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It’s Tough

It’s tough sometimes.  Friends help, but sometimes things are tough because you are really the one that has to carry the ball.

For me, since I really never had a support network until very recently, not only am I uncomfortable asking for help, I honestly forget to.  Or maybe I still don’t know how.

When I’m overwhelmed, I tend to pull back from others.  Once I’ve pulled back far enough it’s hard to re-engage with life sometimes; just making it easier to pull back even more and tougher to live a life that’s not isolated.

It’s all day everyday, there is no downtime from what is requiring my attention right now.  That makes it hard to recharge.  It’s just tough.

Can I really spare the energy to focus on other things or can they wait a while?  What are the consequences of that?  Tough questions.

I guess it boils down to the fact that I want to do this so I’ll just have to get tougher.

Maybe I’ll write next about how tough plain old life and work in general is or even how tough diabetes is but we already know about all that…

PS: Yes this is my Dblog Day entry, because living successfully with diabetes has a lot more to do with living than it does diabetes

©2011 Scott Strange, Strangely Diabetic and http://StrangelyDiabetic.com
  • Jaimie

    Ditto… I’m the same way…we’ll get tougher together ((HUGS))

  • I’m here for you whenever you need me my friend. 

  • Mike Hoskins

     Thanks for this post, Scott. I’m right there with you and understand completely. I echo that sentiment, that you know where to find me if you need anything – no matter the time.

  • Jess

    i’m SO GLAD you’re starting to share some of this here.  you are not alone.  we are all with you, and behind you, 100%!

    hang in there, my friend! <3

  • Anonymous

    Wow Scott, you just described me 🙁

    “Not only am I uncomfortable asking for help, I honestly forget to.  Or maybe I still don’t know how.
    When I’m overwhelmed, I tend to pull back from others.  Once I’ve pulled back far enough it’s hard to re-engage with life sometimes; just making it easier to pull back even more and tougher to live a life that’s not isolated.”

    • There’s got to be something we can do, doesn’t there? Seems like sometimes I can find it, sometimes I can’t

      • Pearlsa

        I am thinking of a New Year resolution. Go to one DOC meet
        up in 2012 maybe just maybe that will help.

  • shannon

    i’m glad you’re re-engaging. sometimes that can feel like the hardest part.

  • Jeff (aka v6shell)

    Scott, I can understand where you are coming from (insofar as it’s possible since I’m not you of course). I mean, there were a few times in the past where your “pull.. back … re-engage with life” statement was exactly where I was. The almost sad thing is that I can imagine it happening again, but since I never want to be there again… I do everything I can to stave it off.

    So far so good here, but my story wouldn’t be the same w/o the DOC! I’m so grateful for all of you guys (more than words can say)!

    So, sending some Happy D-Smiles your way .. Yay 🙂 🙂 🙂