a long time since I've posted here or joined in the discussions! I love the new layout of the site and it's great to see the oldtimers still here. Since I was last on here, I have dealt with alot of things related to my diabetes. I just had surgery on my right hand ring finger to get rid of trigger finger in it, and I will soon have it done on the left hand middle finger. I've also been having problems with adhesive capsulitis in my left shoulder of which I will also have surgery for. The biggest thing that has kept me away has been dealing with alot of depression, my first instinct when feeling low or beating myself up, is the standard of keeping away from people. I realize thatit's not good for the mind or the emotions.
Well enough of my woes… How have all of you been?

I'll end this with hugs to everyone and a big hello to all of the new members :-)

23 replies

RAYT721 2010-06-25 22:04:16 -0500 Report

Welcome Back … and Hello! I'm a newbie who found this place in March when I also found my diagnosis as a Type II diabetic. I've received so much information, support and encouragement from the staff and members of this site and looking forward to hearing more from and about you.

I'm really glad to hear that your surgeries are successful and that you have the right attitude to get back on here among friends (new and old) who can help emotionally with a genuine concern. We all need friends and I have many friends here who I've never met and probably never will. Many of these fine folks actually make me feel like we've known each other forever.

Keep us all posted on how you're doing and if there's anything that I can do or say, look me up and invite me into your world.

KarenH 2010-06-24 22:17:44 -0500 Report

Hi Barry,
Welcome back! My life is pretty hectic so I am on here sporadically but love it just the same. I am interested in your surgery for trigger finger. I have it too in my right ring finger. At the moment it is not giving me too much trouble but it certainly has in the past. My doctor has discouraged me from the surgery so I am interested in what you have to say about it. I am sorry for your depression and I can relate to that too. Take Care, Karen

BarryE 2010-06-25 00:34:26 -0500 Report

Hi Karen, The only thing that I can say is that it has helped me so far. Since the surgery on the 15th, I have not had to manually open the finger and I can now grip items without pain. The surgery is very quick, and I had no problems with my blood sugars during it, so all in all I am very pleased.

daniel velazco
daniel velazco 2010-06-24 21:50:10 -0500 Report

Hello Barry, it's great to have you back. I
myself was gone for a little while and know how we miss our friend here. Well you take care of yourself and again welcome back my friend. Dan

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2010-06-24 19:41:40 -0500 Report

Me too! When I am down, I stay to myself as I am more easily hurt, and feel like lashing back, and that is NOT a good thing!! Welcome back, I always have admired your intellectual features!! And also, you are a gentleman!

ccritch 2010-06-23 14:07:14 -0500 Report


Thanks for the hello! I know what you mean about the depression, I have my bouts with it also, but I believe we all do. diabetes is a huge life changing disease and it hits you like a ton of bricks. My biggest depression is no support from my husbands family or my family. It is hard to deal with this all alone. We are here if you need to talk.

Take care and glad to meet you Barry E.

God Bless

spiritwalker 2010-06-22 15:56:31 -0500 Report

Welcome back. Its good to see people who have been posting
for a long time return. I am sorry you have had such a difficult
time. We are here for you and hope we can at least offer a
place to share.

petals 2010-06-22 12:00:29 -0500 Report

Welcome back!! Sorry that you are having so many medical things going on. I understand about depression, went through a bad bout with it several years ago and I too withdraw from people. Not a very fun way to live is it? Our prayers are with you.

GabbyPA 2010-06-22 09:05:28 -0500 Report

Barry!! It is so good to see you again.
We have missed your expansive knowledge and posts! I am so sorry for all you have suffered. You know we are here for you, let us be the helpers for you this time. It is good to have you back and I know you will be sharing all the things you have learned while away.

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