Anxiety About my Upcoming Trip

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belyro
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   Posted 10/26/2006 7:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi All,
 
So tomorrow I leave on a short road-trip to the States (I'm in Canada) for some shopping and a concert with my husband and my brother.  Travelling causes me some anxiety (particularly ever since I ended up in the hospital on my honeymoon with either food poisoning or an anxiety attack or both...still unconfirmed exactly what was making me so sick.....blech), but generally it's very mild and nothing I can't handle.  I have no anxiety about malls, etc, and minimal anxiety about concerts, so I'm really looking forward to this trip.
 
The only thing is, my major anxiety triggers are being overtired and/or sick.  Well, today I think I finally caught my husband's cold.  I handle a cold much better than nausea, etc. but I still know that if I really do have this cold, it's likely going to wear me down, make me feel bad, and make me overtired - particularly for the concert.  *sigh*
 
I want to get the most out of this trip, and normally I'd be able to, but I'm kind of worried about it now.  Still looking forward to it, but worried about it too.  Especially because I'm on a role lately - it's been quite a while since I had bad anxiety.  I don't want to fall back into it.  The longer I can go without it, the stronger I get.   
 
Anyone have any hints?
 
B.

I_willconquer
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   Posted 10/27/2006 5:22 AM (GMT -7)   
You can do it, and you will be fine. Take a positive book, or take a journal that you can right in to keep you occupied. When you feel those feelings, talk to them like you would a person. I often say, get thee behind me :-)

Howlyncat
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   Posted 10/27/2006 6:34 AM (GMT -7)   
I say that is a good idea also keep some cough candies close and kleenex
Try to keep positive strong Canadian attitude lol
(yep me Canuck eh )
I think you will do just fine hun know that your HW family is here rooting for you and waiting for all the info on trip and concert
Enjoy yourself and so dang sorry you have a cold now
Seems to always happen though eh you are all set to go some plae and wham you feel like ya been hit with a big rig
I have crohns and I find I cannot make to many plans in advance but getting better by tlling self "YOU are going
You will beat this DD and
FIGHT WITH ALL YOU GOT
Have a great time please and let us know how it goes
Take care
Lyn
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belyro
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   Posted 10/27/2006 6:39 AM (GMT -7)   

Thanks guys!  You're great!

Update is, I'm definitely sick this morning, but so far only "cold symptoms" - mainly a sore throat - no aches/pains/exhaustion, which are the things that would spark my anxiety.  I"m still looking forward to the trip, but definitely far from relaxed about it. 

I like the idea of talking to the feelings like I would to a person.  I'll have to try that....even though my husband and bro will probably laugh at me (ok, laugh with me, not at me).

I'll let you know how it goes.

B.


jordaNZone
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   Posted 10/27/2006 7:02 AM (GMT -7)   

Lots of Vitamin C....hot lemon and honey drinks..positive thoughts..have a wonderful time away...after all you deserve a break...

Maree.

 

*Reach for the stars - even if you have to stand on a cactus.*      Susan Longacre.

 


Shebig
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   Posted 10/27/2006 7:53 AM (GMT -7)   

You sound positive about this trip, I think you'll do great. Have a great time and let us know how it goes.

Hugs Judy smurf


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belyro
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   Posted 10/27/2006 8:03 AM (GMT -7)   

I'll definitely let you know.

Thanks for the encouragement guys!

B.


normalsnofun
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   Posted 10/27/2006 8:10 AM (GMT -7)   
belyro,

I juyst got back from a trip and I was flipping out about it ahead of time (Lyn can attest to that). I bit the bullet and went anyway. I did manage to have a good time around the anxious ones tho. Keep your chin up set your mind and go. Oh, and dont forget...If it knocks you on your bottom get back up and sock it one. tongue

Good luck we are rooting for you.
--Michelle

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When everythings made to be broken, I just want you to know who I am..."
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Those who are the same keep it that way."

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belyro
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   Posted 10/27/2006 9:44 AM (GMT -7)   

Thanks Michelle!

You did so well when you went on your trip, and I think you were dealing with quite a bit more than I am this weekend.  You're a great inspiration! 

B.


normalsnofun
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   Posted 10/27/2006 9:47 AM (GMT -7)   
So nice of you to say that. If I had more or not to deal with is irrelavent. Be strong and put your best foot foward. You will be fantastic. I look foward to knowing how it goes.
--Michelle

...I dont want the world to see me, 'cause I dont think that they'd understand
When everythings made to be broken, I just want you to know who I am..."
--Goo Goo Dolls

"Those who are different change the world,
Those who are the same keep it that way."

“We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.”
--George Bernard Shaw


belyro
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   Posted 10/30/2006 7:52 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi guys!

I'm back, and it went great!!  I had a really good time, and didn't feel too sick while I was gone.  I had no anxiety attacks either!  I can't say I was worry-free, but it never turned into that uncontrollable anxiety that causes me so much grief when it happens.  I just tried to keep everything low-key and got lots of sleep so I'd have energy when I needed it.  (I also drank a lot of tea :-)

Plus, the concert was great!!

Thanks for all the encouragement!

B.


Hyacinth3
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   Posted 10/31/2006 6:11 AM (GMT -7)   
What concert was it? Where in the states did you go?

It's good to hear you made it. and had a good time!

I have a little trouble with travel too--but not fun roadtrip travel, lonely plain flights to old communist country travel.

I uaually make it by pretending I'm not real. I disappear when I get to the airport I'm leaving from and reappear when I arrive at my home airport. That and I drink lots of airport beer and wine, which probably isn't very healthy, but is tasty :-b !!!!!

belyro
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   Posted 10/31/2006 8:10 AM (GMT -7)   

It was Bob Dylan, with the Foo Fighters as special guests in Minneapolis.  (I'm a big Foo Fighters fan....and I think my husband may be the biggest Foo Fighters fan.)

B.


Howlyncat
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   Posted 10/31/2006 12:11 PM (GMT -7)   
I am so Happy you made it
I told Normal she would be fine and she too bit that bullet and took all her will power and strength and got on that plane
Proud of you
Kudos
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belyro
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   Posted 10/31/2006 12:19 PM (GMT -7)   

Thanks for all the support!

B.


normalsnofun
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   Posted 10/31/2006 12:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Holy Moly...Seems Minneapolis is a hot spot lol I was there when I went on my last trip a few weeks ago. Major congrats!
--Michelle

...I dont want the world to see me, 'cause I dont think that they'd understand
When everythings made to be broken, I just want you to know who I am..."
--Goo Goo Dolls

"Those who are different change the world,
Those who are the same keep it that way."

“We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.”
--George Bernard Shaw

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