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I am at the end of my rope. I can not continue to live with my depression and trauma. I am feeling extremely hopeless...I have no hope. I was just wondering if any of you have found hope if you felt hopeless and if so how. Suicide is my only option.
#Majorepressive disorder, #CPTSD , #Anxiety , #suicidal , #Crohns , #diabetic ,#dependent personality disorder

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Good news! (And a rant).

Hey, everyone. How was your Christmas? Mine was pretty awful, honestly. I'll try and explain it as best as I can.

Around 4 years ago, my mum was talking to my big sister (her name is Dawn), and she told her about my health conditions/problems. Dawn then proceeded to accuse me of faking my health issues. Despite the many scans and test results clearly showing they are real. And then, shortly afterwards, she said that any gifts or presents I buy for people for birthdays/christmas (and everything else) are worthless because the money comes from a 'government handout' (disability benefits). After learning this, I refused to talk to her unless she apologises. So, we didn't talk for several years.

My little sister (Jess) gave birth to my nephew in 2021, and I love him very much. Since Dawn doesn't live near us, she was only able to visit this passed Christmas, and she stayed at Jess's house for two weeks.

Originally, before Dawn announced she would be coming, the whole family was going to go to Jess's house for Christmas dinner and whatnot... But once she booked her tickets and everything, Jess said that I wasn't allowed to go to the event. I wasn't allowed to spend time with the whole family. Which REALLY upset me. So much so, that I seriously comfort-ate for a couple of weeks. I was binge-eating whatever I could get my hands on. And I spent the entire of Christmas day curled up in bed watching stuff on my laptop. It was my first Christmas alone and I hated it.

Anyway, that leads up to the good news. I was really expecting my diabetes to be so much worse, and I was expecting to have put on a lot of weight. So, I reluctantly went for my weight and diabetes check last week. After they recorded my weight, they told me that since last July, I've lost 20lbs! And my HBA1C blood test came back yesterday - it's not worse! In July it was 63, and as of yesterday, it was 62. Admittedly, it's not much progress, but considering I was expecting it to be a disaster, I feel pretty good.

Anyway - I'm sorry for this rant, I guess. I just needed to get it out. Thank you for getting this far, though. Have a great day!

#chronicillnesswarrior #chronichealth #ChronicPain #POTS #POTSUK #EhlersDanlosSyndrome #EDS #NAFLD #InterstitialCystitis #BladderPain #BPD #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #Familydrama #Depression #PTSD #Migraines #Diabetes #diabetic #WeightLoss

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Is honey okay for me to consume a few times a week?

Hey, everyone. I hope you’re all okay and keeping warm.

I was just wondering… Is a little bit of honey a few times a week okay? I really enjoy peanut butter and honey sandwiches or toast. It’s helpful when I feel like I really want something sweet to eat.

As a bit of a background, my last HBA1C in August(ish) was 62. I’m doing around 2-3hours of brisk walking a week and whenever I’ve had my blood sugar randomly tested, it’s always been between 4 and 8. I take slow release Metformin, Semaglutide and Dapagliflozin. I don’t have to test my blood sugar regularly anymore.

I don’t use much of it. Maybe a teaspoon’s worth in a peanut butter sandwich and a little dollop on my peanut butter on toast. And I don’t have it every day.

What do you think? Thank you all in advance. Stay safe! And stay warm!

#chronicillnesswarrior #ChronicPain #Diabetes #DiabetesType2 #POTS #EDS #Dysautonomia #NAFLD #BPD #EUPD #InterstitialCystitis #Migraines #diabetic #Advice

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High Blood Pressure

I have been neglectful with my health because I slipped into depression and stress caused me to drink energy beverage every morning plus order unhealthy breakfast sandwich for few days. I admit I slipped into my addiction to Kratom it wrecked myself up. I’m married to BPD wife. It’s add to my plate. Before it happened my blood pressure was at reasonable. #bdp #BipolarDepression #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #diabetic

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Experienced Beyond Age. #LymeDisease #chroniclyme #TraumaticBrainInjury #diabetic #braintumors #BrainAneurysm and so much more.

27, I am 27 years old amd feel that life has thrown more then enough my way. I walk the path of being chronically ill and the path of being a care taker. Never once when I was younger think that I would experience so many things in such a short time. I feel I have so many stories that just fall on deaf ears, the desire to help others has just grown more with each life event I encounter. I dont know if there is any other way to release these feelings than to help someone else on their journey when it starts at a young age.
It feels like I have no safe place to go and share my life experiences or how I am truly feeling in our society today.
Thank you for listening.


Staying strong #laryngealcancer #ThroatCancer #isorder #Insomn #diabetic

I'm a long term elderly woman suffering from Laryngeal cancer and I'm also diabetic.. Last year I had an operations in Taiwan and things haven't really been good.. But I'm staying strong.

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#service Dog #Mack #pumpkins

Mack knows when I'm having a really difficult day, which is everyday. He loves hugs, cuddling & smiles like crazy..
Most days I hate my life & what it's become. I miss the old me.
I was supposed to have TILF surgery with revisions to a failed lumbar fusion adding more hardware, rods, bone grafts , 3 more discs & more. It's been cancelled 5 times in under 2 yrs due to so many other health problems/issues. I was finally ready, healthy, had my mindset for it in March. Then Covid19 came along cancelling it again. Last month it was going to happen then I got sick again with bronchitis. I feel as if something is telling me it's not the right time. I'm back to the drawing board. I started at the MS Center & next month we're going to discuss treatment options. But my last brain scans picked up another tumor. It also showed I had another TIA within the past 6 months, I thought it was anxiety attack or a MS hug. Nov 1999 I had a craniotomy to remove a brain tumor. Here I go again. I've been so depressed & anxiety is running wild. My mind isn't in the right place. I don't think I'm going to have the TILF surgery anytime soon or at all. I'm not ready for it. I'll just take my chances. 😒
#ChronicPain #Depression #Anxiety #MS #diabetic . #TIA 'S


Does anyone else feel very anxious and/or paranoid when their blood sugar drops?

Hey, everyone. This post is aimed at Type 2 Diabetics!! Although anyone can drop some advice in the comments.

I’m slowly starting to get my blood sugar under control. I take Alogliptin, Metformin AND Gliclazide. Because of the Gliclazide I sometimes have Hypo’s. I have stuff in the house to counteract them though. Like 200ml cartons of orange juice, those tiny cans of Coke and some Dextrose Sugar Chews.

But when my blood sugar drops below 5mmol/L I start shaking really badly and I end up feeling extremely nervous and sometimes paranoid too! Does anyone else feel this way? What do you do for it? How do you calm yourself down?

Thank you in advance!

#chronicillnesswarrior #Type2Diabetes #diabetic #pleasehelp #help #anxious #POTS #EDS #NAFLD #BPD #InterstitialCystitis


scared #CoronaVirus

this coronavirus has me scared for my friends and family and maybe a little for me as a middle aged #diabetic. I hate when I feel like I can’t breathe and that’s one of the things the CV dors

Anyone else scared?

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a little leg #Amputee #diabetic

I have never been ashamed of either my amputation(s) or my prosthetic. I recently got a new prosthetic and had it adorned with the South Carolina moon and tree

Today I went out in my new sandals and my George Washington socks. the sandals are closed toe which fits the fake foot as well as my three toed left foot. I embrace the new me and wear shorts most of the time