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My roommates take their toll on me alot. People think that the roommates can do no wrong, but behind closed doors, people do not see or hear how the roommates really are.



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I can relate to that. One time a few months ago, someone called from a number we didn't recognize and they didn't leave a message. The next time they called, we picked up and it was my nephew! So I'm sometimes afraid I'll miss a "real" call, too.

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Most of the time, if I don't recognize the number, I don't pick it up. Being from the northern Detroit area, I recognized the area code. Sometimes I wonder if it is someone I know that I just don't have that person's number in my phone.

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Oh, I can't stand those scammer calls. We're fortunate to have caller ID and if we don't recognize the number, we don't answer it. We also have a scammer block from our cable provider, but it doesn't catch all the scammers. I guess we need to get rid of our landline because that's where most of the annoying calls come in. But I have gotten scam call on my cell phone, as well. Once I know they're someone I don't want to talk to, I usually just hang up because I heard of a scam last year where they would ask a question that a person would answer "Yes" to and then they used a recording of the person saying yes to charge them for something. I'm scared of them.
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Got a call today from a scammer. When I kept calling him out on it, he hung up. But you talk about anxiety! He tried his best to get info from me.

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Just a thought here. I would start with open ended short questions that will lead up to what it is you want to talk about. Maybe some that would get his interest and show him you need his help in making a decision (whether you really do or not...LOL). Men like to "think" they are the head of the household and asking him what he thinks may help some. You may be doing this but this is the first thing that came to my mind. Praying for you!

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Thanks

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I don't know about getting around it, but talking to him about what is going on seems the best course of action to me. He's grumpy, let him know how this his making you feel. Plan a time to talk, interrupt his binge watching to talk with him. Tell him it is important to you, and that it is not fair to you that he is so hard to talk to and then him getting upset because you have to make a decision on your own. But word it gently as you can and not with accusation, but with how it is making you feel. Lots of 'I' statements, as my therapist would say. That is the best advice I can give, from what I've read of the situation, might not fit the situation. take what works for you and leave the rest. Perhaps he is having a hard time at work, or is having pain that is making him grouchy and needs to see a doctor? Who knows until you talk to him and find out what is making him so grouchy, but be gently and not nagging about it. Let him know you are concerned.

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Dear hubby never used to be grouchy. He works from 4 pm to 4 am M-W and sometimes Thursday. So...he sleeps all day and binge watches TV all night. It's almost impossible to get a chance to talk with him. If I go with him on the few times he walks the dogs, I'll get a sentence half out and he starts yelling at the dogs. This morning, he's mad at me because sometimes I have to make a decision without talking to him. How do I get around this?

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googled "Wilson's Disease" and quite a few of the symptoms matched. Many people say not to do that, but I've self-diagnosed more than once where the doctors agree with me.

I have a referral for digestive disease doctors and go on Sept.14. I know my thyroid is okay (especially with taking 2 prescriptions for it.) The heart is fine, the liver is fine, the circulation in my legs is good. Who knows? Right now I am leaning towards kidneys or diabetes/

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Have you Googled your symptoms? That may help. I'm no doctor by any means, but the swollen legs, have you had your thyroid checked lately?

I agree, I was seeing a doctor that didn't listen to me, several of them in fact, and so I switched. I switched my main doctor and she got me referrals to doctors in her network and they are all lovely. They listen. And if I think something needs to be looked into, they do, to the best of their ability and insurances constraints. I just had a lab done that may or may not be covered by insurance, but for my own peace of mind I wanted it done. It's not expensive, but my doctor agreed as long as I was willing to cover the cost, she explained her reasoning as to why it probably wasn't necessary, but I pointed out the word 'probably.' I'd like to know for sure. And if it is, we will have caught it early. If it isn't', I have peace of mind.

Best of luck to you, and I hope you find the cause and that it is something that you can take care of easily!!

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I feel that as I especially am getting older that I have to be my own advocate when it comes to doctors. Many times I have come up with my own solutions. Lately, my feet and legs up to my knees have been swollen and my legs have patches that feel "waxy" for lack of a better word. I had my heart and liver and the circulation in my legs checked and all came back fine. I feel like it's either my kidneys or my sugar.. Any one else have a problem like this?

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Karri - thank you for that. You are right. This will pass and hopefully soon.

I understand about difficult people to deal with. Sometimes it is best to give them their space since they don't seem to be happy when we are around. Staying busy helps me not dwell on things too much. Hope you have a great holiday!

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FRANCESLUCAS, I think you should do what you think is best for you and your Mom. Dont' worry about what other people may say (I know that is hard) but this is your health and life you are talking about! I have not seen my neighbor Bill since this whole thing started because he is 90 and I feel so bad because I miss him, but I know it is better the less germs going into his house. It would kill me if it was possibly me that brought the germs to him.

On another note, I gave Aunt G another 2nd chance. I was pleased to see the progress I had made cleaning her house was still there, but she was... not focused. We went to a jewelers and got rid of a ring that I've been dying to get get rid of for a while (a whole other post) and went out to lunch and when we got back it was like a whole different person, she used 'uh-Hello!" on me, which everyone hates when she says that in the condescending way she does, she had me carry her dirty depends to the garbage, and all of her garbage, which had not been taken out since the last time I saw her two weeks ago. Her whole demeanor changed she was ordering me about, having me... well I won't go more into it. But that was her last chance, in my book. I've given her so many 2nd chances. I told her I can't help her for her surgery because she is a fall risk and I'm having eye surgery and can't lift more than 5-10 pounds. She says, oh you can just help me put on my pants. Um, fall risk? No. But she didn't listen. It's like I didn't say anything. It's like I was talking to my dad again. No wonder I was such a mess when I finally got home yesterday. She is so like my Pop in so many ways. And that is not a good thing. Yes, I need to keep my distance from now on.. But I don't want a confrontation.

