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    06-25-2012, 07:11 PM
Green Broke
Sorry, just getting around to this thread..Nothing really new to report.

I ended up in the hospital day before yesterday due to an severe allergic reaction. My face, throat, and tongue started to swell really bad and I was having problems breathing. They basically said the same thing as the other doctor and that I was really dehydrated.. They gave me fluids, steroids, allergy shots, something for swelling, and then a week of steroids that I have to take with food everyday. Bad day..My face still isn't completely back to normal swelling wise, I looked like I got hit by a car..Lots of pain when the swelling started to go down. Still not sleeping well at all..

Faye, my sister and I don't share the same dad.. My dad got custody of me when I was 14 because of similar problems that my mom was going through then as well.. Brooke's father is in jail for drugs and also has a history of violence..He tried to kill my mom in front of me twice, once beating her and the second time trying to run her over with his truck. I was 10? Maybe? He's never had any contact with Brooke in her entire life.. He's in prison until 2016 now for tying his girlfriend to a chair when he was high, accused her of stealing from him, and then making his other two children watch while he beat her unconscious with a hammer...But, that's a whole different chapter of life I've tried to forget about.

That's basically how my childhood played out, mom had physically abusive boyfriends, I had to watch it, then keep a little book bag packed in my closet and I knew if my mom came in my room at night we would have to climb out of the window and sneak out.. This wasn't a strange thing to me growing up..This started at like 7 or so.. Story of my life..

I haven't seen a local specialist here yet, I have two at home that I'm probably going to be seeing shortly, I've talked with my doctor about seeing someone here but we haven't made any decisions yet. Right now I'm just trying to stay chill and relax, tired of worrying about everything else.

Sorry to gush..Just have a lot on my mind today.
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    06-25-2012, 07:49 PM
Green Broke
Feel free to gush all you want! We will listen (ok, well read realy).

I do wish I could come over and take some of the weight from your shoulders, or at least give you a giant hug and a shoulder to cry on..

If you can I'd go see that specialist as soon as possible. It may be possible that part of the problem is drug interactions and whilst it may not make the situation better, getting things improved will make you more able to cope (and hopefully stop the panic attacks).

Have you spoken with your father about the whole situation and what it is doing to you? I know you probably don't want to worry him but he is your father and it does sound like he WILL help you in anyway he can.

Failing that is there anyway you can move a horse up to where you and your sister are? Just taking an hour a day toyourself, to relax and ride will do wonders for your stress levels.

Lots and lots of hugs. Remember you are free to pm me at anytime. I'm online most of the day (even at work)
    06-25-2012, 08:11 PM
Green Broke
I've looked into bringing one of my horses here but the cheapest board I can find is just semi-board, it's not close, and it's $800something a month now. I would love to bring Lark or Nikki here but it's just not possible right now.

I know that my dad would do anything for me, he is starting to think I need to move back home. I just have a lot to think about, drama isn't just here, it's also at home.. It's not an easy choice.
    06-25-2012, 08:26 PM
Did they figure out what caused the allergic reaction? That's scary, you've already got more going on than anyone should have to deal with.

Glad to see you venting a bit, holding it back will only let it fester. I'm here if you need an outlet to unload on. Big hugs!
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    06-25-2012, 08:30 PM
Green Broke
Thanks Mandy..No, they can't figure out what caused the allergic reaction. They took blood work and everything but nothing weird..or even weirder than usual for me..

The biggest thing was just telling me again that I needed to drink and eat more..Especially with starting the steroids this week.
    06-25-2012, 09:25 PM
I know it's tough with everything going on but try to put yourself & your health first. Easier said than done, I know.

You might try making milk shakes with ensure. My sister is a string bean and has trouble keeping weight on, she drinks a lot of ensure and protein shakes & smoothies with whole milk and fruit.
    06-25-2012, 09:28 PM
Green Broke
I've been trying to eat and drink a lot more today and yesterday, I just feel sick as mess whenever I try to eat more than a few bites.. So I end up fixing something and take a few bites and I'm full..then I'll go back a little while later and try to eat more then..
    06-25-2012, 09:33 PM
As long as you're eating, who cares how much it is. Nothing wrong with being a grazer and picking all day. Just try to pack in the calories in your small portions. Look at how well that works for Hickory & Woodstock
    06-25-2012, 10:00 PM
Green Broke
Lol I WISH it was as easy as putting weight on those two. I'm better at making a horse fat than I am myself!
    06-30-2012, 03:22 AM
Green Broke
The past days haven't been that bad, no really bad reactions or seizures..Brooke has started seeing a psychologist but she's almost just going into herself..She's started sleeping a lot and doesn't want to really do anything. I'm having to drag her out of the house to go do anything.. Not sure how to handle it, I don't want to start a fight with her about it but she's got to get motivated to start doing things..Who knows

She loves taking pictures so I played model the other day and we went to the beach taking a ton of pictures. She seemed to enjoy that and really liked uploading and playing with the pictures on my laptop. I posted some of them on my Facebook and she's really proud of them. I've brought up to my aunt about Brooke maybe taking a few photography classes, she hasn't really said anything else about it though.

My partner in crime, Holly, is coming up this week sometime and spending a few days with us. I'm looking forward to seeing her crazy little self.. I miss that kid..

I've talked to Chris (ex) a few times just checking in on each other, it's a little depressing because I realized how much I do miss him but right now it's just not the right time to try to work out things between us and work on our relationship. Craziness!

Fourth of July is coming up and for the first time in years I have no plans. It's a little pathetic..Every year we have a huge party with friends and just everything..Not this year.. Ugh.. Why does life have to interfere with my plans so much? I'm supposed to be over all champion, in a serious relationship, and just having a normal life..

I just needed to vent again.. Meh..

Anyway! A few of Brooke's pictures that's she's so proud of.
The album if you're interested..or extremely bored..

This was FREEZING...I mean it took commitment, My dress was flapping everywhere and I was SO self conscious about my butt possibly showing!

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