Hi everyone.Depressed and eating issues

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Brum 29
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   Posted 8/7/2010 11:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi all,
I hope you are all well.
Just recently I have felt like  a big burden to my friends and family due to the amount of care I need. The reason why I need an increase level of care is because I had an hip operation and it went wrong. I have not been coping very well at all but my family don't understand why. My mum is not the most understandable person in the world and I don't really have contact with my dad. I carry the blame of the fact that my mum says she can't get a job due to looking  after for about 21 years in total.
 
After  graduating in 2009, I decided to search for a new job within the Human Resources field. I decided to do this so I could build on my previous expreience in the field but due to my increasing needs, I am finding it very difficult to reach my goal of becoming a HR Manager. As I see myself getting worse, I can feel my dream slipping away and I am finding this increasing difficult to face.
 
When it comes to eating, I will only eat one, rarely two meals a day but I am feeling really tired all the time. I try to stick to between 600-1000 calories a day. However, a lot of the time, I eat a lot less than that because I am in a wheelchair full time. I do talk to friends about these issues too but I feel like I am putting them out. They always tell me I am not though so I think I am being not so sure of myself.
 
Also I have many money worrries and they have reallly been affecting me.  
Does anyone have any ideas?
Thanks  
  

getting by
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   Posted 8/7/2010 12:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi there,
 
First of all, even though you are in a chair, you should eat four to six times a day, small amounts.  This keeps your blood sugars level and you will have more energy. 
 
I am sorry for your situation.  about your surgery going wrong.  Are you going to any physical therapy that could help you?  I would recommend that.  How long to you suspect that you will have to be in a chair? 
 
Don't give up on your dream.  It is going to take some work, but you will get there.  Take life one day at a time, one moment if you have to.  Keep posting because we do care.  There often isn't a lot of people on during the weekends, so I don't know how many responses you will get, but hang on until the week when there are more people on.
 
Take care,
 
Hugs, Karen
  Moderator-Depression and fibromyalgia
 
fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression,allergies

vballplayingirl
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   Posted 8/7/2010 2:27 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm sorry things aren't going so fantastic for you right now. I don't know what type of health insurance you have, if any, but occupational therapists and physical therapists can come to your house and help you with learning how to get around and find the ways to do the things you enjoy doing, even if you have the chair. Physical therapy would help you heal faster, the Occupational therapist can help you figure out some ideas for the workplace as well as helping you at home with daily tasks like cooking, cleaning, etc etc.

Keep your chin up, think positive...hopefully your family will come around and realize what your struggling with and it's severity and impact it's having on your life and your relationships with them as well...

--Che
“Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there”

THE HAPPY TURTLE
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   Posted 8/7/2010 8:16 PM (GMT -7)   
hey never give up!!! keep your dream fully out there. i am on a stick myself, hard getting around also. you are a precious human being of this earth, with gifts and talents unique to only you. t1 diabetic also, other medical crap also, but karen is right, more tucker will help with your energy and cognition. remember we are here for you.

NEVER SURRENDER!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THE MAD PROFESSOR

-jamie.
YESTERDAY IS A BUTTERLY WITHOUT WINGS. (ME)
 
DX, MDD, SEVERE BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER.
 
REMEMBER TO LOVE YOU. BE YOU AND BE TRUE.

Brum 29
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Date Joined Apr 2008
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   Posted 8/8/2010 11:30 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you everyone. I am not diabetic at all and that is why I can't understand why the tiredness keep coming. I had a few hypos in the past but I have been told that I have the illness. I never feel like eating.
I will keep trying to reach my goals
Thanks again

Brum 29
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 15
   Posted 8/8/2010 11:34 AM (GMT -7)   
I have been in a chair since birth but I am disabled than I have ever been now.
Take care

getting by
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   Posted 8/8/2010 1:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Brum,
 
Even if you are a not a diabetic, your blood sugars can rise and fall due to going without eating and that can make you tired.  I take adderall for fatigue, you might want to talk to your doctor about that.  It helps a lot.  But a lot of people don't want to take it because it is an amphetamine.  Just thought that I would throw that your way.
 
PS Why have you been in a chair?  Was it something that you were born with?  I am sorry about your situation.
 
Hugs, Karen
  Moderator-Depression and fibromyalgia
 
fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression,allergies
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