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Lay offs are tough

Friday, September 26, 2008

So my husband, Aubrey was laid off this week. They let his entire department go.

So what now? Well, we stress out, Aubrey sends out his resume like a mad man, and I attempt to not eat everything that comes into my sight. Sounds good?

Before all of this crappiness happened, I signed up for a research study for GAD. I've gone to the first appointment, where I got to sit around for about four hours!! Whoo hoo! They did a physical, took about a gallon of blood, and I talked with a therapist. He determined that I probably do have GAD, as well as social anxiety. Um, can I say duh? We didn't get into the OCD or the agoraphobia, but they didn't have anything to do with the study. But anyway, I'll find out on Tuesday if anything in my blood disqualifies me and then I'll be taking the study medication and meeting with the doctor for the next couple of months.

Oh, they also realized that I have incredibly low blood pressure. Like way below normal. The doctor said that it should be fine and is probably due to the fact that I exercise for at least 30 minutes a day, most days of the week. But then, that could also explain some of my health issues. They are all symptoms of having low blood pressure, and could possibly be helped by taking in more sodium and caffeine.

I hope you all are having a much more fabulous week.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:

    Amber, I'm so sorry about your husband. Layoffs are suddenly becoming a frightening reality for many couples and families. Keep your chin up and take it day by day. You're in my thoughts.

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JSMLIVE 9/27/2008 1:16AM

    Hang in there Amber, I know change is hard, but opportunities usually do arise from seemingly bad or negative situations.
I'll keep you in my meditations and prayers.

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JIBBIE49 9/26/2008 4:15PM

    You LOW BP is probably so much lower than "normal" since we are mostly WAY over with HBP. But, do take care of yourself. I went to nursing school with a girl whose bp was 90/60 as we had to check each other in class to learn. She was really tall and SKINNY, but healthy.

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QUEMBEL1 9/26/2008 3:05PM

    It is tough all around right now and scary. My husband is a mechanic and gets paid by the job. We have been having a gas shortage here which has everyone scared and he has made less that $400 for the last 2 weeks.
I have heard of people getting laid off and it pushed them to find something better than they had before. I hope that happens with your husband but I know it will be rough in the mean time.

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MDTWEETY 9/26/2008 2:36PM

    Oh no. Sorry to hear about your hubby's job. emoticon
I hope he finds another job very soon. Sending my best wishes your way... emoticon

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DEBBIEANNE1124 9/26/2008 2:27PM

    Amber, I am so sorry about your husband being alid off work. These things are supposed to happen to everyone else but not to your family. In the end it might be for the best. He may find a better job. hugs

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