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Friday, July 31, 2009

Feeling a lot better

I'm feeling much better today. Though a panic attack may last for a little while, the after effects tend to linger. In my case that includes tenseness, and tiredness since I don't sleep so well. I've been doing some qi gong especially the deep breathing. It's amazing how much it has helped me to fall asleep. I'm still trying to get the hang of meditation, but it's not easy. When you're stressed it's just so much harder to calm your mind. Well, as they say, practice makes perfect.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Relapse

Arghhh... had an anxiety attack today, although just a mild one. However I'm still feeling the after effects. I'm feeling tense, jittery, anxious, worried and most of all, tired. I tried to have a nap just to relax, but I'm too keyed up. I read that it takes a long time for the stress hormones to subside after an anxiety or panic attack. So I've just got to relax and wait it out. Unfortunately, the tenseness also comes with neckaches and a little dizziness.

I've been doing some deep breathing and qi gong exercises just to alleviate the symptoms. It seems to be helping. But tonight I think I'll need some valerian before going to bed just to relax me a little more. I haven't had an attack for quite a while, so this was out of the blue for me. Perhaps I'm worrying about something sub-conciously. Worry seems to be the trigger for me. Hope I'll get a good nights sleep tonight.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Singapore Trip 2009

Yup, went to Singapore again. Stayed in the same hotel as well. Can't help it, Grand Park Hotel City Hall really is in a great location. There are loads of shops and restaurants and the MRT all within walking distance. Raffles City and Funan Center are just nearby, I didn't even go to Orchard Road this time.

The first day we arrived we just went to Funan Center to check out the IT stuff. Then had dinner at the excellent Straits Kitchen in the Grand Hyatt. Next day we visited Singapore Zoo. I hate to say it but it's way better than Zoo Negara. I can't understand why Zoo Negara can't get the kind of corporate support that Singapore Zoo has done. Almost every animal is sponsored by one company or another. The facilities are first class with restaurants packed to the roof, and this was a week day mind you. I hope that after the refurbishments at Zoo Negara, it'll rival Singapore Zoo. Come on people, support Zoo Negara, it's a great place to bring the kids. Ditch the malls for one weekend and pack up the kids. I'm sure they'll love it there.

We also went to Vivo City near Harbourfront. This was just to go to Toys r Us. I promised my son a Bumblebee, but they don't have the Bumblebee conversion 2 in Malaysia. Managed to find it in Singapore though. Luckily the Toys R Us card is also valid in Singapore so I don't lose out on any points.

Luckily for us, most restaurants in Singapore are now pork free or completely halal, so food is no longer a problem. With the new amusement parks coming up next year in Singapore, I think it might be an annual holiday destination for us.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Qi gong healing for endometriosis

I'm currently undergoing some qi gong healing for my endometriosis. So apart from learning, I'm also seeing Sifu Tan (www.wellnessmedicalqigong.com) for some personalised healing sessions. So far, so good. The first time he did it during my period, I felt like someone turned the tap on full, there was so much blood and clots, but fortunately without much pain. During the second session, he said there was some blockage so he cleared that and I felt 'lighter'. It's hard to describe unless you've experienced qi gong healing for yourself. Today was my third session and for some reason I felt better after. It's almost like something bad has been removed, but I don't know what. It's a very subtle feeling.

My next session will be on the 21st. In the meantime, I'm off to Singapore tomorrow with the whole family. Now to continue with the packing : )

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Panic Attacks - Six Months On

I'm very happy to say that I have had no panic or anxiety attacks recently. The last bad one was just before I went on holiday to Hong Kong. The swine flu sort of stressed me out a little, not really worrying about me but my son. In the end we had a great trip and no worries.

I believe the physical aspect of panic attacks have to be dealt with first before any sort of healing can take place. That is why I am so grateful that my husband found the Panic Away ebook on the net. It basically explained every single sensation I was feeling so I didn't feel as if I was going to die each time I had an attack. People may think I'm exaggerating, but only people who have had it can emphatise. That was why the Internet was a lifesaver, I found out I wasn't the only one and it was actually very comforting. The most important thing for me was understanding what was going on with me, the more I understood it, the less scared I became. If you want to try it, Click Here!

It's got a money back guarantee, so if you think it's not for you, you can just ask for a refund. I fully recommend it because it worked for me personally.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Malay pulak...

Seriously, does Muhyyiddin even know what he's talking about. The fact that he has no idea that grammar is no longer taught in schools speaks volumes of his ignorance. He has only been the Education Minister since what - 2 months ago? And now he's making this huge decision to revert the teaching of Maths and Science to Malay.

As a mother it sickens me to think that my son's education is in the hands of such fools. My son is still young but myself, and the majority of Malaysians, may not be able to afford private or international schools. Most politicians send their children to international schools, then they are shipped off overseas for their degrees. I think it should be made a policy that all politicians must send their children to public schools, at least for their primary education. Who knows, they may actually be more sensitive to our childrens' plight, or is that just wishful thinking on my part?