My Dear, Wonderful and Sweet Nanners,
May you live all the days of your life.-- Jonathan Swift
Co-Moderator, Anxiety and Panic Forum
DX: Anxiety, Depression, LPR (acid reflux)
Meds: Paxil, Nexium, Zantac
A mega hug to warm and calm you- sorry you are having such a rough time of it, you know how much i adore you-
in my prayers-
Post Edited (Aries8) : 4/19/2009 11:52:24 PM (GMT-6)
I don’t know how I missed this post the first time around, but I do hope that you’ve found some comfort since you first posted here. I can see that you’ve had a heaping helping of love and support from everyone here…..not surprising, as this is such a supportive place to be.
I understand why you miss your mom so much. I still miss my mom, even though she passed away over ten years ago. There are many times when I long to talk to her, and to feel her unconditional love and hear her wise advice. Her presence still guides me, and I hope you feel the same from your mom, too. It has to be especially difficult for you, with the ongoing situation with your daughter, and with the distance from your grandchildren. I’m encouraged to see what a wonderful source of support you have in your husband….that makes me very happy for you. I know that sharing this with him must be comforting to you.
I have seen how incredibly compassionate and loving you have been in your posts to others here, and I can only imagine what love has poured from your heart as a mother. I agree with Sam’s comment about wonderful mothers prevailing, and I do believe that your daughter will see things in a different light once she has learned whatever lessons she is meant to learn in this situation. Please hold onto your faith, and know that things do come around when the time is right.
My heart goes out to you in your health struggles as well. It’s so hard to keep marching forward day after day, and sometimes it all seems overwhelming. When I read your comment about the cholesterol problem, I felt that I had to post this suggestion to you, and I hope it will be helpful. I have a long list of drug allergies and sensitivities, and the only thing I have been able to tolerate for my cholesterol is Red Rice Yeast. It does not affect me negatively the way other yeast products do….it is a different thing altogether. I am happy to say that my cholesterol is at a normal, healthy level now, thanks to this supplement….and much to the relief of my endocrinologist, who really panicked at my initial consultation because my LDL cholesterol level was one of the highest she had ever seen. Perhaps this would be a viable alternative for you…..if you feel like speaking to your doc about it. I promise you, I wouldn’t suggest it if I didn’t have remarkable success with it myself. It’s been a Godsend for me.
Please hang in there, Nanners, and know that we all love you and care about you. I hope you are feeling better today.
I am ending my day by writing to you to tell you how wonderful you are and to let you know I understand how you feel.
Please know it is alright to give yourself permission to feel bad and to take the medication as I know you will only be taking it when you need it. Don't wait until you are so down you cannot see your way up to use your medication. I use mine when I need to and lately I have used it regularly after discussing it with my P-doc.
I am praying that your daughter gets over this latest snit and has an "aha" moment when she realizes how nasty she is treating you and also she is hurting her children by keeping them from their loving grandparents.
I can hear the pain in your post and I wish that I could be there to give you a hug in person and just sit and hold your hand.............let out those tears and then remember that you have done nothing wrong, your daughter has made some poor choices and you are paying for her choices. I know how unfair that is and yet I also know that we cannot control other people.
Keep on talking by email, texting or whatever to stay in touch with your one granddaughter.
I hurt for you my friend. Is it not time to kick the Crohn's Disease to the curb? Oh, shoot, guess you cannot do that.......... OK then, take care of you and please don't let yourself become anymore stressed as I do not want that Crohn's to flare up again.
I am here and I am praying and I have all my fingers and toes crossed too.
((((((((((HUGS)))))))))))))) Dear Nanners and know I am here for you always.