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Sydnee10
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   Posted 6/22/2008 9:22 AM (GMT -7)   
My Doctor's Appointment is Tomorrow Afternoon IF I get to keep my Appointment.My Sister Friend who will take me is unwell.If she isn't feeling better by Morning I'm gonna cancel and reschedule.
 
Anyway was wondering if anyone prepares in advance before going out.This Morning I laid out my Clothes,Cosmetics,Jewelry and all that kind of stuff.
 
I like to prepare beforehand and it saves time,so I don't feel as rushed.
 
 
 


stkitt
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   Posted 6/22/2008 9:46 AM (GMT -7)   

Sydnee,

I get up extra early.  If my appointment is at 11:00 AM and I have to leave home, I will get up at 6:00 AM and just take my time so if I start to get anxious I have plenty of time to just come here and sit and post to our HW family.  It takes my mind off me and onto someone else.

I may make a list of what I have to do, it is an idiot list but it works.  Get up and stay  in the moment.  Eat breakfast.  Wash hair.  Check purse for money and insurance card.  Make sure you have your written list of your meds as you know your mind will go blank when they ask and you can hand them the list.   See why I call it my idiot list but hey it works for me...........

I think your planning ahead is very good.  I always decide on what I am wearing the night before and yes I put out the right shoes, stockings, etc.

You are on track so keep it up.  Proud of you.

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Sydnee10
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   Posted 6/22/2008 9:56 AM (GMT -7)   
Kitt,
When I have to be someplace,I usually don't sleep the Night before for obsessing and anticipating,but I like to have everything already prepared.I take a Go Red for Women Bag (got for free from the American Heart Association) and stuff it full of items I may need EG: Snacks,Anxiety/Panic Books etc.
I make a list too and check off as I go.I'll call it a smart list! tongue
Thank you very much..I want to LIVE again!


 


peacesoul
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   Posted 6/22/2008 4:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Syndee, is there anyway you can get there w/out your friend? By taxi or any other service? You would be killing two anxiety birds with one stone if you can face that and the dr in one day.

I don't prepare much the night before, but I do give myself time in the mornings b/c that is when my anxiety is at it's highest. I'll take my time to eat, read, answer emails and go to the bathroom.

And I am SO HAPPY to see you write "I WANT TO LIVE AGAIN". Girl, if that's what you TRULY want, you will have it. I promise you, you will have it and it will get easier and less scarey by the minute.
My thoughts are going to be with you tomorrow, and that's not just lipe service, I truly will be thinking of you and I know you will do this and come back so happy, tired but happy!

GOOD LUCK
The world breaks every one and afterward many are strong in the broken places
 


Sydnee10
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   Posted 6/22/2008 7:03 PM (GMT -7)   

Peacesoul,

No other way to get there without my Friend.It's a 10-15 drive into the small City close-by and ATM (at the moment) she is the only Person I feel comfortable and "safe" enough to go with.We don't have Public transport.

I may have to cancel my Appointment anyway.I forgot about paying a Co-Pay and since my Insurance just changed,I don't have enough Money to pay a higher Co-Pay.

I'm happy how you prepare works well for you.I'd rather have everything prepared long before.

I DO want to LIVE again!I am telling ya Gal Xanax gives me COURAGE to try!If I can keep going out everyday whether it be walking down the sideway,getting mail at curb or taking trash to receptacle,it WILL get easier and less scarey.I have to give myself a push though and sometimes that is a lil hard..I come with Bum tongue

Thank you for keeping me in your thoughts.You along with everyone here are so supportive and encouraging.Haven't found that attitude on other sites.


 


peacesoul
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   Posted 6/23/2008 7:17 AM (GMT -7)   
So, today is the big day? talk to me? are you going?
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Sydnee10
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   Posted 6/23/2008 8:09 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes today is the big Day,however I had to cancel and reschedule my Appointment.My Sister Friend has Ascites an abnormal Fluid build up in her Abdominal cavity.My new appointment is for the Afternoon of July 2..
 
 

 


peacesoul
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   Posted 6/23/2008 8:19 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh that's too bad. I'm sorry to hear about your friend. Ok so July 2 will be a better day :-)
The world breaks every one and afterward many are strong in the broken places
 


Howlyncat
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   Posted 6/23/2008 8:34 AM (GMT -7)   
Please do let us know how you make out on that day will you

I am OCD and I prepare for everything ...
Including going out
and I will even do my make up and hair if staying in
I do this for me so I feel good ....even when sick ........

I find getting all the stuff done in advance makes it easier in the long run for me .......

Be well
LYN
  DX With Crohns,Pyoderma Gangrenosum,Anxiety/Panic,Fibro & Other DD
 
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Sydnee10
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   Posted 6/23/2008 8:34 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you.Am really worried about her.Afraid her Liver is starting to act up again.She's done so well for a very long time.I *hope* July 2 will be a better Day. :-)
 


Howlyncat
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   Posted 6/23/2008 8:36 AM (GMT -7)   
LOL
Check that out we posted at exact time........
Twilight Zone

LYN
  DX With Crohns,Pyoderma Gangrenosum,Anxiety/Panic,Fibro & Other DD
 
Moderator @ Anxiety Panic..Alzheimer's..Co mod @ Crohns
                               FIGHT the FIGHT with all YOU HAVE
         Be Well All and Stay With Us We are Here To Help
                               LYN 
   
 
                   
 


Sydnee10
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   Posted 6/23/2008 8:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Me and you,or you and Peacesoul? tongue
 

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