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Well, trying to do a quick update:  Still doing 1 Lexapro a day and only 1 Xanax in AM.  Over the last 1 1/2 weeks, I had a couple of minor scary shaky episodes that were short and not bad.  Drove all day yesterday and Sunday and not a single panic attack.  Phew!  I am on chapter 2 of my book on panic attacks.  too busy this week to read much more.  I would also like to finish my other regular book, "The Passage" but haven't gotten to that in a while either.  My biggest problem is fatigue.  In the afternoons, I am so dead tired, I can't seem to get anything done.  I think it is the meds for sure.  I have caught a little bit of a break at work, Thank God!  But I am still struggling as I am so tired and can't seem to motivate myself.  So this is good news/bad news.
House is a disaster.  Most of cabinets out now.  Refrigerator getting moved to the foyer tomorrow.  Old stove and oven getting disconnected and new window going in.  Dust everywhere.  I am going to lock myself in my office tomorrow with the dog.  Things are also moving along with the basement as well.  A couple of minor setbacks/delays.  Husband is freaking out.  Xanax for me must be working as I am not sweating it right now.  My eating is really bad.  Anything and everything.  It is like being on prednisone!  Ugh!  And I eat even when I am full and I am nauseaus!   And I feel slightly down.   
i did not get to the Y at all last week.  Like I said, sleeping and fatigue is huge.  But, for some reason, I am totally off the charts with Wii Walk it Out.  Took me from February to a few weeks ago to complete the game (although I wasn't doing it every day.)   I did go to Zumba Sunday AM.  I have been doing Wii Walk It Out almost every day am already 22% of the way through the game a 2nd time.  I have over 200,000 steps for month of August already!  Woo Hoo!  72 miles as of yesterday. 
So I am just taking it one day at a time.  Need to find balance between caring enough and yet not paniking over every little detail.  Paul is a maniac right now.  Screaming over everything!  I am going to slip a Xanax into his coffee if this keeps up!  David isn't doing bad, in spite of it all.  he did have a screaming match with Paul on Sunday and ran away for a few hours in the pouring rain.  (he went to a friend's house but did not call.)  He did come home on his own.  He did apologize. 
School starts in a few weeks.  8/29.  Can't wait!  Kona is doing fine.  Still on antibiotics.  My friends 15 year old son bowled a perfect game last week!  A 300!  It was awesome to see it!  12 strikes in a row.  It was his first one.  He has a 232 average.  this week is our last week of Jr/Adult bowling league for David and I.  That will give me a break until my Friday night adult league starts up after Labor Day. 
I will try to catch up with everyone this week!  Hugs to all in the meantime!

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JoyceMarilyn
JoyceMarilyn

Your life is crazy, crazy, insane right now! The house renovations are so stressing when they turn your kitchen upside down. It will so great when it is finished..keep that point in focus! I can relate with David running away when someone is screaming at me...How great that he did apoligize! He might be maturing! :)
deleted_user
deleted_user

you have got one crazy house right now my lady! lol busy, crazy and sounds alittle stressful! I would be eating probably worse then you!!!! I cant handel stress lol. Hopefully it goes abit smoother for you! Once everyone gets used to dealthing with the renos then im sure it will be better. Good luck, and i bet your house is going to look amazing :)
deleted_user
deleted_user

Xanax and Lexapro would explain the sleepiness, for sure. I\'ve taken Xanax off and on for panic attacks and I can\'t take it unless I plan on sleeping. The increased appetite may be Lexapro related. I believe this is used for depression as well? That may have something in it to increase appetite...check with your pharmacists.
Sorry your house is a disaster...sounds like it will be gorgeous when it is all done! I know I look forward to the day when mine can get done. ::sigh::
AND WOWIE WOW WOW on that Wii Walk It Out!!! August is only half way through! You\'re going to be ready for a walkathon when you are done! GO YVETTE GO!!!!!!! Woohoo! I\'m wicked proud of you!
Yeah, slip a Xanax in Paul\'s coffee...that\'ll learn \'em!
Glad to hear things with David are pretty good...normal teenagery rage and reactions. Him apologizing on his own is a big deal...a big deal for anyone between the ages of 12 and 21!!!! LOL!

Have a wonderful, stress free, and strong day/week!
Love ya!
deleted_user
deleted_user

It does affect everyone when everything is torn up even if the finished product will be so much better.
I think I would lock myself away until it was done LOL good luck with everything.
htag
htag

Oh my goodness are you busy! Prayers are always with you that you get to slow down enough to spend time by yourself and just love yourself and spoil yourself. lol. I\'m glad that you are getting through it all like a plow! ((hugs))
deleted_user
deleted_user

Whew! Your life is a whirlwind right now! Sorry to hear about your lack of sleep :( I would go to the Y and workout til I feel asleep-haha! I\'m glad David said sorry for running away, I\'m he is realizing that he can come to you. Stay strong and positive!