My DH says to just be busy. All the time. And I think that tactic will work for a while. I'll go with that for now. But eventually, I will have to talk to her about this.

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Just a little anxious today. My youngest daughter is at the beach with her two boys. Florida is spiking with the virus and I am worried about them and trying to decide if I should distance myself from them for two weeks after they return. My 90 y/o mom lives with me so I am mainly looking out for her. I try not to think about it but it is just so prevalent in my mind. Just had to share...

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Karri, thank you so much for your support on my post in May and today's post, as well.
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I can't believe that man asked you that - how out of touch with reality he must be - though I know some people really do think it's a hoax. It's mind-boggling.

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It's frustrating times we are living in. I actually met a guy who was checking me out at a store that asked why I was wearing a mask and if I believed in the whole hoax. Because no one he personally knew had caught COVID-19, he thinks it is a hoax to control the population. look at how well that is doing.

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Cynthia, thanks for your support.


Our governor has now said that masks have to be worn state-wide, which I am glad about. But sheriffs in three counties have already said they will not enforce it, as they don't believe it's constitutional. I don't know why people don't want to wear masks. They wear seat belts and motorcycle helmets. Surgeons wear masks in the OR to protect the patients.

It's frustrating that people won't do their part when cases continue to rise. Oh well, I will focus on doing what I can to keep myself and my family safe, while always wearing my mask to protect others, as well.




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Miller~ Sometimes you just have to do what you need to do to protect your mental health. I have heard other microbiologists have similar to that of your friend. These are people on YouTube...I wouldn't even know about them had a friend of mine not posted on FB.

Karri ~ Like Georgia, SC is opening up. It was supposed to be slow going, but it's not slow enough for my liking. Our numbers never did flatten the curve. I wear a mask out everywhere I go. I hadn't been to the grocery stores until lately, many wore masks and many did not. I don't think enough people are taking it seriously. How sad about your hospitals.





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I share some of your feelings. I am Christian, but I'm finding that so many of the so-called community are up in arms over this, my church not included, we are not meeting in person, we are doing Zoom calls and even doing Sunday Gatherings over FB, which makes me happy. I live in GA, where the governor is opening up the state, and I'm still staying at home mostly and listening to the CDC and wearing my mask, I have homemade masks, not disposable ones, but still, better than nothing. But I'm finding I'm the only one wearing a mask when I go out nowadays. Other than some of the workers. Is no one taking this serioiusly any more? The local hospital is filled to capacity, with tent units being called in, and no one is taking it seriously?

I don't think you are being fearful just for taking care of yourself and your health.

I find that in many things I am in the middle. Many in power are using this to get more power, and it sickens me because people are too afraid to fight it, but that is only in a few places. Then you have places like here where we were not on shelter in place for as long as some places and now we are reopening so people think all is well. Yet servers and customer service people are coming up sick. It makes me worry that we aren't taking enough precautions. One week everyone is going to the store in a mask, the next, I'm the only one in a mask. Found out this weekend that they can't keep enough staff at the hospital, nurses are quitting left and right.

Frankly, I'm worried. And that is not simply my anxiety speaking.

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Cynthia, I hear you and can relate strongly to what you've described. I actually deactivated my Facebook account this past week because so many of my friends from church have such strong feelings and beliefs about the Coronavirus and all the political stuff surrounding it. One of my fellow Christian friends, who is a microbiologist and should know better, was posting an outrageous conspiracy theory and that was the last straw for me. I don't know what side you come down on all this, but I'm trying to listen to the scientists and do what I can to protect myself and I'm upset at all these people saying that it's all political and not a threat and not even a pandemic. I guess I could have kept my Facebook up and just "Unfollowed" them, but I just couldn't take it anymore. I've been Very Surprised that so many people I thought I knew have turned out to be polar opposites from me.

Hang in there and try not to let people get you down. You have every right to your own feelings and beliefs and to protect yourself as you see fit.

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I'm really upset that there has been a political uproar during this global pandemic. I fail to understand why we can't focus on the big picture , look at numbers of people sick or worse dying. Look for solutions rather than debating and shaming. I feel awkward with my belief in being cautious, wearing mask, staying home a lot. I have friends throwing propaganda around. That creates more fear and anxiety. (@ least for me) .I worry about being shamed. Some people that I know and love behave so differently that I woulda ever guessed. I have cried bitterly. I am not paranoid....just fearful. I don't feel as though I'm in unhealthy fear...although some of my friends believe so. I cannot worry so much about what others think and yet I worry about the possibility of losing friends, because I simply feel judged and uncomfortable. These are some of my Christian friends that are so into making it political. I feel alone sometimes.



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Karri, that really does sound frustrating to have two orders cancelled. I've read where others who are making masks are crocheting parts, but I never thought about allergies to wool.

I hope your Amazon order arrives early. Hang in there!!!

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I'm "sew" frustrated!! I got the confirmation on the order and then come time to pick up they informed us that they had to cancel the elastic part of the order, which I need! But, I finally took Aunt G's advice and tried crochet. with cotton, it does not stretch enough. Wool looks good with what I'm doing (the colors I have) but I realized it is bulky and there might be allergies. Not to mention come summertime some very hot ears! So regular acrylic yarn it is. but it takes SO long to do!

