I was diagnosed in February 2008 with Type 2 Diabetes. In addition to the type 2 diabetes, I have orthopedic problems, both shoulders, my right elbow and wrist, all from an old industrial injury. I also have GI problems, which already severely limit what I can eat. To be honest, everything that I eat makes me sick. Every time I eat anything, I'm in the bathroom within 20 minutes. Usually it's diarrhea, but sometimes it's nausea as well. I also have some odd disorder in my abdomen that causes so much pain that it's hard for me to sit in any one position for more than 10 minutes. Driving/riding in an automobile causes excruciating pain for me, so the only time I am in a car is to go to the doctor. Even if that pain WASN'T there, I'd still NOT go anywhere because of the offensive smell that Metformin causes in me. 24/7. I just sit in the house, staying as far away from the rest of the family as possible, so they won't have to deal with this disgusting smell. Both of my shoulders, my right elbow, and my right wrist, are messed up. I haven't been able to work for 7 years now due to that. We can't afford health insurance on my meager limited fixed disability income, so I can't even afford to see a doctor to help me with the problems with the pain in my abdomen, and the GI digestive issues. It was THAT problem that I was in to see the doctor for when I was diagnosed with diabetes. So you see, diabetes is the LAST thing I need. I have enough on my plate already, or, NOTHING on my plate, I guess, since I can't even eat. Yeah, I'm frustrated. Bitter? Not bitter, but really, REALLY frustrated with life from time to time. Being isolated in your own home & not able to be around anyone is pretty discouraging. Life DOES mean something, though! Somewhere in all of this, God has a plan. There's a line in a song on MercyMe's "All That Is Within Me" album that says, "Count it pure joy when the world comes crashin'. Hold your head up and keep on dancin'." That's from James 1:2-4 in the Bible. That's where I plan on keeping my mind, my heart, and my attitude. Murmuring and complaining doesn't help anything. On the contrary, it just makes bad things worse..
I'm done faking it for friends and family. If you ask me how I'm doing, you're going to hear the truth. You will, however, also hear that JESUS is my Hope, my Friend, my Healer, and my God. I will rejoice in Him, NO MATTER WHAT! :D
That's me in a nutshell for now. That's where I am.
Oh, my name is Michael, so when you leave comments, feel free to call me that, if you wish.
GOD BLESS YOU!
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