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Mazfire
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 1683
   Posted 1/23/2009 1:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi family- its a sweltering 32 degrees and its only 7am. we had a blackout last night for 3hrs, so no air-con. what a nightmare!
im borrowing todays question from Karen, who posted it in depression and changing it around a bit:
 
"Do you have pets? do they comfort you?"
 
I have the world's neediest cat. about 10yrs ago after our family cat had just died, my mum and sister went for a walk near our house and heard wailing- they looked in the storm water drain and saw a young cat with kittens. the cat had obvious signs of abuse and neglect. they rescued her and the kittens and the kittens all went to good homes. the cat stayed with us. Mum named her 'Ady'. I have no idea why. rolleyes but it stuck and she is SO intuitive! when i went through my last breakup and was a total emotional mess, she slept beside me the whole time. when i came home after my last surgery, she wouldnt leave my side. when dad is sick with his menieres disease, she stays by his bedside.
the Vet says she has 'anxiety and personality' issues from being abused. she gets seperation anxiety if she thinks we are leaving; Heaven forbid mum starts packing for a holiday- she sees the suitcases and flips out.
but she has given us SO much joy over the years, she is GREAT company and i love that she is a little weird in the head- cos i identify! she is also impossibly cute. she is a blessing, a source of joy and she is special.
 
How about you, dear family?
 
Maz XX
            'He heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds.' (Psalm 147:3)                  
 
Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, CFS, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Sinusitis, TMJ disorder, Endometriosis, PCOS, Chronic E.N.T and Upper respiratory tract infections, Reactive Arthritis, GERD,  IBS, 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. Nexium. Phenergan.
Multiple surgeries- I bear the scars of my poor physical health.
Age:28. AP first DX @ 10. Fibro etc DX @14. Proud Aussie.
 
 


P-Fit
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Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 419
   Posted 1/23/2009 1:33 PM (GMT -7)   
It's still Friday here but I do have a "nephew puppy"! His name is onyx and he is a black pomeranian. He is the sweetest thing in the world. MY niece brings him by every weekend to hang out. My kids LOVE him too. Im not sure if we can post pics so I wont.

Dee-38yrs old 
Diagnosed with UC in 2004-PTSD/Panic Disorder/Depression in 2007 & Fibromyalgia 2008
750mg colozal 3 pills 3x a day, .625-0750mg clonazepam, 6mg Lexapro
1,000mg canasa suppositories (PM),
 Fioricet-Migraines, Nexium 40mg(Heartburn/GERD), Triple Strength Fish Oils
Colonoscopies-4
Upper GI and Bowel Series 11/08


KiwiKaz
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Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 55
   Posted 1/23/2009 1:34 PM (GMT -7)   
We have 2 cats, one called Sylvester who's about 10 years old and yes, he's black and white, got him at a cat shelter because I just fell in love with him and vice versa!! He's the typical affectionate, cuddly cat who loves his food! Got him in 2002 just before meeting my hubby, Syl gave his approval straight away for his new 'Daddy'! Then we got a little kitten called Jez 4 years ago, she's mad, still thinks shes a kitten. I love our cats so much, couldn't imagine not having them! Syl is also really good with our daughter even though she pulls his fur, trying to teach her to be gentle! Jez runs away!

Mazfire
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 1683
   Posted 1/23/2009 1:41 PM (GMT -7)   
P-Fit said...
 Im not sure if we can post pics so I wont.


you can!

Maz XX


            'He heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds.' (Psalm 147:3)                  
 
Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, CFS, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Sinusitis, TMJ disorder, Endometriosis, PCOS, Chronic E.N.T and Upper respiratory tract infections, Reactive Arthritis, GERD,  IBS, 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. Nexium. Phenergan.
Multiple surgeries- I bear the scars of my poor physical health.
Age:28. AP first DX @ 10. Fibro etc DX @14. Proud Aussie.
 
 


ocean1
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 707
   Posted 1/23/2009 2:03 PM (GMT -7)   
I have a "brother" named Bandit.  My Mom's cat but he is as much mine as he is hers.  I call him "bits".  He responds to both names and is THE MOST SPOILED cat in the world.  When Mom and Dad go on vacation, I literally move into their house to take care of the cat (don't want him to get lonesome or anything).  He is a great comfort to me.  Greets me at the door whenever I go over and, of course, immediately it's NOT about me but what HE can get.  Love him sooooooo much.  I tried to post a picture of him here but it didn't work.  I live in an apartment so can't have pets - BIG TIME BUMMER.