I did manage to order a whole big spool of 200 yards off of Amazon, but it won't get here till mid to late May and I may not even need it by then. What is really frustrating is this is the second order of elastic that has been canceled on me by the 2nd company. I'm hoping my Amazon order gets here sooner than expected. In the meanwhile I'm making a mask for the pastor's Mom and for the sanitation workers here in our city.

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Thanks, Karri!!

I'm so glad you're getting the supplies you need! I'll check out the CDC website to see about making the t-shirt "no sew" kind. A t-shirt would make it easier to breathe. Thanks so much for telling me about it!

Have a good day! Hugs!

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I'm glad to hear your DD did that when she came home. It's kinda like when I was in the military and we had to go through decontamination!

Your no-sew face mask is genius, I've seen on the CDC website, one that might be more easy to breath through for you, where you make it out of a folded up old t-shirt. I managed to buy some elastic on Amazon, but it said it won't get here until mid-May. But they have been surprising me with early arrivals. And then I went on Amazon for some more white cloth and lo and behold they happened to have some elastic in stock at that moment, but I can only buy 2 yards at a time.... so I just kept buying two yard till I got up to 6 yards, LOL. It was a frustrating process! I won't get that till this Saturday if I'm lucky (Curbside pickup). So I'm still going to try to crochet ties for the sanitary workers I'm going to try my best to make 10-20 for them by Monday.

Glad your psychiatrist said what he did, because all of it is so true! We are handling it far better than any country our size could have. We may not like having to shelter in place, but it is slowing the spread and doing what it is supposed to.

Hugs!!

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Oh Karrie, you're so kind to offer to make a mask if you have any leftover. I actually made some with cloth napkins and stretchy hair bands - the "no sew" kind, as I haven't done much sewing and gave my sewing machine away years ago. I'm sure they're not as comfortable as the home-sewn kind (they're kind of thick and the hair bands want to bend our ears down, but they'll do in a pinch.

Thanks for your comments about my DD's situation. I do wish the young man had stayed at home since he was sick. Katie says he's has several physical ailments anyway, so maybe he thought it was just a normal day for him - but he had a fever and had to keep sitting down to keep from fainting. She took her clothes off immediately and put them in the washer to wash and dry and she also showered right away. Hopefully, we'll be alright. As you said, she's young and that's a good thing.

Well done for munching on veggies!! That is a wonderful thing to do when emotional eating strikes. I admire you for doing that!!

My psychiatrist made me feel better about things. He says for a country of our size and population, along with ours being a free society, he thinks we're doing very well with the Coronavirus. He also said he thinks our governor is doing a good job here in NC. He said, "Cable news is not your friend." I guess I'll start watching just the nightly evening news and limit my exposure to news in general.

Thanks so much for your support!! Take care and be well. Hugs to you, too!!! emoticon

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I'm so sorry your DD is having to deal with that! People should use common sense and not go to work if they are feeling bad, it has been stated over and over! I pray your DD is okay and does not bring it home to you. For her, she should be young enough, it sounds like, that she'll be okay. The younger they are, the more likely it is that they will be fine. According to the studies my DH has been reading even younger people with existing problems like liver disease or diabetes are beating it like it is nothing. Could she do what my Aunts are doing for Grandma, leave everything at the entrance they come in at and outer layers come off, shoes included and stay there or go in a bag to be carried and go directly to the washroom? Treat it kinda like a decontamination room/area?

It is understandable that you are more anxious. I have been emotional eating too. I'm trying not to, and I'm making a plan to try to stick to a more strict routine and have roasted veggies that i can 'nuke on hand for when I get to feeling like I'm going to emotionally eat. I'm trying hard to do a sugar detox. Not doing so great right now. I am going to roast a bunch of green beans this morning to snack on today and tomorrow. I'm hoping to go to the store tomorrow and find something else to roast, hopefully something frozen that I can just roast a little every morning for that day.

With the 5% challenge, just do your best. I talked to my psychiatrist yesterday via telehealth and he said that everyone's anxiety was up and that it was perfectly normal. It's a difficult time to go through with everything up in the air and it being like the whole world has been turned on its ear.

Many hugs to you dear friend! Remember, we will get through this together! And If I get more material and manage to make all the masks I've promised so far and have more leftover and you need one, I'll let you know I have the material and check with you and if you do (should be about a week) I'd gladly send one to you.

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I'm feeling very anxious tonight and blew my eating plan by emotionally eating. My daughter called after work at the vet hospital and said that she was exposed to a very sick person at work. He was so sick that they finally sent him home and recommended that he go to the hospital. They have to re-use the protective equipment there because they don't have enough. They have to wear a special protective suit to go outside and get dogs from cars at curbside. They're not allowed to open a new suit when they want to as everything has to be used as long as possible.
She asked her Shift Leader if she thought if was okay to wear the suit the sick co-worker had been wearing and the Shift Leader said yes so my daughter wore it. She took it off when she got back in and about an hour later changed into a set of clean extra scrubs she keeps in her car, but she's still really worried. She asked if I was worried and I said, "No," but I am. My husband said she should have firmly stated that she didn't want to wear a sick person's suit, but she doesn't have the confidence, moxie, life skills or maturity to do so.

