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Kaza studying Nursing
08-24-2006, 05:44 AM
Hi Guys

I am new.

I know I have posted twice already tonight, but I need some advice, or is this out of everybody's league.

I feel like giving up.

You just get so sick of being sick for so long. I try not to discuss health issues with anyone but my closest of friends because nobody understands at all what you are going through. I am really really depressed and need help ASAP.

Please if anyone, just anyone could reply would be fantastic.

Kaza

Believe it or not trying to study Nursing - Semester Two. Wasn't sick Semester one and flew through it, but this Semester everythng is on top of me, behind in everything ache, muscle paing, lethargy the works. All I want to do is sleep and get some answers.

Kaza

atedj
08-24-2006, 09:52 AM
Hello!

I'm so sorry to hear about the trouble you are having. I know what it's like to work with uncooperative doctors.I had to push and push my general doctor to give me the referrals I needed for specialists. It's hard to be in extreme physical pain, but that coupled with everything else makes us all want to give up. But hang in there! There will be better days. And if you go to enough doctors, eventually SOMEONE will be able to help. I'm glad you found this site. It has helped me more than anything else on the days that are bad. Good luck and let us know what happens!

Your new friend,
Angie

Saysusie
08-24-2006, 09:55 AM
Hi Kaza :lol:
I posted a reply to your post in "Lauri's Lounge". Believe me when I say that many of us know exactly how you feel with reference to "Giving Up!" I think that we have all been there at one time or another.
This illness is fraught with so many debilitating symptoms and, as soon as you think you might have a handle on or a treatment for one, the doctor tells you that he's found another that is just as (or even more)scary as the first. You start counting the bottles of medications and the number of daily pills..the bad days far outnumber the good ones (and even those have limitations) and you are in CONSTANT PAIN!!!!!
However, I'd like for you to read "10 things I am Grateful For" in Lauri's Lounge. You will see how most of us have learned, with this disease, to cherish those things that are so much more important in life and, in particular, our lives. I know how hard it is to stop and look at those things that you can be grateful for when you are in the midst of pain, confusion, unanswered questions and general unhappiness.....I know!! But, even with all of those negatives, I am convinced that there are many more positives in your life, once you put things into a different perspective.
This site is filled with caring, supportive, informative and understanding people who want only to be there for you and to help you. How many places can you find people from all over the world who only want to help you?? Isn't that a blessing in and of itself? Take advantage of us, we are here for you!!
Having said all of that, I also want you to know that your current depression is also a part of the disease process and your doctor should take steps to treat your emotional state as well as your physical state. The two are intertwined and one cannot improve without the other!! It is quite normal for you to feel as you do and, therefore, you should know that there IS NOTHING WRONG WITH YOU because you feel this way. You should also know that there are things that can be done to help you with what you are feeling. Talk to your doctor, if he/she is not responsive, ask to be referred to a doctor who is responsive.
Remember...we are here for you and YOU ARE NOT ALONE!!!

Peace and Blessings
Saysusie

Chris F.
08-24-2006, 09:55 AM
Kaza,

Hi, I just joined so I haven't seen your other posts yet. Although our symptoms might be different, I do know what it feels like to be sick & tired of being sick and tired. You are not alone, Kaza!

Have you explained things to your instructors? Are you happy with your physician?

Being involved in, & having a support network is a good choice. Do not give up, Kaza!

Chris

beautifulbeluga
08-24-2006, 05:49 PM
Dear Kaza:

There are two distinct themes in your post that I would like to respond to. The first one is in answer to your question "is this out of everybody's league"? I think you are asking if others know what it is like to feel overwhelmed, in pain, misunderstood, alone (even when supported and loved), tired, anxious, fearful and frustrated with others and yourself and perhaps sometimes even unlovable. I think the answer is probably "yes" for almost everyone here at least I can give an absolute answer "yes", for myself. I think if you will read other posts you will quickly agree with me. Unfortunately, not one of us has a monoply on those feelings. We are all suffering in our own way that may or may not be exactly like yours but I think I can safely say we all understand and want to support you.

The second thing that I would like to respond to is your words, "I need some advice, I feel like giving up". My advice to you my dear Kaza is don't give up. Saysusie, in response to your post offered some very profound advice and responses in regards to your feelings and depression . Take her words of wisdom close to your heart and follow them. She is a woman full of wisdom and her journey has been long and painful and her words to you come from a special place in her heart. You see she has this heart that opens to each of us here when we most need it in our lives.

You sound like you have a lot on your plate right now Kaza with school, your health and who knows what else. It's really difficult to focus on everything when you feel overwhelmed just trying to feel better. You may have to step back a bit until you begin to feel more in control of your emotional and physical health. You will feel better, remember that.

Take care Kaza, keep on posting and most of all pat yourself on the back for being courageous enough to ask for support and look for answers.

Your friend from Canada.....beautifulbeluga