MY ANXIETY IS MAKING ME A TERRIBLE PARENT – am I in the wrong career?

First off, I want to make it very clear that I’m by NO means making the suggestion that people with anxiety disorders, or other types of mental illness, shouldn’t be parents.  Nor am I saying that people with anxiety disorders, or other types of mental illness, don’t do a great job of being parents – because that would be blatantly false.

I’m not even saying that I’m a terrible parent.  I love my children, and I think that I’m doing a good job raising them to be independent, polite, tolerant, and well-rounded individuals.

Just to brag a bit, I actually often get complimented on my children’s behavior when we are at restaurants.  Thumbs up to me.

What I’m saying is my anxiety makes me a terrible candidate for this parenting job that I’ve managed to get myself hired for.  It’s not that I don’t have the skills to do the job.  It’s just that my anxiety disorder makes my role as a parent more difficult, than if I was the same person just minus my anxious tendencies.

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My Christmas Wish – peace, forgiveness and maybe a diagnosis

Merry Christmas to all my readers.  I hope you are enjoying the holiday times whatever your beliefs are and whichever holidays you celebrate.  I’d like to take a moment and share my Christmas wish with you.

Leading up to Christmas, my children have been fervently hoping that they’ll lose their two front teeth.  Several of their classmates have, and my twins desperately want to be able to sing “All I want for Christmas is my Two Front Teeth.”

I also have holiday wishes, but they look a little different then my children’s Click To Tweet.

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CHRONIC PAIN – This is my pain

If you know me, whether through my internet presence or in real life, you might know that I have chronic pain.  I blog about it, and I sometimes even admit to it when I’m face to face.  But what does that really mean?  What is it that I’m talking about? Continue reading “CHRONIC PAIN – This is my pain”

CHRONIC PAIN – How it engulfed my life

I’ve had a few different struggles in my life.  Who hasn’t right?  But about two years ago my health took a turn for the worse that I still haven’t recovered from – and I’m starting to think that I never will.

Was it cancer?

No.

It was CHRONIC PAIN.

For all of you out there who have never experienced chronic pain, you may be thinking: “Well it could be much worse. It’s not like it’s fatal.”

Well it could be much worse. It's not like it's fatal. Click To Tweet

And you’d be right.  There is always something worse, and I’m not going to die from it.  But it has impacted my life in such a profound way, that I don’t even think that I’m the same person that I was before.

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