Between her calling and telling us all this and bringing home three sets of contaminated clothing (since COVID-19, they have to wear street clothes into work and then change into scrubs), I've been going downhill. I'm doing the 5% Challenge for the first time and feel I'm letting them down.

Maybe I'll feel better tomorrow after a night's rest.

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Karri, your mask you pictured looks great!! I'm sure people will greatly appreciate them. I can see where it could become overwhelming if many, many people want them and you feel under pressure to get them done. I think you're wise to sew in smaller amounts of time so you don't get frustrated or stressed. Remember to take care of yourself - rest or do something else you enjoy.

I'm hoping Aunt G won't ask about the bag of cloth again. Hopefully, she'll forget about it!

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Thanks. I am running low on elastic but, my instructor loaned me a huge spool of this cotton ribbon stuff, so I had to put together a pattern of my own to work with it took me over half a day, but I got something that works! I'm going to use up the elastic first, and then start making the other.



My list just keeps getting longer, and I'm feeling a little overwhelmed, so I'm cutting down my time doing other things and spending more time sewing, just in smaller amounts of time, so I don't get frustrated at it. I spent too long at it last night trying to work out how to make my one from the image of how it should work in my head, and I finally got it, but I broke a needle, jammed my machine, .... you get the idea, I overworked myself trying to come up with a solution!

I have decided to tell Aunt G if she asks again about the bag of cloth what happened to it. Because honestly, when she was asking me about it, I had no idea what she was talking about., none. I had forgotten all about it. I don't want a confrontation, but if she makes it that the solution is simple. I don't need that in my life, and I'm doing the other things for her out of the goodness of my heart, because someone has to. I'll not subject myself to being in a confrontational situation everytime I go to help her out, so if she gets that way with it, I just won't help her out any more, much as I hate to leave her in a lurch, it is what it is.

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Karri, I'm very sorry. I don't like it when people give something and then ask for it back. That's not right. She may not be happy when you tell her it stank of cat pee, but it sounds like she has to be told. I'm sorry she's put you in this position. It sounds like you do so much for her - she should be kind in return.

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Okay, so I'm making masks for some friends family that are nurses, for my family and best friends family, for my neighbor's granddaughter who is a nurse in Cincinnati, and for the local garbage workers who don't know if they are handling people's garbage who have the virus or not. Aunt G, who at first was very disdainful of my efforts, at least was willing to give me some white cotton, the one thing I could not get, to go on the back, I felt this would help people feel it was more sanitary. She also have me leftover cotton for the fronts from dress scraps she had used to make my girls dresses that she had been meaning to give to me. Cool. And some flannel, which is what I'm using for the middle piece. Yesterday she calls, and she wants it all back. I've put most of the white cotton into the size pieces I need, and we are making different sizes, so I kept it. I cut half of the flannel, so I kept what I cut, and I cut one strip of a green that I liked the color of, just to have a different color. I took the rest back to her. Because i was so excited to be making masks, she decided to make them too, but could not find any more coton and so she wanted all the cotton she had given me back. PLUS, two years ago she had given me an almost full kitchen garbage bag and a half of mostly scraps from a friend of hers that were mostly cotton that smelled bad of cat pee. I liked some of it and washed it and washed it to get the smell out but could not. My husband finally had enough of the smell and had me throw it out because it stank that bad. I don't want to tell her that I threw it out, I think it is rude of her to demand it back, and on top of that she 'informed' me of where I must have put it and told me she would come over and look for it. Um, no. Now I have to tell her we threw it out, and I don't want to, because to me it seems rude, but it is also rude of her to demand the 'gift' back.

I've been helping her when no one else would. I put together the mini trampoline (rebounder) as much as I could without instruction, hooked up her Amazon Fire Stick, baking her bread, going to the grocery store for her, taking out her garbage and then taking it out to the curb, same for her boxes and boxes of recycle stuff... I'm not trying to get kudos, I just don't understand. I'm trying to be a help to her because no one else in the family really will be and she is at risk if she goes out, then she demands back a gift she gave me. I'm not going to accept any more gifts from her, because now I'm going to be afraid she is going to ask for it back in two years and I won't know where it is. Like the cloth in my stash. Some of it, I can tell you exactly where I got it, the rest, I have no idea. The cloth I got for curtains for my 1st floor door that has a big window, got it at my favorite thrift store. The rest? Who knows where I got it. Lots of places.

Sorry for the long rant. I just feel stuck between a rock and a hard place. She wants to use it for a good cause, making masks for people who need them, but I don't think anyone would want masks that stank of cat pee either.

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Karri, thank you very much for your response and understanding. Yes, she is seeing a therapist, but not as often as she used to since she went back to work. She had a nervous breakdown almost 4 years ago (not long after college graduation) and could not work for 3 years. I will encourage her to see her therapist as often as possible going forward because it really has been helpful to her in so many ways.

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Miller, I am so sorry to hear that about your DD. It is hard on both them and us. I hope she gains the experience she needs, though it may be a difficult road, she'll get there. Is she seeing a therapist? The therapist may be able to help her distinguish between what to share and what not to share.



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Feeling tearful and very anxious this evening and had to take a tranquilizer. My daughter made a mistake at work for which she feels very bad. It had nothing to do with the job itself, but with sharing information that shouldn't have been shared. I feel so bad that she simply doesn't have the life experience to know, in some instances, what is the right thing to do. She has been so beleaguered her whole life with terrible depression and severe OCD, and GAD, and social anxiety, among other things, that she has spent her life in school and in her room. She hasn't lived and doesn't know things she should know. I wish I knew how to fill in all the gaps she has socially and in other ways. She's very book-smart, but not socially intelligent. It breaks my heart and causes us both so much stress.



