The THYROID Thread

Discussion in 'Coping and Compassion' started by Christine, Nov 11, 2006.

  1. Christine

    Christine Would love to be able to sit on

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    LMP,

    That sounds like a very strange bridal shower. I certainly hope after time passes that your future-DIL will come around a bit. It doesn't sound like an ideal situation. I probably wasn't the best DIL to my late-MIL. Part of it was that early on she put a lot of pressure on us to drop any plans we had for the weekend and always "come for dinner" and sit around. Even way back then I was working full time and my weekends were chock full of errands so we hardly ever did and I know she used to get pissed about that.

    We got back from my MIL's funeral on Tuesday night, so I had the 4th off to recover. I'm not sure what's wrong with me but ever since I had to put the dog down and then go do the funeral stuff I have just not been mentally "right" if that makes sense. For a few days I felt like I was in a deep depression. That is so unlike me. To be honest, it hasn't totally gone away. I've had a few bouts of vertigo also which is also unusual but it has happened before. I'm trying to eat better and get out and take a walk but I need this feeling to lift. I'm not consciously thinking about my dog or MIL (who I never saw much anyway) but maybe that last week was just too stressful for me. I don't know.

    In the meantime, my son has about 1 month left before he starts his career. Now that I am home and don't have the dog issues, I've been sitting here for two days trying to plan an impromptu Disney trip for late July, early August. For a minute it excites me, and then when I get bogged down in the details I start getting overwhelmed. Probably just part of this weird depression. Should I fly (but then the flights are high and the affordable ones STINK), or should I drive (uuuggghhhh 14 hours!!). I'm afraid the time will pass and I won't do anything. I think this will be the last time I can actually have a "family" vacation once my son starts working. It's already impossible to get my daughter to be able to do much. They just don't earn a lot of vacation time.

    Oh well, sorry for the "downer" post. Hopefully I will get out of this funk soon.
     
  2. luvmarypoppins

    luvmarypoppins <font color=darkorchid>I am debating whether to pu

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    Christine - sorry you are dealing with these emotional issues. It's understandable with all you have been through. Rest, heal and be good to yourself.:hug: Prayers for you.
    I hope things work out for your vacation.

    Well just found out the worlds expert is coming from Virginia in August. The handwriting is on the wall. i will be praying alot. This guy is the golden guy and they will treat dh like tarnished copper. He heard the guys wife doesn't want to come. It's to be for a year but he knows they'll hire him permanently, sigh. Dh is just hoping to keep his job at this point.

    made appts. for the pulmonary function test and eye dr. Now I need to do the mammo too. Need to finish by end of July because dh is heading to the west coast again for 10 days in aug. Sigh.
     
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  4. Christine

    Christine Would love to be able to sit on

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    LMP,
    Well good luck with the "world's expert from Virginia.":drinking:I hope it doesn't mean what you think. Maybe the wife will hate it there and he won't stay.

    Still working on my Disney trip. I'm torn between a Disney deluxe resort (with a military discount) and getting a swanky place off site at the Reunion Resort. I have to say that the overnight parking fee on Disney property is irritating me. I know that sounds stupid, but sheesh!
     
  5. SingingMom

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    DD used to work at Reunion Resort. "Swanky" isn't exactly what it's cracked up to be. There's no transportation to the parks and it's sort of a crap shoot of what you get - you could be paying the same price for the dumpster view that another person is paying for lake, pool, nicer view...

    I hope you feel better - nothing is worse than that out of sorts feeling. Plan a low stress Disney trip, stay onsite, and just relax.
    I'm heading down Wednesday for a week of "Mom stuff" - DD will be working most of the time, but we plan on taking a day for a water park, visit a cousin with a new baby, and start looking at condo/townhouses. DH & I are thinking it might be financially beneficial to have DD paying a mortgage instead of rent. Just want to see prices and locations for a start.
     
  6. Christine

    Christine Would love to be able to sit on

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    Thanks for the advice. I think I'm set on staying at the Contemporary. I'm feeling pretty excited now. It's really fitting. I feel like this might be my last trip for a long time. My very first trip was in 1975-ish and I stayed at the Contemporary.
     
  7. Christine

    Christine Would love to be able to sit on

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    Well, it's set. I made my Contemporary reservations yesterday and I'm pretty excited. Been on MDE booking dinner reservations also. I went down to Quantico this morning to get my military salute tickets (what a deal) and they are now all linked. Working on fastpasses now.

    Besides that, I'm still a wreck and I hope I can pull it together before this trip. This past Tuesday night, I started having the issue of feeling like I can't get a deep breath ALL NIGHT LONG. I've had this happen on and off over the course of the last 20 years. Sometimes I chalk it up to GERD, sometimes anxiety. But it is REALLY bad right now. Last night was night number 4. I finally had to "tranquilize" myself with some old Xanax I had. It did help but it just doesn't make it go away. My mind goes to all sorts of bad places as to what it could be. The internet directs me to "congestive heart failure". I keep telling myself that I had my heart checked with a stress test last year. As a result, I'm working on very little sleep again. I did call my endocrinologist (such a fabulous man) and said I was feeling "off". He ordered a few tests and everything came back perfect. Actually no change from 6 months ago. But whenever I feel bad, I always make sure I rule out thyroid medication issues first.

    Anyway, not sure what kind of mental situation I've gotten myself into but it's not pretty. I really hope it goes away so I can fully enjoy this trip.

    As for the trip, I'm just grabbing some quick dinner ressies but can change at any time. If you've got any must-do ideas, let me know. So far I've got:
    Citrico's (my son's absolute favorite--I could do without at this point)
    Tiffins at AK
    Teppan Edo and Epcot (we've never done this one. I'm not wild about it because I feel like I can do this type of food anywhere)
    Chef Art Smith's Homecomin'
    Raglan Road (we enjoyed this about 10 years ago)

    I have one more night open and I would also considered ditching Teppan Edo so if you have something that wowed you, let me know!
     
  8. SingingMom

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    I hope your anxiousness subsides soon. It's so frustrating to go through!

    Here's some of my 2 cents on your dinner reservations: :rolleyes1

    We were VERY underimpressed with Teppan Edo. Actually quite disappointed. Service was off, food mediocre for the price. Only thing good about it was we had a table at the window so could see Illuminations. I would never return.

    I'm not a fan of Raglan Road. Very basic pub fare you can get anywhere at home.

    Now, our favorites are to go to Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar in Italy, Chefs de France, Brown Derby outside lounge, and Paddlefish at Disney Springs. :cutie:
     
  9. Christine

    Christine Would love to be able to sit on

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    Thanks for the advice. I'm definitely working on ditching Teppan Edo! Also have heard good things about Paddlefish so I'll give that a look.
     

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