You're not crazy at all. I think every one of us feels this. I know with
Baby Boy I used to have anxiety attacks, worrying about how he was when I
was at work. More than once I sent my mom over to check on him, and bless
her, she'd drive the ten miles there and back whenever I asked.
Now, with Lilly, it's a bit easier because she's still asymptomatic. But,
as Vickie said, there's still that sense of relief when I come home and find
her on the stairs, waiting to greet me.
On Feb 1, 2008 7:32 AM, Catherine Browning <Catherine.Browning@...
> Hi all,
> I'm writing this here because I don't really have anyone in my "real
> life" I could say this to, without either a: sounding like a real nut,
> or b: possibly making them feel guilty.
> I'm starting a new job tomorrow -- had the training today. It's just
> market research, it's not hard, but it means that weekends I'm going
> to be away from my furbabies for 8 hours on Saturdays, and 7 hours on
> Sundays, plus 4 hours on some weekdays. I'll only be about 20 minutes
> walk away, but I'll be away, and it's the first time in a long time
> that I'll be working weekends away from home.
> As some of you may know, last year I was a substitute teacher. I'm
> going to be doing that again this year too, so that means that some
> weekdays, I could be away from 8am to about 9pm.
> I haven't been away from my heartkitties for so long since they've
> been born 5 1/2 years ago, and they were born with this condition, so
> they are sicker now than they were then. But because they are sick, I
> need the extra money ... but on the other hand, what's money if I'm
> missing out on spending precious time with them?
> There is no good solution ... I have to do this job, I know this, and
> I'm not even worried about how good I'll be at it ... just about the
> time spent away from my cats. Am I totally nuts? Because it feels a
> bit that way!
> Just had to get all this out there, to people who I hope will
> understand ... and if you don't, then it means that I *am* nuts and
> I'll try to just "get over it"!
> Thanks for reading this late-night rant :)
> Catherine and ...
> Kitty (non-HCM mother), Buttons-Angel, Patch (5/6 murmur), Claude (4/6
> murmur) and Tuppenny (3/6 murmur).
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