I had some sad news today.

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Hibee
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   Posted 2/20/2009 2:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi All

My dad got his test results back today which confirmed he has parkinson disease, life is not fair my dad has always been a very active and sporty person and a major inspiration to me and has always been there for me. I hate the thought of seeing him go through this chronic illness as eventually it will rob him of the things he loves to do, I know that the progression can be slow but varies from person to person. Although this is causing me anxiety I need to put my problems to one side and make sure that I am there to help and support my dad & mum through what could be a hard time. I am getting lots of crazy thoughts and suffering with paranoia at the moment and have started to use my benzo during the day rather than night to try and control these feelings which im not sure is a good idea? I really do need to sort myself out and get back to a level were i can control my anxiety/depression rather than them controlling me. I am still doing moodgym and have been reading the documents my therapist gave me to read so that I have made a start ready for when I get back and start CBT. I am going to give the CBT a real shot and put every thing into it as I cant go on living feeling this anxious all the time.

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   Posted 2/20/2009 3:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Ben,

I'm so sorry to hear about your dad. . . I really don't know what to say, cause I've taken care of several Parkinson's patients and I know it is hard. I just want you to know that I'm here for you and will be praying for you dad like I do for you bro. Does he have good insurance? If so, make him take full advantage of it, cause there is lots of new medical knowledge being realized and implemented everyday, so hopefully you all can keep the progression as slow as possible. I wish you the best and much good luck to your family right now!

Usually moving your benzo is okay, but you should let your doc know and keep up with the MoodGYM, cause it is so helpful for the anxiety.

Take care.
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   Posted 2/20/2009 4:18 PM (GMT -7)   

Ben,

My heart goes out to you my friend and to your Father.  I understand how you are feeling.  I am very proud of you for working on the CBT and keep it up as you will need to be strong for your Father but also you need to work through every moment of anxiety for your own well being.

It won't be long and you will be back home so lean on us my dear Ben and know we are here.  You can always come here to vent your fears and anxiety and sharing what you are doing to fight back is awesome.

Gentle Hugs to you
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   Posted 2/20/2009 6:15 PM (GMT -7)   

Ben i am SO sorry. I have watched my favourite aunt battle Parkinsons for years. I pray that you are all able to come to terms with what is happening and that your dad gets the absolute best medical care possible.

Thinking of you at this time,

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   Posted 2/20/2009 8:02 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm so sorry to hear the news about your father, you will both be in my prayers. 
I'm glad that you are going to be starting cbt, it really does make a huge difference in dealing with p/a, just keep working with it and be patient, it does take time for it to really start to work, but I know you'll get there. 

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   Posted 2/20/2009 10:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Well, as with everyone else, I am so sorry to hear about your father. Just remember, although it is important for you to be there for your father, it is just as important to be there for yourself. I sometimes forget to be there for myself and I start to fall sometimes. We will all be thinking about you and your father and just know that we are always here for you.

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   Posted 2/21/2009 1:11 AM (GMT -7)   
Guys

Thank you for your kind words of support, It has been a shock and I have been anxious whilst we were waiting for the results to come back but now its been confirmed I think it will take a while to sink in. This will be one time I will be googleing as I want to find out as much information as possible so I can support my dad and I will also need to be there for my mum. I have a lot going on in my life at the moment, starting CBT when I get back will be a very positive step for me as I think I have so much that I need to sort out, I will be looking for a new job so that will be an anxious time for me but an important life change which will hopefully make me happier and less depressed. These coming months are going to be hard and testing but hopefully I will be able to sort through the issues and with the help of CBT get back to a level were I have control of my GAD so it does not affect me as much.

Thanks again for all your kind words and support it really does mean so much to me.

Take Care

Ben

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   Posted 2/21/2009 10:49 AM (GMT -7)   
I can't stop googling either to help the ones I love my friend. I wish you luck on finding some great info for you dad and am here for you bro!
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Hibee
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   Posted 2/21/2009 12:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Sam

Thanks for your support.

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   Posted 2/21/2009 1:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Ben,
Just wanted to let you know that I am thinking of & praying for you and your family.

take care,
frances

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   Posted 2/22/2009 1:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Frances

Thanks for your support it means a lot to me.

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   Posted 2/22/2009 5:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Ben, I'm sorry to hear about your dad. My uncle who is just 10 years older than I am, has Parkinson's Disease, too. As you stated, this is a slow disease. He's still doing fine and has had it for years. My uncle mentions changes in his body but because they are slow in arising, it's not so bad.

I will continue to think about you, pray for you and I will now include your family! Take care, Ben.
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Hibee
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   Posted 2/22/2009 5:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Garen

Thank you, feeling paranoid means getting scary thoughts such as people are talking about you behind your back or hearing voices ect ect its not a nice feeling.

Aries

Thank you so much for your continued support I really do appreciate your support.

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   Posted 2/23/2009 8:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Ben I am so sorry to hear about your Dad's diagnosis. I will definetly keep you and him in prayers. Keep working on your CBT.

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   Posted 2/23/2009 12:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Nanners

Thank you for your words of support.
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