Hi...waiting is most difficult, but you really do have to put that in the future and bide your time with focussing on other stuff/family/wife/work..etc.
Very difficult, but one way to survive emotionally.
I totally understand that your anxiety might be anger because of the doctor's ease of passing off your concerns, but he's done right for testing you, and be pleased with that success.
Try not to turn it around now by using the next week by worrying of what it could be.....it won't change the outcome.
You probably don't have any of what you're concerned about
, but good to get a baseline of readings. Please ask for a copy for your future references.
My readings were high for a long time before the doc became concerned....I was OK with that.
I would think that your wife is concerned for you as well....but remember, that you cannot completely make your abscent from your relationship....life doesn't happen one worry at a time.
but, in saying that, I can relate fully....and after learning tools in which to deal, it helped immensely.
I do shut down, but not for anywhere as long as before.
I think once you get the results you'll feel better, but don't waste each day until that point. Maybe writing down your thoughts will help get them out of your mind momentarily.
Hang tough...yeah, I know that's what I say...but it's more hopeful to me than saying knock it off. Oh, I do say knock it off to myself when I recognise my mind is going too fast in a bad direction.
Enjoy aspects of the day and COUNT them as well...yes, maybe document them as well?
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~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
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~vitamins/minerals/supplements; Probiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls, Natural Factors Ultimate). @ bedtime
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