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lightningandsnow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-05-09 08:23 PM
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Can I just say that my cousin is one of the greatest people on the planet?
Seriously, I just gush about her because she is one of the greatest friends/relatives anybody could ever hope for.

She's actually a distant relative who basically adopted me as her "little cousin". We've got tons in common - we're both bisexual feminist musical theatre nerds with psychological "issues". I've been having a hard time with my anxiety lately and she's been so awesome and supportive about it all. She has bipolar disorder, so I guess she's "been there, done that".

Last week, I had a doctor's appointment that didn't go so well - essentially, I was prescribed anxiety meds after I burst into tears in my doctor's office, which made me feel like I had been manipulative. I was ranting to my cousin on the phone about it, and she made me feel much better about the whole thing. Then, I mentioned that I had to get bloodwork done later that day, and I have a needle phobia...and my cousin actually offered to go with me. She distracted me the whole time, which helped me to freak out significantly less than I would have if I went alone.

So, in short, my cousin is awesome and everybody should have someone like that in their lives. :)
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DarkTirade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-05-09 09:39 PM
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1. Support, especially the family kind, is always helpful.
:)
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-05-09 10:38 PM
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2. She sounds like a great friend. I've had a few of those over the years and there is nothing
like it.
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lightningandsnow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 12:01 PM
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3. Indeed!
:hi:
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ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 01:00 PM
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4. I'm glad you have her there to help you.
If you need the anxiety meds then you aren't being manipulative. You need them. You had an anxiety attack. It's not a big deal. I'm glad it worked out. :hug:

I'm glad she was there to help distract you during the blood work too. :)

Everyone should have family and friends in their support network. Nobody should go through stress alone.
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lightningandsnow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 01:03 PM
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5. How have you been, ThomCat?
Edited on Thu Aug-06-09 01:04 PM by lightningandsnow
:hug:

Thanks for the kind words.
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ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 01:28 PM
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6. I'm hanging on.
:)

I had a few days in bed with back pain, and I'm still not up for leaving the house yet, but I'm doing okay. :)
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 02:19 PM
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7. Guess it runs in the family
:yourock:
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lightningandsnow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 02:31 PM
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8. Aw, thanks hun!
Edited on Thu Aug-06-09 02:31 PM by lightningandsnow
:hug:

You too!
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