We are almost half way through the wait to see who has the best cross match for Ashlea's kidney transplant. They said it would take about 10 working days. I am going to call them on Friday 'just in case' the results are back, but I don't really expect to hear anything until the following week.
I don't feel like it is on my mind all the time, but I have been waking up at 4am feeling like someone is sitting on my chest.
So, I guess that shows that it is on my mind.
How do you cope with stress???
I internalise it. Or attempt to anyway. Stuff it all in and don't talk about it and then feel like my chest could explode from holding it all in.
At the moment there is kidney stress, money stress, marriage stress, school choice stress, appointment overload stress, time management stress, you name it - we've got it stress. All stuffed in.
I ran out of room a long time ago - but still I try and stuff it all inside. I think I'm going a little nuts actually. I am SO irritable and moody. Snapping at everyone. Not wanting to be around anyone. Not behaving like someone people would want to be around either.
Clearly I need a better coping strategy.