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stkitt
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   Posted 4/29/2009 5:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Good Morning Family,
 
I thought I would toss out a Roll Call question for this week.  I sometimes let stressful thoughts swirl around in my head for too long, which causes anxiety and makes me feel grumpy so here is your Question for the week idea
 
Question:

Is there anything you find yourself doing repeatedly that gets in the way of your happiness?
 
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Nanners
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   Posted 4/29/2009 6:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes, I seem to have little patience sometimes. Especially when driving, I can be a complete brat. I always catch myself and tell myself to knock it off, but then again later, I catch myself doing it again:(
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   Posted 4/29/2009 6:59 AM (GMT -7)   
 
Question:

Is there anything you find yourself doing repeatedly that gets in the way of your happiness?
 
Kitt

Yes.....it's what I would call "catastrophizing".  I seem to have a natural inclination towards panic when something starts to go wrong, and I have to stop myself and remind myself that it's not a major crisis or catastrophe, and it can be handled with some patience and (usually) a few simple steps.
Living one day at a time. 
 


Howlyncat
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   Posted 4/29/2009 7:45 AM (GMT -7)   
.......YES..........
STayng in my Non hearing world alone and sad all the time............
PPL have to realize I cannot CALL them ( been a couple of emials stating I was going to ) but how the heck can I when I cannot even hear dial tone

I have to make the best of what I have been given at least I am alive ya ........... wink


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Post Edited (Howlyncat) : 4/29/2009 8:50:32 AM (GMT-6)


Raniah
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   Posted 4/29/2009 8:07 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Lyn....I'm so sorry about your hearing loss. I had to come back to the thread to give you my support! I hope people will be more understanding of your situation, and hope that you will not continue to feel alone. There are lots of people here who love you. (((hugs)))
Living one day at a time. 
 


vestabula
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   Posted 4/29/2009 8:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Thinking about over and over...

Not having health insurance at 63 years old and knowing I can't go to the doctor when maybe I should.  Well...I CAN go if I want to cash in an IRA or win the lottery, as doctors now are so afraid of lawsuits they automatically run every test there is to make sure they aren't missing something.  Very understandable.  But the thought still rambles around in my brain that I might be putting money before health issues...but last round of blood work I had done was $1100.  Just bloodwork.

Oh...I DO have 'Catastrophic Insurance' that is $500 a month. That covers me and the hubby if we get hit by a greyhound bus at high noon on the New York State Thru Way headed north.  In a red car. LOL!

huggies

Donna


Howlycat...I have severe hearing loss also from Menieres Disease.  I know exactly how you feel.  It is very isolating and I have all but given up talking to my friends on the phone.


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Post Edited (vestabula) : 4/29/2009 9:38:04 AM (GMT-6)


Howlyncat
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   Posted 4/29/2009 8:28 AM (GMT -7)   
..........Raniah
........Thanks for your unending support and caring
It means so much to me .........I WIL get thru this
'Just having a "Pity party" I am lol
THanks again sweetie
Luvs............LYN smilewinkgrin
 
..........Donna........
....I hail from Ontario where our insurance is paid by gov
I AM truly sorry that this is happening to you and so many others cry
........I will keep you in my prayers and thoughts ..........LYN


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                            Keep The Fight Going..Or YOu Will Lose
               Look For The GOOD, Even At Your Lowest
  We Have Anxiety and Panic...................Anxiety and Panic DO NOT Have us         
   
                                     LYN

Post Edited (Howlyncat) : 4/29/2009 9:56:53 AM (GMT-6)


Nanners
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   Posted 4/29/2009 8:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Lyn,

I am so sorry to hear you have lost all of your hearing now. Sending (((big hugs))) out to you.

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"*

nellebutter
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   Posted 4/29/2009 9:41 AM (GMT -7)   
All of my obsessive thoughts are from my anxiety. Not a day goes by that I don't think money issues and not being able to keep a job because I can't control my panic attack. Another concern is the heart palpitations even though all the nests came back normal sometimes I panic when I feel the palpitations. I also startle easily when I am already "on edge" so when my dog barks or my 3yr old makes a loud noise I find myself being snappy towards them which makes me feel so bad because its not their fault I feel this way. Its just one vicious circle and I hate it.
This too shall pass...


