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Do you consider yourself to be a hypochondriac?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stemwinder (Gary) Feb 22, 2013. 4 Replies

I started thinking about whether I'm a hypochondriac or not after my doctor's appointment the other day. We reviewed the 22 medications that I'm currently taking every day, some twice a day -…Continue

 

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Janice replied to Paige's discussion 'Worst Diabetic Ever-- needs help.'
"Hi Navjot, Good for you for admitting it. Yesterday was the first day I've admitted to my problem as well. I think we just took the first step towards getting over it. Substance abuse is a bigger problem amongst diabetics than most people…"
Feb 24
Janice replied to Paige's discussion 'Worst Diabetic Ever-- needs help.'
"Hi Paige, Thanks so much for posting this. I've been in denial about my t1 diabetes until just recently. I was diagnosed about 28 years ago and at the time, I constantly abused myself because I didn't care. I went through the "why me…"
Feb 23
Janice commented on Stela's group 'Diabetics with kidney problems'
"I wish you well, Natalie. It's not an easy disease to live with. I wish I had talked to more people prior to getting my transplant, as there are no support groups for recipients where I live. Good luck with everything, and God bless. If you…"
Feb 21
Janice posted a status
"Sorry if I offended you, but don't lecture me on how to read a blog. I was extremely depressed yesterday and needed to vent."
Feb 21
Janice commented on Stela's group 'Diabetics with kidney problems'
"I just realized that I'm the first one to respond to this post since December 10, 2014. Why is that? If people need to talk about kidney disease, let's talk about it. I feel like I've been silenced for so long, not only because of t1…"
Feb 20
Janice commented on Stela's group 'Diabetics with kidney problems'
"I was diagnosed with T1 diabetes and hypothyroidism in 1993. Due to bad control for many years, I developed kidney disease and had a transplant four years ago. I was never on dialysis, but I probably should have been. I was extremely fortunate that…"
Feb 20
Janice joined Stela's group
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Diabetics with kidney problems

If you are having problems with kidneys due to our diabetes, this is the group for you. Let us exchange tips on how to manage urea and kreatinine levels and how to cope with diet regimes.
Feb 20
Dee Dee commented on Janice's blog post 'Transplant or no transplant? That is the question'
"I have heard of it being successful and I have heard of it not working, as others have said the autoimmune issue. I guess it's up to you. I have read that back in June of 2013 the Boston Children's Hospital discovered the root cause of…"
Feb 25, 2014
rick (aka: #blankieboy) commented on Janice's blog post 'Transplant or no transplant? That is the question'
"Doris woudl be an excellent person to speak with about this issue. http://www.tudiabetes.org/profile/mamalookingood?xg_source=profiles_friendList There is no right or wrong answer. No real advice. Your best bet is to follow your gut and hope the…"
Feb 22, 2014
Sensorium139 commented on Janice's blog post 'Transplant or no transplant? That is the question'
"I haven't had diabetes all that long and as far as I know have no complications, but down the road it'd entiiiiiirely depend on a lot. I mean there's a trade off for pancreas transplants: Immune suppressants for life. I don't…"
Feb 20, 2014
Janice posted a blog post

Transplant or no transplant? That is the question

I've been contemplating the question a lot lately. Should I pursue a pancreas transplant, or not? It seems like a no-brainer when I, like many others, have been living with t1 diabetes for over 25 years. I've had numerous complications, I'm on way too many medications every day, and I've had many difficulties mentally coping over the years as well.I've had a kidney transplant, a rejection, a ruptured appendix, neuropathy and several other ailments and I would do almost anything to be able to…See More
Feb 20, 2014
Stemwinder (Gary) replied to Janice's discussion 'Do you consider yourself to be a hypochondriac?'
"No, but I'm T2 and I have swallowed a lot of pills. That doesn't make me hypochondriac. I just did what I had to. You gotta do what you gotta do."
Feb 22, 2013
Sue replied to Janice's discussion 'Do you consider yourself to be a hypochondriac?'
"I focus on my health with knowledge, and am very careful to research suggested scrips before filling. I often go back with questions and the doctor retreats from the scrip. I sometimes feel like the prescription pad is an easy way to move the…"
Feb 22, 2013
Janice replied to Janice's discussion 'Do you consider yourself to be a hypochondriac?'
"I'm on so many meds because I'm t1 diabetic and I had a kidney transplant a year and a half ago. Prior to the transplant, I went into an extreme depression, which increased my blood sugar and anxiety levels, affected my heart…"
Feb 22, 2013
Janice commented on Jen's blog post '1.6, yikes!'
"Ya, I really think you need an insulin adjustment. There should be some diabetic nurses available who can easily determine patterns in your sugar levels. After I had my kidney transplant, I had to write down my sugar levels about 5 times a day. The…"
Jan 3, 2013
Janice commented on Jen's blog post '1.6, yikes!'
"You might want to talk to your doctor about your doses of insulin and make an adjustment, if necessary. Perhaps you're taking too much insulin when you go to bed. The danger is if you go into a sugar low while you're sleeping."
Jan 3, 2013

