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Ugh, I'm freaking out

I try not to but since Sept 11 (and I realize that I was lucky not to have worried about it before like many people in the world), I just always have this thing in the back of my mind.  I wasn't at the Towers, I was in midtown, so I didn't see everything, but saw enough. I think there are a couple of us here that were in the NYC/DC area that day?

So between FBI warnings about NYC and Mumbai today, and the crap that goes on around the world everday, I just find myself getting more and more nervous. I know the best thing to do is just go on about your business and don't let "them" win, but I think I worry about it more than I should.  DH and I travel internationally a lot and I've found myself getting even more nervous since having a baby.

 Just venting.

Re: Ugh, I'm freaking out

  • I'm right there with you. I try not to let it get to me, but when the hotel in Islamabad that I and my colleagues always stay at was bombed in September it was the closest something has come to me personally since 9/11 when I was in DC and my husband was in NYC.

    I love India, and I love Mumbai, so I'm really sad right now.

    "We tend to be patronizing about the poor in a very specific sense, which is that we tend to think,
  • Thanks, major (drink in hand). I need to settle down in the middle-of-nowhere, Anytown or something. *sigh*
  • mxolisi, you were in DC and DH was in NYC on 9/11? That is just....I don't even know what.
  • Yeah...that sucked. We weren't even dating yet, but we were friends and we both had tons of friends in both cities.

    I'm sure you understand how long it took to get over jumping at a loud noise or sudden movement. My roommate and I would wake up every time a truck backfired or siren went off (and we lived next to a major trauma center that most of the Pentagon victims, so there were a lot of sirens) and refresh CNN.com obsessively for hours before we could go back to sleep. At the time we didn't really understand, but I really believe that many residents of DC and NYC suffered from some form of PTSD for months after those events. We were just not normal.

    "We tend to be patronizing about the poor in a very specific sense, which is that we tend to think,
  • image cee-jay:
    Thanks, major (drink in hand). I need to settle down in the middle-of-nowhere, Anytown or something. *sigh*

    It happens everywhere... says the girl who grew up in Oklahoma City :(  I was in DC for 9/11, and my parents wanted me to move home.  I was like, "hello!  Murrah building, people!"

    I hear ya on the random fears, though.  It got worse when I met my husband; I can only imagine how much worse it is with a kiddo!   ((((hugs))))

     

  • I was just thinking about 9-11 today. I was working downtown when it happened so I also had some of that lingering overreaction to weird noises, planes flying low, etc. Most of the time I don't worry about it anymore, however the last month was a little weird. We were in NYC awaiting the arrival of our baby due just after election day and I thought please, please, nothing happen in the city for this... kinda selfish of me Embarrassed

  • image mxolisi:

    At the time we didn't really understand, but I really believe that many residents of DC and NYC suffered from some form of PTSD for months after those events. We were just not normal.

    definitely true.

    The weirdest thing for me was walking to lunch in Georgetown and passing people with machine guns manning the streets.  Or passing an armored truck walking home.   It was truly disturbing.  And worse, it become the norm.

  • image soprano87:

    image cee-jay:
    Thanks, major (drink in hand). I need to settle down in the middle-of-nowhere, Anytown or something. *sigh*

    It happens everywhere... says the girl who grew up in Oklahoma City :(  I was in DC for 9/11, and my parents wanted me to move home.  I was like, "hello!  Murrah building, people!"

    I hear ya on the random fears, though.  It got worse when I met my husband; I can only imagine how much worse it is with a kiddo!   ((((hugs))))


    I know.  Middle-of-nowhere doesn't work either. 

    And I hear you on the PTSD. Thunder was terrifying for weeks after.  And I still get freaked from low flying planes. Frankfurt is right near the airport so there are always planes starting to descend right near downtown where the tall skyscrapers are. Not always, but every now and then I still find myself watching  to make sure the planes fly behind and not into anything.

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