Anxiety and the earthquake

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crying
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   Posted 4/19/2008 6:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Im just wondering if anyone in the midwest of the usa felt the earthquake yesterday? 
Most of the time something like this would make me feel panic and I would be freaked out for a day or 2 but nope.
It didnt bother me at all In fact it was kinda cool cuz I never felt one before.
 
Also today my little girl had a dance competition which lasted all day! I thought today would be a fun day but I ended up having to try and hide my anxiety the whole time. In a building with a ton of people, a couple hours from home and no safe place to go in which I could truly settle my anxitey, I felt like at any moment I could have had a full blown attack but muscled thru it anyways.
On top of it I am not to comfortable with the other 2 moms so it made it that much worse. On the up side my hubby did come so I knew I atleast had my back up if I was to to freak out. (he would take of me)
 
I am very happy I made it thru today for the sake of my little girl. She had so much fun and this is something she will always remember! I am so glad I could put on that happy face and be there for her!
 
Thanks ya'll for listening!
Puttin' the Fun in Dis-fun-ction!


stkitt
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   Posted 4/20/2008 8:51 AM (GMT -7)   

Dance to the Music............Great big giant hugs to you.  I am so proud of you as you should be too.  Look at the memories you made with your daughter..........nothing kept you down.  You fought the anxiety and sweetheart you won.  Kudos.   I think you deserve a first place Mom ribbon ....................so keep on dancing.

I heard about the quake but we did not feel anything here in MN.  I guess southern Wisconsin felt it.  I will admit I may have freaked a bit.  My oldest lives on the West coast and they have had some tremors.  Also the 1989 California earthquake struck 2 days before he was to fly to San Francisco coming home for our daughters wedding.

I freaked over that quake.......but the airport opened, he came home and had bought a teeshirt at the airport that read, "I survived the earthquake of 1989"

Thank you so much for sharing with us as always.  You are doing so well.  Just keep posting as we are here for you 24/7.
Hugs

Kitt


 
Kitt, Moderator: Anxiety ~ Panic 
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percycat
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   Posted 4/20/2008 10:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Congratulations for succeeding at such a tough task! I know this will really mean a lot to your little girl as she gets older, that you've been able to be there for important events in her life. And that you "put on your happy face." What she'll remember is that you were there and you were happy for her and proud of her.

I don't know whether settings like the competition usually fire up your anxiety, but that's been one of my biggest fights lately. I used to LOVE going to business conferences, performances, or just to travel in general. Now I find that I'm not very comfortable in a strange place, always needing to know where the nearest hospital and medical help are. I don't even like to fly any more because I'm afraid I'll have an attack on the plane (even with medication) or will need medical help while on the plane. (Can you tell I fight a lot of health anxiety?)

I also get more tired out by such events. They used to energize me, but now I usually spend a big chunk of each day or event just focussing on whether I'm feeling more or less anxious than moments before, and what my options would be if I needed to leave. And the longer the day goes on and the busier or more hectic - or just more people-intense -- it gets, the more I need to just leave the area for a while and sit quietly by myself to destress. It's sad not to enjoy those types of things now, but rather often to dread them a bit. I definitely sympathize with your being there around folks you're not comfortable with. It's great that you husband was along, both for your daughter and for you.

So I really am VERY happy and proud that you were able to stay in the moment for your daughter - and yourself. Having beaten down one anxiety hurdle will, I hope, give you more confidence of being able to do it again.

Keep up the good fight, and come join our poker game. You get a truckload of chips for making it through the competition!

percycat

crying
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   Posted 4/20/2008 5:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you Kitt! I was a proud of myself for making it thru the whole day , cuz trust me more than once I thought about just getting up and running out of that place and locking myself in the car, LOL. Oh and the quake of 1989 would have for sure freaked me out!!! That one would have been way to big for me to have stayed calm,LOL

Percycat, I know how you feel, I use to love to go out and do things with tons of people around but over the last few years it has became a challenge. It can be very stressful when I know how much I love to go to things like this but have to wonder will I panic or will I be ok.

And thank you both for the sweet words!!!

I will be back on here in a couple weeks asking for support, My little girl begged me to dance on stage with her in a parent/child dance......and I couldnt say no to those beautiful big eyes of hers....so I will have to do my best not to pass out on stage! I use to preform in front of people but not in the last few years do to my panic attacks.

But again Thank You for the sweet words!
Puttin' the Fun in Dis-fun-ction!


stkitt
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   Posted 4/20/2008 8:20 PM (GMT -7)   

Hey Mombo Queen,

We will be looking for your next post.  You will have fun,  We will be here to help you through it all.

Hugs
Kitt


 
Kitt, Moderator: Anxiety ~ Panic 
Not a mental health professional of any kind
It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.~Mahatma Gandhi~
 

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