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Huge Victory


Monday, May 06, 2013

I went to wal-mart tonight and I was OK
with my PTSD in the past I couldn't go into wal-mart cause of all the people.

I am so proud of myself.
I haven't been in Wal-Mart since my Mom died over 2 years ago.

I'm healing and recovering. Everyday I'm getting stronger.
I know God is helping me. I know the road has been rough but nothing in life is easy it's all about enjoying the ride no matters how rocky it can get.
I am lucky to be alive and I am lucky I have a family who loves me and to have spark friends.
One Step At A Time I Will Get Back To Me Again :)
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MRSP90X 5/8/2013 10:24AM

    emoticon I'm pretty outgoing, but I don't like crowds either.

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SARASMILING 5/7/2013 6:18AM

    SO PROUD OF YOU!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CLPURNELL 5/6/2013 10:41PM

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KEEPITSIMPLE_ 5/6/2013 7:49PM

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You can do it!

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PAHOOT 5/6/2013 6:25PM

    Good for you. That's HUGE! emoticon emoticon

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JUMPINJULIE 5/6/2013 6:23PM

    Great blog. I happy for you.

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AWESOMECHELZ 5/6/2013 4:56PM

    Wow! That's a BIG victory! Walmart CAN get crazy so if you made it through that, you are surely on your way to recovery. emoticon emoticon emoticon Love, Chelsea

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DESIDERATA~GIRL 5/6/2013 3:38PM

    Well done on handling the situation well! :)

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IAMWINNING 5/6/2013 3:16PM

    Hooray! Congratulations, you're overcoming a problem in your life. emoticon

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GOPINTOS 5/6/2013 2:50PM

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BRAVELUTE 5/6/2013 2:48PM

    Sorry, duplicate. Don't know how. I'm SP challenged today!!

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BRAVELUTE 5/6/2013 2:48PM

    emoticon ISAVEDME80, winner of the Walmart Shopper Award! emoticon

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BRAVELUTE 5/6/2013 2:45PM

    Walmart is also noisy, just because of the huge expanse of roofing which is not separated from our view by a ceiling. So 10 people in the store sounds like at least 100. Then add the noise of the air handling units, the check out aisles, the carts with wheels that have a flat side . . . and the kids teasing for a new toy or candy, or a box of crayons . . . and you can't hear yourself think anymore.

It's a difficult place for ANYONE to shop and not leave like a raving maniac!! I try to do most of my shopping in other local stores.

I love the idea that another commenter mentioned about going late at night. That's the BEST time to do serious birthday or Christmas shopping. 2:00 in the morning, there are NO crowds. Course we can't tell everyone that or I might need to change my routine!!

Good luck!!

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PRESBESS 5/6/2013 1:28PM

    I am sooo happy for you. Although I don't know your story, it sure sounds like you are making progress. I love your line regarding "enjoying the ride no matter how rocky it can get". So true.

You're a blessing.
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WALLAHALLA 5/6/2013 11:59AM

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NEVERORNOW 5/6/2013 10:20AM

    emoticon I'm proud of you!

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PATTYKLAVER 5/6/2013 8:25AM

    Hooray for you.

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AMR6665 5/6/2013 6:44AM

    That is great!!! I know what a big step that is...Walmart can be a crazy place to go even if you don't have issues with people! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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COCK-ROBIN 5/6/2013 6:11AM

    Wonderful! I'm proud of you.

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CAKAROO 5/6/2013 6:04AM

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JANTWO 5/6/2013 1:58AM

    Praise God that is a victory!!!! I am not comfortable going into Wal Mart alone yet.

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FREEBIRD7100 5/6/2013 1:27AM

    Congratulations!!! I also had issues with my PTSD and Walmart. Not sure why Walmart evokes that fear issue. Maybe it is the immense amount of people that are in there or the fact that it is a place we just cant avoid. I love going to WM at night, after work, around 11 pm. That is when the Walmartians are there, I know cuz I am there with them LOL.

When my kids were younger I had issues after I left my ex. Always felt like he was going to attack me in WM in front of them. Even though he lived 750 miles away. It took many years for me to be comfortable in WM. But I now am able to shop there with out those feelings. So I know you will one day be able to do the same. I am proud of you for this important milestone in your healing! HOOORAYYYY for you!!! emoticon

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