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An Excerpt from Healing My Anxiety – A Memoir

An excerpt from Healing My Anxiety:

Healing My AnxietyI read that many people have their first panic attack come on suddenly, out of the blue. 

 It starts while they are watching TV, having a meal, or simply relaxing. In March 2002 I experienced some chest pain. Back then I lived in a small but prosperous country town in New South Wales with my de facto husband and my daughter from a previous marriage. I was 33 years old.

A moment in time: I am lying on a bed in the emergency department, staring at the ceiling and promising myself to change my lifestyle, to lose weight. I am scared, but hopeful. I have never had any serious health problems.

I tried, but I didn’t persist with my efforts. It was not only extra weight that I was carrying. I found that often before a significant medical issue comes up we get a warning of some sort. There is still time to do something, but often it is ignored or dismissed…

My life became a nightmare. I was getting sick as often as every 10 minutes…

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Thoughts for Boston

I was going to write a blog in memory of Susan Jeffers, but I will do so next week. Today all thoughts and prayers are with courageous people of Boston. At the time of writing no one claimed responsibility for this inhuman act of terror, but undoubtedly someone will come forward. Terrorists want to be known so they can incite fear. No one is safe, no country is safe, but I strongly believe that we as a human race can unite and fight against a minority which wants to undermine our way of life.

RIP victims of Boston marathon