Grief and loss

DiabetesDiva
By DiabetesDiva Latest Reply 2009-01-07 12:34:27 -0600
Started 2008-09-02 10:47:00 -0500

Sorry, my friends that I have been offline for awhile. Some of you know my best friend of 25 years died suddenly in May. The grief has finally hit like a tidal wave. I just started grief counseling which has been a great help. The torrent of tears leaves me with little energy and not much appetite. Working on not letting my bgl get too low. I'm slowly going thru my messages. It's comforting to know my diabetic friends are just a click away. Hope all is well with everyone.


6 replies

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2009-01-07 07:37:44 -0600 Report

I feel right now this is a good discussion to bring back. Its seems some of our friends here need to hear encouraging words at a time of loss ang grief in their lives. Maybe we can send them some words or advice…
…Debe

LadyDi - 26259Miller
LadyDi - 26259Miller 2009-01-07 12:34:27 -0600 Report

Absolutely a good idea. One thing we all have in common, no matter how we deal with it, is grief. At some point we must all deal with it. Right now people are griefing the loss of their homes and their jobs and their nest eggs that they had thought would take them through their retirement years, etc.

Grief comes in many forms, not necessarily from the death of someone close. Even those of us who have our faith and trust in God go through it. I can only imagine how difficult it is for someone without Him. We need to remember that our loved ones would not want us grieving, but would want us to rejoice in their lives and the time shared. They would want us to move forward and live our lives to the fullest. We must be sure to cherish each moment of each day that we have with our loved ones, as we never know the time or the place that our lives will end.

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2008-09-03 09:37:29 -0500 Report

Grief is something when it hits its like a ton of bricks. I will pray some of this be taken off your shoulder. We are all here for you. Please take care of yourself and don't let those sugars get to low(thats a horrible feeling)…

John Crowley
John CrowleyCA 2008-09-03 03:54:09 -0500 Report

Kate,
It's good to have you back.

Grieving is natural and healthy and it seems everyone has their own time frame. Remember we're here for you.

Take care,
John Crowley

Gabby
GabbyPA 2008-09-02 11:40:58 -0500 Report

Hey Kate.
My heart goes out to you. Grief is such a strange animal and no two people deal with it in the same manner. I have lost a parent, sibling and a best friend, and it was all different. Take your time.

It was shared with me this way.
Your heart doesn't heal the way it was, it heals with the shape of the one you lost, always keeping them near.

It's good to have you back. I am sure there are many insights this has given you. Sometimes sharing is healing too.
{{{{hugs}}}}
Gabby

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