Can you get someone else to drive you there, like was suggested before? That way you could take your 1/2 valium in the morning to chill you out and with having another person driving, you don't have to worry about being loopy and driving.
You are going to have to figure out if this kitty is the right thing for you or not? No one here can make that decision for you. If it is too much for your anxiety, maybe its best you don't go get the kitty. I think all will be fine. But this is a decision you will have to make about what is best for you.
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease and Anxiety/Panic Forum
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium w/Vit D, and Xanax as needed for my anxiety. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
*Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*