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   Posted 4/29/2009 11:46 AM (GMT -7)   
I think about things too long and too often. Drives me nuts. It's a bad habit. I'm beginning a CBT group in early May. It should be good and helpful.

Lyn, sorry to hear you have a terrible hearing problem! That must be frustrating! Hang in there, Sweetie!
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stkitt
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   Posted 4/29/2009 1:25 PM (GMT -7)   

Here is how I feel.  I often let stressful thoughts spin around in my head for too long, which causes anxiety and makes me feel irritable. When I notice that I am making myself unhappy, I step back, examine my stinkin thinkin (like "things are never going to change" or "I never do anything right") and turn it around to something more true and useful (like "things are always changing, and for the better" or "I do a lot of things well"). When I change the thought, the feeling changes, and my mood lifts.

I am sorry Lyn that your hearing is gone completely and empathize with you.  Having to try to explain yourself over and over must be extremely hard.

Kitt


 

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   Posted 4/29/2009 2:57 PM (GMT -7)   
I dwell on the mistakes and injustices of my past. i hold grudges. i am cynical. its not healthy but i cant seem to let go of past hurts.
 
Maz XX
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percycat
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   Posted 4/29/2009 2:58 PM (GMT -7)   
I think too much about what other people want and try to accommodate them, rather than thinking about whether it's reasonable for me to do what they want - or what I think they want. My therapist and I talk a lot about boundaries and how just because someone pushes against yours doesn't mean you have to let it down for them.

Lyn, I am SO sorry that you are dealing with losing your hearing. It must be frustrating, depressing, and confusing, at the same time. Just remember that you're still our Lyn, and we love you to pieces, no matter what. Sit back and bask in the love and support while you adjust and figure out what comes next. "I love you" is just as easy to type as to say...

Tons of love for you,
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Aries8
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   Posted 4/30/2009 10:14 AM (GMT -7)   
Wow, I can relate with each one of you. Reading your posts reminds me of myself. Old habits are hard to break but not impossible. At times I think my anxiety is a habit. If I have moments of feeling "normal", it feels strange. I'm not used to it.
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Allestaria
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   Posted 4/30/2009 2:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Aries8 I have the same feelings. When I have "normal" days it feels werid. As I'm so used to having anxiety/panic every day all the time. When I don't have a rough day or even a easy 2-3 hours things don't feel right. But yet I can look back on that time and just go "wow" that was actually nice for a change.

I dwell on the what if's all the time. And have to fix it. What if I cut my hand on that knife? Things like that. I have to do the oh well it can happen. Just be extra careful. What if's are my biggest problems. They make me very unhappy and scared all the time.

But I do what I can to work around them, fix them or rework my thinking at the time. If picking up that knife right now is going to make me panic I'll wait and talk myself through it in 15-20 minutes time.

Percycat
I used to do the same thing. Wanted to please everyone. At my expense. More time at work to make the boss happy. Extra time cleaning house to make hubby and the kids happy. And forget it if there was a dirty dish in my sink when someone came over. Eat last to make sure everyone else got what they needed first.
But I have gotten over some of it. I am not bending over backwards as much anymore. Well physically I can't anymore. But I do do what I still can.

Lyn,

I am sorry you are going through such a hard time with the loss of your hearing. It can be very hard adjustment to make. My daughter is deaf in one ear. We had gotten her a hearing aid and the extra noises and sounds she heard scared her so much she refuses to use it. So instead we have adjusted to her needs. Though I can say it is a big pita to wake her up when she is sleeping on her good ear!. She was born with this hearing loss. And by 2nd grade the teachers said something was wrong and we had her tested and sure enough she couldn't hear out of her left ear. So we did a few things but didn't get her a hearing aid until she was 10. We waited to long I think. But her ears where just to small for the ones we could afford. The schools even stepped in and had one made for her just so the teacher could talk into a microphone that was around their neck and that would be what she would hear. But it was still to much for her to handle. She is now 16 and uses it at full advantage.. haha figures huh!

Howlyncat
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   Posted 4/30/2009 5:01 PM (GMT -7)   
I also PUT up walls so that I am not hurt as I have been in the past

Learning to bring them down I am ...........LYN
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Fibro & Other DD

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                            Keep The Fight Going..Or YOu Will Lose
               Look For The GOOD, Even At Your Lowest
  We Have Anxiety and Panic...................Anxiety and Panic DO NOT Have us         
   
                                     LYN

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