I know, it is really hard to let go of a worry that has a hold of us. However, even if you did go in, I doubt that they would treat you, because there was not confirmed contact.
I actually thought about
this with my daughter, since I was inside the house at the time that my cat caught the bat. She was too young to give me a straight answer...only 3, and my oldest was distracted and playing with a friend at the time, I really wasn't sure that she had not been bitten.
I had to really use my CBT (cognitive behavioral skills) to work myself through this fear.
I realized that while yes, there is a possibility of anything...the chances and likleihood
of her becoming infected were very small.
It is the same situation for you. Think about
it in terms of percentages. There is the remote chance that you came into contact with a wild animal. Beyond that, there is the infentesimal chance that it was rabid.
Have you had any persistent worries in the past? How did they turn out? Did any of them ever come to be reality...or were they just fears fed by anxiety?
There is a great quote:'Almost nothing I have ever feared has ever really happened
We have some worksheets that you can download which may help you to work our your worries on paper. Give them a look and see if you think they would help.http://www.get.gg/freedownloads2.htm
Hoping you have a worry free day.
"Courage is not the abscence of fear, it is feeling afraid and doing it anyway!"
"Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles...it empties today of its strength."
Corrie Ten Boom
Panic Syndrome recovery due to CBT
Post Edited (Scaredy Cat) : 10/23/2013 8:21:35 AM (GMT-6)