Have you ever woke from a nap and been in a full-blown panic attack? I have these types of occurrences often. I do not always remember the dream that put me in such a panicked stated, but I think I’m better off not remembering them. I wake with a pounding in my chest and a tightness, I’m breathing very hard, trying to catch my breath and wondering where I am.
Being ill brings on so many side effects, not just from medications, but from the actual illnesses. Panic attacks from anxiety disorders. Aches and pains from the various syndromes or diseases. It is a hard lifestyle, but it is one that anyone can adjust to if they are willing to be strong-minded about it and work to realize their limitations.
I, personally, try not to dwell on the negatives and look for a positive in everything around me. It helps keep the panic attacks down and it helps me get through a day. Recently, I had a bad bladder flare and was not able to be on the computer blogging away as much as I wanted to be, but I kept it in my mind that the flare would pass and I would again get to blog not to mention all the well wishers that were following my blog. It really gave me insight to stay strong and focused on the positive.
Let me thank each of you for your understanding and kindness during my bladder flare and my husband’s gallbladder surgery. I was a bit of a mess during that time, but I knew things would work out for the best and they have. He is doing great now and, well, I am still going to have bladder problems, but I have learned to life with it.