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I have type 1 diabetes, which is a auto immune disease, I also have kidney disease (from the type 1 diabetes, which YES it can happen EVEN when you have tight control of your diabetes.... believe me when I was diagnosed with kidney disease, I cried and asked my dr, why when I had such tight control for pretty much the whole time I have had diabetes... and she said it's a progressive and aggressive disease (diabetes) and even tight control doesn't always mean you won't have complications... shocking to me! Since I thought as long as you ate right and kept your blood glucose in control you wouldn't have complications! lol Any way, yes I am defensive about it, because every one assumes you just ate cake, and soda pop and said oh well! ARG!). 

 

Any way all that to say, when I do get ill it takes me a while to get well again, nearly a month ago I got the flu, it took me a while to get over it, I still have a bit of a cough even! But, any who... we had to take off about 2 weeks of school, then before that was a week off because well I felt like it was a good time to take a week off! lol haha So we had three weeks off of school... so we are kind of behind in my scheduling for school, cause we have to count days in our state. We will get all our days done, just longer then I thought it would be. 

 

What does your family do when some of you are ill?

For us we always take the days off... cause well we feel that is part of the freedom of homeschooling and we want every one to get enough rest. BUT, we did listen to a lot of audio books still! And the kids played and played, and they learn a lot through play too! Now we are back to our normally scheduled program of "school". lol haha And the kids are very happy about that! 

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 When I was younger, I did a lot when I was sick. Now I take an easy. Heather, I have about 20 health issues I have to deal with. I working on 21. I hope chocoholic is an health issue? Yet, on a serious side your a a female and one health issue is enough especially with type 1 diabetes (I have the same thing). Hang in there sis. Also, I was told that us Native Americans doesn't have a good health system, so if you are still young, you might have more illness coming. Be careful sis and my prayers are with you. :encourage:  :indian:

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Oh I understand that Glenn... I have more then those diabetes and kidney diease as well... I was born with severe scoliosis, with a double S curve 45 degrees each angle, and it was spiraling. I had a very botched surgery for it when I was 12.. .which has left lasting disability til the new system. (severe neorapathy in my feet being one of the side effects of the surgery, severe arthritis, etc etc..) I also have RA, and many other things. But, the type 1 diabetes is the one that effects my immune system the most. The positive about my back surgery is child birth for me is 100 percent pain free! I mean I can't feel from my waist down! At least not other things. IE if you were to touch me on my leg I would NOT know it. But, I have pain ALL the time it is nerve pain, from my waist down, feels like being electrocuted ALL the time. So hey, great for child birth I just keep having my same electrocuted pain I ALWAYS have, but not any birth pains other people say they have. 

 

And so true Hasina, rest is what I HAVE to do, anything else could make things go to severe and life threatening heights!

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Oh I understand that Glenn... I have more then those diabetes and kidney diease as well... I was born with severe scoliosis, with a double S curve 45 degrees each angle, and it was spiraling. I had a very botched surgery for it when I was 12.. .which has left lasting disability til the new system. (severe neorapathy in my feet being one of the side effects of the surgery, severe arthritis, etc etc..) I also have RA, and many other things. But, the type 1 diabetes is the one that effects my immune system the most. The positive about my back surgery is child birth for me is 100 percent pain free! I mean I can't feel from my waist down! At least not other things. IE if you were to touch me on my leg I would NOT know it. But, I have pain ALL the time it is nerve pain, from my waist down, feels like being electrocuted ALL the time. So hey, great for child birth I just keep having my same electrocuted pain I ALWAYS have, but not any birth pains other people say they have. 

How do you deal with all that??? And be there for every member of your family too? Wow ... I would not be able to handle so much :(  You are inspiring.

The resting part must be hard if you have to be there for others too.

My situation is a bit different. When I am sick, there is no one to rely on so it taught me to listen to my body and stop when it tells me to. I had a bronchitis once... it was a nightmare! Could not even get myself to make a soup. It took so long to do anything and the pain was bad. So that was it for me: would rather rest than go through that again

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I think it's been so long that it's just life for me, so I don't really know life another way. Sometimes I do get angry, and wonder what would of been had I not have that surgery and I wouldn't have to be in physical pain all the time. But, other times, I must say it has taught me compassion and I BELIEVE other people when they tell me they are hurting. Where many when I was growing up after the surgery, would pretty much tell me, that my pain wasn't real, or only Jehovah knew if I was really in pain or not... um.. I'm pretty sure I KNOW if I am in pain or not! lol Since then though dr after dr has confirmed just by looking at xrays that I have to be in severe pain because rods and screws are in nerves in my back that control my body from the waist down and they have never seen a surgery so badly botched, and there is nothing they can do to correct it because it is so bad. lol So when people tell me they are ill or what ever, I am not one to judge that they are not really ill, like many used to do to me. So that is ONE good thing I take from it. But, like with anything, it also does hyperfocus me on really wanting to make it to the new system and know what life is like with out illness and pain! I can't wait! 

