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   Posted 3/17/2008 7:40 AM (GMT -7)   

Hey love, I don't mean to intrude on your busy time, but I've been thinking about you and we haven't heard from you in a little while. Is everything going okay? How are you holding up?

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Date Joined Feb 2008
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   Posted 3/17/2008 8:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi there
Thanks for your concern .. im fine .... I was in Johannesburg to see my kids , and of course to bury my little grandchild .... the whole process was extremly traumatic .. but believe me I have now seen the value of taking my meds ....
My daughter as much as I love her nearly drove me beserk .. she is a total slob .. you cant see her bed for the junk she has lying around .. she is food obsessed and everything in her apartment is low fat .... so I managed to loose 14 pounds in a week .. I have a very fast metabolism and its always been hard for me to maintain a healthy weight ....
Fran (my daughter) is a high powered very sucessful career woman .. but her lifestyle is enough to drive anyone nuts ... she gets up .. goes to gym , goes running , goes to work ... gets home , goes to gym , goes running goes to sleep ... where is the fun ??????
My new daughter in law is the most wounded girl I have ever seen in my life .. apart from loosing her baby she was badly molested as a child and doesnt trust anyone.. she  seems to "hide" in a corner all the time ... the first time I hugged her she went rigid .. the second time she clung to me ... My son doesnt have a clue on how to deal with her .. and having to cope with loosing his baby and a traumatised girlfriend ... well I dont know how he is doing it .. but he is ... I really like the girl ... and she is slowly starting to open up to me ... with her its going to take time , love and lots of patience....
I saw my older son .. who is now off drugs for nearly a year and looks clean fresh and healthy .... its fantastic ... he looks like a healthy 24 yr old .. madly in love with his girlfriend and looking forward to life .... he and his brother have also become very close and he is very supportive which is what Garth needs .. both boys are a handful tho ... like all kids of that age ....full of mischief ....
It was a diffucult week but a good one ... as I say 2 months ago my daughter and I would have the most terrible fight and then we wouldnt have spoken to each other for a month .. this time I could keep my cool and just deal with it :)
Marvelous being in control and being able to handle difficult situations .. my pdoc is going to be proud of me proud of me :))))
I think its the only time we can really measure how effective our meds are ??? when dealing with severe stress and trauma...???
I couldnt see my little grandbaby ... :( not allowed into that area of the hospital .... I did however see her little bum when my son was tickling her feet :) .. she is doing very well and should be out of the incubator this weekend and then home the following one .... she is gaining weight nicely and for such a tiny baby she is very lively ....
once again .. thanks for your concern ...
Owner of parrots, dogs, cats
"I got rid of the kids cos the animals were allergic"

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   Posted 3/23/2008 11:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Still here tongue
Owner of parrots, dogs, cats
"I got rid of the kids cos the animals were allergic"

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Date Joined Dec 2007
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   Posted 3/23/2008 11:09 PM (GMT -7)   
What an emotionally taxing few weeks you hae had.  I hope you felt all of the hugs that were sent your way.  You should be proud of how you have dealt with all of the stress.  I am glad to hear things with your children are improving.  But still lots of hugs and prayers for your son and daughter in law.
"Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending" ~ Maria Robinson

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   Posted 3/24/2008 5:19 PM (GMT -7)   


Glad to hear of your update. It was a highly stressful situation and I was worried for you. I'm glad that the medication dosage you are on and how you handled things allowed you to get through all of this. You handled things differently this time and you saw the improvement in yourself. You should be very proud of yourself! I'm sure your pdoc would also agree!

Continue to keep up the good work up. It's nice to hear that inspite of very stressful situations we can get through them when we have found the right balance of medications for ourselves and do the "leg work" for ourselves in getting through these times.

Will be thinking of you. Hope to hear from you again.

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