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Old 09-05-2014, 07:23 PM
Dr. Joe Dr. Joe is offline
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Handling trauma is often an instinctual reaction, i.e., your emotions get suppressed in order to be more effective and to be able to function. I suspect that now that everything is looking good, you (on a less than conscious level) are allowing yourself to finally react to pent-up fears and worries. Your panic may have been a delayed reaction to feeling totally powerless and out of control for so long a period. So much of your life has been challenged by your husband's surgery and recovery, all of which was beyond your control. I strongly suggest that you reconsider a support group. You'll find that your reaction isn't so uncommon. I do wish you well as you and your family reclaims the life you once knew.

Dr. Joe

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