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What keeps you going?

Discussion in 'Emotional and Mental Health' started by douglas99, Jan 7, 2014.

  1. douglas99

    douglas99 I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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  2. Thundercat

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    That sounds idyllic Douglas. I hope it becomes a reality for you soon. At the moment I'm keeping myself going by believing things always get better. Thanks for reminding me to have big beautiful goals.

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  3. AnnieC

    AnnieC · Guest

    That sounds lovely hope it happens for you.
     
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  4. Beachbag

    Beachbag Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Being by the sea. I own a static caravan just half an hours drive from my house, but it's a different world! A huge beach which is never busy, even during the holiday season it's often just me, my dog and a load of sea birds! There's no clubhouse, no through traffic, no shops....frequently no mobile phone signal and rarely any internet access either, lol. There is a pub, a mile away by country lane or a bit longer across the beach, up through the dunes and the woods.....just watch the tide! I love to be there whatever the weather, walking on the beach, over the cliffs, watching the birds and wildlife, beach combing, doing jellyfish counts etc, taking pics and generally being part of a world so many people never see, because they're too busy to simply "stand and stare". I am SO lucky! :)
     
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  5. noblehead

    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    That sounds ideal Beachbag, very envious of you having all that on your doorstep!

    My wife and kids keep me going and hope one day to see some little grandchildren too, apart from that I just enjoy life and appreciate each day as it comes.
     
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  6. Thommothebear

    Thommothebear Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yep! I live a couple of hundred yards from the nearest beach and its a wonderful life. Unfortunately that particular beach is always very busy, but we have another 3 miles of so of beaches that start only 500 yard away and which are practically deserted all year round simply because it involves walking more than a couple of hundred feet from your car! People are so lazy, they are missing out so much, but all the better for me. With the coast paths and canal paths around here I can cycle 30 miles and see very few people on the way, those I do see are all concentrated around the places where you can park a car.

    I've already done many of the things on my bucket list but generally its just my joy of life plus family and friends that keeps me going.


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  7. Andy12345

    Andy12345 Type 2 · Expert

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    for me its being really rich and living in a massive gaff with all the things shallow people like :) this dosent keep me going, the need to be around for the kids and help them when they need it keeps me going, but i could do that and have the massive house, and servants too now that i think of it, maybe a full time low carb chef and one of those massive smart TVs and sports cars in the quadruple garage i never drive and and and......
     
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  8. mo1905

    mo1905 Type 1 · BANNED

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    The thought of not having to have my feet chopped off keeps me going ! Oh, and not going blind too ! I want to be able to walk my daughter up the aisle !


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  9. Mud Island Dweller

    Mud Island Dweller Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    In Any order

    Reading l love books.

    Facebook... when my husband passed l took over his facebook sadly he didn't post much so not much back reading but his friends have become mine and they have kept me going through my Mums problems and life in general while my own and husbands family walked off and left me.

    I took up kayaking and love it, not much since september due to holiday then the blasted diabetes diagnosis and winter looking back to getting on the water though.

    My new husband Andy great sense of humour, cooks brilliant, supportive totally inept at DIY l won't even trust him on a stepladder., doesnt drive but like his electric bike now.

    Brian who passed is still with me.. not something l believe l know. He was an electrician and did everything could drive, cooked as he had to my cooking is toxic. Didn't have an electric bike.



     
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  10. Squire Fulwood

    Squire Fulwood Type 2 · Expert

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    This is a case of identity theft.

    OK, I'm not rich and it's only a double garage but it does have an upstairs and I do the cooking but the servants appreciate it. Also I live in a field with adjacent woodland which gives me no excuse not to do the daily walking which DN says I have to do. There are no cars in the garage because of all the other stuff in there. The cars go in the car port.

    What keeps me going is the thought of DN's face when I get my Hba1c.
     
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  11. ElyDave

    ElyDave Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Douglass, I'd love to that as well, I'd take an old 110 or forward control landrover, rebuild it from chassis up and turn it into an expedition vehicle.

    Personally, I'd love to be able to make it rich adn then quit early enough to do my dream job. I'd love to go back and study enough to be able to become a personal trainer able to cover the whole range of disciplines from physiology, psychology, injury management, dietary management, performance management. There must be an opening for that somewhere, even specialising in doing that for diabetics. I'd also want enought spare time to be able to enter all those dream race, which of course I'll win my age group.

    In reality, I'll probably end up working til I get retired and maybe managing to buy myself a bling bike somewhere along the way
     
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    Riri Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    When my husband retires, we plan to downsize and buy a small flat overlooking the sea. Any dosh that's leftover from the house (??!) we will spend on travelling, good food and relaxing. Our pwttycat will be an elderly gentleman by then so he'll get the snuggliest bed and just sit and watch the waves. Nothing hugely earth shattering but the though of being able to spend long days together without stressing about work and rushing about like maniacs sounds ideal and keeps me going. And of course the thought that someday soon there will be a cure.
     
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  13. popsy

    popsy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    What keeps me going? The fact that every day we have together is a bonus. Johnny was diagnosed 5 years ago with a Cardiomyopathy and fills up with drugs every day but the prognosis before these wonder drugs was only 2 or 3 years after diagnosis so we are doing okay! Yay! Doc said that he only usually saw these cases on the slab o_O

    For myself it's getting my T2 under control which I am doing okay with but we would like to have a holiday, a cruise would be great, just imagine it, c'mon Lotto, play ball.....maybe I should buy a ticket first ;)

    It's nice being able to have someone to do something together, something we have in common even if it's only standing side by side gulping down copious drugs each morning.....awwwwwwww ;)
     
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    Yorksman Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I fancy exploring the norwegian coast using the coastal ferry services provided by Hurtigruten, literally a sort of hop on hop off service.

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    This sounds amazing! I have a burning wanderlust that I need to satisfy soon. Scandinavia has always been really appealing to me but the closest I've actually been is Holland.
     
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    personally i don't mind where i am or how much money i have ( as long as i have enough lol ) what keeps me goin every minute of every day is my family i have the worlds best husband and an awesome little boy they r my two constant rays of sunshine such wonderful people i am truly blessed and no matter what life sends our way we face everything together because together is all that matters i think ( sorry for the sloppy stuff lol ) :p

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    kerrygrant26 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    For me it's my 7 month old daughter that keeps me going I was told I couldn't have children so she's my little miracle and I intend to be here with her as long as I possibly can! This diabetes will not get the better of me
     
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    I have a motorhome got rid of old one in his name when hub passed was under finance and got myself CB. ln some ways was a stupid thing to do but l was not thinking straight.
    Havent used it much due to mum and her illness but she has passed and now Andy and l are starting to use CB lot more it is nice having a "home on the back".
    Germany and Switzerland for a month last year big improvement in my driving confidence 25ft motorhome on other side of the road and non driver giving directions
     
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  19. Kat100

    Kat100 · Guest

    My darling husband, who is just great....he has helped me so much....x
    Supporting animals and wildlife helps me feel good as well x

    Just love hearing what keeps you all going, keep it up x
     
  20. Failure

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    My 27 year relationship with my girlfriend ( still in engaged) my 3 daughters ages (23, 20, 17) my 4 year only son my 2 grandsons and my granddaughter.
     
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