About a month ago I received devastating news about my Step-Mom who lives out of state. She was diagnosed with stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer. And I had so many unanswered questions about what the future would look like without her and what would happen to my Dad and my family who live so far away.
Honestly, I started having panic attacks and developed anxiety because of the unknown. I have never had any of these before this news. And now, stress and any crying will bring them on. It has opened my eyes and my heart to those who do experience panic attacks and anxiety on a regular basis.
In all of this chaos and stress, I have learned to be kind and loving with myself and others. Healing takes time and allowance from yourself. I also learned and really was reminded that I am not alone in this. I am so grateful for all the empathy, sympathy, and support from everyone.
I ask that if you are ever feeling down or out-of-sorts, to please reach out. You are never alone and you will find someone who understands and cares.