What is the best way to vent?

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Shrek
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   Posted 1/11/2008 8:33 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello evryone.
 
I was wondering what is the safest, most sane way to vent? There are a lot of people going through various stages of emotional "states" as a result of our medical situations and we, I, could benefit greatly from those who are at least further along in the process than I am. Whatever my dx turns out to be, MS or not, it has already altered my life. I am very grateful for what I still have, but at the same time this is totally overwhelming and consuming. And the waiting is pure torture.
 
 
Thanks in advance.

Shrek
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   Posted 1/11/2008 8:52 AM (GMT -6)   
P.S. I know this is a loaded question. We are all different, personalities, problems etc,,, I was just wondering what has worked for someone else. Not looking for medical advice, just general "this helped me through" type of stuff.


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uppitycats
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   Posted 1/11/2008 9:29 AM (GMT -6)   

I'm not entirely clear what you're asking, but...

venting is good.  I just always appreciate it when folks say something like, "This is a vent; I don't really want a response.", or "I'm not looking to be criticized; just pat me on the back".

I get into trouble all the time responding sometimes forcefully to what turns out was someone "venting", and not really wanting advice..just wanting to blow off steam. I'm sure it's me -- I don't "read" emotions very well, never have -- so maybe it's a matter of folks saying something like, "Uppity, keep out of this thread! We're not interested in your opinion!", and then I'll pass it by!  tongue


...I am not a doctor, nor health professional, and don't pretend to be one, here.....


Shrek
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   Posted 1/11/2008 12:00 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm frustrated, as I'm sure most people are. Waiting on doctors appointments, waiting to see what happens next if anything, I was just wondering what was the most positive way to vent our frustrations. What has helped you through?


Thanks.
Shrek

Kimber
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   Posted 1/11/2008 3:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Shrek,
 
     Talking about what you are feeling is probably the most positive thing mainly because people don't like to feel that they are the only one out there going through this.   We are always willing to listen here if you ever need to vent of course, but you could also choose a close friend, relative or local support group to do that as well.   Another thing that seems to help is finding some activity to engage in that you enjoy to keep your mind off of things so you don't get overwhelmed by thought.  My husband and I play games together for example.  Others like to do gardening, crafts, puzzles etc. 
 
Wishing you my best,
Kimber
 
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pokey79
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   Posted 1/14/2008 9:52 AM (GMT -6)   
My opinion is.....while it is most frustrating waiting for a dx.There will be tears at first...But on the positive side there is so much more to treat ms today than there was say 20 years ago.So vent when you need to BUT always remember you are still the same person you were before ms..Oh and laugh......Laughter helps alot! If u stumble laugh dont get mad.....And ppl in general will treat you the same too.Course you will run into some who wont treat you the same.....THEIR LOSS my point was keep your head held high if you need to cry then cry but always remember to laugh...And remember "it could always be worse" Good Luck to you..You will find a 'Strength" you didnt even knew you had!!!! poket79
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