How was your week?

During the last seven days, I have
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...made significant progress. - 4.5%
5
...made a little progress. - 22.7%
4
...been about the same. - 18.2%
5
...taken a few steps forward and a few steps back. - 22.7%
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...had a rough week - 31.8%

 
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stkitt
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   Posted 4/3/2009 10:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Dear Family,
 
Back a couple of years ago we had a very good member post this topic.  I just saw it and thought it would be a good one to bring up again as we have so many new members.
 
Just curious to see how everyone's week was. Elaborate if you like, but please vote.
 
Gentle Hugs to all
Kitt
 

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Raniah
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   Posted 4/3/2009 10:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Kitt,

My week was definitely a few steps forward and a few back (which is just the way I voted!). There's nothing significant enough to elaborate on, and as a friend of mine has advised recently, it's good to stay in the moment :-) so that is what I am trying to do now.

I hope you are holding up alright with all that you are going through. (((hugs)))

stkitt
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   Posted 4/4/2009 6:51 AM (GMT -7)   

My week has been ups and downs............I have handled some things very well and others I have let the anxiety in.  Someof my bad times were in reaction to situations I cannot control and just part of life.

I like this poll as it give members a chance to  think about how their week has been and reflect on how to keep on moving forward or perhas change their plan of action.

Hugs

Kitt


 

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Nanners
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   Posted 4/4/2009 8:19 AM (GMT -7)   
My week has been pretty much the same. I haven't been feeling very good joint wise and was to have an appt with my family doc on Thursday, which of course was cancelled. Now I won't be able to see him until the 16th. Grrrrrr!!!!! My joint pain seems to be getting worse and worse and my pain meds don't seem to be cutting it. Anxiety wise I seem to be doing okay. I got thru my daughters bday good, so that is something postiive for me. And I didn't even have to take my Xanax at all. Woohoo!!

Hugs
Gail *Nanners*
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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.
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

Junebug05
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   Posted 4/4/2009 10:03 AM (GMT -7)   
I had a good week, though I'm still dealing with a severe lack of sleep (just can't fall asleep at all).  I've been extremely tired, which usually amps up my anxiety and I become a hermit, but I'm learning that just because I'm tired and my anxiety is a little raised, I can still go out and do what I need to do...I used to think that if I was tired the day was shot and I'd just stay home because I was afraid that my anxiety would get out of control. 
 
So, even though I was exhausted, I went to school on Wed. night, which was huge for me.  That's been a bit more of a challenge for me as well, since my husband was taking me, which I was comfortable with, and then his hours were changed at work and I had to start going with my daughter, who I had never gone anywhere with.  That's been a huge adjustment for me, but I've done it every week, even gone shopping before and after class!  The amount of homework is unbelievable, I spend about 45 hours a week studying and doing homework, but it's giving me such a sense of pride that it's worth it. 
 
So, a tough week, but one I feel really good about!

percycat
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   Posted 4/4/2009 2:16 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm up and down with my health anxiety, but a little more up than down. Even my ENT noticed and complimented me on my progress. That felt good (I love how she responds not just to my physical health, but my attitude about it).

Bravo, Junebug on succeeding at your class! Nanners, sorry you have to wait until the 16th for your appointment, but that will be here before you know it (day after Tax Day - yuck!) Kitt, this poll is a nice idea and helps us look back at the bigger picture than just our latest events - thanks for posting it. Raniah, glad you could stay in the moment some.

Hugs to all,
percycat

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stkitt
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   Posted 4/4/2009 3:12 PM (GMT -7)   

Thanks Percy,  Staying in the moment, that is the one thing we should be able to capture in a spray can and sell in the stores, we would win the nobel price........... cool .

You are so right in your comments to all.............I ditto those very same feelings about the wonderful members of the A 7 P Forum and if you have not at least completed the poll do it for you as it does cause you to think back and see where you have just come from. 

Happy Week-end to all.

Hugs

Kitt


 

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Hibee
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   Posted 4/5/2009 6:00 AM (GMT -7)   
I have had a bit of an up and down week, Glad to be home but not so glad about going back to work but also trying to stay in the moment.

Ben

stkitt
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   Posted 4/5/2009 2:02 PM (GMT -7)   

Ben I am so glad to see you took the time to look back over your last seven days to see where your coming from and to plan for the days ahead.

Kitt


Green Grove
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   Posted 4/5/2009 2:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello :)

I have made a little progress this week thanks to a good friend helping me out {{{Thanks!}}} :) I want to congratulate everyone that has made progress this week and for all those that are breaking even or not doing so well, you are in my thoughts and prayers!
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Aries8
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   Posted 4/6/2009 1:57 PM (GMT -7)   
I have definitely taken a train backwards this past week. My skipped heart beats are driving me nuts. The beta blocker is not helping. The Prozac isn't helping it. I was told I don't have mitral valve prolapse after being told I did numerous times. I was told the skipped beats wouldn't be from peri-menopause even though the books I've read say otherwise.

