Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Reaching Out

So the last couple days have not been fun.  They've been really difficult, and downright crappy, to be perfectly honest.

Some of it is diabetes related, and some isn't.  But I'm not comfortable sharing all of what's going on with the entire internet.

I will be ok.  As my grandma says, this too shall pass.  And I know it will.  But still.

I tend to withdraw when I'm having a rough time.  I turn inward.  I internalize it, and use food to cope.  Last night though, I forced myself to reach out, to talk about it.  I talked to my incredible, amazing husband who is such a tremendous source of support.  And I talked to a friend.  And I hopped on twitter to interact with some people, even though I didn't really feel like it.  All of these things helped a lot.

Do you know what else I did?  Watched some You Can Do This videos.  Because even when what I'm dealing with isn't directly related to diabetes, the videos still help me.  So thanks again, to all who've made one.  Your videos are helping people.  They've helped me.

These are a couple of my favorites, that I've watched a lot.  I watched them again last night.  These ladies always make me feel better.

Thank you for being there to remind me that I can do this, even when I don't feel like I can.







14 comments:

  1. I do the exact same thing, Jess... that reaching out is so hard even though people will be there for us in a heartbeat

    Much <3 !!

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  2. Thank you for your tweet last night . . . and YOU can do THIS, too. <3
    Love you, Jess. You are amazing.

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  3. This really hit home, Jess. I do the same thing, to what seems almost the Nth degree sometimes. And that only fuels the vicious cycle of it all. Interacting and just being around people is one of the best therapies. You are strong and an inspiration, my friend. Like Scott commented above: in a heartbeat. No matter what. Here with you. Hugs your way.

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  4. Oh, Jess! Thank you for including me in your post. This disease sucks every day...but some days, it sucks so much we need some major TLC from our DOC! Thinking of you!

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  5. It's so hard to to get a handle on using food, but if you're finding comfort my reaching out to people, at least some of the time, you're succeeding in overcoming your struggles with food... it takes time, but you're getting there.

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  6. <3 to you Jess. Thinking and praying with you in mind.

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  7. What great videos and what a great message you remind us of! We aren't alone and I love remembering that! Thanks for this newly beginning friendship that is just one more reminder that I'm not facing this life alone, and neither are you! :)
    -Laura

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  8. Wow! I need to make a video - I am just now starting to connect with D bloggers (late bloomer). There are so many wise people out here helping each other. awesome.

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  9. ((((((Jess)))))) Love you, kiddo! I hope this passes quickly. And don't feel like the Lone Ranger. I tend to get quiet & withdraw when something is bugging me too. Let us know if we can help though. No need to fight every battle by yourself when you have the entire #DOC. And we're all armed with lancets, even if they are blunt. :D

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  10. You have so many amazing friends and people in your life. Yet never forget you are just as amazing as them banana butt... I have no idea why I just called you that. This just got very awkward. Sugar.... well yeah as I was saying you are an amazing friend who has been there for me and know I will always be there for you.

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  11. I'm so sorry that you're going through such a rough patch - but I'm so so proud that you didn't fall into old bad habits, and that you instead took steps to help yourself even when you didn't feel like interacting with others. You are amazing!! And I hope you know you can always call me if you need to talk!

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  12. Hang in there and remember what a wonderful person you are. Big Hug! (Oh yeah, you're also married to a very wonderful, sweet guy!)

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  13. Reaching out when it's hard. Funny how quickly that lesson turned around on us, isn't it. <3

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  14. late comment is late. hope things have improved since you posted this. and glad that you reached out. :)

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