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Sunday, March 24, 2013

AOmetimes I comment on spark friends blog with a simple emoticon or a emoticon Either because I lack experience of the subject or I have nothing intelligent to share or I feel that my words might be too pretentious. But when I do think it is appropriate and my contribution might be of value I try to give comments that helps.

And so have my spark friends to my blog of yesterday (not only then, but it became so obvious to me when I read ysteradys comments) The comments really helps - somethimes because of the good advice but more because of the experience shared that shows me I am not alone in this.

And friend Pudlecrazys experience about how walking helps her to deal with anxiety suddenly made me remember that I have use that too. AND - in opposite to what I believed - I have had trouble with anxiety before cancer and before this situation with my daughter. Back in late eighties I used to wake up at night, heart punding and unable too sleep. Sheer panic. I went out walking, I had a round that was about sven kilometres and I walked that and afterwards I could fall asleep again - a few times I had to do two rounds. I had an afghan hound at that time and he was my "alibi" - i was sometimes passed by cars on that small gravel road I wlaked and those people must have wondered about that crazy lady roaming around in the night... the dog gave me an excuse...

The two later sessions with panic atacks has been "Normal" - I have known why they occur but that early one was seemingly without reason. Or maybe not, those were the days when I was about to start my newspaper and the plunge into the unknown life of an entrepreneur with employees was scary.

Anyway - the attacks stopped after a month or so.

My problem today is that I cannot walk, my feet are to bad. My butt hurts too much from the indoor bike, maybe I should get a rowing machine I think that would feel nice also, I love to use my back and shoulders. But I don´t really have room in my house for it so I´ll might use something like this:

...which I already have but don´t use.

Well, anyway I just want to express my gratitude to all spark friends who rads and comment on my blogs - as well as those who write wonderful blogs themselves for me to get inspiration and support from!

Yesterday I went to the theatre - The Diary of Anne Frank" - a performance that was good enough (amateur ensemble) to write a good review on. AND reminiding me that there are worse things than not being exactly where yu would like to be in life... still have one article left to write this beautiful sunday, postponed since friday, bu tanyway... and I came up with a good melody for one of my old texts, after writing that article I will reward myself by trying to record that song in garageband.

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    Argh! I hate it when I can't walk. Sometimes though, if I am stiff and sore from another exercise, walking ironically eases the pain and stiffness away.

    Have you tried yoga or pilates? Both of those feel great on the back and shoulders. I also have a weighted exercise bar that does wonders for my back and shoulders and doesn't take up a lot of room. Let me know how your exercise bands work for this.

    The Diary of Anne Frank. So sad, yet also so inspirational. She had a lot of strength and courage. I grew up in a community of concentration camp survivors and my father was a WW11 prison camp survivor. These people have been my role models, pillars of strength and courage in desperate situations. Most have passed away by now, but they are still my guides when life feels too tough.

    My son played the doctor in the play, The Diary of Anne Frank, when he was in high school. I was terribly upset afterwards and couldn't sleep for many nights after. I knew the story and was prepared for the end, but what I wasn't prepared for was seeing my son packing up to be sent off to die. After living with people who lost so many loved ones and so much of their lives in concentration camps, I could not bear to see my son even acting the part.
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    Comment edited on: 3/25/2013 6:56:04 AM
    Best wishes! I wish I had something brilliant or illuminating to tell you but I am just in awe of how you keep on going.
    I think I have been run over by two huge trucks: stress and anxiety are their names. But I am still here! A little bit crumpled, but still me.

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    I think putting your thoughts in print and ready them back can reveal alot about where you were, where you are and where you want to be. I feel if we can't help ourselves, we can't help others. So remember, you are the most important person on this journey and continue to allow people to support you when you need it.
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    HI again, you sound sooooooo much better today, feeling a bit better?
    Stress and Panic attacks are not easy to fight,you seems to have cleared some of it.
    Way to go and writing your music,I think it it is fantastic.
    Keep it up emoticon emoticon
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    You're sounding brighter this morning. I can imagine the frustration with your feet. Swimming used to do the same thing faor me years ago for stress relief. I had a convenient pool and was able to swim many laps; felt wonderful afterwards. I could still do that today but it just takes a bigger chunk out of my day than walking does and the pool isn't quite as convenient. There's a chair exercise group here on SP you might find some good ideas there. But for me, the relaxing thing about swimming and walking is the prolonged rhythm and I could keep going and going and going. Sometimes I needed that! Spring will help too! Be well. emoticon
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    hope you get to feeling better soon.

    I agree about those Spark Friends...they are awesome. And I also make sure to leave some sign that I read a person's blog (even if it's just an emote).

    it can get disheartening to pour your heart out in a blog or feel like you've heard about something great that others could also use and have NOBODY comment.

    time for my morning Pilates workout
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    Comment edited on: 3/24/2013 6:02:09 AM
    ((((((((hugs))))))))) I'm glad to hear you feel supported. I think walking is a very good way to relieve stress and anxiety. Maybe you can still do it but for a shorter time?
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