I'm frustrated. I'm tired. I wish it would all just go away. Now my muscle's twitch when I'm sitting or laying down. The doc says it's probably anxiety. I'm keeping a journal, reading tons of books on the subject, not having caffeine, doing biofeedback whenever necessary....wut the heck? Does anyone have an answer or do we just ride this roller coaster until it stops?
Anxiety Disorder/Mitral Valve Prolapse
 
40 mg Prozac, Toprol 75 mg and occasionally Ativan


stkitt
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   Posted 4/12/2009 5:36 AM (GMT -7)   

Good Morning to All,

It is Easter Sunday, another first day of a new week.  Looking back at the past week, how was your week?

Mine was busy but it was a good week as I did not have a high level of anxiety and was able to handle any anxiety that was tossed at me.

It was a warm and sunny week with no rain for the first time in many weeks so I am beginning to believe that spring is here and winter just may have left us for another season.

Let us all hear how your week was.

Hugs to all
Kitt


 

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Raniah
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   Posted 4/12/2009 5:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Glad you brought this up again, Kitt!

My week started off poorly, but got better as time went on. I had to force myself to get into the swing of things, but I felt better for it. It's cold here, but finally sunny, and that sunshine is a wonderful mood lifter! I think that has helped me a lot, too.

It's so good to hear that you were able to handle your anxiety, especially with all that you're going through. You're an inspiration to all of us.

panic queen
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   Posted 4/12/2009 6:21 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi all,
My week was a anxiety filled circus...... My dearest older sister (50) had surgery last week to remove a mass from her abdomen. It was much more involved than what they first believed.
She was in ICU for 4 days... We got the path reports ....stage 2 pancreatic cancer...
I am so SICK of this *#@!$ cancer coming into my life with my family I could just scream!
My anxiety is off the charts!

Raniah
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   Posted 4/12/2009 6:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Panic Queen,

I'm so very sorry to hear about your sister. It's understandable why you would be off the charts with anxiety. I pray that you will find some relief, so that you can be strong for yourself and for your sister. Please take very good care of yourself, and know that we're here praying for you and wishing you the very best. (((hugs)))

Nanners
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   Posted 4/12/2009 6:53 AM (GMT -7)   
My week has been very busy as I work in the financial industry and its TAX TIME!!! I was so grateful to have Good Friday off, just to get a little breather. The 15th is just around the corner so things should be getting better soon.

Anxiety wise it has been a little tougher for me. My oldest daughter has slapped us right in the face and took her kids to visit family a little over 1 hour away from us. Actually this really isn't HER family as it is my ex husbands father and his wife, my daughter is my current husbands child. She promised she would never not talk to us again and for sure would never keep her kids from us. Looks like thats not really the case.

Panic queen I am so sorry to hear about your sisters diagnosis. Please know that I will be praying for you and her. (((HUGS)))
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"*

Raniah
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   Posted 4/12/2009 7:06 AM (GMT -7)   
Nanners.....I'm sorry to hear about what happened with your daughter. I know you've had your struggles with that before, and you've been so strong to deal with all the emotional upheaval. Please accept my support and prayers for your situation. (((hugs)))

Nanners
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   Posted 4/12/2009 7:20 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Raniah!
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"*

percycat
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   Posted 4/12/2009 5:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Panic queen,

I'm sorry to hear about your sister's diagnosis. I am sending tons of positive thoughts your way and your sister's, for facing this difficult cancer, and for the docotrs to provide the most effective treatment possible.

Nanners,

I'm so sorry that your daughter is continuing to introduce stress and unhappiness into your life. I know you worry for your grandkids, and it must be frustrating to feel that your concerns are being ignored.

Peace to you all on this beautiful day,
percycat

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subdued
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   Posted 4/13/2009 11:32 PM (GMT -7)   
I have been taking Lexapro for a little more than a year now, and it has really been my life saver. Life is so much more enjoyable and less stressful.

I get upset when people post about how horrible their kids are. I guess it is because I lived with a bi-polar, alcoholic mother and a paranoid schizophrenic affective sister. Those years were extremely painful. My mom acted like I was horrible (although not crazy like my sister), and I suffered physical and verbal abuse as well as neglect.

Life today is so much better. I have made sure that I am a caring mother, and I have let my children know how much I love and care for them. I let them know that I think they are great. In return, my children love and treat me very well. A mother has to take responsibility for her actions. Her actions affect her children greatly and how her children treat her.
Joy - 47 yrs and counting
Colitis Dec 06 (also have IBS)
Currently in remission
Don't expect your doctor to cure your health problems. Your health is your responsibility.

Lexapro (for stress), Probiotics and Vitamins (a whole bunch of them)
Avoid HFCS, foods high in fructose, artificial sweeteners
When flaring: eat anti-inflammatory foods, avoid pro-inflammatory foods
Previous treatments: Fecal transplantation (worked), Prednisone (stopped working), Colazal (stopped working), Asacol (stopped working)

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