Thursday, March 21, 2013
My SSD evaluation went well a month ago, but I went through a lot of stress while it was happening and this caused stress and anxiety attacks. Today I received a letter in the mail that now the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry was evaluating my case. I received this in the mail after the hours to call today so could not do anything but worry. But all I felt was a sense of calmness for some strange reason. Before, this might of pushed me close to the edge but it just did not. I realized that I would just wait for my first opportunity to deal with this and take care of it to the best of my ability.
I have gone 17 days with one anxiety attack and I am determined that this new stress will NOT cause another attack. It felt awesome to put on my update that today was day 10 anxiety attack free. I will try my best to make it day 11. It feels good that I am better able to deal with stress that comes my way. One thing that helped me was reading 3 stress articles on SP today. They helped me to place this stress in perspective and to continue to remain calm.
Writing this blog is in itself a way for me to deal with this situation. Putting down in words my thoughts and feelings is causing me to cope. The first opportunity I get I will take care of what I can do. I just have to relax stay calm and hope for the best.