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  1. 4 points
    Hi guys sorry... I just got home I was out all day.... the test went ok, it only took 2 minutes literally... they gave me the cd with the pictures but I can't even try to see it cause I won't understand. My appointment with my ENT is set up for Monday to discuss CT scan results and the allergy testing I am having tomorrow.... Thank you all for checking back... as soon as I hear anything related to results, I will let you know!!!! xoxo!
  2. 4 points
    I am back! NO TUMORS on my cervical spine! Thank God!!! I have 2 herniated disks and 1 bulging... they are worse now than 3 years ago. The doctor did a neuro test, said I am neurological ok (you know I fear Brain tumor) and said all my symptoms are from the herniation. I can get surgery and get it over with BUT we decided to to first PT and injections... if that doesn't work then I need to get surgery. Thank you all for your support! I now need to get sinus CT scan and mammogram GGGRRRRRR it never ends for us, right?
  3. 3 points
    QUICK UPDATE: Everything went well today and the super NICE tech showed me my pictures after the mammo and how they compare to last year's and she said everything looks great!!!! So one more thing I don't have to worry about for a while. Thank you all for your support!
  4. 2 points
    Definitely not ALS. Most likely BFS. ALS twitching occurs AFTER or with clinical weakness. Clinical weakness is not feeling. It’s true failure. You cannot move the part of your body that is effected. Also ALS starts in one part of the body, usually foot or hand and progresses for there. Read this for more information. http://forum-bfs.com/information
  5. 2 points
    Absolutely stress is to be expected under these circumstances and feeling it physically is absolutely normal, but you know that are doing great at handling things. You are inspiration to us all here...especially to me. I've learned a lot from you. A few thoughts for you. 1. Teenagers are acne covered thugs - bless their little cotton socks. But you and she will survive these years. 2. You are doing everything you can to parent her the best way you know how but at the end of the day, she is has to choose to "fly right." You can do all things right and she might still make the wrong choices - that's scary but it's true. All you can do is the best you can and love her. Love is a great tool to raise up a kid and you obviously love her 3.Throughout the ages people have gone through some rough and stupid teenage (and sometimes early 20's) years and then they grow out of their stupidity. Your daughter will likely grow out of these trying years like everyone else does. What I do when I become overly stressed and need to escape a bit 1. Watch really stupid and cheesy reality tv. 2. Read a fun book. 3. Pray. 4. Help others...like anything at all. Like it helps me to come here and encourage someone, smile at someone who I think needs it, pray secretly for someone else, donate a nominal amount...like anything positive I can do for someone else is very healing for me. I'm not really sure why. I guess I do it for selfish reasons really because it really does help to ground me and take me out of my current situation or thought process to try to find some small way to help someone else. 5. Play a video game. One more thought on your daughter....idle minds are no good...not for anyone. Having been a mischievous teenager myself once, I'd say that keeping busy helped keep me on the right track. Perhaps help her to get involved in clubs, sports, a job, a church group, anything. Structured time with little free time was good for me...heck it still is...keeps me from being too anxious. LOL! Hang in there, binn, and thank you for all you do for all of us here always. I hope things settle down for you and your daughter. I'm sure they will.
  6. 2 points
    Dog's are God's Angels...truly. They are such wonderful furry people....they are better than people - always accepting, always encouraging, always loving. Oh and they are funny. there's nothing more calming for me than cuddling with my dog. I completely concur on the dog therapy. Also, know this, you actually aren't alone...you have all of us here. Sometimes doing mundane things helps ground me in times of extreme anxiety (dishes laundry)...or sometimes silly/entertaining things (reading a fun book, watching really cheesy reality tv or playing a game on my ipad). Sometimes helping someone else helps a lot...it takes me out of my head...and makes me feel useful. Helping someone can be as simple as giving someone a smile at the grocery store, encouraging someone, or honestly anything positive that you feed into someone else's life. It's very healing - who knew? Hang in there. You got this.
  7. 2 points
    Thank you both. For today what's resonating with me is "find your dog", she's getting extra belly rubs and in return I'm getting a tiny bit of relief.
  8. 2 points
    Update: as of tonight the lines are gone - just one big floater - it feels like a miracle This was the weirdest health anxiety I have had. Having first been far less worried about health than I had been in many years. It wasn’t like before, was more of a feeling of being invaded and hopeless. Now I have hope again that my vision has returned to mostly normal. Gonna get my eyes checked again in a week and a few days. I mention this also in case someone else goes through this same thing. It can get better or so it seems for now.
