A debt of gratitude.

Go Back   The Diabetes Forum Support Community For Diabetics Online > Diabetes Forum Start Here > Diabetes Forum Lounge

Diabetes Forum Lounge The Diabetes Forum lounge is the more social area of the community. Please feel free to drop in, and discuss anything that’s on your mind. Use this area for off topic discussions, making friends and being social.


Like Tree15Likes

A debt of gratitude.


Closed Thread
 
Shared Thread Thread Tools
Old 03-07-2013, 23:40   #1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Phoenix AZ, US
Posts: 267

Member Type
Type 2
Diagnosed in 2011

312 likes received
225 likes given
Default A debt of gratitude.

I have been away for a while trying to overcome all my little issues. I just wanted to come in here and say that I owe you all a debt of gratitude. You helped me through a really tough spot.

I would also like to say that when I first came to this forum a year and a half ago, there were many folks who believed that I had a thyroid issue. My endo at the time was running tests on my thyroid on a weekly basis. It was driving me nuts as everything always came back normal. Well, I just had a total thyroidectomy to remove what my surgeon said was a thyroid the size of his fists. He said it was humongous. So those of you who pointed at my thyroid were spot on. As I have always said, you are honorary PhD's in my book. What took over a year for my doctors to sort out, you called within 5 minutes of me posting for the first time.

I would also like to report that my mental health has improved drastically. The bad thoughts are completely gone. I became fed up and quit my meds cold turkey and it was like the depression and bad thoughts disappeared with it. As many of you know, me and meds don't get along so well. Turns out I don't get along with anti-depressants any better than I do with Metformin.

I had my thyroid out on the 23rd of February and even though I have just started taking a starter dose of thyroid meds, I am already feeling like the person I used to be. There is still some fatigue that comes along and my neck is still healing but my mood and energy are through the roof. It is wonderful.

While I was in my depression prison I unfortunately gave up on maintaining my D. I know that wasn't a good idea but at the time I just didn't care. I am now getting back on track after not taking my insulin for months and eating my way to self destruction. Hell, I didn't even test through January and February.

I also apologize for dumping a lot of crap from my past into these boards and I thank you for not openly judging me on the things I posted. I wouldn't have done so had I been in a better state of mind.

Anyway, I am now cancer free, depression free and once I get my D sorted again, I will have total control over my medical issues. It has been a long road but feels good to be back to who I was. Yesterday my boss even told me he wants me back as the new products Project Leader again as soon as I am ready. I thought that was an opportunity that slipped away the day I walked from it. I am truly counting blessing as I thought the road back would be tougher than it is.

Again, thank you all for helping to keep me sane, helping me understand life's true worth and sharing your own struggles either through my threads or through PM. You all know who you are. If any of you ever make it to AZ, I will treat you to the dinner spot of your choice.

foxl, moon, canadiandude and 5 others like this.
__________________
“Speed has never killed anyone. Suddenly becoming stationary, that's what gets you.”
― Jeremy Clarkson

It's better to go into a corner slow and come out fast than it is to go into a corner fast and come out dead. - Sir Sterling Moss
rudeboysti is offline  
Old 03-08-2013, 00:24   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 24,394

Member Type
Type 2
Diagnosed in 2009

23930 likes received
32255 likes given
Default

It sounds like a miracle to me, and I know it is your own courage & perseverance. You & your family must be gloriously happy!




foxl likes this.
Shanny is offline  
Old 03-08-2013, 01:37   #3
Senior Member
 
grammaB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Beautiful Big Sky Montana, USA
Posts: 7,783

Member Type
Type 2
Diagnosed in 2012

7323 likes received
13044 likes given
Default

So good to hear your news!! Glad you came back to give us an update!

Mar2a likes this.
__________________

View grammaB's full Diabetes Forum profile here.
grammaB is offline  
 
Old 03-08-2013, 01:43   #4
MCS
WHAT, I got D
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: HOTSVILLE USA
Posts: 3,849

Member Type
Type 2
Diagnosed in 1565

3991 likes received
5218 likes given
Default

Glad your doing better

__________________
Control is with Diet modification, exercise, supps.
A1C, Dxed 11, 5.6, 4.8, 4.6
MCS is offline  
Old 03-08-2013, 01:55   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: United States
Posts: 8,795

Member Type
Type Undiagnosed
Diagnosed in 2010

6333 likes received
12139 likes given
Default

Thanks for bringing us up to date with your good news. Hope to hear much more from you now!




