I am sorry you are having this anticipatory anxiety. First of all Mount Rushmore is not in the category of the Rocky Mountains so altitude sickness should not be on your worry list. Pikes Peak in Colorado is 14,115 feet and Mount Rushmore is only 5,200 feet. Altitude sickness commonly occurs above 8,000 feet.
Now can you tell me what else is on your list of fears? How does your husband feel about the trip? Is he able to drive? give me a bit more info and let me see if I can help you decrease those fears. :).
Practice staying in the moment, don't worry about yesterday and tomorrow will take care of itself so stay focused on what is happening right now in your life.
Looking forward to hearing more from you.
Kitt, Moderator: Anxiety/Panic & Depression& GERD Forums*~*
You have the dreaded "what if's"
Don't let them take over what should be a wonderful holiday away. I find when thus happens to me I need to wtite down all my worries and work through the possibilty of them happening. Mostly I have a better chance of winning the lottery.
Stay in the moment, try not to worry about tomorrow..it can take care of itself. Please let us know how you are going..and have a lovely trip!