  9. 2 points
    Yes, thankfully the surgeon thinks she doesn't need surgery, at least not at the moment, so she's going for a repeat ultrasound in three months. So I'm feeling hopeful. This had better be IT for a while...hopefully I'll get myself together a bit before my surgery on the 8th. Actually happy about it; getting rid of this uncomfortable lump that's been bugging me for years!
  10. 2 points
    My ALS phase flipped me out to the point I lost my job, and almost my husband. Having a weak arm moxed with unexplained Fasics? It was terrible. The important thing though, is that I had a good neuro who not only did the proper tests on me, but explained thoroughly why and why things meant it couldnt be ALS. The neuro I went to was on the front cover of Iowa Life magazine for being the top neurologist in the Midwest. It is important to listen to your doctors, and even more-so, those who ACTUALLY have ALS (i frequented ALS boards a ton). Weakness is about failing, not feeling..but the problem is that people interpret mild disrepencies 'as' failing. Failing = failure for a muscle to thrive. It doesnt mean the muscle is suddenly difficult, it means the muscle is detatched from your brain...the connection is completely severed. People with ALS describe weakness as having a separate body part sewn on, but not connected. The transient arm numbness/inability to close fingers properly sounds like Median Nerve Palsy/entrapment. My best friend is an athletic trainer and she said thats exactly what that sounds like, and it usually due to sleeping on your arm wrong or bumping your elbow onto something.
  11. 2 points
    OMG I am not going to let hair stick out of my nose, I pluck any stray hair I see, I have done this for years, there will be no thick eyebrows, nose hair or that weird little hair that grow out of a mole on my cheek ... there is NO WAY I'm stopping. On another note, I have been a hairstylist for 35+ years, I do not pluck nose hair out of my clients (lol) but I wax all around their faces and let them know THEY need to tend to their noses.. Your fine wingnut .. and if I had you in my chair I'd be telling you to pluck the hair out of your nose if I saw it, I might even showy ou how to do it lol
  12. 2 points
    Hi. Daisymae. The secret is to let it come. Now I know this is difficult, but you will find it works if you persist. By distracting your mind you just put off the event for another time, in other words you are trying to distract yourself from the feelings. Short term medication would help you, but I do understand your reluctance to take drugs. When you feel the panic begin STOP!!! Let it come. Don't try and fight it off or avoid. Go deeply into the feelings and ask what they are saying to you about your life. Face them and accept them for what they are, feelings only. Nasty, oh yes, very much so, but trying to escape from them is counter productive because they will out in some way. If you learn to accept and not fight and struggle with the feelings then you may well panic, BUT IT WON'T MATTER. Can you see that? It's not ignoring them, that's not possible, but seeing them for what they are, feelings only. By facing and accepting how you feel does take some of the sting out of the panic. But it takes time. Time and patience. Having got into an anxiety state it will take time to train your mind to see things differently. Nothing is easy in anxiety but, given the will and perseverance, it can be done. Best wishes.
  13. 2 points
    Ok went to docs again today. He was great. I told him I just needed reassurance and he was cool with it. He said it didn’t sound medically concerning. So.. phew.... just hope I can keep believing now. Heres to calming the heck down and being Healthy!!! Thanks for the help everyone. Now to get over these wierd symptoms!
  14. 2 points
    All is good. I have a kidney stone. Just have to wait for it to pass...not looking forward to that!!! A lot better than what I thought it might be. Thanks for the support it really helped! Rugger
  15. 2 points
    I had an atypical mole aka dysplastic nevus. Apparently they are very common. You might to search this forum for a post from @mollyfin where she used to work for hospital and scan records and saw a "metric buttload" or something like that...and she also talks about an anal wart..in a funny way. The post will not only make you laugh but make you feel better...but I digress. Anyhow, here's what I've found out. Lots of people have atypical moles etc... Some people think that tey are best removed because they "could" turn into something...but then there are doctors who say, that's not true...that they aren't things that can turn into something but rather a marker for someone who is more at risk of one day having something. It's all very confusing. I even personally heard one derm say that (the word that shall not be named) doesn't even usually start in an atypical mole whatever but "de novo" on just clear skin. Best we can all do, especially us fair skinned and freckly ones, is get skin checks from a dermatologist...they know best. I personally get stuff removed that's questionable because that's how I roll. But doctors don't mess around with (that which shall not be named)...if the nurse said no way, then no way. Doctors are usually in no hurry to remove something just because of atypical cells....my sister had one and she had to wait like 2 months to have it removed. Hang in there...it's tough but there's lots of us here and all over that have dealt with similar.