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.


P-Fit
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Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 419
   Posted 1/23/2009 2:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Mazfire said...
P-Fit said...
 Im not sure if we can post pics so I wont.


you can!

Maz XX

Here he is!!
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Dee-38yrs old 
Diagnosed with UC in 2004-PTSD/Panic Disorder/Depression in 2007 & Fibromyalgia 2008
750mg colozal 3 pills 3x a day, .625-0750mg clonazepam, 6mg Lexapro
1,000mg canasa suppositories (PM),
 Fioricet-Migraines, Nexium 40mg(Heartburn/GERD), Triple Strength Fish Oils
Colonoscopies-4
Upper GI and Bowel Series 11/08


Green Grove
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 2424
   Posted 1/23/2009 2:28 PM (GMT -7)   
I live on a farm so this is a loaded question, L.A.S. :) I'll keep it brief as possible :)

I have 5 cats, Ceasar, Diamond, Fuzzy Wuzzy/Poofball, Ern Dogg, and Misty Girl. . . A black lab named Carmen, whom just had 11 puppies around New Year's Day. . . Three peafowl, a peacock named Indie, and two peahens Snow Queen and Sweet Pea. . . A canary named Cheepy/Cheepers. . .A leopard gecko, Goliath. . . And a big peacock oscar fish named Sage :) More to come soon, lost my entire flock of chickens last year to foxes and bobcats. We also have deer that come up to the house to drink from the fountain I made from an old satellite dish. . . They are so tame that they let me stand about 10 feet from them and just look at me :)

Anyway, I love my animals and I don't remember many times in my life when I did not have any. They have been a true blessing and comfort. My cats and dog come up to me and place their paws on my leg when I'm upset and then jump up on me and lick my face, lol :) Animals are such good therapy!
Much Love, Hugs, Peace & Comfort . . . Your Bro . . . Sam :)
 ~Co-Moderator Anxiety & Panic Forum~
"It is not the mountain we conquer. . .  But ourselves."
~Edmund Hillary~
Not a professional.  Seek your physician's advice before making changes to your meds or lifestyle.
 


Jen77
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Date Joined Mar 2006
Total Posts : 2687
   Posted 1/23/2009 2:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Ah yes, we have a sweet beagle named JoJo. She does really give me a lot of comfort. Nothing like cuddling up with her to help calm me down. They seem to know when your feeling bad too.

We also have rabbits and they are just a joy to have as well.
~Jennifer
 
Diagnosed with Crohn's Disease 2/06, and Health Anxiety/OCD 12/08 Taking Asacol, Questran, Toprol XL, and Lexapro.


stkitt
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Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 32602
   Posted 1/23/2009 4:27 PM (GMT -7)   

Hey Bro has enough pets for all of us.

I have a Doberman, Morgan and two cats Pugsly and Marty and one husband named Toby. eyes

Kitt


gilly-love
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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 204
   Posted 1/23/2009 4:29 PM (GMT -7)   
No, No pets...I love animals but my life is just to up and down at the moment to be able to care for them the way they deserve. I have three children and I give everybit of me to them..Sometimes feels like there is just not enough of me to go around..When my life has settled a little I would like to get a boxer pup! Gillxx

 

"Define the moment or....the moment will define you!"

xox


Green Grove
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   Posted 1/23/2009 4:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Lol, you crack me up Lil Sis :) "a husband named Toby" :)

I do have a lot of animals and if I was a multi-millionaire I would make a wildlife refuge/zoo as well :) I was watching Martha the other night and one of her wealthy friends had so many different types of cool animals from all over the world at his ranch and boy that place was beautiful. If I had something like that I would never come indoors I think :)
Much Love, Hugs, Peace & Comfort . . . Your Bro . . . Sam :)
 ~Co-Moderator Anxiety & Panic Forum~
"Defeat may serve as well as victory to shake the soul and let the glory out."
~Edwin Markham~
Not a professional.  Seek your physician's advice before making changes to your meds or lifestyle.
 


Celey
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Date Joined May 2007
Total Posts : 1284
   Posted 1/23/2009 7:27 PM (GMT -7)   
I used to have a Pug... but she went with an aunt... (who's not really an aunt, I just called her that)... I'd love to have a Pug again... They're such sweet little goofballs... And they're so cute. (They shed a lot, and they have a tendency for a wide variety of health problems... but I just love them so much)....
I think I am being picked on by life, sometimes. But's that okay. Life and I are good buddies... I know life doesn't mean no harm. It just is the way it is. I can accept that.


