PennyPanic

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  1. Lots of prayers and good thoughts for your upcoming appt. The waiting is the hardest part. We're here if you need us.
  2. First of all...hello and then second, hang in there. Headaches are most often just headaches. Our thoughts are usually just thoughts. Easier for someone from the outside looking in to say, I know...because I've done my fair share of spiraling...esp lately. I wonder if a strong cup of coffee wouldn't help? Check with your doctor first of course but caffeine can often times makes headaches better - just a thought. Keep us posted.
  3. All clear. Thank God. Thanks for helping me through this.
  4. Thanks for checking on me MARC . sTeaLth was absolutely correct. The measures being taken at doctors' offices are incredible. COVID-wise. I felt that they went above and beyond to keep everyone safe. I held onto sTeaLth's comment to get me through the day. You have no idea how much you helped me, sTeaLth. Now I'm waiting on mammo results...which is always grueling. I second guess anything the technician says and does...it's truly awful. They took extra pics of one side...which they have done numerous times before...sometimes it's the right, other times it's the left. Who knows. I wish there was a way to make the waiting shorter. AND...then my blood pressure was a tad high as well...but the doctor chalked it up to anxiety....I was visibly shaking. However, I am proud of myself for doing the best I can to take care of myself even when I have to muster every ounce of strength to do so. One thing is for sure, once this is all over and done...hopefully with good news...I have to find a way to get a hold of myself. Normal people don't live like this. I have to stop this. Thank you both, again, for commenting and caring.
  5. So it's all I can do to not cancel it. I'm worried about COVID I'm worried about going to the doctor - I ALWAYS worry about going to the doctor. I put it off for 3 months due to COVID...but here I am...with an appointment tomorrow...wondering if I should cancel again or go through with it. Words of encouragement needed.
  6. So it's all I can do to not cancel it. I'm worried about COVID I'm worried about going to the doctor - I ALWAYS worry about going to the doctor. I put it off for 3 months due to COVID...but here I am...with an appointment tomorrow...wondering if I should cancel again or go through with it. Words of encouragement needed.
  7. Costocondritis is painful for sure but it will pass. Did they give you an exercises? PT even on your own should help. Ask you doctor for recommendations. Also, if you work at a desk all day you might be sitting weird and not know it. Ergonomics...so important. Ask for feedback on that as well. Hang in there!
  8. Keep us posted on your finger. Hang in there!
  9. Agreed with Marc...if there's one place that knows what to do it's the hospital. Hang in there...you got this.
  10. I've had similar all over the place a lot. No clue what it is...it goes away though.
  11. Thank you both...it's driving me cray cray... I contorted myself to see if my skin looked red or anything and it doesn't. It's so weird. I get weird burning skin sensations elsewhere from time to time esp when I'm stressed. So I wonder if this is similar in nature. I'd rather it choose a more convenient spot, however. LOL. Thank you @holls and @ckelley116 for chiming in. At least I'm not alone! ❤️
  12. I have RA...have had it for 30 years. Worst case scenario if you have it go to www.roadback (dot) org. The protocol there made all the difference. Anyhow, if you met me and saw me, you'd never know. Knowing what I know now, I don't fear RA. Honestly, that's the least of my worries...I promise. And remember, that's worst case scenario.
  13. Dealing with this again...I see I originally posted it almost 2 years ago. I've dealt with it numerous times before the first post, so I'm trying to tell myself that this would have killed me by now. This started up again after a horribly stressful time. I'm ready for this symptom to go away. Any insight is appreciated.
  14. That happens to me when I'm very upset or anxious. It's weird. I hate it. It goes away though. Hang in there.
  15. I'm in my own personal hell spiral right now....over something else. I see you are there as well. I'm sorry about that, truly. Spiraling is dreadful. I don't wish it on anyone. I can't help but wonder for both you and me, (and others) if spirals are a coping mechanism...a way to concentrate on something other than what is bothering us for real. You mentioned having a lot of stress about the next school year. That's more than understandable as a parent and a teacher. I mean who isn't freaked out right now and as an educator and parent that's a double whammy. Is it possible that it's easier to worry about ALS than what happens next year? Just a thought....something I'm thinking over myself as well...to see if I can stop my own awful spiral. Sometimes ...esp in the middle of a spiral...it's difficult to discern what's truth and what isn't. Anyway, sit with that for a while and I'd be interested in learning what conclusion you come to....it might help us all. Hang in there.