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A short story about flying and scrambled egg sandwiches

In my last post I mentioned that I had been sick on a plane before. Here is that story. In 2002 I went to New Orleans for work and my husband – then boyfriend – decided to tag along and … Continue reading

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Folding sheets

I’ve always struggled with describing what having a panic attack is like. Today, I have a good analogy. It’s like trying to fold a fitted sheet. You know, the sheets that have the elastic corners to hug the mattress. Have … Continue reading

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My panic and my larynx are inextricably linked

I’ve always wondered why, during this time that I’ve been going through, that when you have a panic attack, why does it feel like you are being strangled? I feel like there are invisible hands pushing down on my larynx … Continue reading

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We are Not Alone

Ironically, I don’t like to suffer alone, but do not like to have anyone touch me while I am suffering a panic attack. Don’t ask me why, it’s just the way it is. Usually the scene unfolds of me sitting … Continue reading

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The Jits

Tonight I’ve got the jits. I don’t know why either. I’ve been pretty good lately, but these last few days, I’ve been a bit on edge. Maybe because I have a lot to do and very little time to do … Continue reading

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Why reading magazines can give you hypochondria

So the other evening, I’m sitting by the fire reading a popular Canadian women’s magazine. I’m drinking my “feeling calm” herbal tea and the cat is curled up at my feet. I’m turning the pages slowly, one at a time. … Continue reading

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Drinking tea to prevent death over tacos

So, again, last night I had a mild panic attack – but it was still an attack. I suffer from heartburn once in awhile and anyone who suffers from heartburn or acid reflux knows the pain I’m talking about. Well, … Continue reading

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