Junebug05
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Date Joined Sep 2006
Total Posts : 717
   Posted 1/23/2009 9:30 PM (GMT -7)   
I have the sweetest, laziest, cuddliest little dog ever.  We've had Buster about 10 years now, he was abused and abandoned by his previous owners and we were lucky enough to get him.  He had terrible panic attacks when he first came to live with us, that's how I knew he was meant to be my buddy.  He hasn't had a panic attack in about 9 1/2 years and is now the most loved, pampered, spoiled little guy you will ever see.  He is an amazing comfort to me.  After my husband leaves in the morning Buster and I go back to bed and Buster will snuggle up right next to my head or my arm and lay his head on me.  I love to feel his soft fur on my cheek, and just knowing he's there makes me feel good! 

badfish
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Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 393
   Posted 1/23/2009 10:13 PM (GMT -7)   
sad story.... I used to have a cat tht was born in my back garden.. We used tobe as close as a cat and a owner could be.. he would follow me down the road went to work etc .. loadsa sweet things like tht. Neways my sis got pregnant n she said we had to get rid of him so he went. I stil dream about him n occasionly i think i hear straching at the back door to get in. Miss u jerry if your out ther miss u loads lil guy
 


percycat
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Date Joined Jul 2005
Total Posts : 1952
   Posted 1/24/2009 7:16 AM (GMT -7)   
I have two beautiful kitties and a dog. I grew up around pets and farm animals and don't know how I'd function without them. it's so fun to imagine or just make up what's going on their heads.

percycat

Percy/Percycat

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Nanners
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Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 14995
   Posted 1/24/2009 10:42 AM (GMT -7)   
No pets for me. I want a little dog really bad, but husband said the time is not right, and to be honest I would have to agree. I love cats, and have had many over the years, but my husband doesnt like cats at all, so that option is out.

I do have my husband, and he's pretty nice to snuggle up to:)
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Anxiety/Panic Forum
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 and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission.
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

Marie-Claire
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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 900
   Posted 1/24/2009 11:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Well, well.... I've got you all beat!!! hehehe. Over the last 13 years... the girls and I have had 33 pets.... (not all at the same time) ... .the girls had a way of telling the pet store clerk" "let me mom hold it for 10 minutes" ... wise old kids they were.... out we'd come with a new guinea pig or rabbit. We've had one eyed everything... hamsters, fish, geckos... the pets stores in town knew us well.... they would call us and say ... there is a one eyed 'such n such' in the back that nobody wants.... do you think you and your girls could come get it.... it was always an unequivical "yes" .
Each little creature who came into our lives gave us such joy... there were days when things were so bad all we had done is cry... but one of the 'treasures' would do something funny and we would all crack up.
The last 3 'treasures' that we had were 3 rescued cats... Moses, the Russian blue who was so teeny tiny ... he and his siblings were going to be destroyed because the mom had died so we took him in , fed him with an eye dropper for the longest time .... then there was Sammy our flame point Siamese who would stroke our faces ever so gently when he looked up at you with his big blue eyes..... and then there was Cleopatra... the queen, who was not very tolerant of her two 'brothers' but who was a sweetheart nonetheless.
It absolutely broke our hearts when we had to give them up... because we weren't allowed pets... and our 3 cats were always on the window sills...even though we had the drapes pinned from top to bottom and duct taped to the wall... they still managed to sneak onto the window ledge.... so we had to find good homes for them.... took us forever to get over it.!
51 yr.old retired RN,Crohn's D for last35 yrs..severe esophagitis, migraines,strictures,urethral stricture,depression,probable MS.,RLS, arthritis, PTSD ,general anxiety disorder.
 
 


Georgie Girl
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Date Joined May 2008
Total Posts : 319
   Posted 1/27/2009 2:15 PM (GMT -7)   
I missed this last weekend.  We have an 8 year old English bulldog named Taz.  Although my husband found and paid for him, when we brought him home he immediately bonded with me.  Where I go, he goes.  If I stop suddenly, he runs into the back of my legs.  If I'm gone for a few days he won't eat until I return.  He is glued to husband and son if I'm not around but if I'm there, he's my dog.  Animals are so sweet - they will give you their all and all they want in return is your love (and a little food and water and shelter).  Taz is my guardian angel.

Georgie Girl
 
Bipolar, Anxiety Disorder, Rheumatoid Arthritis

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