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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2005


    I've been taking therapy since the beginning of January. I love my
    therapist - I think I'm lucky, I've found someone that is trying very
    hard to understand this phobia, has researched it between sessions,
    and is very supportive and understanding. Anyway, two weeks ago,
    the day after one of my sessions, my two year old drank her milk,
    said her teeth hurt, and v* all over. I was able to take her into the
    bath, help her while she v* three more times, clean her up, get her
    dressed, get her comfy on the sofa, and sit with her and comfort her
    for about 15 minutes. It might not sound like much, but it's more
    than I've been able to do before - and I did it calmly!

    My therapist is challenging my thinking habits. And I really think it's
    working. She's not all about finding whatever caused this phobia,
    and she's very realistic about the treatment of it. She's willing to
    stick it out for the long haul with me, and she knows there isn't a
    quick fix for it. She gives me "challenges" between sessions, she's
    given me coping techniques, she's helped my rational mind begin to
    take control over my irrational mind.

    I know it's going to take awhile, and it won't be easy, but for the first
    time that I can remember, I can see a light at the end of the tunnel.
    I have a long climb out of this hole, but I really think it's possible for
    me to get out! And that's just so exciting to me that I had to share it!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2004


    WOW, that's great peachykeen! What a HUGE accomplishment for you. you should be very proud of yourself. one of the things i worry about is someday not being able to care for my children when they are sick, stories like this give me hope that I will be able to deal with it and be ok.

    What a blessing that therapy is going well for you! I am thinking about going through some myself. It will be in my prayers that you continue to do well!
    Take care, Megan
    BUT DO IT!! -unknown

    Go for it now. The future is promised to no one. -dr wayne dyer

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    United Kingdom


    I am so glad your therapy is going well. You are doing fantastic and coped so well with your sick daughter. I wish you luck with your future therapy and I am sure you will continue to make progress.

    Thank you for sharing your progress it does give me hope. I am still struggling to take the first big step and ask for help, but hopefully I will soon be brave enough.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    United States


    It sounds like you have found a really gifted therapist, which is so great to hear. It makes me sad when I read so much about lousy therapists on this forum because I have had good ones, and I know how much they can help.

    That is great progress that you've made to be able to help your child that way.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    United Kingdom


    Hello Peachy

    Congratulations to you. I would love to be able to do what you have done.

    I have suffered from this phobia all my life and I too am having therapy for this. I am asking for some help from you to help me get to where you are as I have two children myself and leave the house if they V*.

    Would it be okay if you could answer some questions for me?

    How did you manage this? How did you stay with your child while your child was V*? What was you thinking before, during and after she was sick?

    Has your phobia easier now. What steps did you take to get to be able to be there when your child was sick.

    Hope you read this and I look forward to your reply.

    Thanks and regards


    There is no distance on this earth as far away as yesterday

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    United States


    It DOES sound like a huge accomplishment, and you should be very proud of yourself! I am very happy for you! Keep up with the therapy; you now know that it's obviously helping!

    \"Horticulture: You can lead a whore to culture, but you cannot make her think.\" -- Dorothy Parker



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