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Re: [IP] Life with diabetes (was: feeling sorry)

Thanks Sam -- sounds like an echo of one that I sent in an earlier month!
-----Original Message-----
From: Sam Skopp <email @ redacted>
To: email @ redacted <email @ redacted>
Date: June 06, 1998 07:51 PM
Subject: Re: [IP] Life with diabetes (was: feeling sorry)

>Yes, but how can we help people if we criticize them for speaking their
>minds? (Saying that they're just feeling sorry for themselves is very
>negative & judgmental). When people are upset, sometimes all they want is
>for someone else to be there and reassure them that everything will be OK.
>We can't solve everyone's problems, but as a "support" group we can (and
>should) offer support.
>If we all went around with smiley faces then there wouldn't be much use for
>this group either. We all have problems and we express them differently.
>When you deal with a group of people you have to be willing to take all
>sorts of feelings. Not all will be positive. I might get upset and say all
>sorts of ugly things... it doesn't mean that tomorrow I might not be
>feeling much better (and probably feel bad for what I'd said earlier).
>Diabetes ain't fun... but I try to take it one day at a time. Some days are
>good... some days are rotten. It's like love or friendship... you take the
>good with the bad and do the best you can. Some of us have been lucky so
>far and haven't had to deal with the uglier side of diabetes. I often
>think, though, next time it could just as easily be me. Maybe, because of
>this, not wanting to hear some of this stuff is a form of denial. But like
>it or not, we're all in the same boat... please, let's paddle together.
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