How Do You Face a Health Crisis?

@worldwise1 (14887)
United States
November 11, 2007 5:12pm CST
We all eventually have or will face a health crisis sometime during our lives. Do you think you know how you would react if faced with one? have faced a couple in my life and handled them calmly. Now I am facing another, but my reaction was not as calm at first. I have come to grips with it now and just wonder what all of you might do in a similar situation.
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@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
11 Nov 07
I think the worst for me was when I ended up in the hospital parallzied due from a medication for m.s.. A lot of others that take it are fine but it made me parilized. I was on steriods for about 2 or 3 wekks in the hospitail. I also needed to use a walker to walk for as good while. I use a cain now. Hopefully with my going to physical thearpy that will change also. I know so far it is easier for me to stand in one place then it was before so it really seems to be helping me. Exept not knowinng how to dress the other day I went in pants that was a mistake I got overheated fast and got shaky and ended up having to change to my shorts.
@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
12 Nov 07
You are very brave, Shaun, and I am sure you will get better and better. I have found prayer to work miracles. It really does change things.
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
12 Nov 07
Yeah the whole time I was in the hospitail i prayed and had others pray as well. I think the prayers helped me from not being in a wheelchair.
@gwendovere (1283)
• United States
12 Nov 07
I don't do well with health crises at all. I rarely have them, but I work & can't afford health insurance, so I'm pretty much screwed if I get sick. I just wash my hands like there's no tomorrow & hope & pray that I (and my family) won't get sick.
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
12 Nov 07
I would say that your faith needs to be grounded in something, gwendovere. When you have faith and a positive outlook you can overcome almost anything.
• United States
12 Nov 07
I hope everything works out.For me, a pessimist, if I had a health crisis I would assume that it would be fatal and I would plan for the worst.
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
12 Nov 07
I think, sarah, that once you've been through more than a few of them, you learn to handle them with grace. I try to look at everything in as positive light as possible.
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@GardenGerty (99139)
• United States
12 Nov 07
Depends on if it is me, or a loved one, and what exactly it is. When my first hubby was diagnosed with ALS, I cried, and grieved, and was angry, and persisted, and I feel like I triumphed over many obstacles. I learned some lessons, shared them with others, and learned new things about myself along the road. If I would have a personal health crisis, I am not sure what I would do. The only real one I had occured at the time my mother was dying and 9/11 happened, so it got kinda lost in the shuffle, and it was not life threatening, but it was major surgery, and six weeks off of work. I relaxed and enjoyed myself after about the third or fourth week.
@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
12 Nov 07
That is much the same as I feel GG. We are sometimes given challenges and it is up to us to decide how we are going to handle them. We must change what we can and accept what we cannot.
• China
12 Nov 07
I think you can get through the health crisis.
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
12 Nov 07
Thank you, lucklystar. I believe that we are given challenges in life, and it is ultimately how we choose to handle them that counts.
@MsTickle (24962)
• Australia
14 Nov 07
Not sure what you mean by health crisis. You are speaking in riddles my dear friend. Is something troubling you? Are you ill? The closest I think I've come is last year when I received a phone call to say my Dad had broken his arm. To cut a long story short, I basically moved in with him for 5 weeks to help him and look after him. It was hard being away from home and expecting a friend to look after my pets, my garden and everything....especially when a couple of empty homes were burnt down in our town. The other side of it Dad was once again becoming dependant on me. It just showed me, yet again, how tough my Dad is. He turned 95 last July. He still lives alone. I worry, every time the phone rings.
@naty1941 (2336)
• United States
13 Nov 07
From past experience I have handled them well. Hopefully, I will continue to do so in the future when a health crisis develops. I believe we become more patient after the first health crisis arrives and are able to deal with them easier as we have them.
@cblackink (969)
• United States
13 Nov 07
It depends on whose health crisis it is. If it's a loved one, I'm steady as a rock. But I do suffer from anxiety related disorder and I've had some bad brushes. I'm currently taking medication for it and just hating the way it makes me feel. I saw someone else's post about the natural anxiety help and saved it as a favorite to check out. Panic attacks and general anxiety disorder can create some bad physical symptoms that can make you feel like you're dying.
@arkaf61 (10882)
• Canada
12 Nov 07
I"m usually really calm and collected in a health crisis or any crisis for that matter. I'll say it's the adrenaline going and the need to help whoever needs help be there for the ones that need and all that. It's actually when the crisis is over that I sometimes loose it a bit. I've noticed that happening with me quite a few times. While things are happening I"m completely there, ready for everything. But when it's over I have found myself less calm, when everyone else around me is calm. Go figure :)
@azimsay (545)
• India
12 Nov 07
Some times its happens.Because of our eatting,some times our tenssions topic.We suffering after health crisis.
@Octorber (13)
• China
12 Nov 07
set your heart at rest!!You will pass the difficulty. From now on ,i only have once health crisis in my life.oneday,when i doing my homework,my right leg lost its feeling,and i and stood with it.At that time i cried,i didn't know what to do.besides the leg was so hurt but i din't know where it hurt.no wound,no blood,it looked normal,only feeling hurt.My mom took me to hospital at once,i saw the surgeon and also the physician but no problem only with the hurt feeling .For it was too late ,there were no instruments to examnationed my leg.I got home with anodyne.That i slept with hurt.At last .doctor could not find the reason for my leg ,they thought it might be never problem.i took an injection for one week.It is well now.But i also afraid with that night.I even thought that my leg would be cut off. I wish it will not be recur.
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
12 Nov 07
I think so much depends on our attitudes when dealing with an crisis not just health. I think maybe initially we might want to rant, rave, scream..at least for awhile. Then comes the decisions of how to handle it. Does one succumb to it, give in, throw in the towel and accept it, or does one fight it? While not health crisis per se, I've been through the wringer of other very stressful crisis, but instead of giving up and feeling lost, I fought back. I think even with a health issue one can do the same. It's NEVER too late to take some positive action for any health crisis.. You're in my prayers worldwise, and I pray that what you are facing isn't too, too serious. Just think back to any health crisis you may have had in the past. Did you overcome them? Then there's no reason not to overcome this as well.. My thoughts are with you (((hugs)))