as a mesothelioma sufferer all i can do is try to reassure you that the chances of developing mesothelioma or asbestosis from you limited exposure are very remote. for all the millions of people exposed to the fibers over the years there are still only 2000-3000 cases a year of mesothelioma reported.
it amazes me how young, healthy people paralyze themselves with fear over something that is VERY unlikely to occur and even if it does it won't happen for decades. why would you feel as though your life is over now when it may be another 30 years before you develop any problems IF you ever develop them? You could get hit by a car or be killed doing some sort of activity in the next 30 years OR you may lead a happy and healthy life and die of old age.
there are no guarantees in life and none of us knows what's in store for us but to waste time worrying about what MIGHT happen is the unhealthiest thing you can do. even though i have the disease it doesn't stop me from living my life. granted some days are better then others but it's not the end of the world to have mesothelioma.
do you sit and worry about developing any other types of cancers? or heart disease? the general population is much more likely to develop lung cancer or suffer heart attacks and strokes then meso.
you are young and this is the time of your life where you don't need to worry about your health so much. just get regular check-ups, make sure your doctors are aware of your exposure and let them decide if yearly chest films are necessary and if any lung problems develop get them checked out right away. other then that stop torturing yourself. i wish i were 26 again.
thank you for keeping those of us who are dealing with meso in your thoughts and hopes. you will be in my thoughts and prayers as well.
take care of yourself. be healthy and happy.