I know too what you mean by meltdown. I went to the Dr to renew tablets and mentioned my bad back which I assume is my usual disc problem but he said to be sure it is nothing else he wants a blood test. I hadn't even thought of any problem but now I am worrying. He even said not he didn't want to freak me out. In my heart I know it's ok but there is always that niggling at the back of your mind even 8 years on.
Hi Happy Shopper
I believe we have similar backgrounds re dx and Osteoporosis round about the same time
I think the fear is always there to a degree and when something unusual happens you automatically mistrust your body
I developed back pain earlier this year and whilst I didn't exactly have a meltdown my GP knew that I wanted the re assurance of a bone scan after the Xray was OK and he fully understood why
So you are not over reacting or wasting anyone's time and you did the right thing getting your symptoms checked out.
I'm glad it seems ok and you should be able to relax again but please don't beat yourself up over your reaction.
You are absolutely right to get everything checked out. Anybody on this Forum has had a shock diagnosis at some stage plus all the treatment. It goes without saying that we will be anxious / worried / concerned about any symptoms, however small. Glad to hear your GP has sent you for a check up.
Take Care Gilly x
hi happyshopper, well I am in the middle of it all at the moment. I can understand exactly where you are coming from. I would imagine I will be the same, any slight change and you will expect the worse. Cant advise you how to cope with it cos I am not there yet. But dont beat yourself up, you are only human and at least your outcomes have been great. Worth a worry and bothering people in the long run. Take Care Val xxxx
Today I have had to visit the bc clinic after my gp referred me with slight redness (3cm x3cm circle) over my scar area. If this had been anywhere else on my body I wouldn't have batted an eyelid.
However, I thought that for peace of mind it out to be looked at (I had also noticed an enlarged tender axillary node too, but that disappeared quickly). Also a lump which turned out to be ? cartilege.
Immediately I convinced myself that it would be the worst outcome and now I have been reassured that it seems ok (doing a scan in 2 weeks time) I now feel really silly for overreacting and think I have wasted everyone's time!
I am 10 years down the line with a few hiccups along the way, but just cant stop myself having a complete meltdown every time I find something, and then feel so bad for wasting everyone's time when it fortunately turns out ok.
I wish I didn't get like this and would be grateful to hear if anyone has any suggestions or techniques for dealing with these situations. I really shouldn't be doing this anymore xx
I am 10 years down the line and