Kitt, Moderator: Anxiety/Panic & Depression& GERD Forums*~*
Good Morning and your trip into the city was a great accomplishment, so you shed some tears of fear and you could not get home fast enough but you went.
I told my therapist one time that when I go out I would get so scared and would start to cry. She told me to put on sunglasses. So I have shopped on cloudy days in sunglasses.
You were purchasing sympathy flowers for a friend.............you shed tears, of course. People don't need to know your afraid and you don't have to explain.
It does make it more difficult to get out when you use public transport.
Try short walks down your street, every few feet away from your front door is a step towards facing your fears. I am so glad you have a wonderful and supportive husband too.
Stay with us, we understand your problems.
Post Edited (stkitt) : 9/20/2008 7:55:44 AM (GMT-6)
My thoghts and prayers are with you...interestingly enough, I am pursuing a degree in English and I am also a registered nurse, even though I have almost reached my breaking point with my job. With the changes in healthcare today, I do not have enough degrees of separation to deal with my level of empathy for the patients. I have been on medication for panic disorder for 5 years, but I will never forget what I felt like before I began medication. The moderators here seem awesome...I have read the postings for awhile before joining the group today...Know you are not alone.
dysthymiaGood Morning and Wow what a great response from our wonderful members. I am so very happy you joined us and found you are not alone.
Anxiety and Panic are truly real disorders and they impact our lives and our dreams.
Fitzy's sharing was very touching and true. What is the worst thing that may happen...........mine was the day I had my big melt down at work and my Boss had to drive me home. I was devestated and humilated. I felt like the world's biggest loser but I lived through it.
I cried for months over needing to take early retirement, again I felt like a failure until I finally went to therapy. Also I joined this forum and here I read about others just like me. We are all still here and when we feel we need a boost we ask for help. When we are doing good we help others who need to know they are OK.
A kind and wise co-worker of Fitzy's gave her permission to know if the worst happened she would still be ok.
Now I give you the same advice, if the worst thing happens you will make it through. You have a whole support group here that knows what your going through and where your coming from.
There is something comforting about baring your soul to the members of A & P and still being able to be anonymous.
Gentle Hugs to you,
Wee-hoo! I'm dancing a jig for you. It makes me so happy when I see someone come out of a dark place. Keep smiling and moving forward into positive thinking. We are here for you, proud of you and over the moon for you. (You may see Kitt up there in the stars so give her a wave for me!!)