Thanks guys. I really appreciate your quick responses. I am usually one to rely on faith, self education, stubbornness, and humor....this just caught me off guard. My GP/Doctor, who I just met, made a point to tell me not to panic, and when I immediately began asking questions about prognosis and treatment, calmly told me that those were non-issues at that very moment, until a re-test could be done. As I type this, there is NO cancer...I keep reminding myself of this regularly, anyway. I think if I had a baseline or history to compare this to it may have made things easier to understand.
On a positive note, I have tripled my water intake, dropped diet coke and coffee down to one cup a day (instead of 4-6), cleaned up my diet and reduced my smoking to 8 a day (instead of 20). Which, has undoubtedly contributed to my anxiety. At this rate, I may very well die of bladder exhaustion/failure or be incarcerated for punching someone before anything else gets me, lol.
I do the same thing Mayor. The more scared I am...the more jokes I crack. But, there's a point where the laughing becomes nervous laughter. That's not where ya wanna be. And I hate it for ya man.
Let's see what the doc has to say first....
btw...congrats on the diet coke. I'm still a 10 can a day addict to that the stuff myself. (Best drink known to man...and it *has* to be cold and it has to be in a can!!)
Just hang lose.
btw...Pt. II....I saw this today....
"It is what it is. It was what it was. It will be what it will be. Don't stress about
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