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   Posted 12/7/2008 5:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi all-
i went out for lunch today with a group of teacher friends, to a yummy chinese restaurant. not only was i NOT anxious in any way, i also ate LOTS, which i never do when im out, as i hate that 'full' feeling, it triggers a fear of vomiting. i ate with gusto! i had the best day i have had in ages, felt so comfortable, and to be honest, i felt like i was living a normal life, doing things that i find tough, that everyone else take for granted.
the company was amazing, the food was delicious, and i didnt once have a negative thought about what i was doing. Normally i reserve sundays for a good sleep in, to allow my poor body to recover before the school week starts again and makes me hurt all over, and yes im tired, but it was worth it to have that afternoon of total normality.
i have 4 more functions in the next week, and i am experiencing anticipatory anxiety as i have to go into the beautiful, yet very crowded city of sydney- about an hour out of my comfort zone. but im not going to let negative self talk ruin this. i bought a hot new dress, some sexy shoes and by gosh, im going to act like im 28, not sleeping through my weekends like an old grandma (my fave past-time)
I also have presentation night at school this week- awards and certificates, trophies etc, its a great night, im always so proud cos my kids come from a hard knock life and its always awesome to see the look on their faces when they are affirmed positively for something they did well.
Much Love, i think its important to share even the smallest victories-
Maz XX
            'He heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds.' (Psalm 147:3)                  
Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, CFS, Fibromyalgia, TMJ disorder, Endometriosis, PCOD, Chronic E.N.T infections, Reactive Arthritis, GERD, Sinusitis, IBS,  Allergies, Glandular fever, Migraines, Anemia, Chemical/Noise/Light sensitivity, Trichotilomania, PTSD, Seasonal Mood  Disorder, OCD, Benign Vertigo,  Impaired immune system. Tachycardia, tinnitus, low clotting factor= bruising. Tendonitis, Bursitis.
Meds: Zoloft 150mg. Xanax 4mg. Celebrex. Mobic. Panadeine Forte. Digesic.
Multiple surgeries- I bear the scars of my poor physical health.
Age:28. First diagnosed at 14. Proud Aussie.

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   Posted 12/7/2008 5:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Maz

Great to hear you have had a good day today and that your anxiety has not caused you any problems very positive and you deserve it. With the other functions im sure you will be ok just focus on how well today went and that should show you it can be done im really pleased for you.

Sounds like the presentation night is one to look forward to for you and the kids, you should also take credit for teaching them and helping the confidence grow of those kids who come from a hard knock life well done for that Maz.

Take care and i hope all continues to go well over the next week.


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   Posted 12/7/2008 2:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Maz, I'm so excited that you had a great day! I'm even more excited to learn that I'm not the only one who does lots of sleeping on weekends... whew! What a relief. But if you're like me, you need it to try to get some energy going for the work week.

Enjoy feeling strong, I'm happy for you!

Betsy (-:
Dx Crohn's Disease 1996
Have taken Prednisone, Pentasa, Rowasa, and Asacol
Currently on Asacol 2400 mg daily to manage remission

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   Posted 12/7/2008 5:33 PM (GMT -6)   
My friend
I am so PROUD of you and so
Excited that you had a great day ...........
YOU truly do deserve it and yes it is a big step in the right direction IMHO

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