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Am I normal???

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by perrinsmom, Apr 13, 2014.

  1. missmakaliasmomma

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    So so so normal. It's so painful in the first few months (maybe first couple years too). I remember the first BAD lows my dd had and I broke down and cried. I just kept thinking it was all my fault. No one in my family has t1 so I think that made it harder tool, I didn't understand what D really was.

    4 years later, my adopted attitude has been something like... This too shall pass, tomorrow's another day,etc. it's a way of thinking that I had to try hard to change.

    I do truly thank God that it's not worse. My daughter is happy and healthy.

    My life has probably changed more than hers. I constantly think about her and I'm up most nights testing more than I need to. I feel like I've been a nurse for the past 4 years with absolutely no breaks. Kids are more resilient than we are and that makes me feel better. In 4 years she has asked me once why she has D..only because she started kindergarten so she realized that she's a little different.

    I can't remember the last time I cried... I guess that's good lol
     
  2. StillMamamia

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    Hi there. I haven't been here in ages, but your post brought back a lot, I mean A LOT, of memories.

    It's totally normal what you are feeling, and, as hard as it may be to accept, it is a necessary step in this whole journey. There will be a day when D will not be the ONLY thing you think about. At least, I hope you get to that day. It takes time, though. One day you'll just realize hey you're actually doing ok. I wish that for you.

    My advice is to be patient with yourself, but also with others. I remember just being so overwhelmed with the dx and with having all of this D stuff to deal withand needing to just say outloud what I was feeling inside, that sometimes I annoyed the crap (pardon my French) out of people.:redface: But, unless one walks a mile in our shoes (and us in theirs), noone can really understand. But I'm sure there are people who will be willing to just listen.

    Back to my advice - remember there's a whole bunch of life out there. Be courageous (rather, continue to be) and do stuff, as a family, alone, with friends, with your kid. Enjoy what you can, learn from what you cannot.

    Best of luck.

    PS - I'll update my siggy, but here's my info: kid dx in oct. 2006 at 2, almost 3 yrs old. He's now 10, showing signs of entering puberty (OMG!!!) and I'm not ready. But he's a happy kid, with a big attitude. D behaves when it can. :)
     

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