A Salute to the Valiant
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|Mon, 05-31-2010 - 2:44am|
This is a repeat of a post - in response to one of our A P and P ers going to visit a sick relative. The point i made to the poster is one of we who suffer ANXIETY are the true marines of this world. Do you not agree?
Our co-sufferer said " Prayers and positive thoughts for when we're with grandpa would be greatly appreciated. I feel like such a louse, but his illness makes me really anxious, so the Xanax is going with me."
Dear friend -
Do not heap guilt on yourself.
June 15, 2005, I was in a catastrophic near death auto accident - a head on collision at 55 mph each car - I don't even remember the hit nor even the helicopter coming to take me to the TRAUMA unit at St Francis Hospital, Poughkeepsie, NY. I remember nothing, actually - but for the first few months after the collision I irrationally felt enormous GUILT - Yes, Amiga , this Amigo, also felt like a LOUSE - but - one day in August, daughter Beth simply said," Pop - it's called an ACCIDENT - not an ON PURPOSE."
It is exactly (EXACTLY) the same with anxiety, panic, and phobia .Amiga, you did not ask to have certain chemicals mess with your serotonin thus precipitating anxiety. You are going where you are needed and alongside your husband. This per se is courageous beyond the comprehension of non sufferers ! !! Yes ? This means YOU are a valiant warrior. To view yourself as less is untrue and unproductive and anxiety generating ! Pop o Amy knows. I've been there; done that a thousand
( well a hundred - lol ) times Thus, we ALL salute you, friend, and we wish you Bon Voyage - and aurevoire with our thoughts and prayers.
P S - This fear/phobia is incredibly common among we A P and Pers ---- It would be interesting to read some observations from the amigas of A,P. &P ---- Wow - wouldn't it be something if an AMIG-O responded. 40% of sufferers of A, P & P are MEN ---- Interesting so few - if any are here. ---
God bless you, dh, and grandpa. "Fear not... for If God be with you, who (what) can stand against you."