Anxiety 2007; IBS 2004; Chronic Hives 2002. Medications: Allegra, Zantac, Xanax, Darvocet.
You should be very proud of where your "baby steps" are taking you! You've come along way and even though it's not always easy, you haven't given up...Yay for you!
Over the past 3 years I have fought my way back from the depths of anxiety and with the help of my wonderful Big Sis and my family, the members of HW, therapy and my meds I have finally broke out of the up and downs and taken a big leap back into the working world.
I am very realistic that this is good for me but to remember not to go overboard and think of this is a new goal that I have to be number one at. I am just so happy to be back among the living and hear people say " We are so thrilled to have you with us"
It took a zillion babysteps and I would fall back but I never gave up. Yes I had many mini meltdowns but I know now that I can beat anxiety............I can stay in the moment.
Hugs to all
Let's get this topic back up and running. Venting is good for the soul but you will be surprised how much better you feel when you share the good things happening everyday in your life.
We have posted topics that were requested but they fall to the bottom, we have the phobia, anticipatory anxiety, OCD, etc so keep posting in those posts.
Give yourself permission to brag about your accomplishments no matter how small or big.......tell us all.
Peace begins with a smile.
I have been battling the old A & P plus Major Depression for 26 years but the last 3 years have taken me from the bottom of the hole to the top of the mountain and many places in between.
I have survived and after 3 long years I now have a casual job I am very proud of. It is like a second career for me and I intended to be patient with myself and work hard at this job. I was always a nurse even at my lowest point but I was not able to work...............I am able to work again. I am very proud .
Yup I am bragging...........Tah-Dah, I am giving myself permission to brag.
Awesome, you recognized your issues and sorted out panic from grief..........you should be very proud of yourself.
Post Edited (stkitt) : 2/1/2009 4:20:06 PM (GMT-7)
Yehaaaaaaaaa, people do have good things going in their life.
I am coming near the end of weaning off the Cymbalta and I have got past some of the ehat if thinking? I will make it off and I will attempt to stay off AD's if I can.
Come on, next up.........celebrate those babysteps.
Hugs to allKitt
Kudos and gumdrops for you......you deserve to feel good and brag about how you are doing.
Who is treating themselves to some little reward for moving forward out of Anxietyville.
I am working on a big treat for myself. I will share if it works out.
Kudos and Luvs
I did it............It cost me a fortunate, but I bought tickets for my daughter , myself and my one granddaughter to see Bruce Springsteen in concert here in St. Paul on May 11th. Tickets went on sale at 10:00 AM and I went through 4 rounds before I got seats that were good......of course by then the price had shot up but hey, I deserve this and how about 3 generations at a concert together.
I hope my tax return is nice..............I know my daughter will pick up cost with me.
I deserve to celebrate the good and life is to short to be in the dumps so much.
Post Edited (Green Grove) : 2/4/2009 2:41:38 PM (GMT-7)
I love to go out for breakfast............if you were around here we could go out and have breakfast and chat over coffee. That was a great accomplishment for you and I am so very proud of you.
I know you have been struggling but keep on keeping on. You are such an asset to the site as you care for all so let others care for you and help you celebrate your good things. By the way, where is my piece of your birthday cake.
And one more thing Farmer Sam I AM............are there really children of the corn? I crack me up...............
Hugs and Kudos and all the good stuff.
I am spending time with the wee ones at school you know. They are putting thoughts into me head.