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Thursday, January 24, 2013

It's been bitter cold here in Detroit. I am cold by nature. I have definitely felt like my body wants to go into hibernation with the colder weather. There's something to the fact that most mammals will do that. I've been reading others' blogs and have noticed that most are complaining about it being unusually cold. I can't wait for the warmer weather. I need to jump start my motivation and am not sure how to do it. I've also been thinking more and more about moving back down south, but know that it wouldn't be very feasible right now. But it is something I am going to keep in the back of my mind.

I've been cutting down on my medicines and hoping to be completely off them soon. But I noticed that I've been overly aware of my body and moods because of it. I notice more often when my anxiety levels rise and have definitely seen that happen a couple times in the last few days. Is it because I am dependent on the medicines to keep my anxiety levels down, do I really need the medicines to keep them down, or is it like my mother commented on the other day? She mentioned that as she gets older, she finds that it's been easier for her to be anxious when things don't go smoothly. Am I just getting older and wanting things to go smoother and am a little less flexible in my dealings with the world? I'm wishing I could find a doctor that takes the time to listen to me. Or do I need to be a little more forceful in getting my point across? I thought I was getting pretty good at stating how I feel, but maybe I need improvement still.

I caught up on my laundry yesterday. I swear I did. But, yet, it happened again. I shut the lights off when I went to bed. I woke up to another load of clothes. This proves my theory that dirty laundry reproduces when the lights go out.
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NPA4LOSS 1/26/2013 1:32PM

    emoticon That crazy laundry gremlin. Planning for a move is quite and endeavor. Begin collecting information now so that if you make that decision it will be an easy transition. Stay warm and stay safe!

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AMYC0128 1/26/2013 8:59AM

    I am confident that you will find a doctor that will listen to you . I find that you are getting your point across just fine. Take deep breaths when the anxiety hits that helps. Journaling your feelings helps as well. You do need to be asserive with doctors when you need to be. I wish you the best. Lol with the laundry it just never seems to go away. Also wishing you warm weather here soon.

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SLIMLILA 1/24/2013 9:53PM

    Are you saying that laundry is like bunny rabbits?

We've got -3oC here and I don't like it. warning of -30 to -4oC overnite... I don't like it one single bit. and if my car doesn't start in the am, I will be liking a whole lot less. I am at mil's and we can't plug in....anxious about that.

Be careful you dont' go off too many meds too quick... take care. You're just getting thru a lot of stress stuff, dont' overdo it....

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JUSTA123 1/24/2013 11:10AM

    I have decided, there is nothing in this world worth my getting upset over, I don't want to live the rest of my years in a perpetual state of worry, your mom is sort of right the older we get somethings make us more nervous..Hugs dear friend

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PROUD-GRANDMA 1/24/2013 8:32AM

    I have learned to be assertive when it comes to my health. There are doctors out there that take the time to listen. I come in with specific questions which helps. If it's my blood pressure i'm concerned about, i'll take a log of measurements. You may want to track how many times a day you feel the anxiety to see if its increasing or decreasing. emoticon

I hear you when it comes to that laundry!

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MJRVIC2000 1/24/2013 8:12AM

    Learn how to conquer yourself and you will be successful! God Bless YOU! Vic.

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