As you perfectly satated: melanoma (which you don't have as there is a long road from atypical cell tissues to carcinoma) is not a threat provided it is cut out. Your lesion was cut out. Whatever it was, it's gone and ain't coming back. Every day, we all have thousands of cells that take the wrong turn and are eliminated through very complex immune responses. It's part of being alive. Whatever the lesion was, it does not mean you are susceptible to c-word. You're perfectly healthy yet a living being made of zillions of cells. Nothing to be scared about.
Yes, I need to stop fixating on it. The doctor also prescribed me Buspirone 7.5 mg and said she wanted to see me back in 2 weeks to discuss my symptoms, if they've decreased as the anxiety medicine kicks in. I think this is really reasonable. I don't think this is the fast acting medicine, so I'll have to wait for it to build up in my system, but I'm looking forward to how I feel with my anxiety managed.
Thank you for continuing to reply, it's been comforting to have your reassurance and positive attitude.
I didn't have an x ray today but I was able to talk at length with the doctor regarding my first x ray and the findings. She actually said before I even told her my fears that she was "unimpressed" with the slight haze she saw on my scan and that she thought it was maybe scarring from a past illness. She said it was way too light to be pneumonia/current infection and the other doctor just treated it as that to cover bases.
So I asked her what about lung cancer. She said no. She said that me asking that question really indicated my state of mind and she felt I was suffering with severe anxiety that was probably causing some of my symptoms. My SO asked her "on a scale of 1 to 100 how much the x ray looked like cancer?" and the Dr said "zero, its not cancer." So unless the Dr is totally sure, I don't think she would have been willing to say that?
Hey, it's been a long while since I've posted but I'm back. I wish I could report that I'd been better but that's not necessarily the case. I've been ok but now my battle is tapering off Klonopin. I dont know what happened to the site but I'm glad it's back up I cant tell you how much I value this.
Hi Gilly.... I think I have discussed this with you before. So worried about this burning skin which I have had for a few years. With me it all over.... my arms, legs, face, some areas of my back. Drives me crazy and again it freaks me out about diseases. Dear God how long can so many symptoms persist. Been over 40 yrs. Can you help me!!!!