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Thanks, Karri. I couldn't believe they met, either. I think your church elders made a very wise decision. (I'm sorry that church behind your house woke you up!) The plan at our church was to have 100 people in the sanctuary and then have others in the Fellowship Hall watching the service remotely. It turned out that only 50 people showed up this morning, so they decided not to have church services tonight or next week. Hopefully, they will cancel all services for as long as it takes to help halt the spread of COVID19. We live in North Carolina, so we are close to GA.

I hope your husband and mine both stay safe, as well as you and me. With underlying conditions like heart disease and diabetes, it's even more risky, as you know. I'm with you - I wash my hands as soon as I get home. I also have antibacterial wipes in the car, but we will soon run out of them. That's another stressful thing - all our stores are out of antibacterial wipes, gels, bar soaps, and toilet paper. People here are getting really panicky about toilet paper. If everyone had just bought what they needed for a week or two (which is what we did), there wouldn't be a shortage, but now there is because people are hoarding. My husband went to a big warehouse store on Saturday morning to get toilet tissue, but it was all gone - he ended up buying paper table napkins.

I've been remembering things my Mother told me about living through the Great Depression and just getting through life in general, as she grew up on a farm and they were poor. It made me feel better to remember that people have a way of making do with whatever they have. I'm sure we will all get through this.

Hugs to you, as well. emoticon

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Miller, I can't believe your church met! Our elders got together, and we are just over 100 people, mostly young, but they decided to do as our Governor said (are you in GA? Same thing, probably a CDC thing) and cancel church for the foreseeable future. I would be scared stiff if DH went, he's only 40 but has undiagnosed diabetes and heart disease (we know from the one holter monitor test and one time he went to the doctor... he's not been back and I'm praying he goes, after this has calmed down some... I'm also praying he doesn't catch this!!) The church behind our house met, DH was wakened by their loud thumpy music, and I was woken from trying to calm my headache by the same at noon. Honestly, I can't believe they met!

My DH loves to go too, but any person could be having the sniffles and have it but not be bothered by it while they give it to someone else and they... don't do as great. emoticon These are scary times and I know my anxiety is sky high any time I have to go out and the guest bath is the first place I go to wash my hands when I get home!!

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I'm upset because my husband insisted on going to church this morning even though our Governor declared a State of Emergency and issued a Mandatory Executive Order that there can be no meetings or assemblies of over 100 people. Hundreds of churches in our state cancelled their services, but our church didn't, and he is in the choir and in the praise band and is head of the audio-visual committee. He loves to go, and also feels he needs to be there to make sure things run smoothly, but he is almost 68, has heart disease and diabetes - which puts him in the high-risk category for Coronvirus.

It's stressing me out. Thanks for letting me vent.

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Party~ Sorry that happened. Very frustrating indeed. Hope they get their act together.

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How frustrating! I hope the doctor is worth the frustrations of the admin staff!! So sorry you had to go through that!

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I learned from a pharma guy (creates new meds and such) that melatonin is what keeps you asleep and it is best when taken about an hour before bed and you do a before bed routine to help slow you down for bed. No electronics, unless it is a Kindle and you ar reading, that kind of thing. It has helped me to not have nightmares and such during the times that I sleep before 1 AM. I'm still waking at 1 AM though. I wasn't for a while, I thought it was working, but I'm back to waking up at odd hours of the morning.

My dad is deceased now too, as of April Fools Day of last year. I didn't know ho to handle that at all. I'll never get answers to questions, but then again, so I really want those questions answered? I don't think so. It would be too difficult on me to have talked to him. It would have hurt me more than helped me, so that was why I didn't do it.

I hope the next day was better for you too. It is hard to be around those toxic people. One thing my therapist told me to do was to spend at least 5 minutes a day doing something for me. Didn't matter if it was coloring, meditating (headspace is a great free app for that, I don't remember who told me about it...) or just taking deep breathes, take some time just for you.

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Karri~ I'm sorry you had to go through that with your dad. My father is deceased. He passed when I was 4. He was very abusive to my mom, my brother and half sisters and their.mom. What memory I have of him is not pleasant. Anyway, I hope that your mind stops racing so that you can get plenty of sleep. My mind races and night. I take Melatonin which helps most nights but not always.

I'm doing okay, but today I've been grumpy. I had to empty out my big closet that's just packed to the gills with stuff so that the sprinkler heads in my apartment could be charged. They have sprinklers in all 3 of my closets. One of the other closets had to be partially emptied too. Oh my word, my apartment looked a wreck. It still does to some extent. My friend who is toxic boy helped but also spent way to much time here. I feel so stressed out. I hope tomorrow is better.


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Cynthia, thank you so much. She sings a pretty pitiful song, she is very good at the "oh woe-is-me" and makes me feel so sorry for her. DH says she is very good at manipulating me and is just as bad as my brother. I'd never thought of her in that light and that scares me. I do not need another manipulator in my life!!

I hope you are doing okay? I'm here, the whole team is, if you need us.

I found myself awake yesterday at 0100 and though my body was extremely tired, my mind was racing and could not sleep. I think it was after effects of dealing with Boundary Lady. My mind used to do this for days after my father would visit, he was a narcissistic sociopath, and it would sometimes take me a whole week to recuperate from just a two day visit. That may be a little TMI, but dealing with people like that can drain the life out of you.

