How does HUMOR help you cope with diabetes?

Rich 2
By Rich 2 Latest Reply 2010-12-06 19:57:56 -0600
Started 2010-11-04 04:04:02 -0500

In facing the challenges of living with a chronic disease, coupled with the demands that surround us — work, family, exercise, financial challenges, and soon, the holidays — how does HUMOR help you cope?

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squog master
squog master 2010-12-06 19:57:56 -0600 Report

Humor helps me cope with all my ailments. Once I had an ear infection due to allergies. It was giving me vertigo. I was on high doses of prednisone for asthma. As normal when on high doses of pred I would get muscle cramps because it drops my potassium level. So in the middle of the night a cramp sets in. I bolt up in bed and the room starts spinning due to the ear infection. I laid down again to stop the spinning. When it subsided I made my way to the kitchen for the OJ for my potassium fix. I hurt so bad I didn't bother to get a glass. (I live alone) I started to drink directly from the carton. When I tilted my head back the room started spinning again. Luckily I managed to not spill any OJ or lose my balance. After I got back in bed I just laid there and laughed for ten mins. I couldn't help but laugh at the ridiculousness of the situation. And I just left this in the Quote discussion, "With all my broken bones, surgeries, and ailments if I ever tried to leave my body to science, it would be returned 'Damaged Goods'."Keep smiling. It does help!

sNerTs1 2010-11-08 00:50:16 -0600 Report

First thought on this one was and will be

"Laughter IS the best medicine"

If you can laugh, find the fun side of things, everything looks "lighter" =)

Guardianstone 2010-11-06 06:53:45 -0500 Report

Without humor I think depression would have taken me.
I have developed a wicked sense of humor. Not many see it that way, and it can cause trouble . . .
If I dood it I get a wippin . . . I dood it anyway. Running from the hair brush as fast as Junior can. (see Red Skelton's 'Junior, the mean widdle kid') Some of us remember the tv and radio shows. I've got the tapes of radio shows.
Smile and confuse the world.
Guardian stone
Read the Piss n Moan discussion, JayaBee is right. Laugh, cry, and enjoy.

jayabee52 2010-11-06 13:19:56 -0500 Report

I think there were 20 plus PNM discussions altogether, and then 3 or 4 devoted to nothing but jokes & humor.

(Why so many? because at the time a new response would to the bottom of the thread which made scrolling down to the bottom very tedious, to avoid the scrolling some one would make a comment about "time to start a new discussion" and someone, usually the original poster would put a new thread up.)

Guardianstone 2010-11-06 18:22:28 -0500 Report

Thank you for the responseI think I've read about 12 of these. I return when I get real down. When I need someone to talk to around 03:00 I may try to start a discussion, but it isn't what I really crave.
Are there any new p & m's?
Take care of yourself.
Guardian stone

jayabee52 2010-11-06 19:25:46 -0500 Report

there hasn't been a new P&M for quite a while, nor has there not been a new jokes or humor page for quite some time also.

Here's one of "Jokes"
and Jokes #2
and jokes #3
jokes #4:
and another:

regarding the Piss&Moans plese look them up in the discussions search.

LennyDenny 2010-11-05 08:09:59 -0500 Report

You pose a good question. When we face challenges like the many diseases we have you can choose to do either let it get you down and give up or you can find a positive side to it. I find that using my experiences to help other people is the best medicine I can find. Keeping a positive attitude and finding some thing to laugh about every day keeps me going. I'm not about to roll over and give up. The saying laughter is the best medicine is soooo true. It takes patience and a good sense of humor to get through any challenge. If you really think about certain situations there is alway something funny going on.


jayabee52 2010-11-04 12:08:17 -0500 Report

Over the past year at DC there have been several threads devoted to nothing but jokes, and a couple of them which could have been. They were devoted to griping ("Piss N Moan") but some of the situations were downright funny, and then someone else would throw in a joke or 2 for good measure.

LTennion 2010-11-04 08:36:31 -0500 Report

Good Morning Rich,

Interesting Question you've asked. I believe that our attitudes have such a huge impact on our overall health. I remember growing up hearing, that we can have a good attitute or a bad attitude, it's our individual choice. When we are faced with a task or obstacle, we can either choose to make the best of it, or we can collapse and let IT get the best of us. I believe that when you are emotionally upset, that crying can be a natural way of releasing those emotions, but I also believe that humor and laughter are an equal release as well. There's your choices, you might as well laugh. What's the harm in that? I've heard it said that laughter is God's best medicine. Think about it. Don't you feel better after a good, hard, belly laugh? Sometimes, it can be a challenge to find the positive or anything funny for that matter, regarding whatever you're facing, but while you're busy searching for that, you're not focusing so much on the negative.
In the end, you can either laugh or cry, pick yourself up, or stay down on your knees, you can gather your strength and get mad…find your stubborn streak and begin to fight again. Whatever motivates you. We all know that there is nothing "funny" about Diabetes, but at some point, ya gotta laugh! Take it seriously, but have fun with it.

GabbyPA 2010-11-04 08:13:57 -0500 Report

Humor is KEY! Keeping a sharp wit about helps with the up's and down's of diabetes. I call it my personal roller coaster ride. It helps me through times when I cannot figure out what is going on with my numbers. Even goofy stuff like putting smiley faces in my log book makes things seem better. If I didn't keep a light heart about this, I would fall into depression. I think that a positive attitude coupled with a good dose of laughter is what keeps me sane...welll at least less insane. LOL

Harlen 2010-11-04 06:48:52 -0500 Report

Without it I would die.
Or kill somone lol
Life is a joke ,take it as it is.
Best wishes

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