Liz, sweetie, breathe...This must be awful for you (and I certainly am in the catastrophising club too so I can empathise) but it's out of your hands for now. Don't give your power over to panic, keep it for your beautiful self. I really don't know what the doc means by "OK", it sure is infuriating, but if it was serious he would be scheduling you an emergency appointment so try and hold onto that thought.
How far away is friday for you?? Can you do anything to keep your mind off this?? (sorry about the diahhoria, I get that when really nervous - I can't spell either!!). I'm glad your mum talked you off the roof (we don't want you falling off anything sweetie)..I hope we can help a bit here too. Keep posting and we will try and tell you some jokes or hold your hand.....wanders over to pick up her joke book...
stay sane Liz, and stay with us, this will pass and you will be ok.
You've been given some great advice already. Being an "overthinker" and someone who also makes things worse than they really are, I know it's hard to not read more into the doc's message. But you have to get through the next couple of days somehow and I suggest you do everything possible to keep busy and your mind occupied so that you don't have time to think about this. I also think that since your doc knows you have anxiety he would have thought to say something to the effect that "your results are okay, but I will call you again later this evening to put your mind at ease". But that's just my opinion. Please try hard not to over think - just try to relax and keep busy.
Please let us know what comes out of your appointment on Friday. Until then, keep posting and we will help you through this.
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That is great.........I loved it. The kids can be you mental health team. I am so glad your feeling better this morning. I understand the anticipatory anxiety so well and I really have to fight to not keep thinking the worst is going to happen but just wait and see what the test results will be.
I am sure if your MRI indicated anything serious your Dr. would have asked you to come in before Friday. I wish you peace and happines. Please have a good day.
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