bobby 58
By bobby 58 Latest Reply 2010-07-09 20:23:08 -0500
Started 2010-07-08 18:35:22 -0500

i Don't know what to do I'm so tired of it the diets ,meds Dr. visits I know there are people out there worst off then I how do you deal with it. between the Diabetes and the stress of everyday life sometimes I feel like giving up.Does anybody out there ever feel like this and what do you do

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Harlen 2010-07-08 19:12:35 -0500 Report

I think we all do from time to time but we all like to live and to go thrue life not taking care of D will be a hard way to die
My mom died from not taking care of her D and what a bad way to go brrrrrrrrrrr.
I will do what I need to do to have a happy good life
keeping my feet and hands eyes working and in good order.
Best wishes

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2010-07-09 20:23:08 -0500 Report

I have seen what happens when you let D take over also. Dialysis, blindness, heart attacks, stroke.
I was a care giver, I tried to do what my residents couldn't do. Make a meal, brush their teeth, turn over in bed, what ever they needed.
My Father had other conditions that went out of control. I got a few of them. One of them blew up on me before I knew I had it. Now I'm fighting it and so far I'm ahead, battle scarred but still standing. It almost cost me my legs. I'm not going to let Diabetes take them either. Or my eyesight, my kidneys, or anything else that it will try to attack without fighting back.
The diabetes was found early enough to give me a better chance in this battle.
So if it means diet change, for now it's easier than the diet for Dialysis patients.
For now two little pills a day, I'll try my hardest to keep it so simple.
I'm scared, stressed, and stubborn.
So far this year I've found out I have two lifelong life-altering medical conditions. I've lost my job because all my FMLA is used up. My house is in danger of being foreclosed on. I am waiting to learn if my fast growing fribroids are benign or cancerous. The odds are in favor of them being benign. It will be at least 3 mos before I know when I can get back to looking for a job.
Enough of why I'm scared and stressed.
What do I do.
I remember a resident who became a dear friend. She went to dialysis 3 days a week . If she needed to talk as she waited to go, we talked. I learned about her courage. She had won her battle with breast cancer. Yet she knew she wasn't going to win the battle with Diabetes. She fought end stage renal disease for eight years. She fought because she loved her family and did not want to be seperated from them. She had lost almost all of her possessions, but she knew what really mattered. I hope I can be as stubborn as my friend and fight with everything I have, just like her.

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