Big Breath and let it out. You are going to be OK. We all do it, think of the worst thing first and when it turns out to be something minor that we have never heard of we promise never to do that again.
Anticipate the Worse Illness Ever" Stop, big breath and then scream.
Just kidding, you did that well, vent and write it down.
Hugs to you
Kitt, Co-Moderator: Anxiety/Panic & Depression& GERD Forums*~*
Scream all you need okay. No judgements here! It sounds like you did really well talking yourself down from that high anxiety though. Kudos to you. When you feel that anxiety creeping up just try and think that it has been picked up quickly and you are getting it checked out soon. Try not to get into the nasty "what if's" and try and think in the positive. (hard I know) and stop symptom surfing!! You are part of our family and we care about you. Keep us up to date K?
I am glad your pain has not gotten worse but yes if your concerned I would follow through with the urologist. A simple urine sample should tell if you have a UTI and a urine culture could identify the pathogen.
Please know I am thinking of you and take care of you.
Realistic self-talk: While we can't always control what happens to us, we can always control what we say to ourselves. It's important to keep things in perspective. Talk to yourself in reasonable ways. Ask yourself "how likely is my fear?" Remind yourself that you have coped before during other challenging times. Don't just dwell on the "what ifs" but consciously look for things you can appreciate every day.
Make an effort to stay focused on what's happening now. What do you see, hear, and smell? How do you feel? Truly be 'present' in the moment! That will help you keep the anxiety down.
This is the one thing that helps me most. Keep us posted on your pain and I hope your test results are ready early in the day tomorrow.