Diabetes? What Diabetes??

We, my husband and I, have had a rough week with my dad.
Diabetes is on the back burner – I don’t have time for it right now. After a couple of weeks of stupid numbers (really, really stupid ((and high)) ), as of this week they (the numbers) are returning to normal. I have no clue why…
My dad needs some major surgery – it’s going to be the pits. He may not survive it. Not having the surgery means he may end up with more pain and angst than is needed. Playing “God” is not fun.
He (we) has awesome doctors – and I feel so very fortunate that he has people who care about him. It’s still the absolute pits to deal with this.
I’m not having fun. I’m tired and frustrated. This is not much fun at all.
Whine, whine, whine…
End of rant – for now.

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8 Responses to Diabetes? What Diabetes??

  1. Carol says:

    Colleen, I’m so sorry for what you are going through. It is so hard when you have to make the decisions. But you are doing the best you can, and ultimately, it is in God’s hands, even when it seems like it is up to you. I had lunch with my parents today, and even though they are doing pretty well physically, it really hit home with me that our roles are shifting. They ask less about how I’m doing, and I ask more about them. I think I’ll take your advice, and tell them how much they mean to me. Thank you for posting in the midst of your pain.

  2. Colleen, I’m so sorry to hear this. Your family is in my thoughts.

  3. Jeff says:

    Colleen — Nancy and I hope you can find at least some small comfort in knowing that you and your Dad are always in our prayers.

  4. George says:

    I am so sorry Colleen. I too will be praying for you and your Dad.

  5. JANE says:

    I know what you mean about “back burner”…my elderly parents require alot of time as well—and some times I don’t have the time to focus on ME…and when I take my medicine (glyburide), I have to test and worry about lows constantly—it’s so much easier to not take it when things get hectic wityh the folks. Jane

  6. Oh gosh, Colleen, I didn’t see this until today. Six of one thing and half dozen of the next. Diabetes pulls you in one direction and other peoples’ needs pull you in another. Pretty soon you get frayed in the middle.Please update us when you can. I’ll be thinking about you and your family.

  7. Donna says:

    Colleen – I’m sorry I’m so late posting this. And I’m so sorry you’re having to go through this situation with your dad. Please know that you and your family will be in my prayers. Take care.

  8. Alice says:

    I think the stress is contributing to the high numbers…it always does for my husband. In fact his numbers are better than ever since retiring. I’m sorry about your father’s medical problems; hope and pray everything works out well for him and you.

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