I have had Diabetes for around 2 years. Caused they think (yeah we know they don't really know) by a very bad digestive track infection that almost killed me. Now I have had bad kidneys since I was eight---that almost killed me too..so I have lived with a deamon most of my life.

My husband has been in constant painn for the last 19 years---almost 20, from an on-the-job-injury. I REALLY don not know how he manages...and then I think..I know how bad I feel that he is in pain...and I know it bothers him that I have Diabetes---I know what it is like to be the person who feels helpless about what the other is going through..I somehow I feel guilty about putting him through this too..

And work..it is annual review time. Commitments and goals and it is all a bunch of huey. Like they give you this rule book for the "game" Everyone knows it is really not the real rule book--but management pretends it is..and all (well most-no I am not one of them) the little pawns (yep we had a manager who actually out it out there and said we were his pawns to do with as he saw fit). So we have another meeting---waste of time-- to discuss this years department commimtments-to which we must all align. This years new hot word---diferentiation--- I really get warm fuzzies for that one.

Probably would not bother me as much, but our groupis understaffed and our boss seems loathe to admit it. I have more work to do thatn I can get done in a reasonable day (we ain't talking 8 hour days here either), so wasting an hour on stuff that doesn't matter, isn't gonna make things better, is really irritating today.

I work for a good co overall, been here 10+ years..but thsi is one of those low points in the ride. I get decent pay, great benefits, and know it will get better--just impatient for it to get back there, and am afraid with the economyh--it may not get better fast..

Maybe I feel all bad today because the week started out crappy with bad insulin, and my numbers still seem a bit whacky...maybe I am hormonal...but today it all just seems a bit overwhelming and venting to my other half seems, well like I am a weanie-after all--my issue is treatable...even with meds and a spinal cord stim he is still in pain every freakin day--sure he doesn't think so, but I feel so....

Well..gott go soI am not late for the waste of time meeting...

thanks for letting me vent!

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Comment by Marie B on July 31, 2008 at 8:20am
it's too bad when crap like this happens at work. sometimes it seems that it's more the norm than a workplace culture that respects you and your contributions. it's a stressor. take 3 deep breaths.
btw, i am very interested in your bad insulin experience. something happened to me yesterday and i am still puzzled and wondering if my insulin was really bad or what. can you tell me what happened?
Comment by Denise Bevard on July 31, 2008 at 12:09pm
the dab insulin details are here:


I saw you post your and was thinking there might be something else gogin on--but mien Novalog yours Humalog...

Kinda freaked me out, cause there was no reasonalbe reason for it to go bad...


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