Infections and the High Sugars..

By Jlynn Latest Reply 2008-09-17 04:09:56 -0500
Started 2008-09-15 03:16:25 -0500

"DARN it ALL" A year ago I started showing the signs of Neuropathy,mind and body;vertigo nausea feel and hand (etc).I was Taking off work to get it all under control,and came just as the numbers seemed to go down they rose even high and I got sicker.I Found out I had a Staph infection…and was put on all kinds of antibiotics. No matter my diet the infection im guessing kept numbers up. And numbers up, kept healng time down. The very day i would stop the antibiotics,it came back. seemingly stronger.
Its been 4 months. I And I took every antibiotic known ..thought it was over ..until i realized I had a 103. temp. as I was at the E.R with sick child(thought they were burning up hot) because I was.not so funny now. But, its so frustrating to have no control even more over my self when im sick …Iam a single Mom and find that Im loosing my self to these type 1 traits,and Im not ok with it…

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Frustrated mom
Frustrated mom 2008-09-17 04:09:56 -0500 Report

Keep the faith…This Disease is crazy and so hard to control…My son struggles when he gets sick…I will keep you in my prayers and hope you get to feeling better soon..

GabbyPA 2008-09-16 12:34:06 -0500 Report

perhaps you could post the city where you live and see if any of us are local and would be willing to give you a break now and again. Or just be there for a hug and shoulder to cry on. You never know....

morris.js 2008-09-15 23:18:00 -0500 Report

Jlynn, Please remember that you DO have family supporting you. Your DC family is always here for you anytime you need us. If you ever need to talk with someone to "escape" for a few minutes, feel free to call. Leave a msg, and I will call you back soon.
All of us are keeping you in our prayers and thoughts. Your not alone.
((((HUGS)))) John

Jlynn 2008-09-15 19:34:38 -0500 Report

Well I thank you all for your prayers..I finally got some much needed rest l;ast night..Which Im thankful for, especially consideing Im ready to bite my toes off tonite! OOOCCHHH,
I suppose Im really scared.I was untreated for so long, my mind and body,just bruised. Next month will be 3 yrs on insulin..and 2.6 of those yrs I was pregnant.
What scares me the most is not knowing..Iam so very stubborn and strong willed to a point (that w/diabetes esp.)It is harming me.You know that >Thinking; "I can do it all, all by myself". And through the pain and confusion still pretending to "know". And all the while forgetting daily chores, names, or phone numbers,that I knew for the longest. Forgetting appts., and the list to, the list and the back up list as well.
Hiding the shakes and closing eyes to the powerful pain that consumes me on the best of the worst days..The more I learn the more I just seem to forget. So with my busy life of raising my children alone with no family support and such.Im starting to,"know" That I have to find time for me to slow down, breathe, and learn what I need to learn,to live, the BEST possible life that I can with what I have. Not for what I dont have.

Most of all (not to add pressure) But; for my children's well being as well..I realize how this effects them..and it hurts..on many levels…I thank you for the prayers Iam hanging in here..mentally physically and spiritually with your prayers…jlynn

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2008-09-15 23:12:44 -0500 Report

Jeri, I wish I had the word to comfort you and make you feel better at this time. I too went thru this time an my life. I had infection after infection. Was on home IV's for 2 years befor having my amputation. Did years of dialysis befor I had my transplant. Oh so many times I just was at wits end. I thought is this ever going to be over. I had got a card with "FOOTPRINTS". I read the card and believe me I know there will be someone pulling me through this. I can't imagine going through what your going through and have children to deal with too. You are strong, you can do this and this whole community of friends are here behind you 100% and will be with you step by step. I know in my heart you can do this . Its hard but things will get better. I for one was in that postion to and thought It would never end. I am Her for you. You are in my thoughts and prayers,…HUGS..More HUGS DEBE

Charish 2008-09-15 15:41:41 -0500 Report

The most important thing to remember is stay positive and sometimes that can be easier said then done. But we all have to remain in a place that is beautiful and not always gray.

So sweetheart hold on and hang in there okay.

Avera 2008-09-15 15:35:00 -0500 Report

Hang in there Girl!!! It seems as if you are still trying even though the road is hard. Glad you found this community. It has helped me. Always ask the people here if they have had the same problems. Read other discussions and product reviews then send a message to the person who sent it or posted it. I do this and each time someone on this site has helped me. Keep up the good work. We all get discouraged. I will keep you in my thoughts.

Brenda Kruse
Brenda Kruse 2008-09-15 14:39:25 -0500 Report

I am so sorry you're going through so much. Having been type 1 for 47 years, I feel your pain and have been through a similar situation. I, in fact, have been on disability since 1992 due to numerous complications, neuropathy especially. I will definitely be praying for you and ask my Bible Study group (on Tuesday) to pray, as well. There is wonderful power in prayer. Alll things ARE possible through God. Please don't give up. Your kids need you more than you'll ever know!!! Well, mine started telling me they needed me when they hit their mid-20's. :) But, it is worth the wait. May God grant you a special blessing and healing in the days to come. Brenda

GabbyPA 2008-09-15 13:40:11 -0500 Report

Wow, I cannot even imagine what you must be going thru. Have you talked to your doctor about maybe some wholistic remedies since the antibiotics are not being very effective. Too many over a year, and your body just gets used to them. Perhaps a different approach would be in order?
My thoughts and prayers are with you too. Just remeber those precious babies of yours, they will be your reason when reason escapes you. Hold them tight.

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