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melodee
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   Posted 1/26/2009 10:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Everyone,
It's been such a hectic month. A family member (who lives in the neighborhood) was in the hospital for a few weeks for operation. During that time, my aunt and I visited the hospital everyday.  At first, I was thankful my aunt came over as I didn't have to be alone taking care of everying...visiting the hospital etc.  However, my aunt always has something rude and negative to say. rolleyes  I had to spend 10 days with her and I was stressed out like hell!  I know you guys understand exactly what it is like to have a not-very-cooperative relative over for a long time! Ahhhh! shocked    I am usually living alone an having a relative over is extremely stressful. On top of that, I caught a horrible cold, had bronchitis, throat infection, I was coughing non-stop, had breathing difficulties and ended up going to the ER three days in a row! During that time though, my aunt was such a ***** I couldn't believe how horrible she was treating me when I was in that kind of physical condition. The fact that my family was in the hospital was already a huge stressor, dealing with my aunt was another stressor, and dealing with a horrible cold...and also suffering from lower back pain....just made things worse. Needless to say, my anxiety and panic was skyrocketing! What a long nightmare it was. I did manage to get thru all this though and I am proud of myself! I wanted to post in this forum during that "nightmare", but I had no time to be on my computer. Finally I am here to post and vent! Thank you for listening!

Corrie_1
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   Posted 1/26/2009 11:00 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm happy you made it :)

Stress from other people is one of the things that drives my anxiety up. Christmas was a killer for me.

My grandma is going through kemo right now, and it's amazing how family comes together in a time of hardship. If only family was always easy to deal with ;p

Awww take care :) I hope your aunt a speedy recovery.
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Ativan... when things get real bad.


melodee
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   Posted 1/26/2009 11:31 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks so much Corrie! My brother was the one in the hospital, not my aunt. If my aunt had been the one in the hospital, it would've been a lot easier lol! tongue    I agree, dealing with family and relatives is not always easy! Sigh...
I am praying for your grandma, Corrie. I know this is a hard time for you. Stay strong for your grandma.
 

percycat
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   Posted 1/26/2009 1:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey, melodee, I am proud of you.

It feels so good when you know you had an anxious situation and managed to get through it anyway. It sounds like you had one whopper of an anxious time, and you are getting stronger each time you beat it!

percycat

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sinsin305
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   Posted 1/26/2009 5:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Melodee. My name is Cindy and new to this site. I was reading through posts when I came along yours and I just wanted to say that I admire your strength and courage for triumphing over that obstacle. Wow is all I can say. I'm sorry you had to go through that but I'm glad you made it out ok. and had your attacks under control. Well take care, hope to hear from you soon....xoxoxoxo

Junebug05
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   Posted 1/26/2009 6:03 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm sorry that you have been through so much lately, but proud of you for making it!  I do hope that things will quiet down for you and that you're feeling better now!  Take care of you for a while!

Pamela Neckpain
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   Posted 1/26/2009 6:24 PM (GMT -7)   
I think a success during a stressful situation brings self esteem and will help you
through another crisis.
Congratulations.
Pamela :-)

melodee
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   Posted 1/27/2009 7:54 AM (GMT -7)   
percycat, sinsin305, Junebug05, Pamela Neckpain,
 
Thank you so much for your heartfelt reply and support! It means so much to have people who understand what we are going through! Last night I was an emotional wreck, I almost lost it. sad After stressful events, I always want to curl up in bed and hide and be left alone. Everything around me sounds so loud, I react to every little sound I hear, that is why I wear ear plugs sometimes even throughout the day when I am under a lot of stress. I still have many problems related to my anxiety and fear. I am working on it though! One step at a time!
 
Thank you again for the support. It means a lot to me!
 
Love Melodee

Nanners
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   Posted 1/27/2009 8:02 AM (GMT -7)   
Melodee my Mom passed away last week. My anxiety was thru the roof, not as much because of my sweet Mom, but because of a very stubborn sister. I was so worried that she was going to put her needs ahead of my Mom's. Luckily she saw the light and heard the doctors, and we were able to make an amicable decision about my Mom. But I sure had to use my Xanax just about every day just to carry on. You are so right, we just need to take one step at a time.

Oh by the way, my husband and I bought a small fountain for our bedroom. I love the sound of the water, and it helps to drown out alot of sound. And it is soooo relaxing. Just a thought!
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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.
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melodee
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   Posted 1/27/2009 10:44 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Nanners,
 
I am so very sorry to hear about the loss of your mom, R.I.P, please know my deepest sympathy is with you! I've been there, too. Although we love our family so much, they can be a problem at times. Sigh. Yes, we need to take one step at a time, and give ourselves a pat on the back for every little accomplishment!  I would love to buy a small fountain! That sounds like a great idea! I cannot afford it at the moment, maybe I can get a mini fountain for my bedroom. :-)
 
Love Melodee

Corrie_1
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   Posted 1/27/2009 11:44 AM (GMT -7)   
lol sorry ~ sometimes I read things and don't quite get all the facts perfectly right.

Take care!
Diagnosed with Fibro - October 2008

Venlafaxine 70mg/Armitriptyline 40mg to help me sleep and anxiety

Ativan... when things get real bad.


TeacherBetsy
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   Posted 1/27/2009 5:39 PM (GMT -7)   
(((Nanners))) I am so sorry to hear of your loss... please know that I am praying for your family.

(((Melodee))) it sounds like you handled that situation as well as you could... it is not easy to have someone around like that, especially when things are bad, who makes it seem worse. But you handled it well.

Hugs,

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


melodee
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   Posted 1/28/2009 6:10 AM (GMT -7)   

Corrie, no worries lol!

Betsy, thank you so much for the encouragement and support! I appreciate it!

Love Melodee


Green Grove
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   Posted 1/28/2009 11:15 AM (GMT -7)   
You should be very proud of yourself :) All of the small steps we take in our journey to cope with our anxiety sure add up to something very good with time :) Nanners, the small fountain is a very good idea for peace. . . . I found one with candles and river rock at a flea market for $10 several years ago and don't know what I would do without hearing it :) Have to run to the bathroom a lot though, lol :)
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