opus88 Posted December 14, 2004 Report Share Posted December 14, 2004 Hi, Gang!Just wanted to share my excitement of moving back into our house. It was exactly 3 months from our last night in the house to our first night returning there. Hurricane Ivan uprooted our lives for a while and will still affect us as we pursue insurance matters, exterior reconstruction, etc. But we're HOME!I dropped into mild insomnia the middle of last week, making me very tired of course, as well as lightheaded. The adrenaline rushes turned into numerous (but thankfully small) panic attacks which forced me to take my beta-blocker for the first time in a long time - but just one dose brought things back under control again. I am again having back trouble but I'm sure the activity of cleaning the house, moving, and cleaning the rented condo have been the culprit there. Other symptoms have been popping up since the insomnia began, but nothing huge. I'm very encouraged to have made it through so much stress with so little health trouble!Everything has a positive side if you're willing to look for it. I would have never, ever wished for any of these hurricanes to happen. But for my husband and me, Ivan has given us a superficial opportunity to not only update the look of the house (really needed it) but also a deeper opportunity to sort through our stuff and toss so much unneeded clutter. It feels incredibly good to truly "clean house", but I just didn't have any motivation for it until the hurricane forced the issue. I'm glad for that still-unfinished adventure - I am learning how that clutter was affecting my life, even though I thought it was all "hidden".Please continue to keep all victims of natural disasters in your prayers - there are still so many who have lost so much (homes, jobs, treasured possessions, sense of security, etc.) yet recuperation has only barely begun.To those who have donated items or money to relief funds: Unless you are on the receiving end of such generosity, you may never know how deeply you have touched someone's life, or the tears of joy you have brought by your caring and generosity. Please trust me when I say your efforts are deeply appreciated!So, I'm flying high to be back in my own home again (yes, after the help and kindness of many strangers), especially just in time for the holidays. What a wonderful Christmas present this is! Thank you all for your support during this time! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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