Compliance Compliance Compliance

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

As a Nurse and a patient I hate this word!! Being non-compliant is more than just a word, it is more than a bad attitude. I am 50/50 sometimes compliant, sometimes non-compliant. And my Doctors are so well aware of it, especially my Endo. When I am being a bad diabetic (I like that word much better) I am usually focused on my 9 yr old who is special needs, or Im just stressed out about him. I don't check my sugars, dont bolus my pump, and dont take my gazillion medications each day on schedule. And of course it shows in my labs. My last visit with him we decided that I need to be a diabetic before I am anything else, a mother, wife, nurse, etc. This is the only way that I will thrive and survive. Sad it has to come down to Survival, but it does. So today I get my lab results in an Email and they look not so great. If any of you have Thyroid issues you will know that a TSH greater than 10 may lay you out, mine was 28.8, not the highest it has been but high enough. The comment my doc wrote on the result made me both sad but yet chuckle. he wrote " you need to take your synthroid every day" this must have killed him to write. It does not help that I am a nurse either. I need to get a grip on this and even tho things are just starting to click with me I know the time is now. The hardest thing for me is putting myself, my diabetes, first...above everything...why is this so hard...I know a lot of people who have no problems putting themselves above everything and everyone...lol
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    I'm going to give you the same tough love the others have. If you don't take care of yourself and stay healthy, who will take care of your son. He deserves for you to take care of you. I know you'll get it under control and show your doc that you rock!
    2341 days ago
    As mom's it's just what we do naturally. Care, protect, nurture etc. But, I do know that diabetes is no joke either. You have to put yourself first so that you can be there for them longer. You said it best. You are in survival mode from now on. I'm sure taking all of your meds and eating right will also help with the weight loss. I believe emoticon .
    2342 days ago
    I am so much the very same way - or at least was for years - where I always focused on others before self. It took me years to get to a point where I needed to focus on knowing that if I cannot take care of myself, how could I expect to be able to take care of others. Now, I am not perfect and I am not good at this 100% of the time. But, now that I am doing some things for ME, I am able to give so much more to THEM.

    It has made me a better person in all aspects of my life - not perfect, but better. Still about a million miles between me and perfect. :-)
    2342 days ago
    It's like the oxygen masks on the airplane, isn't it?
    2342 days ago
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