I'm not talking about doctors or therapists. I'm talking about family members or friends. Who do you find is your biggest supporter? What makes them your biggest supporter? Back in 2016, I lost seven immediate family members and out of those seven, three of them were on my support team. I lost my biggest supporter in my mom along with my step-dad and my grandma. Finding it very hard to find people to replace them on my team.
My best friend and my fiance' have to be my biggest support. My best friend was with me when I was diagnosed with cancer 2014 and has been by my side ever since. She helps me stay on track and goes to all my appointments with me. My fiance is my biggest cheerleader and my rock... he is also in the medical field and he explains things to me that I don't understand...
Life seems to unfold that way, death is inevitable, it’s much more difficult for the surviving, but remember we never loose someone, maybe now they exist in a different way, but they exist.
How is it that we can smell a rose in the winter time, do the same.
Other than ourselves, we always need a shoulder to lean on. If things aren't going the way you want it to go, a sounding board helps. My mom was that sounding board. If something isn't working, I usually would talk to her and sometimes just hearing yourself talk you can find that answer you are looking for. I think it's very important to have someone that understands what you are going through to be there to talk.
My husband, children, friends and this group are my biggest supporters
I think it’s best not to have a support team and learn to deal with things ourselves. I certainly wouldn’t wish to impose myself on others - people have their own problems too - and in any case most times they don’t really understand what it’s like to be a diabetic. And why should they, they don’t have it!
Learning to be independent brings great strength and the will to continue whereas if in the back of our minds we think we can run to our friends for sympathy then that could weaken our resolve.