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   Posted 8/12/2008 3:01 PM (GMT -6)   
HI I usually post on the Crohn's site and sometimes th Arthritis site, now I'm here.  The last few weeks I haver been having what I believe are panic attacks.  I have a lot going on right now, my husband is possibly being transferred to another sate, which is really good news since we would FINALLY be back close to family.  However, I have a dau that will be a Junior in HS and a son that will be a 7th grader.  School starts in a week and a half, both kids are heavily invoved in sports, blah, blah, blah....  Both kids are aware of the possible move and are THRILLED.  Finally, back "home" around all their cousins, grandparents, aunts and uncles.  But anyone with a teenager knows, what's good at one min will be the most awlful thing in the world the next.  That good ol double edge sword.  I would love th move, I would have help when I'm not feeling well, as itis now, we live 450 miles from our families.  I am just worried about it.  WE won't know anything for at least 2 more weeks and the waiting is driving me crazy.  Also, there will be the dreaded issue of finding new docs, starting all over again.  But the chance that this opp will come again is pretty much slim to none.  We could actually live in my hometown where I grew up.  We have not lived in the state for 14 years,moved three times with his company.  It has always been easy for us, all other moves happened when the kids were little.  We have been in this same place now for 11 years.  I'm just scared and worried, I want to do what's best for the kids.  Just thinking about all this makes me feel like I can't breath.  I just needed to vent I'm sorry to unload, certainly things could be worse, I know I should not be complaining. 
Apologies to all.....
Dx: 10/04 Crohn's, GERD, IBS,Osteporosis, Depression, Hypokelemia, "Crohn's" Arthritis, Migranes,
Meds: Asacol, Protonix, Lexapro, Celebrex,Potassium, Remecaide,Entocort, B12 injections wkly, Magnesium, Calcium, Phosphorus 

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Date Joined Jul 2005
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   Posted 8/12/2008 3:22 PM (GMT -6)   

It sounds like the "goods" outweigh the "bads" for everyone right now.

Anticipatory anxiety is such a drain on your energy. Try to think about all the things you want to enjoy right now, this week, where you are. If you move, you'll be glad you took that time. If you don't move, you'll not have lost anything. Focus on what's going on around you and for your family right now, and try to let the racing thoughts about the future's possibilities just race on past you.

Good luck!


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   Posted 8/12/2008 6:20 PM (GMT -6)   


I agree, it does feel to me like the good out-weighs the bad.  Your children appear to be bright and well adjusted and I am sure they will fit right in to the new schools.  They will have family they know so your not taking them to a strange city or state where they would have to start from scratch. 

Most important you would have help and the support of your family which is so important when you have a chronic disease. 

Change is scary but in this case in seems the best choice. There is a great book:  Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson , easy read but it gets the point accross of how to deal with change in your life.  You can order it from the library or buy it..............

Small book, cute  read and yet when your done it makes you feel good.

Take care



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   Posted 8/12/2008 9:53 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Irish,

No need to apologise for venting. You have legitimate fears and worries. Change is always scary (except maybe winning the lottery!) and I would certainly be feeling anxious if my future was up in the air.

It sounds to me that either way things go that you have a beautiful family and that you will cope. Stay focused on the here and now, and try not to anticipate too far in the future. It's hard to remember to live our lives instead of planning our futures! I wish you all the best with whatever decison is reached. Keep us posted.


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