  16. 2 points
    Honestly even after about 30 years of hypochondria (maybe more; I was probably born with it 😛 ) I don't really deal with the fear. I schedule the test or the appointment, shove it out of my head when I can, worry about it when I can't, go through the appointment and waiting for results with anxiety, and that's about it. It probably sounds pretty grim, and while it's not ideal, honestly, it has helped me realize that feeling anxious can't actually hurt me. Don't get me wrong, I have bad periods where I can't function around the anxiety, and my goal is ultimately to never be paralyzed by anxiety no matter what the situation. I try to think of it as the same as my chronic pain. I can't ever get rid of it entirely. But I can learn to function with it and find things that make the bad days more bearable as well as fewer and far between. And I know a lot of people have had success with CBT and other things, I never really have. So I try to stay busy, try to talk myself down rationally, and occasionally have full-on arguments with my own thoughts. (It made me laugh to give the negative thoughts a name, like it's just an irritating little guy from Inside Out who somehow found his way in there and is annoying the crap out of everyone else. "Don't go too high on that ladder; you'll fall." "Super, thanks for the update, Chad." "I think that cat scratch is infected. You're going to die of a systemic infection." "That's nice, Chad." "You know, it's possible that someday you could snap and kill your entire family." "That's not actually going to happen, Chad." I don't know why the name "Chad," the person who I got the idea from called theirs "Tim.") Spotting can be caused by a lot of benign things in anyone pre-menopausal. Cysts, fibroids, wacky hormones (I have all three but very rarely had spotting; go figure).
  17. 2 points
    I have had problems like this. After much testing with normal results, my urologist suggested that I look into pelvic floor stretches for men. I know, but it’s true and they have helped me. We have muscles that surround the prostrate and bladder. Check it out. https://www.pelvicpain.org.au/for-men/easy-stretches-to-relax-the-pelvis-men/ We know that stress can effect our muscles. Why not these muscles?
  18. 1 point
    Agree with Binn. I had the same symptoms and made an appt with my doc. She told me it was probably reflux and to try Prilosec. If that didn’t work I was to come back. The chest/back pain went away while taking Prilosec and when I stopped taking it at her direction it did not return. Anxiety can make reflux worse so worrying about it can perpetuate the problem.
  19. 1 point
    I hear you. I’ve been dealing with it for 40 years now. Comes and goes. It’s a challenge to ignore. Definitely harder than ignoring a twitch.
  20. 1 point
    It can be depending on what you ate, drank or took in the way of vitamins or medication. Give it a day or two and see if it changes back to whatever is usual for you.
  21. 1 point
    Man, I twitched in my shoulders first. It then jumped to the other shoulder, then forarms, then elbow, ankle, thigh, foot, lip, cheek, eye, toenail... EVERYTHING. It happened all the time it seemed. I obsessed and freaked for months. Eventually, I started to believe it was anxiety and it lessened. I made sure to get plenty of sleep and drink lots of water. It lessened more. The more I ignored it... the less it happened. After about five months, it almost never happens anymore. It still does from time to time. And I have times where hotspots go for several days, then stop or move. Bottom line... ITS NORMAL. Try to ignore it as it does not signify an underlying disease. Anxiety is the #1 cause next to fatigued muscles. Ignore it and enjoy life.
  22. 1 point
    My insurance doesn't cover it either, so I completely understand! It's rough to find a counselor who you trust and who can help you, I get that too. I'm not saying counseling is a must but I know that counseling definitely helps! I love this site too but sometimes it is really nice to have professional help. IF, and this is only if you want to, again, not saying you have to, you can always do online counseling like I do. I love it and it's a whole lot cheaper than having one session at a time paying around $100 a session. My online counseling is $35 a week, I can message my counselor anytime through a messenger and I can schedule video sessions with her. It's just an option, I love it and it's a whole lot cheaper than normal counseling. I'm poor lol but I can cut out certain things like coffee in the morning in order to do something that will ultimately benefit my heath and well being. Now, I'm no counselor lol but if you ever need someone to message feel free to private message me. We're all in this together!
