i know that i deal with chronic depression, but it is well under control with the help of medication and therapy.
BUT: there is often a lingering depression, or a feeling of frustration and sadness that i experience from time to time regarding my D.
Whenever i go to a family or "special" function, i have to micro-manage my D plan for how i am going to eat, how i might plan my food choices (and all of this B4 knowing what food will be served) i know that i will be watching others laugh and munch and garble down food like it might be going out of style, and sometimes (not all the time) i get bummed out.
then there are all of my doctors appointments. UGH. i have my regular D endo, my CDE, my nurtitionist, my psychiatrist, my gastroenterologist, my OBGYN (which always reminds me that i cannot have children of my own; AND that i am adopted), my GP, my dental surgeon (i have tons of dental problems do to bruxing, which apparently is due to unconscious anger issues)....and so the list goes on. basically every day that i wake up is a day focussed on staying "stable" despite the odds.(other complications due to D)
HOW DOES ANYONE DEAL WITH THIS WITH A GENUINE SMILE ON THEIR FACE?
just putt'in it out there. I welcome ALL solutions/ sugestions, etc.