Marthamae posted on 2/15
Hi everyone...I really love this thread as you can vent in here and not feel weird.I have a lot of health anxiety and have gotten a lot of comfort from reading all of your stories.I have a general fear of cancer. I'm always convinced I have it somewhere. No one in my family has had it. I did have a small melanoma removed from my rear end last year. If I have an ache in my arm, I think it is bone cancer. So ridiculous.about nine months ago I started having frequent urination problems. I had a bladder infection...then more frequency without an infection. My GP said she thought I might have cystitis and sent me to a urologist. He was not sympathetic. Since then I have developed pressure in my bladder when it is full...almost cramping. All of this is typical of interstitial cystitis. But I am convinced I have ovarian cancer, which has similar symptoms. I have an appointment with a female urologist in a week to discuss the cystitis. I do the googling and all like some of you, which does not help.Honestly, sometimes I feel like dying would be less scary than being frightened all the time. Does anyone know what I mean?
Kitt posted on 2/15
I come from a long family hx of cancer and I developed skin cancer..........I was shocked even knowing that it was curable I was still is shock and awe. I have a sister having ovarian cancer surgery and breast cancer surgery on Thursday......
I asked my Doctor to run the CA-125 blood test Which can detect the presence of tumors in the ovary. I wasin the nrmal range so now I do not doubt the test I just move on and take care of my sister.
My Father was sure he would die of cancer and he did........as did his 5 siblings.
I am not afraid. I am a work in progress so I keep marching on so you do too. We can make it through anxiety together.
I do understand your fears and I am glad you feel comfortable posting here. We are family.
Gentle Hugs to You,
Twistedmentality posted on 2/15
marthamae, its not easy dealing with our erational fears. i know for me talking about here helps alot.think positive as hard as it may be.
Hugs to you and much understanding on your health anxieties. I have certainly been where you are. I'll get focused on one symptom and just be positive something is wrong and then a few weeks later...it's some other symptom.
I don't talk about this to people for fear they'd think I was crazy. I just suffer in silence. If my symptoms get to be too much I do go to the doc. I have had a few valid health problems but I have certainly survived. I'm 49 and think most people my age deal with something or other.
I could definitely eat better and exercise. Just as you are embarrassed about your smoking, I am embarrassed about that.
Thanks as always for your kind support. My best thoughts and prayers go out to you and your sister.