Monday, September 27, 2010


I've had major anxiety issues for most of my adult life but have never been medicated for it. My PCP prescribed me some heavy duty anti-anxiety medications and I have no intentions of ever using them. Haha. I'm a stubborn jerk sometimes or all of the time. I don't want to go through cancer all drugged out and zombie like or maybe I'm just being naive. Who the hell knows. As of right now, I don't want to use any of these meds to cope. I want to deal with all this the old fashioned way: crying, venting and moving on.

Your move, cancer.


  1. I'm really glad you're blogging, and I'm also glad you're not following like, "rules for cancer patients" and jumping at the meds. I do want to say that I started taking Paxil in college when being an emotional wreck was getting in the way of school, and it really helped me out, like, it made things feel manageable and made me able to function when I felt like curling up in bed for a month. (That being said, I'm still on it years later, but that's OK with me... for now.)

    So, obviously I'm not saying DO MEDS NOW LARA, but I wanted to share how the same kind of meds were helpful for me.


  2. Rules for Cancer Patients? Hey, is there a Cancer for Dummies book? I should browse B&N tonight. (Bad joke - my sense of humor is also apparently sick, too.)

    I'll fill the prescription and keep it handy in case I have unexpected crying fits. I did have one Saturday morning so I know it can happen. I just don't want this to be commplace and start the medications unless I really really have to in order to function.

    Also - thank you for sharing. (((Internet hugzz))))