  23. 1 point
    I want to write this story in one post so it's easy for others to find. Also because I know I'll forget how I came to find the off switch. I don't think I'll forget how to use it, just how I found it. Now I've said before, I've read the answer so many times and it never clicked. But one day it did. I had that 'aha' moment. So don't be discouraged if you don't get it straight away. You can come back and re-read this if you like. One day, you'll have your own 'aha' moment. So here's how I found the off switch... I was thinking about why get anxiety as I do 24/7 lol. Now you can do this too. You may have the same answers I do or they may be different, it doesn't matter. I had my first attack from hyperventilating from being in pain with a bad back. Your first attack may well have happened because of stress, pain or some random event. But I think we can all agree that whatever it was it has passed & is not constantly on your mind causing you stress. What is constantly on our minds is that attack. What if it happens again? When will it happen again? What do I do if it happens again? Is there something wrong with me? And off we go into panic and anxiety disorder. Now we have other attacks at seemingly random times. We get symptoms from fight or flight. We worry about these symptoms and produce more anxiety, more fight or flight, more bodily sensations and back to more anxiety and now we are aboard the anxiety never ending roller coaster. We know the initial thing that caused us that first attack is long gone and we aren't worried about it anymore, so why are we stuck on the roller coaster? Why can't we get off? Some stay stuck because they still believe they have health or diet problems. They are in denial that it is caused by anxiety. They also believe anxiety is caused by a health problem or deficiency in something. Some believe it is due to a certain place or situation. Others are quite willing to accept that it is anxiety and fight or flight but still this doesn't stop them feeling it. Even more advanced is people who can see that they are in a circle of anxiety, symptoms, anxiety. Sometimes they can break free of the circle and get off the roller coaster for a while. But something brings them back & they get stuck for another little while. So you're here. You totally accept this is all caused by anxiety and fight or flight. The initial thing that caused it in the first place is long gone and not bothering you. So why are we still anxious? What makes us anxious? Anxiety. Anxiety makes us anxious. Why should anxiety make us anxious? It is an emotion like any other. Because when we feel the emotion anxiety, we worry it will lead to fight or flight symptoms. (Even if you never realised it before, think about it now) These symptoms make us uncomfortable, ill and our bodies do strange things. This is ok sometimes, sometimes we can handle it. But sometimes it is inappropriate, we have work to do or cars to drive, we are away from home and there are strangers around, kids to look after and not now damn it!! Now is not the time!! Basically we fear anxiety because it may lead to us losing control. Control of our health, our appearance our mind. So what do we do when we are feeling anxious, we want to stop fight or flight kicking in because it would be inappropriate to lose your shizzle right now? We try coping techniques, medication, breathing exercises or avoidance. We even try acceptance, but because we don't really feel like accepting it, it doesn't work. Basically we try like hell to stay in control. Now think about a time when you've done this. When you've felt a slight symptom like lightheadedness or had to catch your breath. This tiny symptom causes you to be on alert. 'Is that anxiety coming back?' 'If it is I will control it. I'll try to keep my composure.' You feel symptoms all the time. Even if it's ever so slight, you zone in on it because you're in a heightened state of alertness. You probably don't even notice yourself doing it. You can feel the slightest bit light headed and this alertness kicks in and monitors before you even stop and think, ' nope I'm not even light headed' , false alarm. By then you are anxious. Anxiety has kicked in. You automatically attempt to control this. You try to keep it together. This is fighting. You try to calm down, this is still fighting, you try to accept, this is still fighting. Even by saying or thinking 'I need to go home and sort myself out' it is trying to control. I need to go home and regain control. The off switch is in this moment. The moment you feel a slight bodily sensation, the moment you think 'oh not here' the moment you think 'keep it together, calm down, don't lose your mind' . In this moment is when you have to stop fighting for control. Stop trying to calm down, stop trying to keep it together. Stop trying to feel different. Let go of the wheel. Many people belive their attempts to keep it together are what's stopping them losing it all together. Or what's stopping you from ending up in hospital. Or what's stopping you from passing out. None of your attempts are what's stopping it . If that was going to happen it would happen whether you were trying to control it or not. So there it is. That moment you feel a sensation, the moment you think 'oh its happening again', 'not now, I can't do this, I need to keep it together' . The moment you feel