By CeeDee Latest Reply 2010-07-31 10:34:30 -0500
Started 2010-07-31 02:10:26 -0500

Does anyone ever get depressed to the point of not knowing what to do?
I have had open heart surgery and a week ago I had another stent put in and for 2 years Dr's kept telling me nothing was wrong and made me feel like it was all in my head. They just don't listen to me. I take 7 shots a day and it is all I can do to make myself take all of them. I just don't know what to do

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Harlen 2010-07-31 10:34:30 -0500 Report

Ben there done that not the stints but the shots.
The best thing I did was to switch to the pump this made it a LOT better for me and my #'s where getting better too.
Frustration and diabetis go hand in hand some times.
Hope your feeling better soon

RAYT721 2010-07-31 09:33:02 -0500 Report

CeeDee: sure it gets a little overwhelming when things start to compound and frustrating when people (medical) don't understand. That's the problem with so many conditions when "you don't look sick." My wife is disabled and gets that all of the time. Because you can't see that she has vertigo 24/7 it is still comments like "you look good" that just annoy the heck out of her. So, yes, alot of us understand your depression, sympathize with your situation(s), and wish better health and experiences than you've had. My wife is seeing a counselor for the depression and taking meds which is helping. If ya need a friend, count me in. I don't have the answers but I certainly side with your views. We will all get through this. You've taken a great step by joining us. Welcome to our little community!!!

Mama Dee
Mama Dee 2010-07-31 09:08:39 -0500 Report

Happy day CeeDee,

Welcome to the family we are all here for you (((((HUGS))))) in advance you can take one as you need one. Be blessed & know you are favored in the name of Jesus.

Working 4 Jesus, & Loving it.

GabbyPA 2010-07-31 07:59:35 -0500 Report

It does get overwhelming, especially when things are new and you have new rules you have to live by. It gets frustrating. What I find depresses me is not having a plan of action for something in my life. When I have too many choices of something and can't seem to get going in a single direction, I wallow and get lost in depression. What helps pull me out is making some decisions and moving on those things I set in motion. Forward motion, even if I have to turn around and correct a path, is always easier for me that just wondering and waiting.

Know the limits of what you can do, but like Elrond said, there are tons of things out there to keep us busy. If our minds and bodies are busy, we have a lot less time to be depressed. I too, believe in living a life of no regrets. That doesn't mean I will do everything on my "Bucket List", but you can bet I am going to try! =0)

Taking control and getting the attention of your doctors will help you a lot. You make them listen. Don't just accept their answers, question everything. Do your own research so that when they give you an answer, you can ask a few more. That is one of the most liberating things I have learned from the people here on this site. You will be amazed at the confidence you feel and the way that can help fight the depression as well.

And on days when it's too much, pop in here. Vent or read some encouraging posts. We are all here to help and many of us have been right where you are.

MAYS 2010-07-31 03:10:17 -0500 Report

Welcome to Diabetic Connect !
My advice to you is the same as that which Elrond has given you, so I won't try to overshadow his welcome response to you except to say this, Life is Beautiful, Enoy both it and Yourself !
Welcome to the Family !


Elrond 2010-07-31 02:51:36 -0500 Report

Hi CeeDee, I think many people have times of depression but we diabetics have good reason. And those of us with heart disease have even better reasons. It's scary, I know. I suffered a near-fatal heart attack in 2004 and I'm kept alive now by a pacemaker / ICD. When the battery failed shortly before Easter, it dumped me on the floor. So I understand your depression all too well. I hope you don't let it stop you any more than I let it stop me. Live each day to the fullest of your ability. Of course we have our limitations but doesn't everybody? When you're active, watch yourself for cardiac symptoms and keep your nitro handy if it's prescribed for you. But enjoy life. I know 'cheer up' is a pretty lame expression but try. There are many people in much worse condition than you. Go out, have some fun. Enjoy life. I, for one, don't believe in reincarnation so we have to get this right the first time. I'd hate to be sitting up there on a cloud saying 'Gee, I wish I'd done that.' I'm not going to write my entire biography here but I've done a lot of 'that' and I still hope to do more. I just need to do it carefully. Care to join me?

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