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stkitt
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   Posted 12/27/2008 10:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Good Morning Family
 
An old Proverb says "He that cannot ask cannot live".
The questions I have been posting you can ask yourself now and over the course of your life.
 
Sunday's Question:
 
Have I seized opportunities?

Aries8
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   Posted 12/27/2008 11:02 PM (GMT -7)   
That's a difficult question. I have seized some opportunities but mostly, no. I've not done many things because of anxiety. Sad, huh? I hope others aren't as big a weenie as I am.

Mazfire
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   Posted 12/27/2008 11:10 PM (GMT -7)   

yes, i have. after giving up nursing (as i kept failing chemistry) i felt beat and so sad because thats all i ever wanted to be. at the age of 20 i was on a disabilty pension for chronic fatigue- then i decided what a great time to get back to university and start over. so i did, even though it was super hard, but i now have 2 degrees and im proud that i seized that opportunity to do something with my life.

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.
 
 


stkitt
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   Posted 12/28/2008 9:26 AM (GMT -7)   

Good Morning Everyone,

Yes I have seized many opportunities but my most recent was back in  October when my friend called to tell me there was an add in the local paper looking to hire substitute nurses for the school district.  I have been sending out a few feelers but nothing had popped up.

So I sent for the app and then I waited.  After 3 weeks I called the person I sent app to and she said all apps had been forwarded to the nurse manager for the school district. After that I waited and still nothing.  I sort of gave up and of course started to go into the I am not good enough, to old etc.

I received a call right before Christmas asking me if I could come to orientation on January 7th from 9:00 am to  1:00 PM.  She also stated that orientations would be set up for all the other schools too.  We have 5 schools in town.  Large senior high, junior high and 3 public grade schools. I was almost giddy as I said yes, I will be there.............

I am not sure if that means I have been hired into the pool of subs they want to have available or what............but hey, I will be at the orientation.

Hugs to all

Kitt


 

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Nanners
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   Posted 12/28/2008 9:35 AM (GMT -7)   
As some may know I have had Crohns Disease for 33 years. It has been a debilitating disease to live with at times, but I have tried to never let it stop me from living my life. I have been at the same job, one I love, and that is very stressful, but thru perserverance I have be able to achieve much, despite many obstacles. So yes, I think I have been smart and seized many opportunities that have presented themselves.
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis. Currently my Crohns is in remission.


percycat
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   Posted 12/28/2008 10:14 AM (GMT -7)   
*sigh* I try to seize too many, and then struggle to "keep the balls in the air." Maybe the opportunity I should think about seizing is the one to say "No" occasionally...

percycat

PS - Kitt, congratulations on your good news! That sounds like a great way to give back to your community in a way that you have lots of excellent skills with!

stkitt
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   Posted 12/28/2008 10:15 AM (GMT -7)   

Dear Family,

I am very proud of you for seizing oportunities...........grab the brass ring when it comes your way.

Many Gentle Hugs

Kitt


 

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Junebug05
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   Posted 12/28/2008 10:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Congratulations Kitt, I'm so excited for you!
 
I try to seize opportunities and as time passes and I'm doing better anxiety wise, I seize more and more.  The biggest one right now is that I registered to go back to school.  I'm so excited about it.  We went down on Friday and bought my books and hubby made a big deal over it at Christmas, giving me a mug and pens from my new school, money for a book bag, and a "student care package" filled with all of my favorite munchies for all those late night study sessions...he's just too cute.  I'm in a good place right now and see positive things in my future which is a first for me. 
 
