should i get another job? maybe itll help get me back to normal?

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   Posted 4/21/2009 12:40 AM (GMT -6)   
alot of people have been telling me that i have more time on my hands so i think about every little thing to much. i wana go back to work but cant because sometimes i really do get asthma attacks. but i feel like i wont get better untill i start living like im better. i always wonder if im better but i just dont know it. till i try to be better. times are so weird like a nightmare. something has got to change.

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   Posted 4/21/2009 8:41 AM (GMT -6)   

It's so hard being in that "middle" space where you know what's wrong, but haven't had time to heal yet. Maybe there's something else you could do besides taking on the commitment of a job when you're still feeling a little uncertain about your health - volunteering, joining a community group, something that gives you some regularity but also permits you to take the time to adjust to treating your asthma.

Try to hang on, and know that each day brings you a little closer to feeling that way you deserve to.



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   Posted 4/22/2009 1:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello! I was going to say, in my opinion, you should stay home until you feel better. But I realize that a job can keep your mind busy and off yourself. So, how about a part time job or volunteering as Percycat suggested? I watch my body a lot too, sometimes. I need to mentally draw myself into other things. Stay in the moment.

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   Posted 4/23/2009 9:05 PM (GMT -6)   

Hello Crystal,

I am sorry your feeling down but perhaps a very part time job to start with would be good for you, in an area that is not going to cause your asthma to flare.  Take your time if you can and you do not need the money right now.  Perhaps even look at doing something on a volunteer basis that may lead to a part time job.

It is scary to take that first step back into the working place when you have anxiety. I know as I have done it and once I got to the job I did ok.  The first position I took I stuck with for awhile but it made my anxiety increase so I did leave that position and gave myself more time.

I now have a position that works well as it is as a substitue so I can accept or decline the offers that come my way.

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   Posted 4/23/2009 10:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, crystal!

I'm just wondering how things are going for you. I know you were to have some allergy testing this week, and that you've been struggling with feeling safe about your health, especially when you're alone.

Do let us know how you're doing when you get a chance - we care.



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