Wednesday, December 3, 2003

Time for a quick entry

To answer all of your emails and comments-(thanks, all of you! for caring)

My lab results were all normal. Funny, I don't feel normal. But, for now, I'll take their word for it and just be thankful. She (my Dr.) told me to limit my stress. Can anyone tell me exactly how to do that? I'm curious. We can't make our problems go away... So how do YOU limit your stress, or I suppose I should ask, how do you cope? How do YOU stay sane?

 

PS: SloMo asked what we cooked at school yesterday. We made sugar cookies. One of the teachers and I were able to get him to help pour the mix in the bowl and we hand over hand, helped him stir once. After that, he was finished! After his tantrum and the aide took over, I helped with the others, then, when I was washing and putting the bowl and cookie sheets away, I turned and saw him and his aide, sitting in a big ol' rocking chair as she gave him his cookies. I think he ate two, as he smiled up at her and allowed a little bit of cookie to drool down his chin. At first I felt relieved. Then... It pissed me off bc he was a little booger for me! LOL! Yeah, I choose to believe that he was confused about mama being in the class. Ya think?

14 comments:

brendad57 said...

Been There too! I had labs again last Tues. and they were ok.Cholesterol is down. Negative for Rhuematoid Arthritis. I was told years ago that due to stress and the extra wear and tear my body was aging faster than my peers.( Back, Joints etc.)I can say I don't have as much grey hair as my peers though. LOL
As far as staying sane...Mia! If we were sane we would go crazy!

raisinglouisiana said...

Stress is one of the leading causes and aggravators
of almost any disease! I had to change jobs and move
in order to help mine, not suggesting you do that, just
what I had to do. You have to take time just for yourself
too, treat yourself occasionally with a box of Godiva chocolates,
it sure helps me, lol!
Take care of yourself, I do care about you,
Love, Penny

irun01 said...

-- So how do YOU limit your stress, or I suppose I should ask, how do you cope? How do YOU stay sane? --

I run. And run and run and run and run and . . . .well . . . you get the idea

sonensmilinmon said...

How did I reduce stress? I DIVORCED him!!! Sorry, that doesn't help you. Usually I turn off the lights and light my candles ... it soothes me. Something my ex wouldn't let me have ~ candles ... grrrrr.
Mon

aynetal3 said...

Hehe - We like to sit way back in our office chair and rock gently using the tips of our toes. We cradle our head with two hands and giggle! It works, it does ... try it! Just can't beat a decent giggle! Our love Corey

slowmotionlife said...

The only way I've found to limit stress is to ask for help. I think most women TAKE on a lot of stress because we're not built to say, "Help me!" We just expect that everyone else will pitch in and help, and if they don't, then they're just lazy good-for-nothings. LoL Ask for help, sweetie. I wish I was there to give you some.

Glad to hear your test results came back fine. Kinda bittersweet, though, considering you don't feel any better. ::sigh:: Sugar cookies. Yum!

krobbie67 said...

I am very glad to hear your tests were normal. If limiting your stress doesn't help you, please stay on top of the docs. Alot of times they only test for the most obvious things. It's with prodding that they dig further. I was going to say the same thing as slo about asking for help so I won't repeat. But don't forget to also accept help when offered. I recall your nurse offered to stay with Stephen so you could go out. Say yes. You can't take care of anyone if you're not taken care of. :-)

jellybean1437 said...

so glad to hear that everything came out fine.. YAY
as for keeping the stress down....well, i'm getting better at doing it myself...remembering to take a moment for myself once in a while, taking some time to breathe and calm down....

jellybean1437 said...

...look at the situation from another angle....keeping everything in a RATIONAL perspective. (basically not freaking out when something goes wrong)---ya just gotta relax even though the problem might not go away, it is the way you deal with it that matters most......
-*-Kayleen-*-

babyshark28 said...

our kids will always be like that when there young, they feel so confidant in our love and attention that they feel comfortable to act out of sorts in situations as these. I guess we just need to say, how lucky are we? lol. how do I get rid of stress, I don't think I ever do...I just tuck it away and pretend it's not there. Not very healthy is it!? Have a great weekend aims! :)

viviansullinwank said...

Mia I'm so glad your test results were all normal. I'm sure it's hard to be totally happy about it when you still don't feel normal. Please keep us posted on your you're doing. Hi Stephen!

andreakingme said...

Oh, gosh! I'm so glad your tests came back normal. Now you've got to take care of YOU because stress is a slow burn that will do serious harm.

So how do you stay sane? Mia, what do you really enjoy doing? Something that's just for YOU, I mean. Find that and then DO it. Make time for it. Once you're good to yourself, you can be good for everyone else.

aims814 said...

Thanks everyone for explaining how you cope with everyday stress. Everyone mentions, "take care of yourself" do something for yourself... I'm weird, I suppose. I always put myelf last, and now that I've done that, it's almost impossible to put those that I love first, after NOT taking care of myself. Thanks for the eye-opener! Love yall!

freeepeace said...

Gosh Mia, I was so busy last week, I completely missed this entry ::sigh:: I'm sorry. Guess I could be asking the same questions. I agree with everyone - Take time for you! That's the most important thing you [any of us] can do. Breathe. Sing. Laugh. Share. Rest. And [i'm with slomo] ask for help! Some think asking for help is a sign of weakness when in fact it's exactly the opposite! Takes great strength to know your limits and ask for what you need! Love you!