 

And yes, I have been hospitalized a few times, where they said I probably would not live because of the pneumonia... one extra I have with things with my lungs can go south so quickly with illness, because I am fortunate enough (sarcasm! lol) to live in one of the only places in the world documented with a SMALL population of people only my age (apparently we were at a vulnerable age at the time this happened) with fungus in our lungs. You should NOT have fungus in your lungs, and in fact it should be impossible. BUT, here when I was growing up there is LARGE crops of wheat, that apparently got a fungus on it one year, and children of a certain age here got this fungus in their lungs! lol not only that but I had a chest tube in my lungs at the time which a huge open hole directly to my lungs during that year. (they even ended up having to do a large clean up of that hospital from that fungus, they closed that section of the hospital down for over a decade in the containing of it!) I had the chest tube from the collapsing of my lungs for you guessed it the back surgery! lol There is no real way of getting rid of the fungus, only containing it.. and of course trying not to let illness go to the lungs as much as possible but it makes the lungs very vulnerable to infection and almost impossible to keep infection to going to them. 

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I think it's been so long that it's just life for me, so I don't really know life another way. Sometimes I do get angry, and wonder what would of been had I not have that surgery and I wouldn't have to be in physical pain all the time. But, other times, I must say it has taught me compassion and I BELIEVE other people when they tell me they are hurting. Where many when I was growing up after the surgery, would pretty much tell me, that my pain wasn't real, or only Jehovah knew if I was really in pain or not... um.. I'm pretty sure I KNOW if I am in pain or not! lol Since then though dr after dr has confirmed just by looking at xrays that I have to be in severe pain because rods and screws are in nerves in my back that control my body from the waist down and they have never seen a surgery so badly botched, and there is nothing they can do to correct it because it is so bad. lol So when people tell me they are ill or what ever, I am not one to judge that they are not really ill, like many used to do to me. So that is ONE good thing I take from it. But, like with anything, it also does hyperfocus me on really wanting to make it to the new system and know what life is like with out illness and pain! I can't wait! 

 

And yes, I have been hospitalized a few times, where they said I probably would not live because of the pneumonia... one extra I have with things with my lungs can go south so quickly with illness, because I am fortunate enough (sarcasm! lol) to live in one of the only places in the world documented with a SMALL population of people only my age (apparently we were at a vulnerable age at the time this happened) with fungus in our lungs. You should NOT have fungus in your lungs, and in fact it should be impossible. BUT, here when I was growing up there is LARGE crops of wheat, that apparently got a fungus on it one year, and children of a certain age here got this fungus in their lungs! lol not only that but I had a chest tube in my lungs at the time which a huge open hole directly to my lungs during that year. (they even ended up having to do a large clean up of that hospital from that fungus, they closed that section of the hospital down for over a decade in the containing of it!) I had the chest tube from the collapsing of my lungs for you guessed it the back surgery! lol There is no real way of getting rid of the fungus, only containing it.. and of course trying not to let illness go to the lungs as much as possible but it makes the lungs very vulnerable to infection and almost impossible to keep infection to going to them. 

Your faith is encouraging to me. I am speechless.

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How do you deal with all that??? And be there for every member of your family too? Wow ... I would not be able to handle so much :(  You are inspiring.

The resting part must be hard if you have to be there for others too.

My situation is a bit different. When I am sick, there is no one to rely on so it taught me to listen to my body and stop when it tells me to. I had a bronchitis once... it was a nightmare! Could not even get myself to make a soup. It took so long to do anything and the pain was bad. So that was it for me: would rather rest than go through that again

 

 I guess I have to quote it again. If I can speak for Heather, then I would have to say is that she is a Fine Solider of Christ. 2 Timothy 2:3 

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Sick ... What is sick! :) Thankfully I only get migraines and I am super tired from my vitamin d level being so low (working on that) and I say only because you and so many other homeschool moms are dealing much much more and make it work anyway. Thankfully I have been on a med that is finally helping with migraines and gall bladder issues at the same time. However, just last week I had a migraine for almost a week straight, finally realized it was from cleaning out a closet and moving stuff around in the garage. I am severely allergic to dust and didn't think about wearing a mask until after I was done. But we usually on those days we are mellow, Elijah still does things like watch videos or write words or just sits and reads with me. I am glad that we are flexible so we can "miss" the occasional day for things. Once in a while those things are just cuddling on the bed and watching a movie together.

Keep up the good work. Heather.

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Thanks Glenn, Heather, and Hasina, we all have our own troubles in this world, just like Satan wants it! But, it sure will be a relief in the new system! 

 

And so true Heather. While I was sick this time we spent a lot of time in bed.. listening to audio books, and I was able to teach a bit of embroidery. So that was fun-for the kids.. I was like UHG! So tired! lol haha But, at least I could stay in bed to teach it. lol :)

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