Giving Up On It All!

By MAYS Latest Reply 2011-02-05 21:03:46 -0600
Started 2011-02-05 00:18:51 -0600

Well not quite yet.

But the following thoughts have crossed my mind; sitting in a chair in the corner, or sitting in a chair looking out of the window watching other people enjoying their lives!

Neither thought was pleasantly appealing.

After visiting my doctor today, I received a much needed, and appreciated education on my future life with my best friend (and my worst enemy) Coumadin.

My information came from both my doctor, and the two Coumadin booklets that I received.

What did I learn?

If it is green, and (or) leafy, it’s mean to me and my health.
(But if it’s red, yellow, orange, purple or white, it’s ok).

Every thing that I like is on the no-no list, not a problem except for this fact, this list is HUGE!

Certain herbs can increase the potency of the Coumadin medication, so they are excluded.
Animal livers are also excluded (not an issue for me, I’m a vegetarian).

Did I mention that both Blueberries, and Cranberries are no-no list occupiers also?

I was also informed that most pain killers are also on the no-no list.
Some thing that is considered “bad” for diabetics “Granulated Sugar”, is on the yes-yes list!
What a Catch 22 for me.

Life is beautiful you just have to love it for what it’s worth!

What excitement!
Hopefully my alarm clock will go off shortly, I need to wake up from this nightmare soon.
Until then, a little more research, and further reading are definitely required.


9 replies

Pynetree 2011-02-05 20:49:54 -0600 Report

…always thought there was a guy,who's job it was to write all these "information" pamphlets and instruction manuals…and he delights in seeing how difficult he can make things. I think his name is "Random", and he has a twisted sense of humor.
This will be a challenge…but like all your other challenges, you'll meet and beat it. Good luck.

MAYS 2011-02-05 21:03:46 -0600 Report

Why "Thank you!"
I appreciate your words more than you can ever imagine.
I will do my best to meet this challenge, as I have done so many times in the past.
Whenever a circle of support contains a valuable friend such as you, success is definitely guaranteed!

MAYS 2011-02-05 20:35:26 -0600 Report

Diabetic Connect Family Members, and Friends,
Thank you for your concern, I am doing well, the purpose of this discussion is not to complain, but to offer others the support necessary to deal with life, and any complications that may arise.

I take every challenge in life and meet it head on, I wish that others would do the same, things are never as bad as they may seem, but if allowed to they can always get worse.

Lets try to prevent that.

That is where the support (as well as a bit of humor) comes in.
I believe that support, love, and the desire to be better are all contagious, we should try to infect others with these life strengthening qualities that we all possess.

So if I can motivate others to smile, laugh, and try to succeed at managing their diabetes I will, I am always going to push forward in life in spite of any temporary setbacks, and I expect thers to do so also.

Together we can do it, that's what support is all about!


alanbossman 2011-02-05 11:44:55 -0600 Report

As you know Mays my is on coumadin and the doctor told her that she can eat her greens and they can adjust the amount of coumadin she takes. As Graylin Bee said along as food is consistant the doctor can adjust your coumadin.

MAYS 2011-02-05 20:10:01 -0600 Report

Thank you for the information, and the concern.
My doctor, dietician, and my diabetes educator will meet with me next week to discuss my dietary needs, they have all been very helpful to me and now are concerned since my recent stay in the hospital for blood clots.

I am looking forward to learning, and doing more to continue managing both my diabetes, and my life!


re1ndeer 2011-02-05 11:36:42 -0600 Report

Hi Mays, Just happened upon your posting. I know you are a vegetarian, I went web searching and found one site that might help you with your meal planing. I will post it here :

I hope this will at least give you an idea of what kind of meals you can eat.


MAYS 2011-02-05 20:03:09 -0600 Report

Thank you for the link!
I appreciate both the time and the effort that you have taken to do this for me.
I hope that others who may be in this same situation will click on this link also.
You are truly an Angel, as well as a friend, please do not ever change!


Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2011-02-05 01:34:56 -0600 Report

Nothing like a little more challenge to life. Will you be on the Coumadin for the short term or long term? People I know who take Coumadin say that if their consumption of some "bad" foods is consistant it can be factored into the equasion. If the affect on their blood is consistant, the Coumadine is dosed based on that. So perhaps some of your usual diet won't have as many drastic changes if this is true.
P. S. When your alarm wakes you up, please come over here and wake me out of my nightmare, please.

MAYS 2011-02-05 19:56:23 -0600 Report

What's one more challenge in life?
As of now, my relationship with Coumadin is scheduled to be for 6 months, but that may change either way, but I'm not complaining about it.
I have no problem with giving something that is going to benefit me a try.
Just another day in the life, as far as I am concerned, another day at the office!

When my alarm goes off, I will definitely come over and wake you up from your nightmare, we can exchange stories, maybe even a few laughs!


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