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Monday
Nov192012

Tips on Neuropathy

A while back I mentioned that I joined the Diabetes Collective over at Diabetes Monitor and I wanted to let you know about a post I wrote that just recently went live.

It's all about the peripheral neuropathy I live with and how I deal with it. Writing about my complications is something I find both challenging and rewarding.

The challenge comes from just opening up and sharing something very personal and upsetting. I know some people will judge me for my condition and assume my mismanagement at the reason for any complication. 

The reward comes from hearing from anyone who feels like they are not alone when they read something I have shared. When people see their stories inside of mine. That is when I know it was worth it. To make that person feel less alone and more normal.

My goal in all of this, as I have said a million times, is to help people never to feel alone. That is why I share the ups as well as the downs. It's why I talk about it even when its the last thing I want to think about. It's why I joined Diabetes Monitor and will continue to find ways to reach those who feel that isolation I did for so long.

It's why I will never quit.

Reader Comments (2)

I have been struggling with numbness and tingling in my legs for months and I have been scared to say anything due to what people may think. After reading your post I made an appointment to see a doctor to get a referral to a neurologist. Thank you for sharing your story and making me feel a little less alone.M And yeah, it's not your fault.

November 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAlanna

I hear you, and I will take most of your advice. I'm a girly-woman and I need pretty sandals in the summer to show off pretty-painted toes. I do however, have feet that are wider than most so my toes are never anywhere near the edges of my shoes and I'm quick to jump out of the way if something is falling in my general direction.

Now if only there were as easy to follow guidelines for stomach neuropathy. That's my cross to bear.

November 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterWendy

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