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Sometimes the only cure is complete exhaustion. When demons are dancing in your brain, it can be an overwhelming problem for anyone...
That's the cure I'm heading for. I'll be going back to work tomorrow--that should help.
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Yeah, I'm with ya -- I think a little dose of routine will help a lot...

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Yeah, I'm with ya -- I think a little dose of routine will help a lot...
after 9/11, it was the work that kept me on track despite the place of work was a mere 2 miles away from the WTC. From there, I saw most of the destruction unfold before my very eyes and learnt that I had lost 4 of my good friends and several neighbors that morning.

For quite some time, I hesitated looking from the office window towards the direction where once the Twin Towers stood, replaced at first by plume of acrid smoke that billowed for what seemed like an eternity, then by an expanse of sky I never saw before.

Yet it was the same place that I became a witness to the destruction that offered solace.

It was the routine - of checking the shop drawings, approving/disapproving the submittals, trashing the contractors and consultants alike, etc. - of the following days that eased the pain of the loss.

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after 9/11, it was the work that kept me on track despite the place of work was a mere 2 miles away from the WTC. From there, I saw most of the destruction unfold before my very eyes and learnt that I had lost 4 of my good friends and several neighbors that morning.

For quite some time, I hesitated looking from the office window towards the direction where once the Twin Towers stood, replaced at first by plume of acrid smoke that billowed for what seemed like an eternity, then by an expanse of sky I never saw before.

Yet it was the same place that I became a witness to the destruction that offered solace.

It was the routine - of checking the shop drawings, approving/disapproving the submittals, trashing the contractors and consultants alike, etc. - of the following days that eased the pain of the loss.
In the final analysis, we are what we do. By returning to routine, you were in effect, returning to 'self', that same self that you were before the tragedy struck, or at least as close as you were able to muster. It's all we can do before time eventually applies its own therapeutic band-aid. I do not for one moment envy your proximity to that tragedy.

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In the final analysis, we are what we do. By returning to routine, you were in effect, returning to 'self', that same self that you were before the tragedy struck, or at least as close as you were able to muster. It's all we can do before time eventually applies its own therapeutic band-aid. I do not for one moment envy your proximity to that tragedy.
You are a wise man, GS.

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Sorry to hear of the insomnia, Jillian.

Are you not sleeping at all or having trouble getting to sleep to get up in the morning?
I missed this before...

Thanks, jdc--you are very kind.

I'm not sleeping at all at the moment, but I'm sure it will get better soon.
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That's the cure I'm heading for. I'll be going back to work tomorrow--that should help.
How long have you been off work?

I took 4 days off over Xmas (weekend, Xmas day, and that Tuesday). I was getting a little restless after three days.
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How long have you been off work?
About nine days. This sounds awful, but I'm hoping we'll get lots of new patients, so I'll stay really busy...
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12:15 a.m.

I have resorted to McClelland's (ugh) and a fistful of Klonopins. Fingers crossed....
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