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   Posted 4/26/2009 11:29 PM (GMT -6)   
So besides the flight being totally messed up and wickedly late, that part of the trip wasn't too nerve wracking. I hummed the theme song to "I dream of genie" through the turbulence and that seemed to help. I just unpacked and ordered some food, now I'm settled in sort of and I don't know if I can sleep. This is the first night I've been away from my husband since we got married 1 1/2 yrs ago. I am very anxious and I've had horrible muscle spasms and pains since he left me at the airport. I hate that I can't just go to him for a hug and have him tell me I'll be fine. I feel so silly but part of me is scared to go to sleep. It doesn't help I have to be on antibiotics for a week starting today so my medication weirdness is going nuts on top of being away from home, safety net, and my support people. I hope we are busy enough tomorrow to keep my mind off things so that the time just flies by. I just want to be home safe in my own bed.

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   Posted 4/27/2009 1:26 AM (GMT -6)   

Good on you for making it through your flight! no easy feat, well done! continue telling yourself positive things and focus on the fact that you CAN do anything and that your fear has to take a backseat to your life. (easier said than done, i know) but good on you for taking it one step at a time and achieving goals

Take care,

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   Posted 4/27/2009 1:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Flights can be a nightmare, especially with turbulence (my iPod saved my life). I hope you feel better soon. I know its always easiest for me when I am able to go to my rock (my lady) for support. Being out on your own in a new place can be either really good or make you feel even worse (I hope its the former for you).

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   Posted 4/27/2009 6:31 AM (GMT -6)   
I am glad you made it to NJ.  I know that feeling of being alone in a hotel room and so wishing you had your hubby there to just give you a hug.  I have gone through several mini break downs when I have been out of town and had to talk to my hubby long distance. Just hearing his voice and telling him I was afraid helped me as he kept telling me I would be ok and I would soon be back home with him.
Tried to stay in the moment and know you will soon be back home and this trip will be history.
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   Posted 4/27/2009 7:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Hang in there, dixiebella!

You have made it through one step, and you can make it through the next and then the next, until you're home and feeling safe and comfortable again.

Try to stay in the moment and distract yourself with what you hear, see, smell, etc., if you feel anxiety and discomfort coming on.

Sending lots of positive wishes your way!


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   Posted 4/27/2009 2:58 PM (GMT -6)   
The key is to stay in the moment as others mentioned. Don't let your mind wander to negative things. Call your husband as needed or come on here and talk to us!

You should be proud of yourself for making the flight! I hope you brought a notebook to jot down your thoughts and feelings. If not, maybe the hotel sells them in their gift shop.

You're going to have a great time! Hang in there....
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   Posted 4/27/2009 8:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey everyone,
Thanks for all the replies, you guys are such a great support system. Today was alright, I've been busy (and exhausted from the late flight yesterday) so I haven't had much time at all to worry. I'm a little anxious now that I'm back in my hotel room by mysel fand am unwinding. How come it always has to come on when you finally get a chance to let yourself relax a bit? I'm also homesick but not as bad as yesterday. My husband misses me too and I've talked to him 3x today so that has helped a lot. Tomorrow night then I head home! I can't wait to be back with my husband, at my house, with my horses and cats. I also just realized that since I'm here without a car I have no real escape route and that always makes my anxiety worse. Weird that I just realized that but it makes sense to me in a strange way.
I do have my journal so I'm going to go jot down a little bit before bed, see if I can relax a little bit and get some restful sleep. One good thing is that the tv has a sleep timer and that's always kind of helped my anxiety to have the tv on to keep me distracted and help me sleep since I'm alone.
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