Isn't it ironic ?

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   Posted 4/29/2008 10:39 PM (GMT -6)   
   Want to know what you all think . Here we suffer from anxiety and panic on a daily basis . right ? nobody really knows how we feel .
    Ok well when I tell you this you will all know where I live , but that is ok . We have been having earthquakes since Feb. some small some bigger . My son felt his first earthquake friday night . Pictures fell off walls ect. Now everyone in this town is in a panic mode . they don't know what to do .... do I run  ? where can I hide ... don't like the feeling of being " out of control " .... well isn't that what we live with everyday ? Had time to talk with my son today , asked him how he felt when eartquake hit , HE didn't want to talk about it .... I told him thats how I feel when I have a panic attack !!! or live with anxiety .... so I guess what I am saying is , everyone could know what we live with everyday , just sit though an earthquake . No fun is it .
Ok on lighter side I have only felt one , and of course I was sitting on the "pot " you never seen anyone jump up so fast LOL . Haven't felt one of those since i moved from calif 23 yrs ago .
 A note to anyone who has been reading my posts , tomorrow take my grandaughter to orthopedic doctor for her foot . Thank you all for your prayers . I will keep you posted .
  And I thank God I found HW . God bless everyone here !!!!!  :-) , (((((hugs ))))) megie

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   Posted 4/30/2008 1:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Megie, prayers are with you and your will get through this ok sweetie, we are thinking of you.
Yes! It is ironic about those earthquakes..if only people knew that we sometimes feel like that everyday, they certainly would be more understanding wouldn't they..hmm, I'm wondering if we can manage an earthquake at my workplace..??!! just kidding.. Best of luck for tommorow, Megie, keep us posted.
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   Posted 4/30/2008 9:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Megie,
Yes, it certainly is ironic - moving away from earthquake zone, only to get zapped again by them.  I do have to say though, that I thought it quite funny that you were on the "pot" - I can just imagine how quickly you moved!!
Please do keep us up to date on your granddaughter, we are about both you and your family.  You're in my heart and thoughts.

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   Posted 4/30/2008 12:10 PM (GMT -6)   

Hey Megie,

I think the way you used the earthquake to help explain panic was a super idea.  You don't know what to do, where to go and it is hard standing in the "safe" area of your home waiting to see if the roof caves in. Yup that is anxiety.

I hope the quakes stop now. 

I also don't remember if your granddaughter was going to be able to have her surgery at your local hospital. It sounds like it is your local hospital.  I am praying for you.Hugs


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   Posted 4/30/2008 5:37 PM (GMT -6)   

Yes I too live near/close to where earthquakes have been happening lately in the midwest. I would normaly be freaked out by something like this but oddly they dont bother me like the tornados do.

It is Ironic!

I wish the best for you and family and will say a prayer for her.


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   Posted 5/1/2008 6:01 PM (GMT -6)   
I am glad you all caught what I was talking about . Now if ppl in our lives that do not have anxiety or panic attacks could just relate that to the feelings we have , on and everyday basis . When we are to scared to get in our cars and drive , don't know if we should sit down or stand up . Feel like running , but have no place to go . When ppl say "get a grip " snap out of it . When we feel like we are going to die because our hearts are beating out of our chests . Think I'd rather sit through ( a little ) earthquake . Earthquakes still scare me , but it isn't why I moved from Calif . Haven't lived there for over 22 yrs . Just go for visits every now and again . Been along time , have been fighting the fear of traveling . Ok I have rambled on enough .

hugs , Megie
     You can only change what you can control , you can't change what you can't control .

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