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Friday, March 02, 2012

Yesterday was one of those nerve wrecking days!Anything that could go wrong did!My toilet went haywire and started leaking profusely.As I was going to Lowe's,I was ran off the road into mud,got stuck and two soldiers pulled me out.I had just pulled into the drive when my daughter sent me a 911
which means medical emergency and I broke all the speed limits getting to her.
She could barely speak,was crying and her heart was racing,face was red and she looked terrified...Panic attack!I rushed her to the hospital ER and they took a few tests/xrays to rule out heart problems.Anxiety and depression were to blame!2 good friends died,2 went to jail for being STUPID and robbing somebody and she's about to graduate soon...It all caught up to her!She has gained alot of weight.Acne has sprouted all over her face and she eats enough junk to float a ship.She is like an unruly toddler right now refusing to eat a balanced diet and wont go to bed until midnite....She has me on edge worrying about her and last night I blubbered like a baby...tears and snot!My DH thinks its just a matter of a strong will to overcome anxiety and depression.I cant make him see reason because he's too opinionated.Women are too soft he says.
She is not preggers,shes drug free,alcohol free and he cant see that as a blessing!!!!!I am weary and need lots of prayers!!! emoticonSUSAN
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    Prayers are with you and your daughter. It's a hard time. Life does change
    2299 days ago
    Well said Martha about the codependency, it,s a tough one for mothers, almost an occupational hazard!
    2300 days ago
    She'll be fine because she has you but your daughter is really dependent - as mine was once, too. Strong mothers don't always make strong daughters, so help her with the codependency. It's a fine line between love and being codependent. My husband never understood either... But he's not warm and fuzzy. I'm glad your frantic day is over, sweetheart. It was a tough one.
    2300 days ago
    thank you all so much!You all make me feel so much better and she is 17 years old.I realized today she has me wrapped around her universe and is using her remote to control me...its made of guilt!!
    2301 days ago
    Bless your heart. Thank goodness your daughter is okay. You'll keep reminding her and it will sink in, one day.

    Hang in there.
    2301 days ago
    What a day you've had! My prayers are with you and your daughter. Tell your DH anxiety/panic attacks are very real and they have NOTHING to do with how strong we women are.
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    2301 days ago
    My sister is a lot like your daughter; she's got severe depression and anxiety as well and it's taken a huge toll on my mom. The thing that's helped her the most, however, is a support group. She's developed a lot of skills to help both my sister and herself cope and find a solution for the situation. Try googling it or asking your doctor if she knows of one; they're very helpful and my mom has been attending hers for a few years now.

    Keep your chin up! It'll get better! My sister has started eating better and working out, too; it took some prodding, but she'll find that she feels better after a while and, really, that's all she wants in the first place. =)
    2301 days ago
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    Praying for you all
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    2301 days ago

    You're having a really frantic day, but it sounds like everything did turn out okay. Try to be positive. You could have been stuck in the mud when your daughter called, but two soldiers came by to help. You didn't get pulled over by the police for speeding when rushing to her aid. While a lot may have gone wrong today, a lot went right too.

    Is your daughter over 18 ? Well, if she's an adult, she's going to have to start acting like one. Because one day, you might not be there to help her. Some times, mother birds do have to give baby birds a swift kick to get them to fly. Hopefully this is just a phase and as your daughter becomes more self reliant, she'll take better care of herself.

    If not, you're going to have to be patient. How many times were we told we needed to do something about our weight before we decided we did need to make a change ?

    Try not to worry. I know that's hard for a mom, but ruining your health isn't going to help her.

    2301 days ago
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