Stroke ---> Panic attack 911

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Shia
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   Posted 12/14/2008 10:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Guys
I've had extreme anxiety today.
Last night around 11.00PM my neighbor who just came to the US and only speaks Armenian (my first language) was knocking on my door really hard. I opened up and she looks at me very terrified and says: "Call 911 for me". I was in shock and she explained her husbands dad was having a heart attack and I fear fear fear!!! Facing people who are in pain or need emergency care. I called 911 I could barely talk I forgot our house number and street. Everyone in their house were non American speakers so I had to translate everything and give them the bad news that their dad was having a stroke. It was so hard for me to look at them while I was telling them what was going on and explaining to them the procedures. I felt so weird, and extremely afraid and I couldn't feel my legs or talk right. The firemen and emergent care workers thanked me so much for helping them out and the family as well...
It was so hard for me to watch the needles and masks they put on him, since I have health anxiety. I have so much anxiety IBS and I feel like my upper stomach is crumbled. :( This was so hard for me. Just sharing this with you guys and I needed to let it out too.

-Shia

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   Posted 12/14/2008 10:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow. . . You know that situation would be enough to set off anybody's anxiety :) But you managed to stay together through the "scary" thoughts, and you helped take care of a family's needs during a tragic situation. This should be something you hold to you heart, because you should be very proud of yourself. You should also see yourself for the strong and capable person you are. I'm a nurse, and I know what kind of good nerves and guts it takes to do what you did :)

Smile, and give yourself a hug :)
Much Love, Hugs, Peace & Comfort :)
TTYL,
 
Sam
 
 


Shia
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   Posted 12/14/2008 11:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Sam :) Helped me :) You're right I should be proud of myself...! I'm still having some after shock but I'm ok...

Green Grove
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   Posted 12/14/2008 11:49 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm glad you are doing okay :) You are my inspiration for today, Shia. . . You have a lot more courage than you give yourself credit for :)
Much Love, Hugs, Peace & Comfort :)
TTYL,
 
Sam
 
 


Shia
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   Posted 12/14/2008 11:51 PM (GMT -7)   
:) Reason the whole 911 situation is hard is because I've called 911 for my sister and my mom before and they were extremely hard situations and it brought me back to that moment. I felt like "suck it in" and then worry ab anxiety for now you're helping this family who cannot speak english and this man in front of you whose having a stroke.
It was hard, but I did it and I face a fear... High 5 to me!

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   Posted 12/15/2008 12:17 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Shia

I would just like to say you did a really good job and you helped that family when they needed you. I can imagine that your anxiety must have been very high and it brought back previous memories but you faced your fear and made it through. Well done.

Ben

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   Posted 12/15/2008 3:33 AM (GMT -7)   

Congratulations Shia for staying in the moment and providing practical support and staying as calm as possible in a really tricky situation. you should be very proud of yourself for not letting your fear control you. you said the fear was related to calling 911 for your mum and sister- so maybe you have Post Traumatic Stress?

whatever the situation, know that you did a good thing and helped people at a really tough time!!

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   Posted 12/15/2008 7:45 AM (GMT -7)   

You were very  courageous and I know the family of this sick man will be forever grateful to you for your help.  Be proud of what you have done.

(((((((((HUGS))))))))

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Shia
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   Posted 12/15/2008 11:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you all for the support :)
Maz, I do think it is PTS. Since I've called 911 twice for two loved ones in at a very young age.
Thanks for the response and the encouragement :)

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   Posted 12/15/2008 1:35 PM (GMT -7)   

  Wow Shia,

  That took a lot of guts on your part to help them and having to put your A/P aside like you did, but you still got the guts to do as needed and you did a great job of it helping your neighbors out like that (great job Shia) yeah yeah

  I hope all is going to be ok with him

   ((((((((HUGS)))))))) to you

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   Posted 12/15/2008 6:23 PM (GMT -7)   

Shia,

You did a wonderful thing for this family, and managed to do it all through your anxiety.  You should be very proud of yourself and I'm sure the family you helped is extremely grateful.  Just allow the feelings to be there for now, it will pass!


Howlyncat
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   Posted 12/16/2008 5:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Shia

DEFINITELY be PROUD.........



Staying in the moment like Lil sis tells us DOES really help

** I have never known 911 to give out info like they did to you
about him having a stoke
I know they would not do that here in Ontario
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Post Edited (Howlyncat) : 12/16/2008 8:19:25 AM (GMT-7)


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   Posted 12/16/2008 5:57 AM (GMT -7)   
I get really anxious when someone else is having a health crisis too. It sounds like you really kept your cool and you were invaluable to the family and EMS. Be proud of yourself! You handled it really well.

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   Posted 12/16/2008 9:18 AM (GMT -7)   
.....I am glad I go int "Nurse Mode"

It sure has come in handy plenty of times
with Mom n dad as well as with Cait ...........and siblings
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   Posted 12/16/2008 12:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Excellent job, Shia! You can calm down now and know you did a great thing!

Tony, sorry to hear you've had to call 911 for your wife so many times. I hope she's doing better.
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