Supermandowns comeback.

By supermandown Latest Reply 2010-08-25 18:08:08 -0500
Started 2010-08-25 05:21:25 -0500

I was in the hospital a few weeks ago thinking I was having a heart attack but instead found that I have type 2 diabetes. This was a very big surprise as to the fact I am a 15 year Army vet and was in Desert Storm in 1991 and a few other campaignes and have always been strong and healthy. My nickname in the Army was Batman because of my ability to come out of a fight from the bottom to the top. So when I found out that I had Type 2, I immediately changed my eating habbits and started excersiizing again. All the bad foods that was in my house is now all gone. I now go to the gym 3 days a week and work out hard and eat right. Sense then my levels have droped below 200 and I am starting to feel better. But last sunday I ended up with a monster of a headache and with chest pains again and back pains. Went to see my doctor on Monday and he gave me some not so bad news. I was pushing my self to hard and that the chest pains was just traped gas caused from the Meds that I am taking now, As for the same of my headaches and as for the back pains go. Thats because I jumb way to fast and way to hard into working out again. He wants me to go slower to let my body adjust back into this routine of work outs and to slow my wieght loss as I have lost 18 lbs in just 2 1/2 weeks. He sead I will have good days and bad days to not to be so worried and that he is impressed of the fact that I write down everything I eat and how much and what my levels are 2 hours after each meal to determin what is to much or too little of eating of what kind of foods so I know what to avoid the most. So I am coming back strong and I refuse to let diabetes beat me. Thank you all here on D.C for your info and kind words.

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MAYS 2010-08-25 18:08:08 -0500 Report

"Super Friends" are always there when you need them!
Diabetes can't defeat you, unless you give it the chance to, stay strong and focused, take your time, you have a lot of life yet to live~


GabbyPA 2010-08-25 13:26:54 -0500 Report

We are glad to have you here then and it sounds like you are doing a lot of the best things you can do. Yes, diabetes doesn't pick and choose, it will hit anyone and I am sorry that it chose such a strong man to harass. You will just have to put it in it's place, and from what I can see here, you have already started doing just that.

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