Saturday, January 29, 2011


Hello my friends. I hope this post finds everyone well, and happy.

I wanted to tell you what is going on with me and why I am not around as much.
I am as most of you know a diabetic and it went undected for years. As a result of that I have diabetic neuropathy. Six years ago I had back surgery and my doctor said I had this disease and it was bad then. Now it is horrible. If you have not experienced this it is hard to explain. Your feet have a mind of their own. They are very cold, numbness, swell, painful, but the worst part is the burning. It is better during the days but at night it is terrible. I have not slept for any amount of time in days. I cannot lie in bed. I have to get up. I spend most nights setting in my den praying and crying. The burning is unreal.

Yesterday was the first time I had left my home in a week. It took me all day to get ready to do this. My husband and I went out to dinner. I was okay for a while even feeling joy, and able to eat. An hour after arriving home I was in severe pain again. This is a tricky disease there are times when you appear to be pain free, (which I am never without pain) but you can function normal for a while. Yes I have been to the doctor, but none of the medications are working. It is now spreading to my hands. I am still going to church and teaching, this is something I do not want to give up but at times is very hard for me. I still volunteer in the pantry for 2 hours 1 day a week. Please pray that I can continue to do these things. Please pray for me to be able to sleep at night.

I have just started taking some vitamins that are suppose to help.

Please understand if I am not around as much, but please know I read your post when I can and think of each of you often. Until next time know I care about each of you.


Vee said...

Mary, I am so sorry that you are having health issues. I'll be praying that you get relief and soon. God changes things.


Of course I'll be praying for your Mary! I'm sorry that you have this going on. May God heal you.
Sending a HUG!!

My Vintage Studio said...

Hi Mary,
I am so sorry to hear about your health issues...the pain. I, too, know about pain on a daily basis.
I will include you in my prayers.
Hugs, Sharon

Denise said...

Bless your heart! I did not know.. I will pray........ I promise.. God can bring healing to those feet and sleep to that tired body......

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh Mary, I am so very very sorry. I did not know that you were diabetic. That is such a hard disease. My blood sugar shot up in 2004 ---but has been controlled since that time. I am very careful though --and try to eat healthily. I have two uncles who were diabetic --so it is in my family.

I have trouble with my right hand burning sometimes at nights --and think that mine is Carpal Tunnel. I got a wrist band to keep my wrist straight during the nights --and it has helped....

SO---I know a little about what you are going through. I am so sorry... Not being able to sleep is the worst thing of all...

My Prayers and Hugs are with you.

Auntie Bliss said...

I've been thinking about you and feel pretty helpless! I'll be praying hard for your relief in this.