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Oh Karri, so sorry you had to deal with her. Whether you realize it or not you did do well on standing your ground on some things. I hope your therapist can help you find ways to tell this lady no. You certainly have been trying. It's hard saying no when people try to push you into a corner.

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Boundary Lady, as someone called her, invited herself over lat week and yesterday. Last week was really hard because I made the mistake of telling her i would be home all day, so she just came by.Stayed until the kids came home and kids were giving me glares while saying hello to her. Then she goes to the bathroom, but apparently too late because she had to change her depends. There is a garbage in my guest bathroom. She walks with it in her hand into my KITCHEN to ask for a grocery bag to put it in. The smell covers everything. I told her to just put it in the garbage in the guest bathroom and we would take it out and change the bag and to please get it out of my kitchen!!

The entire visit was me trying to redirect her from subject I didn't want to hear about or gossip about. I don't gossip. Period. So I'd interrupt her with random things. But then, after telling her I don't watch the news because I can't handle all of the horror stories, she proceeds tor try to tell me one about a toddler. I am speaking over her telling her to shut up, to stop, that I don't want to hear it, and finally, the 5th time, I held out my hands in front of me in a stopping motion and half yelled 'STOP'. She finally got the point.

If I've posted this somewhere else where you've seen it, sorry for the duplicate post.

Then she calls me Monday and asks me to take her to a procedure she needs done. She doesn't know what time and won't know till the day before. No. I'm a Stay At Home Mom, and I need to be here for when my kids get home. If you can't guarantee a time, I can't help you. And it is super close to my DD11's birthday.So she proceeded to invite herself over for lunch the next day (yesterday) to eat my food. I told her I was going to the state VA to get a form, and I did. So when she called I was just getting out of the VA in the town she lives in and she was in the town I live in. So she wanted to meet to go out to eat. I told her it was too expensive and we could not afford it right now (saving for DD11's birthday) and , again, I need to be home for my kids when they come home. She got in a huff, but I stood my ground. Then I got an idea. DH had come home sick. DD13 was home two days sick and is still rather sick, but stubbornly going to school. So I told her I didn't want her to catch the bug, whatever it is, and we'd have to wait till everyone was healthy again. She relented and agreed. Whew!

I see my therapist on Monday and I will get her to help me on saying no to this woman.

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Karri~ You handled things well. emoticon

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Yay, Cynthia!!! Happy to hear you had such a good time.

The person I'm having boundary issues with sent thank you notes, so I sent her a text, just thanking her (she sent one to each kid, which was nice), and that was it. She sent back a complaining, you haven't called me in a month, I don't know how you or the girls are doing, blah, blah, blah. So I sent back that I had called her the last several times and so I had decided that when she was ready to talk to me, she could call me any time. And as I told my therapist, I will answer and talk to her, even if I have to make a quick excuse to get off the phone with her if she starts getting rude again. I laughed and told my therapist that I would stick my foot in the air and say that something had come up and I needed to go. LOL. Just kidding, but I do have my boundary words ready and if that doesn't work I will simply say that I need to get off the phone. If she calls. She might be mad at my text message. But the way I see it, it is not my job or obligation to call her, and the phone works both ways. It was nice to have that validated by my therapist.

I'm just tired of her games. I almost called her. I get worried about her, as she has depression, and sometimes no one checks on her, but I have to remind my self that it is not my job to do so.

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emoticon right back at ya! emoticon

I'm feeling better. Yesterday I enjoyed the afternoon with my Celebrate Recovery sponsor. We went to Panera bread for coffee and dessert so we could chat for awhile before going to the church for the CR meeting. I found a lot of support and the lesson was very good. I spent very little time with the person I am having trouble having boundaries with. That made for a great day!

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emoticon Karri for your prayers and support. I appreciate it. I'll look into the book. Thanks for the recommendation.

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Try reading the book Boundaries Updated and Expanded Edition: When to Say Yes, How to Say No To Take Control of Your Life
by Henry Cloud and John Townsend

It's on Kindle Unlimited right now. I'm sorry you are going through this.Praying for you.

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Arggggh!!!! emoticon I'm tired of feeling anxious and depressed. I'm tired of trying to keep good boundaries only to have them ran over. I try and after a bit I just feel wiped out. I feel
Like giving up. All I am doing is growing bitter and resentful. The last 2 days I just cried a lot. Today I feel blah and have no desire to do anything. I 'm tired.

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Cynthia, thank you, and praying for your car!!

Migraines aren't letting up. It's been feeling mostly better, if not completely, in the mornings, then gets worse throughout the day. Don't know if it is different' migraines or one big long one!!! So frustrating that in order to see a good neurologist you have to wait so long! I'm actually super lucky to have gotten into the clinic I got into, it's in early December. Places closer to us were out to April of next year!!!

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Karri ~ Hope you're doing okay. I saw on our other team that you needed a good bit of emoticon this morning. Maybe in a couple days the groggy side effect will let up.

Today my car wouldn't start and made noise when trying to. I ended up having to cancel my therapy appointment for tomorrow, which really stinks. I've been quite depressed. Anyway, my friend found a loose wire under the hood and fixed it. It's been running fine since. I hope that will do the trick because I have no $$ to pay for any more repairs. I just shelled out $275 about a month ago on a repair. Please pray it's fixed.

I was able to reschedule my therapy appointment for Friday. I'm glad she had some open spots. A lot of weeks she is booked solid.

