I decided my hypochondrism (is that a word?) was telling me I wasn’t taking good care of myself. Being a busy mom I always put myself last. I was scared to death they’d find something wrong with me, but I’m FINE!!!! I had a complete physical, full panel blood tests, a pap smear, mammograms (they had to do more than 1 set), saw my dentist, and dermotologist. I had no symptoms you understand, I was just panicky at the thought there was something wrong with me or some hidden cancer or heart disease, like i was gonna have a stroke or heart attack at any given moment. It really freed me. I urge you to face your fears and see if they are based in reality or not like I did.
And yes, that of course does’t mean i won’t be a victim of serious illness, but knowledge freed me. I am running now (I was too scared to before! I was certain I’d drop dead!) and paying more attention to my body and trying to eat better too.
Thank you to everyone who cheered me!!! i’m here for you too.