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#1 of 19 Old 09-29-2004, 07:08 PM - Thead Starter
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Ugghh. Today is the day for indifference for me. I'm trying to brighten my outlook, but I'm having a little trouble seeing the good side of things. I turned on some music and have been puttering around the house doing little things (NOTHING HEAVY) and I even took a little nap. (45 min) and I feel a little better.

Here's what's up... My sister called me just as I was walking out of work & ended up talking to me on my cell for 67 minutes! I was tired and hungry & it took FOREVER to get her off the phone even TELLING her I'm hungry & tired & needed to get home (I wasn't driving and talking to her). I would have hung up on her, but she was pretty much having a nervous breakdown. She went to the Dr. today b/c she finally passed her kidney stone (long story, won't bore ya.). Well, they did a bunch of blood tests & included a cardiac panel... which I thought prudent b/c she has heart problems. Well, her cardiac enzymes were elevated, indicating a possible MI (heart attack). My sister is 36 and freaking out b/c her cardiologist wants to do a cardiac cath. The procedure has been refined so much over the last 25 years.... I told her it would be cool.... her Doc said it would be fine and that he would keep her nice and sedated and comfy for the procedure. Well.... my dear sister is WIGGIN b/c she has it in her mind that she will have to have a CABG. (Coronary Aretery Bypass Grafting or Open Heart Surgery). So, she continues to freak out on me, then went on that they want her to have back surgery too (she has scoliosis & her spine has moved). I'm about ready to choke her here. (Well, you KWIM.) I FINALLY got her to listen to me and got her calmed down. I told her not to jump to conclusions before she had all her test results. I know it's hard when you are the person it that position, and I really do feel for her & I'm concerned myself, but sometimes it just gets to me & I'm ready to throttle her, KWIM? I have a 36 y/o child on my hands. I told her that I would be there if she needed surgery and that things would be fine. She's younger, which will help and they are catching things early.

AAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHH!! Thanks for letting me do that..... I feel better already.

Ok... enough wallowing for me. I have to go put on my happy face & think positively. I have to act as a thinking person & not an emotional person. Whining about everything isn't going to help me, is it?? Thanks for letting me get this out.

I'd better go finish dinner. One of my co-workers is going to bring her dogs over so they can play with Bubba! bye for now!

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#2 of 19 Old 09-29-2004, 07:23 PM
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Wish I knew what to say hon.
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Thanks Shona. I'm just in that Limbo of how to feel about everything. I do feel for her, but everything's a MAJOR drama & instead of talking about things, she freaks instantly.

I'm truely concerned & I do really feel for her, but I'm at a loss myself. I guess this year has been such a rollercoaster for me, I'm not too sure how to feel about anything anymore? Oh well...

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The best thing you can do is what you did, be there for her and try and calm her down. I know for me when I stress having someone to bring me back to reality is what I need to most.
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Lupe is right, you did the right thing. I hope she doesn't have to have too much done.
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i hope you had a fun bubba playdate!
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I would probably wig out too if someone gave me that news, but it sounds like you did the best anyone could. She's just going to have to take some time and come to terms with this on her own.

 
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I hope your sister starts to calm down and taking one step at a time.

That is WAY cool that Bubba has a friend!!
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I am glad you were able to get her to think rationally. What a good sister you are, because I would have probably of hung up on my brother.

Hope Bubba had fun.
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hon you did what you could...you know hiow it is
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I'm sorry Kim! Hope your day got better!
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I hope you can keep her calm without going insane. You are a great sister to listen to her and try to calm her fears

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It is good she has you there to help her through those worries, though, with your knowledge - even if it can be a pain when she won't listen! Glad you are feeling better.
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Sorry it was a stressful day!!! Keeping your sister in my prayers!!
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