none of us are strangers to stress and to the feeling things just can't get much worse - hence the song "it's been the worst day since yesterday" by flogging molly.
remember, your days are what you make of them. sometimes, things happen that are out of our control, annoy us/others, tick us off, hurt our feelings, or just stress us out. what matters is how you choose to handle them. we are here to help you through those days. tomorrow is always another chance to make things right, turn things around, and improve upon the day before. we can't control everything, but we can control our attitudes.
if you tell yourself things will get better, they will because your outlook on them has changed. let us know if there's something we can do to help you out :o) i'm at the end of a 6 month unpaid internship, i'm studying for the exam that will make or break me career-wise, and looking for a job all at the same time. i get stressed out sometimes too :o) that's what juvenation is for! it's my stress relief.
For what it's worth!!! The stuff will pass. Just do the best you can, it's enough. One of my worse stress times was a 2 month period. I lost my job, lost my wife, had to move in with my parents (was 52 at the time), sleeping on a couch and to top it off I also got dx'ed in ICU, DKA can you imagine??? How about his from a Daddy and a Grandpa>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>HUG<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< LOL
Everyone deals with stress and little things that all seem to happen at once. First off, alcohol swabs are sterile so yeah I think you're fine. Being called "gross" isn't that bad...there are always worse things people can call you :)
I'm not sure what concurrent enrollment is but it sounds like it has to do with school...I'm sure you could register late for whatever it is. Friends gets upset at each other sometimes...especially (checks profile) 16 yr olds! As for your blood sugars being all over the place...are you on a pump? I've found that the pump has helped me get a better control of my numbers. Granted stress and whatever else you might be going through add to the peaks and valleys of the BGs.
You've gotta be patient with people. Just relax and let things happen? It's summer break for you right? Or you have finals coming up this week or something. You'll be fine. Patience is a virtue and all. Just smile and don't take things so seriously. Except your blood sugars, those are important :)
You've got us on here to listen to you though if any of our suggestions don't work and venting is the best solution.
Wow I totally know exactly how you are feeling right now. I've had quite a rough few weeks also. I got in a car accident on Memorial Day and have been without a car since. I've been working 12 to 14 hour days at work and have been trying to make sure I still take care of all my family responsibilites which has caused me to be super stressed out which of course caused my sugars to go all out of whack. Then to top it all off this Monday after working a 12 hour day I got home to find my husband unconscious in our bed. He is also a type 1 diabetic and his sugar was 47. It took me almost an hour of trying to force him to drink juice before he finally came out of it. He only remembers getting home from work around 6:30 or 7:00 and laying down in bed. So he was passed out for 3 to 4 hours. When I got home he was in really really bad shape and I was so scared. So I definitely know how you're feeling. I feel like I just can't do anything right and that bad things just keep happening. However, I've been really trying to stay positive. I just keep telling myself that things will get better and that things could've been much worse. For example, with my car accident I didn't get hurt at all and I could've been badly hurt. With my husband, I tell myself that at least I got home in time and that it could've been much worse. Sometimes this helps me, although I must admit that lately its been really really hard to stay positive. Just try to stay positive and hang in there. I know its really hard to do that sometimes but I've found that when I get down or start to think negatively that it just makes the whole situation much worse.
Like everybody has already mentioned we all get it. It's bad enough when it feels like the sky is falling around you, getting upset and stressed, and then to top it all off because your emotions are all over the place it makes your blood sugar go nuts which then makes you feel like crap. Been there and still there. My husband and I have been trying to have a baby for a very long time and at the beginning of this year we decided to go to a specialist. We went through 3 rounds of treatment and 2 weeks ago got the 3rd bad result in a row. So obviously I was (and still am) upset, angry, and frustrated. That same day I find out that my grandma is in the hospital with kidney failure. A few days after that I find out that one of my aunts that moved to Florida died in April. (Long and weird story, best not to ask.) Last week I was told that our vacation might be postponed or possibly cancelled. (The only thing I've been able to focus on and be happy about.) And to top things off some idiot ran a stop sign Tuesday morning and t-boned my car. Thought he didn't have insurance because he couldn't find his card and couldn't recall what agency it's thru. Come to find out he does have coverage but only the state minimum of $7500. He hit 2 other cars after mine and my car is already at $8000 in damage so my insurance will have to cover it anyway. Ahhhhhh!!!! Sorry I just went off on a tangent....what was my point to supposed to be....oh yeah. We all get what your going though. After everything I've been dealing with needless to say my blood sugars have been less than ideal. Waking up stressed and going to bed stressed is hard enough without the pain of dealing with blood sugars on a roller coaster ride. What you as well as myself and all of us need to do, is when you start feeling stressed figure out what to do to decompress. Unfortunately everything that usually worked for me in the past is not working now but eventually things will get better and work out. Sorry for my rant but sometimes it just has to come out and makes you feel a little tiny bit better. I'm sure you had alittle weight lifted after sending out your post and then after reading everyones responses it made you feel less alone. I know it has been said before many times but that is the best part about this site, that no matter how crazy you may think what you are experiencing there are tons of other people out there that are feeling exactly the same way.
Hi Victoria - Sometimes it feels like the world is ganging up on us. Any you're right - most people don't know or understand that what we face waking up every day is a fight for life itself. I can only say, KEEP ON TRUCKIN'! You can do it! It's not easy, but you can do it. One day you will wake up and realize how resourceful you are!