__________________

View Patdart's full Diabetes Forum profile here.
Patdart is offline  
Old 03-08-2013, 02:39   #6
Jen
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Topanga, CA
Posts: 710

Member Type
Type 1
Diagnosed in 2007

506 likes received
229 likes given
Default

What a lovely post. I'm so glad you're on the mend!

Jen

Jen is offline  
Old 03-08-2013, 05:32   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Cleveland, Ohio - USA
Posts: 2,055

Member Type
Type 2
Diagnosed in 2000

1638 likes received
130 likes given
Default

Huge hugs to you and your family

I'm so pleased that everything is working out for you! I've prayed for your difficulties, and it seems as though they were heard!

You do not ever have to apologize for dumping your past for all the world to see and read. That took huge courage! I give you loads of credit for baring your soul the way you did. If anything, I believe it made most of us see you in a better light. You have worked very hard to change your life for the better, and you persevered and came through it all just fine.

Now that you have those issues and your other health issues contained, please keep us updated on your progress with getting back on track with the diabetes. As you know, diabetes is nothing to fool around with, and you have been through heck and back to be sure you are around for yourself and your family. Don't allow the big D to take that away from you. And you have all the tools and information you need to get right back to where you left off with it. So, this is me kicking you in the butt to just do it!!!

I'm very happy for you and pray you have continued better health. So glad you are back!

__________________
**Renee***

Metformin - 2000 mg daily
Humulog - on a PING Pump now...
Zoloft - 100 mg
Milk Thistle
Alpha Lipoic Acid
Biotin
GTF Chromium
Fish Oil - 4 grams a day
Vitamin D3 - 5000 iu daily
81 mg aspirin daily
Probiotic
naynay is offline  
Old 03-08-2013, 06:35   #8
Moderator
 
moon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 6,160

Member Type
Type 2
Diagnosed in 2011

5839 likes received
3468 likes given
Default

This made my day, my week, possibly even the month that isn't even over yet!

Best.News.Ever.

Mar2a likes this.
__________________
Dx'ed Feb 2011 w/ BS > 600
A1C: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Other Stuff
2/13/11 .. 14.7 . . . . . . Trig/HDL ratio .. 5.5 to 2.2 in 6 mo
5/23/11 .. 6.2 . . . . . . . Low-carb/high healthy-fat diet
9/8/11 .... 5.6 . . . . . . . No meds, No statin
2/24/16 .... basal/bolus insulin 2-3 days/wk due to steroids

moon is offline  
Old 03-08-2013, 10:23   #9
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Portsmouth, UK
Posts: 1,298

Member Type
Type 2
Diagnosed in 2011

769 likes received
794 likes given
Default

What Moon said ^…^ Glad you got your life back

__________________
Age: 45 Years
Medication: 1500mg Metformin ER, 10mg Amitriptyline, 100mcg Levothyroxine
Weight 146 (138 135 129 141 137 153)lbs
RESULTS 05.15
HbA1C 6.2%/1FCC 44

HBA1C 8.1% dx Jan 2011 Weight 153lb
HBA1C 7.0% 16.03.2011
HbA1C 6.3% (45) 21.07.2011
HbA1C 6.0%/1FCC 42 20.12.2011
HbA1C 5.5% /1FCC 37 12.7.2012
HbA1C 5.8%/1FCC 40 05/2013
HbA1C 6.0%/1FCC 42 05/2014
1970clea is offline  
Old 03-08-2013, 11:35   #10
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Cape Town South Africa
Posts: 1,669

Member Type
Type 2
Diagnosed in 2011

1183 likes received
1880 likes given
Default

Good to hear from you and the great strides in progress.

Everyone at some point or another have a hill to climb, some a little higher or more than others, but we are a resillient species.

Keep doing what you're doing and one day you will look back on this as a character-building period.

warm wishes to you and your family.

T.

foxl likes this.
__________________

View tish's full Diabetes Forum profile here.
tish is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


LEGAL NOTICE
By using this Website, you agree to abide by our Terms and Conditions (the "Terms"). This notice does not replace our Terms, which you must read in full as they contain important information. You must not post any defamatory, unlawful or undesirable content, or any content copied from a third party, on the Website. You must not copy material from the Website except in accordance with the Terms. This Website gives users an opportunity to share information only and is not intended to contain any advice which you should rely upon. It does not replace the need to take professional or other advice. We have no liability to you or any other person in respect of any content on this Website.


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 07:01.




Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2021 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2021 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.