anxiety, you have been trying to keep it together. Don't. Stop trying to stay in control. Let go, let anxiety do its thing. Anxiety probably isn't even there, it's probably just a sensation that you have picked up on with your super alert powers. In that moment where you say to yourself, 'I must keep it together', no you don't. You don't need to tense up and control it and be super vigilant. You need to let go. As I said, if you were going to pass out or have a heart attack or cry or whatever it is you fear, that would happen whether you stayed super alert and vigilant or not. Whether you try to gain control or not, if it's going to happen it will. Whether you tense your body and stay super concentrated and try very hard to stay calm, if there was danger, it would be there either way. All this concentrating and trying to stay calm and keep it together is the link in the chain that keeps you stuck on that roller coaster. When you let go, relax, truly accept anxiety as an emotion, accept your bodily sensations as harmless fight or flight and give up control, the link will be broken. You can get off the roller coaster. Remember the moment. It will come as an anxious feeling or bodily sensation that automatically causes you to become anxious. You automatically try to fight anxiety and be fearful of it. You try to keep it together. Don't. Stop and remember 'I don't have to keep it together, if something bad was going to happen, it will regardless of how much attention I give it'. That's the best I can explain it guys. And I had to do it tonight because the memories are already fading of how I came to understand not fighting, true acceptance and the off switch. The most important thing for me was the wording. For me, I was trying to learn acceptance. But I made more sense thinking about trying to keep in control, the anxiety makes me fear losing control. So I try to keep control by tensing up, staying alert and controlling my breathing and thoughts. All along all I had to do was stop doing that. Stop controlling it, i was controlling nothing anyway, that's in the hands of fate, not me. This post has been promoted to an article
  24. 1 point
    It is an awful disease.. and for some of us trying to get over this fear.. unnecessary posts should be avoided. Yes we are aware how ugly this disease is but again.. when the fear is consuming your life and you have anxiety over it no need to go in horrific detail that can send people into a tail spin :(. I'm better, but even posts like this can trigger me. Liv, I hope I helped you a little.. it's def time for me to take a break on this forum. If I surround myself with my fear it can creep back in. I really think if you stop researching it and stop talking about ALS I'm things will improve for you. Loves and hugs!!
  25. 1 point
    The anxiety (& panic) paradox is that when you can accept the anxiety, the feelings and all the consequences of the anxiety, you feel a heck of a lot better. Acceptance is the answer and to find acceptance you need to let go. You have to let go of all control. You have to stop fighting the way you feel. You have to trust that everything is going to work out fine. You have to stop struggling. It takes a lot to get to this point...a heck of a lot. So settle in for a long read? First, we need to accept who we are today. Forget who you once were. You might once have been a CEO or a soldier, you may once have been able to get through the day without the slightest care in the world. You might once have driven from one end of your country to the other, but these days shudder at the thought of driving around the block. You might once have been a skydiver & now can't stand flying. You might have once lived a simple, beautiful life where you went to work, came home, spent time with your family rinse and repeat, but now get anxiety attacks sitting in your lounge chair or while mowing the lawn. The person you were is gone. But you're still fighting to be that person. Let's take the person with a driving phobia as an example. They never used to have a problem, they drove everywhere without a second thought. For whatever reason, at some point in this persons life they have developed an anxiety disorder. They've started to get overly anxious about things that never used to bother them or they're having panic attacks seemingly at random. We all know where this person is headed. Life begins to suck. They are having attacks all of the time & they are anxious all of the time. They have a panic attack while driving the car. There's many reasons why this is terrifying & of course you would be able to see that. Because of previous attacks while driving, the person is always on edge when driving from now on. This is where the old you ends but you don't realise it. This is where the fighting and struggling starts. The old you could drive anywhere and handle anything. The old you was not afraid of driving. Now the new you or the present day you is sitting in the car thinking things like "I shouldn't feel this way" or "this is stupid. I was fine before" and "pull yourself together, keep control". You are fighting to be the old you, you are fighting your body and mind not to be afraid. You are fighting trying to keep "it" together and to feel differently than you actually do. I emphasise the word "it" because what is "it" you are trying to keep together? Anyway, the new, anxious you