Have you ever been so stressed out it makes you sick?



Between last night and this morning, my stress level reached a point where I ended up sick. After I took the boys to school this morning, I started not feeling well. I thought that maybe I was just hungry or something but after eating breakfast (the same yogurt medley I have almost every morning) I felt worse.

As life has become more challenging and stressful, I’ve started dealing with acid reflux. It doesn’t always happen often but it tends to show up when I’m really upset or stressed out.

It’s fair to say that I have a lot on my plate and there are times when it just becomes too much.

Between the worries about now needing a new car, dealing with the mortgage company, not sleeping last night, worrying about Christmas, getting Gavin to Cleveland and spending the morning dealing with screaming, it was just too much.



We rescheduled Dr. Reynolds because there hasn’t been any changes for Gavin in regards to his medications. The idea was that I could get some sleep, take some Tums and wake up feeling better, so I could drive to the Cleveland Clinic.

Unfortunately, the nap didn’t help and I was feeling nauseated.

Anyway, Lizze rescheduled Cleveland and while I’m not happy about that, there wasn’t really anything I could do. I was not feeling up to driving and so there wasn’t much choice.



Everything is rescheduled and we can move forward. I wish that I could have knocked this stuff out today but sometimes things don’t go as planned. There are times when pushing myself is the right thing to do, but this was not one of those times.

I need some time to decompress and center myself a bit. Dealing with stress isn’t something that’s ever going to go away, and like anyone else, I could benefit from adding additional coping skills to my tool box for dealing with stress…

Anyway, how many of you have ever dealt with something similar?

Take a second and answer the poll

Does your child with Autism have feeding issues?

Facebook Profile photo

About Rob Gorski

Father to 3 with Autism and husband to my best friend. Oh...and creator fo this blog. :-)

  

30
Leave a Reply (Login to the site or comment as a guest)

Please Login to comment
avatar
18 Comment threads
12 Thread replies
0 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
6 Comment authors
Rob Gorskikimmy+gebhardtDutchPonySophie Recent comment authors

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

  Subscribe  
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
Sophie
Guest
Sophie

I’m sorry but I agree with kimmy+gebhardt. You seem to be going backwards with no real solution in sight. I still don’t get why one of you doesn’t work. Surely that would take some pressure off. Even remote work, which is far more readily available these days. Car’s repossessed, house foreclosure, cars breaking down, gas and water switched off etc etc surely that stress would be felt by the boys as well. I can’t imagine how you can all cope. As for appointments I’m surprised that you can cancel such long, complex appointments at such a late date so easily.… Read more »

kimmy+gebhardt
Guest
kimmy+gebhardt

Just the other day you mentioned that the waiting list for the dermatologist was unreal and today you canceled two appointments on the morning of because you were stressed out and needed some Tums and a nap. Were you not on Medicaid you would be charged for these missed appointments and it’s also disrespectful to the doctors and office staff and other patients. As important as these appointments are to you, they are just as important to other patients and you took spots today that could have been useful to others. I have mentioned this before and I will again… Read more »

kimmy+gebhardt
Guest
kimmy+gebhardt

I know you were being sarcastic when you thanked me for the support, but support comes in many forms. You seem to only want people to pat you on the back and tell you how great of a job you’re doing, but someone needs to give you a kick in the ass now and then. Your depression is eating you alive and you refuse to get help. You repeatedly refuse to take responsibility for your actions and you blame EVERYTHING on autism and the people around you. You can’t even see how selfish it was for you to cancel the… Read more »

Dutch
Guest
Dutch

They are simply opportunities for improvement. You need to take the criticism for what is it and stop taking it all in as some personal attack.

You rarely can see the forest for the trees, so sometimes an outside perspective can be good for you. Instead you are too quick to dismiss everyone else as ‘not getting it.’

The hurricane was a perfect example. You didn’t get it and yet refused to listen to anyone else trying to help. One of the greatest qualities a person can have is knowing what they don’t know.

Rebecca Magliozzi
Guest

One thing at a time.. likely you could focus on the other things first and put off the neuropsych testing for a little while.. Its alot of information at once, but you are in expert hands with this doctor and he is getting to the bottom of it. You will find answers for Gavin. Just be patient.

Rebecca Magliozzi
Guest

One thing at a time.. likely you could focus on the other things first and put off the neuropsych testing for a little while.. Its alot of information at once, but you are in expert hands with this doctor and he is getting to the bottom of it. You will find answers for Gavin. Just be patient.

