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God I'm so scared!

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FlounceyFlossam Thu 07-Jul-05 22:38:43

Am really working myself into a larther about getting into work in the morning. I know lots of us are going to have to do it. I really don't want to go, and yet of course I have to. Can't even tell DP about it cause he will think I'm being stupid. I want to stay home with my beautiful baby. And I don't have any life insurance if anything did happen. God what am I like? They have never yet struck in the same place twice.

hunkermunker Thu 07-Jul-05 22:39:43

Oh sweetheart - where do you work so I can say reassuring things about it?

swiperfox Thu 07-Jul-05 22:40:05

i couldn't do it. I would stay home. without a doubt.

lockets Thu 07-Jul-05 22:40:57

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swiperfox Thu 07-Jul-05 22:41:39

that sounds harsh sorry. I only meant it in the sense that i would be the same as you and would be in a right state. THey have said on the news lots today that there isnt a reason for people to worry about going or to stay off work tomorrow. (((((((((((hugs))))))))))))

FlounceyFlossam Thu 07-Jul-05 22:41:44

AT westminster. It st thomas' ITU. We have patients from today there, so especially tomorrow I can't let them down.

Janh Thu 07-Jul-05 22:43:25

Very scary, Flossam. I know you will go in though

And it will be OK

MarsLady Thu 07-Jul-05 22:44:46

You can do it Floss. We know you can. Be thinking of you tomorrow!

hunkermunker Thu 07-Jul-05 22:47:43

You can do it, Flossam - I'm sure that Westminster will be one of the most secure places in London tomorrow.

marthamoo Thu 07-Jul-05 22:49:20

It is scary. I was working in Manchester in December 1992 when two IRA bombs (not the big one in 1996) went off. No-one was killed but a lot of people were injured, some badly. We were evacuated to an hotel (we heard the second bomb go off as we were making our way there) then taxi-ed home later in the day. I had to go back into work the next day. It was scary - the town centre was eerily quiet too. I was very twitchy at first - but you gradually acclimatise and calm down. And - cliched as it is - there's a real 'Blitz' spirit: people talk and are more friendly than usual.

Of course, I didn't have children then - so I was only worried about myself. It's harder when you're a Mum. It will get easier when you've been back a few days - good luck.

sobernow Thu 07-Jul-05 22:49:21

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FlounceyFlossam Thu 07-Jul-05 22:50:00

Thank you! HM I really didn't think you would be able to find anything reassuring to say about Westminster but you did!! If at all possible I'm going to try not to walk over westminster bridge. I don't know why but I have always thought that would be a prime terrorist target. I am completely weird I know. Really need to go to bed - will need to be up about 5 to leave ASAP to try and make it there at some decent time.

jangus Thu 07-Jul-05 22:50:21

I will be thinking of you tomorrow. At terrible times like these we all seem find strength from somewhere. Much Love to you. XxX

sobernow Thu 07-Jul-05 22:51:37

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FlounceyFlossam Thu 07-Jul-05 22:52:18

Thank you as well. Really lovely posts, thank you. I really feel I need to talk to DP about it, but he is convinced I'm nuts at the best of times! Have been stewing about it all evening.

batters Thu 07-Jul-05 22:53:47

oh I know where you are coming from flossam.

I've just posted on another thread saying how peed off I am because I can't go into work tomorrow, my building is very near Aldgate tube station and it is shut until Monday. And perversely I am really annoyed. I want to be able to work, as sobernow says, it would be a way of showing the terroists that life is carrying on as normal.

But I would be feeling very wobbly working tomorrow, not because of what could happen but because of what has happened.

Good luck, whatever you decide to do.

FlounceyFlossam Thu 07-Jul-05 23:04:32

Thank you Batters. As I thought I told DP I didn't want to go to work in the morning, and he put his head back and cackled at me. I just thought I meant I didn't want to go to work full stop.

sobernow Thu 07-Jul-05 23:08:09

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Pixiefish Thu 07-Jul-05 23:09:01

hugs to you.

mummylonglegs Thu 07-Jul-05 23:09:57

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bubble99 Thu 07-Jul-05 23:55:21

Thinking of you Floss. XX And, as everyone has said, I'm sure nothing will happen in London again until we're all feeling confident and secure

FlounceyFlossam Fri 08-Jul-05 05:49:37

Thanks Bubble. xxx As i thought dp was a bit of a sod about it all. he wouldn't come to bed with me - even just to give a cuddle for 5 minutes. told me i was a big girl now.

I'm so sorry to be whinging about me being so silly with all that happened yesterday.

Sax Fri 08-Jul-05 06:48:43

Oh Floss - I was so thinking about you yesturday!!! Hoping you weren't caught up in it and hoping if you were working that you were OK. I really hope today isn't too traumatic for you - you are understandably going to be running on adrenaline hearing their stories and needing to give your fanastic words of comfort. You are going to do grand becasue you are doing such a valuable job and you know how to be compassionate, understanding, listening and just what to say to relatiives when needed.

I am thinking about you today although I'm sure you will have already gone if on an early or long day.

Please please come and talk to us later how you are doing, we are all here to listen and hope today is OK for you. You may just want to check in or you may want to talk about it, no worries either way but please come and tell you are alright.

Good for you Floss and (((((hugs)))) your dp does not sound very supportive but we are here for you!

Earlybird Fri 08-Jul-05 06:55:51

Don't know why, but I've been awake since 5 AM. Perhaps unsettled by yesterday's awful events. It's been a peaceful early morning so far, but have just heard sirens wailing and now suddenly can hear a helicopter overhead. Logically, I know these are probably normal early morning sounds in London, but it has made me feel anxious.

Sax Fri 08-Jul-05 07:03:37

You in London Earlybird? You OK m'dear? sorry you are feeling anxious!

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