Saturday, November 24, 2012

Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow...

...especially when your Pennsylvania cousins have to go back home and you don't know when you're going to see them again.  

My kids loving playing with someone so close to their age, and the cousins get to be scandalized by all the worldly and trendy things my kids know about while they stay pure and innocent in homeschool ;)

Group hug!!  And a monkey.

Wait, you forgot about me!

One babe and two babies :)

In other news, I had my first* panic attack and ended up in the ER, not knowing if I was dehydrated or having a heart attack or what was happening.  It is VERY scary to have a panic attack, I actually thought I was going to die (that sounds so dramatic, but it's the truth) because I could not breathe right and was lightheaded and dizzy and my hands were numb and my body was violently shaking.

Thankfully my brother and sister-in-law were here to take care of all the kids while Phil took me to the hospital.  They discovered that I have a low functioning thyroid and so I will be calling my doctor on Monday to have further testing done.  Maybe if they can get my thyroid functioning properly, I will have a LOT of my weird symptoms go away that I found out could all possibly be linked to hypothyroidism.  Anyway, knowledge is power, and I need answers.  

Ok, I've TMIed the bajingas out of you, so I'll sign off for now.

Ta ta!

*While I was waiting in the ER to be fixed, I started recalling a few incidents through my life where my breathing would get off-kilter and I would be close to fainting.  I always came up with a reason for them (dehydrated, tired, too much incense at church) but now I'm wondering if it was panic attacks this whole time.


  1. Sorry you had to go to the ER. Hopefully you can get into the doctor first thing on Monday to find out what's wrong.

    And I love how you just kind of casually mention this at the end of your post like it's no big deal. Um, not breathing and thinking you are going to die? BIG. DEAL. Like, post-of-it's-own-with-lots-of-descriptions-and-words-and-pictures-of-you big deal.

  2. Oh my gosh, scary! My mom had a panic attack that we thought for sure wa a heart attack - they really are intense! Glad that you're feeling better and that you can get some thyroid answers. Happy Thanksgiving (belatedly!) :)

  3. That must have been so scary! I've had minor panic attacks (and they are awful) but none that made me head to the ER. You poor thing. I'm so happy you're okay and that they discovered the cause! xoxo

  4. Oh my, how scary! I've never had a panic attack but that sounds just awful! I hope you get some real answers and soon. Prayers for you, friend. And (if you can) keep us updated :)

  5. Scary--I'm glad you are OK and will be getting answers. Praying some for you!

  6. oh my goodness!! I'm so happy you are okay. I will type about thyroid for all of eternity ... if you have an eternity to spare.

    Hope you get on the correct dose ASAP .. being hypothyroid is a nightmare. I think the forums call it "hypo hell" -- clever.

  7. I'm with the above comment how you throw it in at the end and are all ho hum la de da I had a panic attack went to the er...

    But seriously, are those two things related? wondering because my husband suffers from frequent panic attacks and is one causing the other? I never thought of that. He is on medicine for it so I don't know. My mom also has hypothroidism. But she doesn't have panic attacks so i don't know...

  8. Cousins are the best friends of childhood.
    I'm glad you are on the road to finding out what is causing the panic attacks. I had a few last year, and for me it was/is related to hormonal changes. Let us know what you find out....sharing does help others. So, TMI is a good thing.
    Take care,

  9. Panic attacks stink! Glad you are ok!:)

  10. Yikes! I'm sorry about your panic attack. Those can be so scary. I hope you can figure out the cause so you don't worry about it. And I hope you're feeling better! XO's and Prayers your way!

  11. Praise God your ok! That's very scary! I sometimes get them too but only when I'm a passenger of a car and traffic is heavy...maybe it's my age or something but I know the feeling...looks like cousins had a blast!


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