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Cynthia, I hope that this does help to ease the anxiety. Night time used to be the same for me to, till I started doing a 'brain dump', you basically write on a note pad (or type on a doc you create in whatever format you like best) ALL of what's on your mind. Worries and if you can do something, what is it; chores, to do list, errands, any and everything that is on your mind. Even if it is just a repetitive thought you are having, something or someone that bugged you, get it out on that paper (or computer). I find that some night, a Word document does best. Most nights a composition notebook is my buddy in my comfy chair in my room with a cup of hot tea. Then the next day I use that as a way to find and write my to do list, all those chores or errands I was afraid I would forget, that card I was worried I wouldn't remember to send, all of that goes on my list and I rate it by what's most important to me (I use a specific company for daily to do lists, that makes it easier on my anxiety) to what can wait.

The hot herbal tea (usually mint with just a touch of honey for me) helps me a lot too.

My vent is that my psychiatrist did not take me off of the med that is making me so dang groggy! He wants me to stay on it and get more sleep, and while I agree I need more sleep, I don't need more time lost to grogginess and naps. My next appointment is in two weeks. But I can always message him if it becomes too much. I'm just tired of being tired. I am going to start sticking more to my nightly routine, print it out and stick it in my composition notebook in the front. I have an alarm that goes off for my kids to start their night time routine, so I should probably do the same for me.

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Things didn't turn out the way I had hoped, but part of the mess I created myself by acting out of fear. I can't get into the details. Just disappointed with the outcome. Did a great deal of crying over the matter this morning. Thankfully I decided to spend this afternoon with my friend.

Tonight hopefully my mind won't start to obsess on the matter. Nighttime tends to be my worst time of day anxiety and depression wise. I laugh because a lot of people tell me to go to bed much earlier, but it's not that simple. I can't go to bed too early or I'll wake up at 3 in the morning. And usually I have trouble falling asleep.

I'm in a relatively good mood at the moment, but I want to express my disappointment in hopes that by acknowledging it, maybe I can let it go.

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Sparkles, I'm glad you joined. I quit for a while, but after seeing your post decided to come back. It like teams that actually talk and communicate. I'm so sorry you are having so much stress, that is hard on the anxiety. I'm an introvert too, could you possibly have social anxiety? People are a nope. And right now it is worse for me as I can't go anywhere without a driver (usually church and appointments one day a week) because I started having seizures and the neurologist medically put in that I can't drive. For me, it is usually all in my head, but it feels so real. But, people can be awful, so you never know.

So sorry to hear of your financial problems, I'm on disability, my anxiety, PTSD, and other chronic illnesses make it where I can't work. I tried. I started out working for a church I went to, but even that was too much for me. But disability is not much to live on. If it was not for DH's job, we would be up a creek without a paddle.

Happy 60th!! I'll be turning 40 this next year and am going to try to be in my best shape possible by then.

I understand wanting to go home and hide and be left alone. When I was working the last few years, I had a really hard time. I came close to a nervous breakdown several times. Remember to take care of you. You are important. I'll write more later, we are off to our first Bible Study with a new group and I'm so anxious!!

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So heck of a day for me - heck of a week. Behind on rest and lots of stress. Very bad for anxiety. Stuck on this job, seeing distaste for me in everyone's words & actions - hoping it's imagined, but still feel like I should just quit and walk out. I'm an introvert, so for the most part I like being left alone, but there comes a point where you wished you fitted in "someplace." Not sure that's anxiety or depression. Probably both. Next week I'm couped up in a training room with them, instead of at my desk - and HAVE to interact with them. I've worked here seasonally since 2013 - I can do this - but I'm actually at this point and time, more comfortable talking to the customers than to my co-workers. We've got to do all these mock-phone calls between each other & already feeling judged here every time I stupidly open my mouth. Desperately trying to think of a way out of the upcoming weeks - look around at other jobs & either I don't qualify or they would be more stressful than this even.

I'll be hitting a milestone birthday this November - 60!! holy crap how did THAT happen. Running out of options before retirement age. Hope my husband hangs in there - seems in good health. He is trying to get yet another business up and running, which means he's spending up his inheritance & not actually realizing anything like a profit. Which leaves almost all the bills coming out of my checks. Heaven forbid I need to come home for sanity's sake. Most people have to WORK regardless of how they feel. I don't know where I get off thinking I could do otherwise. I didn't hold a job for 22 years when the kids were growing up. Last one graduated high school - I buried each of my parents - went back to school for a year (no degree unfortunately) and found this job. I just want to go home & hide & be left alone.

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Karri - wasn't sure I was going to join the team until I saw your last post,and I wanted to respond. I'm so sorry for what you're going through with your husband and finances! I haven't that that Exact thing, but close enough. Two bankruptcies - the last one VERY bad. Anyway - I won't go into my saga - it's much too long. Just wanted you to know I heard you. Hope you can find some relief soon.

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okay, I'm feeling a little... out of place here. If all anyone is going to do is put emoticon on everything and not actually respond or talk, just let me know and I will leave the group. I'm feeling totally like I'm just talking to myself on here.

