Well, all went well today. My phsyical was fast and painless, they did an EKG and everything and wouldn't you know....picture of health. My blood pressure was high because I was of course, anxious. I'm just glad its over and done, I have blood work to get done and then I can take a breath.
The therapist appointment went so much better today than last week! We finally got to start talking about stuff, she really seems to be good at helping me realize that this anxiety and panic is something that I will have to manage, like someone with Diabetes would have to manage their insulin. That really made sense to me. And we talked a lot about my family history (that has tons of high strung anxiety roots) and that my anxiety problems probably existed many many years ago, I just didn't realize it. I was always trying to put a medical answer to what I was feeling. I am excited to keep things going with her. I'm so relieved it is seeming to be a good fit.
I can't believe that you went through lymphoma years ago!! I can certainly understand why there would be some lingering health anxiety years later. Going through that in high school....wow. I must say that I think that anyone that has gone through that has MAJOR strength so if you can beat that, you can beat anything anxiety has to throw at you
How are you doing with everything? Your anxiety, meds and therapy? I hope all is well and I look forward to hearing back from you!!!
Your on-line anxiety twin