is fighting the old, capable driver you once were. This is where you have to let go of that old you. Sure the old you wasn't afraid of driving but the new you is! Accept this. Let go of who you once were. Accept this new you who has a fear of driving. No matter how silly or stupid you feel, let go. Sure it's strange, sure it may be silly to be afraid of driving, sure! But the fact and the truth of the matter is you are! You are afraid. After having a panic attack in any situation let alone driving why wouldn't you be a bit anxious? I think that's a normal reaction. So the old you is gone and you accept the new you is afraid of driving. This is your new baseline. Do you know what happens to a healthy, mentally stable human when they are afraid of something?...They feel fear! They feel anxiety! Fight or flight kicks in, their heart races, they sweat, their breathing accelerates and they may even shake! That is exaclty what the human body is designed to do when a person feels afraid! So once again, accept this. If you put yourself in a situation that makes you nervous then you are going to feel anxious. You will feel fear. This is a normal reaction! It doesn't matter if you are facing spiders, snakes, rough seas, a car or a shopping centre. The new you has new fears. The new you fears driving. So when this human being puts themself into a car they are going to feel anxiety and fight or flight. Why add more fear worrying at this point about the way you feel? You are a human being facing a fear so naturally you feel anxious. Why be alarmed at this normal reaction? It is what is meant to happen. Don't add second fear! Get in the car, start driving and accept the anxiety will be there with you. Accept that this is a normal reaction for a human in the face of fear. If someone was about to parachute from a plane and they said "I'm a bit anxious" would you berate them? Of course not! You'd say "well that's normal mate, you're about to jump from a plane". On the other hand, if it were you about to jump from the plane and you felt anxious and fearful, would you be surprised? I'd feel afraid! But I'd also recognise that's a normal way to feel. Just because driving your car isn't the same as skydiving doesn't mean you have no right to feel fear. You feel what you feel and that's that. Your fears are yours alone. They aren't for anyone else to judge and you shouldn't judge yourself either. It is what it is. This is the new you. Accept your fear and everything that comes along with it. Do not fight to feel different. Do not be alarmed that the fear has arisen. Don't even worry about why. It is what it is. Your thing may not be driving. If you want to reread this post, just replace the words car and driving with whatever your new fears are. The principals are the same. The old you is fighting with the new you. The new you feels like they are about to skydive but you might just be thinking about going out to dinner. The fear seems disproportionate to the situation! But it doesn't matter! Accept the new you has new fears, even if they seem silly. Now when you set off in your car or whatever it is you're facing, you may think "ok I accept this anxiety but what if I get down the road and lose control?". Well this is up to you. "What if" thoughts aren't real, they haven't happened yet and probably won't happen. You need to remind yourself of that. You also need to ask yourself "how many times have I driven to xyz (wherever you're going) and how many times have I made it home again safe and sound?". Well if you're reading this I'd guess you have an almost 100% success rate. You have always made it home. This is fact. This is truth. "What if" thoughts aren't fact or truth. A true scientist listens to facts, not myths. Be a scientist. Let go! Let the fear and anxiety wash over you. If your heart races, let it race! If you're body shakes, let it shake! Feel it, really feel it. That sickness in your stomach, your dry mouth. Let it all be there. Don't fight it. Don't try to force it away. Explore it. See what it can really do. Observe it. For years the anxiety has been threatening to hurt you, now is the time to see if it was lying. (Believe me, it's a liar). Let go of control, let things be what they are, what they will be or could be. If anxiety wants to destroy you, let it. Sit back and observe it. Let it do it's worst. Make no resistance. You've been fighting this thing for so long! Struggling. Aren't you tired? If you stop fighting what's the worst thing that could happen? The anxiety might still be there maybe? In that case you haven't lost anything, you won't be any worse than you are now. Fighting anxiety won't make you the person you once were. Fighting anxiety won't stop you from passing out, getting hurt or even dying. You can fight for control all you like. If your time is up it's up. If you're going to pass out, you will. Fighting won't stop that. So you can spend your life fighting for control even though you are not in fact controlling a thing. Or you can let go, enjoy life, deal with the things that need doing when they arise & then get on with it. That's what the rest of the world is doing. It's just us with anxiety that must believe we have some divine power of over-concentration and fighting that keeps the world turning. You can let go. The world will still turn. It's just that you might actually enjoy the ride if you let go!!