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Is there something in life generally that makes you say "I don't know how I will get through like this for the rest of my life!"?

Asked by ZEPHYRA (16006 points ) July 23rd, 2011

A situation you may be in (any kind) that you know you are stuck with till the end. You know that “this is it” and there is no way out.

How do you cope with or accept it or work your way round it?

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lucillelucillelucille's avatar

I don’t think that way….that is why I am usually happy. ;)
I try to do what I can to improve whatever the situation is and accept the things I cannot change.

Mariah's avatar

I’m a bit worried about ending up in this situation if my surgeries go wrong and I end up more messed up than I was to start with.

I combat it by reminding myself that, whatever happens, I could get more surgery to reverse what they had done. I am trying to avoid having an ostomy for life, but it is a perfectly valid option if need be. My mantra, to combat all the worries, is “this will end well.”

marinelife's avatar

There has been, at times. A couple of years ago, my mother was having trouble adjusting to her advancing age and the limitations it placed on her physically. She fell and broke her ankle, and fell several other times, because she would not follow the rules the physical therapists had given her. My siste3rs and I were despairing. We had visions of her braking a hip and ending up in a nursing home.

Luckily, she did adjust finally. She is now relatively settled.

philosopher's avatar

Yes having an autistic son but I never give up.
I have been through many difficult times but we prevail.
I am as stubborn as as a mule and I succeed. I Advocate for my son and others like him.

Judi's avatar

I felt that way at 43. I weighed over 200 lbs (I’m only 5’4”) and just moving was an effort. I felt like an old woman in the final stages of my life. It seemed hopeless.
I was carrying my infant nephew and fell down a flight of stairs.
It was then that I decided I could not live like that and I had to take control of my life.
I started exercising, and cut out all the crap food. Instead of being a victim of aging, I decided to take control.
I turned 50 this year and since the time I began I have walked a marathon, lost 80 lbs, and now have 6 grandkids I can roll on the ground with. I feel better at 50 than I did at 30. 10 years ago I wondered if I would even be alive now, much less feel great.
I remember that hopeless feeling, and dread of spending an entire life in pain, but now it seems so far away. Now I want to live to be 100.

ZEPHYRA's avatar

@Judi – well done and may you go on like that filling yourself with positive energy! You are an example!

Supacase's avatar

This is such an expected answer, but depression. I get so tired of slogging through it day after day, year after year.

Also, I had a feeding tube for a few months after a botched surgery. Thinking about having that for the rest of my life was the most miserable thing I could think of at the time. My point of view was a bit skewed at the time. It certainly wouldn’t be pleasant – the site was usually raw and painful and not actually eating food was disappointing and socially debilitating – but many things are much worse than that.

Neizvestnaya's avatar

Yes. I worry about my mother as she ages. I know I will be the one who will take more and more responsibility for her and her health/support issues. Sometimes I feel it’s unfair the child she chose and really wanted isn’t the responsible one to step up and take care of my mom but I wouldn’t feel right to just let her fumble her own way. Luckily my fiancee is understanding and accepts there will always be a degree of support on my end for the rest of my mom’s remaining years. I equate it to the child support he pays but much less expensive.~

sophiesword's avatar

YES !!! math

YARNLADY's avatar

It happened to me twice, but over time, I discovered I was wrong.

Facade's avatar

I’m kind of worried about my physical health deteriorating as I age. I already have bad joints that can fuck up at any moment, and I’m only 22. That doesn’t leave me optimistic about living into old age. Plus, I just found out that my kidneys aren’t functioning properly, and my symptoms are getting worse. They still have to do more tests, but I’m worried that I’ll have to deal with that forever.

philosopher's avatar

@sophiesword
The one subject I ever got below B’s in LOL.

Symbeline's avatar

Bills. Please help…

I’m not asking you to help me pay them, just fucking kill me lol.

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