So - I did it!
I've been talking about it for a long time, but I was dragging my feet, I guess.
I’ve been searching for a support group for spouses of diabetics – and they don’t exist – or at least I haven’t found one yet. I know two ladies whose husbands have diabetes – one that lives in my town – and every time we saw each other, we’d get the update on how things were. Last year, I told her that I was searching for a support group but was unable to find one, so I was going to start one of my own. She was all for it – and I told her I’d contact her.
When I saw my other friend and told her of my plans, she was equally interested – so… after a year of wanting and a year of thinking about it….
I got together with the two old friends a few weeks ago. We all knew each other many years ago and now we are re-acquainting ourselves as wives of diabetics. We went out to dinner - talked, laughed and caught up on our respective lives. I was so happy to have the chance to talk "diabetes" with people who really know the disease - and its difficulties. It was not our plan to ■■■■■ - and we didn't. (Even if that was a fear of my husband’s) Each of us has our own unique experience as the wife of a diabetic. Each of our husbands has their own unique way of dealing (or not) with the disease and the range of health problems is quite wide. Still, we understand that we are not alone - there are other people who have similar problems - some worse, some not as bad.
We set another dinner date for 7 weeks. I think this is going to be a very good thing.