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Re: [IP] Pity
>I have often said that diabetics are the greatest
>party animals on earth, they really enjoy a good pity
>party. Consider yourself blessed when you wake
>up every morning. I will be attending a funeral this
>morning of a friend who did not wake up on monday
ouch. It hurts to lose a friend.
BTW, self-pity isn't always a bad thing. Several years ago, I
learned a way of wording my emotions in a way that was more
respectful to myself. I learned to realize that feeling *sorrow and
fear and hopelessness* for my situation wasn't a bad thing.
Trying to stuff feelings and shove them away means that I ended up
ignoring things that needed to be dealt with. Once I allowed myself
to really feel what I felt, then I could attack the problem and find
real solutions (if they even exist), instead of staying trapped in non-
It sounds, from your tone, as though you might be feeling anger.
That's a very common emotion when it comes to diabetes. I have
often felt anger about this disease. At first, I blamed it (the
disease) on myself. Until I finally realized that there was no way I
could have prevented it. At least, not based on the knowledge the
medical community has *right now*. Hopefully, someday, they'll
know how to truly prevent it.
Are you also angry at your friend? for perhaps not taking better
care of him/herself in the best way possible? if so, that makes it
even harder on you--knowing, but not able to do anything to change
it. And now this.
Like you right now, I have often felt sorrow about it. For the loss of
my "healthy status". I hope my family never has to feel the sorrow
you're feeling right now.. at least not before I reach a ripe old age,
You have my deepest condolences.
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- [IP] Pity
- From: Andrea Seitz <email @ redacted>