So how was your week?

During the last seven days, I have
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...made significant progress. - 18.2%
3
...made a little progress. - 27.3%
1
...been about the same. - 9.1%
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...taken a few steps forward and a few steps back. - 36.4%
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...had a rough week - 9.1%

 
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debaser
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   Posted 5/12/2007 12:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Just curious to see how everyone's week was. Elaborate if you like, but please vote. I'm just trying to get a feel for how everyone (lurkers and regulars) are doing. The poll is open for five days.

Thanks.
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freezinginAK
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   Posted 5/12/2007 12:51 AM (GMT -6)   

  Hi debaser

  I had a good and bad week

 My truck broke down but I'm working on it but that's ok, but I have been working with my horses and having fun with them, they always brings me up and I love watching my kid with them. It's like she has been around them her whole life and it's kind of funny that most of my family have gone away from them and we are the only one's left to keep the tradition going as my grandmother use to ride her horse to school everyday to school in Montana in the cold of winter and now my kid just's loves it as much as I do.

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jordaNZone
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   Posted 5/13/2007 8:27 AM (GMT -6)   
Life is just cruising along..
It's Autumn here in New Zealand..a really busy time of the year for us in the Tree Nursery where I work..we have started filling orders and sending out trees to our customers - love my job!
 
At present I am knitting a Wrap for my daughter..sheesh I only have 70cm to go confused lucky I am using Big Needles lol!
 
My other project is restoration of an old chair I have named 'Myrtle'..this should keep me out of trouble for quite sometime!
 
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debaser
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   Posted 5/13/2007 9:46 AM (GMT -6)   
It's great to have activities, whether it's working on a car (I assume AK does this himself), restoring furniture, knitting, domestic stuff...it's just good to keep moving.

Not many people have responded to the poll, but it's good there have been no "rough weeks" as of yet.
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ryleigh
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   Posted 5/13/2007 10:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello,  I had a pretty good week.. I am agorophobic and hardly ever leave the house..  This week I went out!!  So that is really good for me.. I have IBS/anxiety..  I really want to thank debaser he has really helped me this week.. You all should check out his blog.. It is really cool.. ANyway hope you all have a great week...

Ryleigh


SarahP
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   Posted 5/13/2007 12:27 PM (GMT -6)   
I've back slid a bit with anxiety this week. Just due to pain and muscle tension...guess my body doesn't appreciate my not making time for doc appt. and med refills. I can go absolutely med free.. and survive..but it does catch up to me in the long run. So I'll go for a while when they run out, and not stress about getting into my docs.. then get caught in the "no time" trap. By that point my body is screaming at me GIVE ME MEDS...lol. And yes.. I already know it's a bad thing to do, getting caught with no meds and fighting the pain..but it keeps me humble. I do a lot more than I should, but I can still do it, so I do. I'll take the physical pain over mental pain of having to stop doing things anyday.

Good things about the week... my home renovations are coming along well. Landscaping is getting there. Softball is....softball. And today.. I'm sitting on my behind soaking up the one day of the year I can tell my kids... NO WAY all day..LOL>
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debaser
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   Posted 5/13/2007 1:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks ryleigh, that means a lot to me. And, not to be full of myself or anything, but I think I just posted what may be my best entry yet. It's about my theory on exercising the right brain to help out with anxiety. I'm sure I'm not the first one to come up with that or anything, but hopefully some people will get something out of it.

Sarah, what meds are you on? What do your doctors say about running out of meds and going without them? Do they say it's a bad thing like the withdrawal is hard on your system or something like that? Just curious. It sounds like you lead a really active lifestyle. I'm getting there, but I'm still envious. Good that you're relaxing today, though. Body needs some rest sometimes. I'm staying home today because it's hot outside and I'm having issues with my car. But I'll stay busy around here.
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SarahP
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   Posted 5/13/2007 3:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Debaser, my doc is super lenient with me on meds. He pretty much lets me do as I wish with them. I'm soo sensitive to them, that I can not hit a "normal" dosage. For pain, I take lortab.. which I take the lowest dosage (5mg) and break them in half. Usually just have one a day, some days two. I take Flexeril for a muscle relaxant, usually just twice a week. And I take Klonopin for relaxation of central nervous system for the fibromyalgia. The Klonopin is the one I'm leery of. I'll take it every night for a couple weeks, then go to every other night, then every third..then stop. It's never bothered me to do this. I've never had withdrawal from it. It's pretty low dosage, .5 per night. I was taking Zoloft, but I stopped that.. and had a tiny bit of withdrawal.. about three days.

He says it's rough on me, because I live with pain. And he says fighting pain wears your body/immune system down. Supposedly.. they are "maintainance meds".. which I am supposed to be on constantly. But I can't stand the dopey feeling I get from them. I can't drive at all if I take any of them. I can't use power tools. And have even gotten a couple nasty burns from cooking while on them. Sooo... I push as far as I can get without them.. and usually just take them in evening or at night.

I am pretty active. I was far more active before this bombshell dropped on me. I never sat down..going, going, going. Now it's go, go...sit down and be a slug... push myself up and groan..and go. I think the hardest part is fighting off the constant low level anxiety. If I stop to concentrate on it... I'm done for. It will raise wayyyy up and it's hard to bring it back down to a tolerable level. All my docs have said it's a "live with it" thing. So that's what I am learning to do.

It's broiling here in Tennessee. I've been outside once, to make kids a slip and slide. Turned on oven to make a cake. Decided supper was sandwhiches. LOL

Hope everyone is having a great day!!
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debaser
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   Posted 5/15/2007 12:32 AM (GMT -6)   
Interesting case. It seems like you're doing pretty well all in all, though, in terms of being able to manage it the best you can.
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freezinginAK
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   Posted 5/15/2007 3:10 AM (GMT -6)   
  Hay debaser yes I do a lot on cars and trucks lol I use to do autobody and mechanical work before A/P hit me I love working on 4x4s and trying new things on them, some work some don't but I keep on trying to do something with them. I built this last truck for off roading only but having to use it for the road right now till I get my clutch back in my tow rig/main ride but waiting for parts right now.
  I think I need a good cad system for my puter so I can design the type rig I would really like to build but for now It's make it, brake it and redesign it lol but it keeps me going and keep my mind off my A/P but the winters really kill me as it's way to cold, dark and depressing to keep me going. My wife is allways bi##### because I'm allways burning my clothes from cutting metal tubing and welding lol
 
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Zomese
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   Posted 5/15/2007 11:11 AM (GMT -6)   

My week is going great. Work is going way better than expected. Got 2 new listings that will be on the market by the end of the week. These will keep me very busy. I have to announce them at the end of the week infront of 75 people which usually gives me a ton of anxiety, but I'm very excited to do it.

I've had a couple of panic attacks yesterday but nothing I couldn't handle. Very minor and only lasted about 10 minutes.

I've upped my medicine dose per my doctor, that went well. Still no side effects. Except my headache is back.

I'm taking the day off today because I have appointments w/ clients through next Monday and I need one day to take care of grocery shopping, laundery etc... Very, very busy. Looking forward to jumping right in. It's the time of year where things really start picking up.

 

 


 
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PainNdaGut
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   Posted 5/15/2007 12:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi all, I have had a much better week this week then last so I feel like I've made some progress. My mood is much better this week which is funny cause I've had some issues with my insurance and getting my meds. But it is a beautiful day, sun shinning and hot. So i'm going to enjoy the sun and hope for the best with my ins.
 

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