Rebecca Magliozzi
Guest

One thing at a time.. likely you could focus on the other things first and put off the neuropsych testing for a little while.. Its alot of information at once, but you are in expert hands with this doctor and he is getting to the bottom of it. You will find answers for Gavin. Just be patient.

kimmy+gebhardt
Guest
kimmy+gebhardt

Just the other day you mentioned that the waiting list for the dermatologist was unreal and today you canceled two appointments on the morning of because you were stressed out and needed some Tums and a nap. Were you not on Medicaid you would be charged for these missed appointments and it’s also disrespectful to the doctors and office staff and other patients. As important as these appointments are to you, they are just as important to other patients and you took spots today that could have been useful to others. I have mentioned this before and I will again… Read more »

kimmy+gebhardt
Guest
kimmy+gebhardt

Just the other day you mentioned that the waiting list for the dermatologist was unreal and today you canceled two appointments on the morning of because you were stressed out and needed some Tums and a nap. Were you not on Medicaid you would be charged for these missed appointments and it’s also disrespectful to the doctors and office staff and other patients. As important as these appointments are to you, they are just as important to other patients and you took spots today that could have been useful to others. I have mentioned this before and I will again… Read more »

Sophie
Guest
Sophie

I’m sorry but I agree with kimmy+gebhardt. You seem to be going backwards with no real solution in sight. I still don’t get why one of you doesn’t work. Surely that would take some pressure off. Even remote work, which is far more readily available these days. Car’s repossessed, house foreclosure, cars breaking down, gas and water switched off etc etc surely that stress would be felt by the boys as well. I can’t imagine how you can all cope. As for appointments I’m surprised that you can cancel such long, complex appointments at such a late date so easily.… Read more »

Sophie
Guest
Sophie

I’m sorry but I agree with kimmy+gebhardt. You seem to be going backwards with no real solution in sight. I still don’t get why one of you doesn’t work. Surely that would take some pressure off. Even remote work, which is far more readily available these days. Car’s repossessed, house foreclosure, cars breaking down, gas and water switched off etc etc surely that stress would be felt by the boys as well. I can’t imagine how you can all cope. As for appointments I’m surprised that you can cancel such long, complex appointments at such a late date so easily.… Read more »

kimmy+gebhardt
Guest
kimmy+gebhardt

I know you were being sarcastic when you thanked me for the support, but support comes in many forms. You seem to only want people to pat you on the back and tell you how great of a job you’re doing, but someone needs to give you a kick in the ass now and then. Your depression is eating you alive and you refuse to get help. You repeatedly refuse to take responsibility for your actions and you blame EVERYTHING on autism and the people around you. You can’t even see how selfish it was for you to cancel the… Read more »

Pony
Guest
Pony

I think you kind of nailed one of Kim’s points. that you didn’t ask for help. Even people who may not live your life can offer up some great advice that could help. The budget help, the counseling from someone other than Patti. Sometimes I think you don’t take advice because you are trying to do things out of your control, and that leads to you getting sick. But really, it is OK to take advice from people when you didn’t ask for it

Dutch
Guest
Dutch

They are simply opportunities for improvement. You need to take the criticism for what is it and stop taking it all in as some personal attack.

You rarely can see the forest for the trees, so sometimes an outside perspective can be good for you. Instead you are too quick to dismiss everyone else as ‘not getting it.’

The hurricane was a perfect example. You didn’t get it and yet refused to listen to anyone else trying to help. One of the greatest qualities a person can have is knowing what they don’t know.

kimmy+gebhardt
Guest
kimmy+gebhardt

I know you were being sarcastic when you thanked me for the support, but support comes in many forms. You seem to only want people to pat you on the back and tell you how great of a job you’re doing, but someone needs to give you a kick in the ass now and then. Your depression is eating you alive and you refuse to get help. You repeatedly refuse to take responsibility for your actions and you blame EVERYTHING on autism and the people around you. You can’t even see how selfish it was for you to cancel the… Read more »

Pony
Guest
Pony

I think you kind of nailed one of Kim’s points. that you didn’t ask for help. Even people who may not live your life can offer up some great advice that could help. The budget help, the counseling from someone other than Patti. Sometimes I think you don’t take advice because you are trying to do things out of your control, and that leads to you getting sick. But really, it is OK to take advice from people when you didn’t ask for it

Dutch
Guest
Dutch

They are simply opportunities for improvement. You need to take the criticism for what is it and stop taking it all in as some personal attack.

You rarely can see the forest for the trees, so sometimes an outside perspective can be good for you. Instead you are too quick to dismiss everyone else as ‘not getting it.’

The hurricane was a perfect example. You didn’t get it and yet refused to listen to anyone else trying to help. One of the greatest qualities a person can have is knowing what they don’t know.

Pony
Guest
Pony

I think you kind of nailed one of Kim’s points. that you didn’t ask for help. Even people who may not live your life can offer up some great advice that could help. The budget help, the counseling from someone other than Patti. Sometimes I think you don’t take advice because you are trying to do things out of your control, and that leads to you getting sick. But really, it is OK to take advice from people when you didn’t ask for it