 
 
 

Green Grove
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   Posted 12/28/2008 11:46 AM (GMT -7)   
I've missed many opprotunities over the years because of anxiety, but this last time I had a panic episode, I seized the chance of recovery and I've been on this road since then! I'm really proud of myself :) Congrats to the rest of you and the ones that feel like you have done nothing, maybe you should start reflecting on the positives in your life. Just by coming onto this forum and seeking help/recovery you have made a huge step, the hardest step, and should feel great about that. Be proud of yourselves :)
Much Love, Hugs, Peace and Comfort!!!
Your Bro,
Sam
   
"And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years"
~ Abraham Lincoln ~
 
Not a medical professional.  Seek your physician's advice
before making changes to your meds or lifestyle :)


ocean1
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   Posted 12/28/2008 11:54 AM (GMT -7)   
I like to think I am living the motto of "seize the day" each and every day.  Since starting my CBT, I have learned a lot about myself and am slowly becoming a more positive person and yeh, I am trying to seize more opportunities in my life as they pop up.  The newest step for me was meeting my new neighbors downstairs from me (they've lived here over a year and they say hello and I am very shy and just would say a quiet hello back).  I have in the past couple months been stopping to talk to them and it turns out we have a lot in common and are spending a lot of fun times together.  Just the little step of telling myself to be more open is working for me.

Diane
LET US BE GRATEFUL TO PEOPLE WHO MAKE US HAPPY. 
THEY ARE THE CHARMING GARDENERS WHO MAKE OUR SOULS BLOSSOM.

Anxiety 2007; IBS 2004; Chronic Hives 2002.  Medications:  Allegra, Zantac, Xanax, Darvocet.


percycat
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   Posted 12/28/2008 12:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Diane,

Your news really made me smile - I'm so happy that you've found some new friends. Your fight against anxiety is paying off!

Sam,

I'm so glad you've joined us here. Your posts always bring something valuable to the forum!

percycat

Green Grove
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   Posted 12/28/2008 1:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you for the compliment Percycat :) I feel the same way about you and everyone else on here :)
Much Love, Hugs, Peace and Comfort!!!
Your Bro,
Sam
   
"And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years"
~ Abraham Lincoln ~
 
Not a medical professional.  Seek your physician's advice
before making changes to your meds or lifestyle :)


stkitt
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   Posted 12/28/2008 5:52 PM (GMT -7)   

Thank you Junebug so much for validating my overcoming my anxiety and actually making up my mind to get back out there and use my nursing skills. It has been 3 long years of sitting here alone and wishing I could belong somewhere.

I have been holding back on saying anything in case it all falls apart but hey at least I made the decision and am going for it.

I was hoping for lots of hugs and kudos, but CBT has taught me I can give those to my self.

Thanks

Kitt


 

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It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.~Mahatma Gandhi~
Clickable Link: Anxiety-Panic Resources


ocean1
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   Posted 12/28/2008 6:17 PM (GMT -7)   

Kitt,

sending you oodles of hugs for seizing the opportunity to do the nursing for the schools.  I hope all goes well on January 7th. This sounds like you (wanting to care for others).  You'll have to let us know how it goes.  Anxiously awaiting January 7th to check out your post here in the forum.  Best of wishes to you.


Diane
LET US BE GRATEFUL TO PEOPLE WHO MAKE US HAPPY. 
THEY ARE THE CHARMING GARDENERS WHO MAKE OUR SOULS BLOSSOM.

Anxiety 2007; IBS 2004; Chronic Hives 2002.  Medications:  Allegra, Zantac, Xanax, Darvocet.


Junebug05
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   Posted 12/28/2008 6:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Kitt,
 
You deserve lots of hugs and kudos.  You are taking a tremendously positive step and that deserves to be applauded!  I understand how it feels to want to belong somewhere and almost not feeling like part of the outside world, if that makes sense.  You are going back out there, facing your fears and finding a place for yourself and that is wonderful!  I hope that all of this works out the way you want, and you will find the happiness and fulfillment you so rightly deserve!
 
HUGS, HUGS, HUGS!!!!!

Green Grove
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   Posted 12/28/2008 7:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Awww, Kitt. . . I want to reflect what others have said and I am very happy for you. That is awesome that you are making such leaps and bounds with all that you have on your plate right now :) You are an inspiration for a lot of us on here :)

Luv ya and take care now!
Much Love, Hugs, Peace and Comfort!!!
Your Bro,
Sam
   
"And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years"
~ Abraham Lincoln ~
 
Not a medical professional.  Seek your physician's advice
before making changes to your meds or lifestyle :)

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