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Transplant or no transplant? That is the question

Posted on February 20, 2014 at 8:55am 4 Comments

I've been contemplating the question a lot lately. Should I pursue a pancreas transplant, or not? It seems like a no-brainer when I, like many others, have been living with t1 diabetes for over 25 years. I've had numerous complications, I'm on way too many medications every day, and I've had many difficulties mentally coping over the years as well.

I've had a kidney transplant, a rejection, a ruptured appendix, neuropathy and several other ailments and I would do almost anything to be…

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Are you ashamed of having diabetes? How do you get past the shame?

Posted on November 30, 2012 at 8:33am 6 Comments

I've always been ashamed of the fact that I'm T1 diabetic. Why? Because it's caused so many problems in my life, I feel many people think I'm a "weak" person, and somewhat fragile. I've had to endure a ruptured appendix, a kidney transplant, and a couple of other surgeries over the past few years, and it's not something I'm proud of. Every time a friend or family member walks into the hospital to visit me, I've got a plethora of tubes and needles hooked up to every orface of my body. It's…

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My sister is getting tested to see if she is a match!

Posted on June 22, 2011 at 11:10am 3 Comments

Hi Nel,



Thanks for checking up on me. Ironically, since my last blog, one of my sisters has come forward and is getting tested. She knows nothing about the blog I posted, or about how I was feeling.



The doctors have found out she is "a match", but that is just the first step. She still has to go through a ton of tests to see if our anti-bodies are compatible, etc.... So... so far, so good, but it's going to take some time. It doesn't help that I worry all the time - about… Continue

How do you ask for a kidney?

Posted on May 28, 2011 at 3:44pm 12 Comments

Have you ever wanted something so bad, you'd do anything for it? What I want is something that I can't buy in a store. It's not something I'm craving, like a hamburger or an ice cream. It's a kidney - a key body organ.



My problem is that I can't find the words to ask anyone for a kidney. I haven't asked anyone because I'm fearful of rejection. Instead, I've sort of expected that someone would come forward and just offer one, but that hasn't been the case. It's been two years since I… Continue

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At 2:38pm on October 25, 2012, PJ said…

Hi, Janice,
Thanks for your comment in the depression group. I am going to counseling and have tried antidepressants. There's a lot of sadness in my life right now and am trying to deal with them the best I can. I try to count my blessings and think happy thoughts, but it's hard right now. you are in my prayers.

At 7:47pm on September 29, 2012, Linda G said…

Hello! How Do You Do, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Janice....
Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year!
Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)
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Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
You'll see us at the bottom of the home page.
We have a great time getting to know each other, sharing info and lots of laughs :)
It's on right now!
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At 7:10am on September 29, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Happy,Happy Birthday,Janice. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!

At 2:47am on September 29, 2012, brokenpole said…

Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.

At 12:47pm on June 10, 2012, nel said…

Janice...how are you ? Have not seen you around ...ready to give a bit of an update sincee the transplant in 2011 ??..

At 9:11am on October 8, 2011, nel said…
Hello Janice,

I copied and pasted from the Canada disussion you replied to ...just in case you will not see it .

"Janice, would this be helpful ??
https://selfmanage.org/onlinebc/hl/hlMain

I found this link on facebook ...I don't know , if this is open to BC residents only ?
I have taken the course , which was held in Vernon , BC ( was not available online in those days ) . There was a workshop planned here in my community for the summer , not enough participants ...and re-scheduled for fall ."
At 8:21am on September 29, 2011, Doris D said…
At 6:56am on September 29, 2011, Jeffrey said…
At 4:38am on September 29, 2011, Linda G said…
Greetings, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY dear Janice xxxx
Best Wishes on your Special Day....and on the next 364 days!
♥ I was reading you blog "Descrimination in the Workplace"....what insensitive bas@#&@ that boss is! Many many hugs dear friend....so happy that the transplant took place and you are doing well, in spite of the side effects of all the medications. Your job now is to get stronger ♥
At 3:34am on September 29, 2011, SEAGATOR said…
Happy,Happy Birthday,Janice. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!
 
 
 

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