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 Post subject: Anxiety Relief
PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 8:43 am 
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I think I'm really getting a handle on my anxiety, in an over-all kinda way.

Meditation, running and changing my self-talk has historically been really helpful to me, but I'm finding today that while I still enjoy these things and will continue them....I don't Have to do them anymore. It's not absolutely necessary for my mental sanity.

I'm having a minor surgery this morning, I'll leave for it in 2 hours. Last week, I had a major dental procedure that normally, historically, I would have had to take a xanax or something and still freak out both during and before the doc visit. In fact, I used to have major panic attacks surrounding issues like this. What I'm discovering with this today and that last week.....I'm okay. Yes, I'm a bit apprehensive (it IS surgery, there are risks!) but the anxiety is by no means overwhelming.

I thought I would share because I feel really good and that's the purpose of this forum. My anxiety surrounding these things is actually proportionate to the risk.....I'm not freaking out like I would have in the past. I feels very rewarding, like all the work I have been doing is working. Working well.

Thanks for listening, this is a major turning point for me! :D

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 Post subject: Re: Anxiety Relief
PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 9:25 am 
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That's great, Harmonium!!

It sounds like with the meditation and so forth, you've been able to get yourself to a more calm, accepting state of mind, and now you have learned to recreate that feeling without going through the steps of the activity. Very cool!

A certain amount of anxiety is healthy -- especially when facing surgery, no matter how minor -- as long as it isn't paralyzing or overwhelming. So you're in a very appropriate place now. Good luck with the surgery. I had a minor operation a few months ago myself, and have had more serious ones in the past, so I know what that's all about. I hope it goes well, and you recover quickly.

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 Post subject: Re: Anxiety Relief
PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 9:35 am 
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Good luck with the surgery!! I'm glad you're not overly anxious about it and that you've overcome your problems with anxiety. Yes, you should be very proud of yourself, Harmonium! :bananadance


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 Post subject: Re: Anxiety Relief
PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 9:44 am 
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Thanks Sari and Wondering!! :D

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