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I'm so frustrated! We are behind financially, won't go into why, we just are. DH said yesterday that he didn't care about getting the kids the school supplies on the supply list that they need!!!! I will NOT have my kids put on the spot and embarrassed because they don't have the things they need for school!! I had an email offer from my bank for a credit card and have been thinking it over, so last night I got up and applied for it - and got it and a much larger limit than I thought I would get. So as soon as it comes in next week , I'm having Aunt G take us school shopping for anything we weren't able to get before. I will not have my kids go through what I went through!! And right now, DH won't even have a decent conversation with me about finances. He just gets mad and shuts me out. So, I got the credit card. He knows nothing of it, and I hate that, but if he won't talk to me, and puts his foot down that what he wants is what we are doing and that is final, then he leaves me no choice but to do what I must for the kids. That is how I feel, like he has backed me into a corner.

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I despise my brother more than I thought possible! He emailed me to inform me that he SO appreciated all the help I've given over the last few years as Pop declined in health (I don't speak or have any contact with any of them because of a history of abuse and they are toxic people). He's sending legal documents for me to sign for money they want to get from something called DOL because of Pop's health issues. I've not yet replied, I'm sure it is already in the mail, but I'm not signing anything till the family lawyer here looks at it. And even then, I don't know that I'll help them. They made my life a living hell for so long, why should I care if they collect money when they already have plenty? His emails have brought on more anxiety and nightly nightmares, worsening each night. I barely slept last night, but was sucked back under to more nightmares every time I woke before I could get out of bed to clear my head. I managed a nap without nightmares, but it was short.

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Did not realize that DH spent so much money the last few days of our vacation that we are barely going to make it till next payday. I HATE not having money stashed in stavings, or something, and going this close to the wire makes my anxiety bad. I've been bad off before, and the thought of even getting close to that makes my anxiety skyrocket. Does not help that I'm super sick right now (thought feeling a little better this morning) and there is nothing I can do.

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Sounds like a good time was had by all. Summer tourist spots can be overcrowded. Its nice to get away and enjoy some space. You did what you could do to make it work. Another chapter in a family vacation.

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We got home yesterday, going to get the dogs first thing this morning, I'm so happy about that, I miss my pups!! The vacation wasn't all bad, but I'm so exhausted from it. We got dragged out to all kinds of tourist trap things, even went to Gatlinburg one day, I ended up taking my anxiety meds and trying to find a place to sit down, every time I did though, DH would get me up and moving back into the crowd, I tried telling him I was about to have a bad anxiety attack and I needed time to breath, but he would not liste, till his feet started hurting, then we sat down. I was so frustrated, and I really didn't get to enjoy most of it, the sheer amount of rude people, yelling, shoving and having no sense of personal space... I feel anxious just thinking about it!

I'm so glad to be home!! I barely slept the last night, I was up for two or three hours in the middle of the night, unable to sleep, and then DH basically pushed me out of bed (it was a small bed for two people!), he had pushed all this covers off and they were between us, so I guess with that and then me crawling back into bed he didn't have enough room? I don't know, I just know he kept pushing at me, so I finally just got up. And about the time I decided to try to sleep on the couch in the sitting area, BIL got up to start breakfast from scratch, and was so loud, banging pots and such, I think he was trying to wake the whole house! But I did have some good times, and I enjoyed the time we spent at the cabin, for the most part. And my girls had a great time, and that is what matters most to me.

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Thanks George, I'm trying. The first two days were the hardest, I didn't know the trip up here they had planned on stopping and hiking at several places, and I had worn chunky heel sandals, so I could take my shoes off and only put them on when we got out at rest stops. So, we had to dig my shoes out of the overly stuffed trunk at a waterfall we simply had to go see.

And I have literally no idea how many seizures I had that first day when we went to the place that had all the flashing and strobing lights. I had at least one the next day. I am still feeling weak from it. It had a seizure warning sign... after you entered and were stuck inside. I stood there debating what to do, but everyone had left me there, so in I went. Worst decision.

But, I'm hoping for a peaceful rest of the day (if they would turn down the music, not likely to happen, I have a very sensitive head since my migraines started back and get headaches so easily. I want them to be able to enjoy their vacation, but I think the neighbors down the mountain can hear it!)

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What a vacation. Its tough to go with family sometime. Hard to keep everyone happy.
Looking back, some family trips when I was much younger were tough. But we didn't know better.
Try to grin and bear it.

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DEIRDRE, any word yet? Or do you know how long till the results will be?

I'm so frustrated!! DH would not buy me a few simple treats today at a candy store, and it really felt like he was treating me like a child. He put all the money into his account, which I don't have a card for. I am going to be working my way toward going fully Paleo once we get home from vacation, so I don't see that a few splurges here and there would hurt. Besides, it was a caramel apple that didn't have peanuts on it, you know how hard those are to find? Peanuts tear my stomach up nowadays.

And MIL is doing exactly what I was afraid of, dragging us from one tourist trap to another. She is so enraptured with this tourist trap town and I'm just not. I'm from TN. I've been to places like every tourist trap we have been to, only the real deal, out in the hills and hollows of TN. The only thing they have been to that I could not find in the small towns around where I grew up is the roller coasters. I tried to stay in the car at the huge 'knife' store (an excuse to have a giant store full of everything that tourists love), but DH sourly said, 'you could at least come in.' But why? I wasn't going to buy anything, I wasn't interested in anything... he just didn't want his mom complaining.

DH is grouchy, I'm grouchy... I'm an anxious mess because of the sheer amount of people in the places they drag us, the horrible traffic, and DH's awful mood. DH had said we would be leaving early, around Friday. Now, he's given in to MIL and we are staying till Sunday. We are used to sleeping on a king size bed. We were promised a queen size bed. It is a full size bed, and a small one at that.

I'm sorry, I don't mean to complain so much, this week has just been such a let down for me.

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