Just a short while ago I thought my life was over!
I felt I had no one who understood what I was going through. So much anguish/worry.
In ten years I had no support for my unstable D2/T2diabetes! Never heard of an Endo, or any specialist of any kind!
Due to Necrosis the hospital here in Spain were talking about either pinning my left ankle rigid or removing my foot! Having been action man all my life, and with 66 years under my belt, and having had 2 heart attacks I was seriously contemplating my future! I found this site through desperation and within hours people where connecting with ,me.
At first I did not have a clue what they were talking about, but we soon got through that. Now folk from this site actually initiate contacts to ask how I am! I now understand the relationship I needed between myself and my meter. My diet is progressing. I'm feeling positive and have today insisted my local doctor refers me to a specials for the problems I have with my feet/legs, eye's and diet! Spain can be very 3rd world inland. However this site has given me the knowledge and encouragement so I can stand up for myself medically. Everyone who has written here has helped me, so thank you. I'm getting my life back.

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Comment by jrtpup on January 5, 2012 at 7:40am

It's mutual muleman - love having you here, and the support you offer!

Comment by Doris D on January 5, 2012 at 8:38am

Ok I'll say it......."Your welcome" but like jrtpup here the feeling is mutual. I felt so lost til I found this site it's been a Godsend for me too here and I'm sure I'm not the only one in this family. I look on it as a family b/c it has helped me out in soooo many ways. Here u can say what u need to say to get everything off ur chest and ppl don't judge u. That's better than what my family done for me for MANY years. Here ppl get where ur coming from and in my own family after an exerperating rollercoster of highs & lows they would look at me & say "It'll get better" Flustrated the crap out of me to hear that.

Comment by Emily Coles on January 5, 2012 at 8:56am

Muleman I can't tell you how happy it makes me to read this! I'm actually kind of crying, right here at my desk. Indeed, your initial messages to us were full of desperation and I am SO GLAD that this community has helped you move through that and onto what hopefully will be a whole new chapter in your health. ¡¡Sigue luchando, amigo!!

Comment by Bradford on January 5, 2012 at 9:04am

Muleman, folks like you are what make this community so awesome. So no thanks needed! You are the one who needs thanks! Thank you for growing this community and for giving others the opportunity to connect with you and offer support. It is great to read that you feel empowered to stand up for yourself medically-speaking. Very cool indeed!

Comment by muleman on January 5, 2012 at 9:15am

Well I'm playing George Jones and thinking how much I love Americans!
So glad your my friends. God Bless.

Comment by Scott E on January 5, 2012 at 9:53am

Thank you Muleman, and we're glad you're here. If Tudiabetes.org put out marketing/promotional material, you're post should be right there on the front page! From what you've written elsewhere on the site, it sounds like you've had quite an exciting life! Keep sharing, whether D-related or not. The first letter in the abbreviation PWD stands for "People", and we all enjoy a good discussion on any topic.

Comment by Manny Hernandez on January 5, 2012 at 10:19am

It is incredibly encouraging to read your testimonial. Thank you for joining. Thank you for asking and thank you for sharing!

BIG HUG! Un abrazo!

Comment by George Martinez on January 5, 2012 at 11:12am

As Manny, I found so encouraging your testimonial and confirm that we are not alone with our situation. Even that, must be a challenge to a better way of life, a better health status, etc. Be positive man, you get a lot to discover!!!

Comment by catlover on January 5, 2012 at 12:44pm

So glad you are feeling better about yourself and your D. That is what we are here for- helping each
other with info and support to live each day.

Comment by Elizabeth on January 5, 2012 at 2:29pm

I say the same thing all the time: I would have been lost without these guys when my son was Dx'd with T1. Three years down the road, I *still* would be lost w/out them. I am so glad you found TuD.


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