Megie, warm welcomes, it is so lovely to have you here (I'm even going to give you a few of my poker chips okay!!). It sounds like you've got a fair bit of experience with panic/anxiety and depression..I wish they gave us degrees for this sort of thing!! We would be genius!
I understand about your worry about your granddaughters surgery..I would be stressed out too. Even if you can't be there for the surgery I know that you will be able to support your son and his family. Try not to imagine the worst (yes easy said - hard to do) and remember to take care of YOU in this difficult time.
I'm so very happy that your Cymbalta is working well for you and that you are getting some blessed sleep. Insomnia is really awful and makes things that bit worse.
Again, I am so glad you posted, we are a little supportive family here and I am happy you have become one of us! Please keep us up to date with everything.
Small steps baby steps thread whatever its called....I have fibro fog my story and I am sticking to it ........
Hello and welcome to HealingWell and the A & P forum. We are family here and now you are one of us so please keep reading and posting.
I am so sorry about your son's job and the probable surgery your granddaughter may need. I know you want to be with her and if the surgery can be done locally that would be great so we will all pray for her.
I have had anxiety and depression for 28 years so I understand it well. I also take Cymbalta and for sleep low dose Trazadone, 100 mg. the first dose I took of it for sleep was a joke but I took it again the next night and I slept well with it.
I only have to drive 7 miles to town, so 26 miles should give you a fist full of poker chips.........go collect those chips.
Welcome again from all of us.Kitt
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Dx: Agoraphobia, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Barrett's Esophagus, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Essential Tremors, Fibromyalgia, I.B.S., Mitral Valve Prolapse, Narcolepsy, PTSD, Restless Leg Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Sleep Apnea
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Megie,This is Kitt and thank you for sharing with us. I can understand your love for your granddaughter. I share that with you. Our dog is a doberman and is very protective. My two older granddaughters, 14 and 16 have been showing dogs in competetion since they were 7 years old. They raise and show Boston terriers and Dobermans. I love to go watch them but not always possible to go to every show.
I am in MN so I am guessing if your getting the earthquake activity you are south of me. I think that would be very scary. I hate the bad storms we have here, both winter and spring time.
I loved your story about the planting of your hope jar. That was awesome.
I am so glad to get to know you better. You are family here with us.
Bless you and take care.KItt