Hey everyone. Long story short I'm awaiting test results. I'm not entirely sure what or why but I'm being testing for cancer in the uterine/ovary area. The gyno didn't tell me anything and I haven't slept or eaten much in a week and I still have three weeks till I see him to get the results. I tried to be seen earlier but no good. I can't stop worrying, I'm making myself sick and I'm convinced I have cancer that has spread. The thing is I know worrying will only make things worse, but I can't stop. Especially since I have almost no information to go on. So I'm wondering if anyone has any tips to help me stop thinking (obsessing) about it. I keep thinking that if I do have cancer this could be my last few weeks for a while of being able to feel "normal" and I'm wasting it. And if I don't have cancer I've made myself a sick nervous wreck for no reason. I'd love to hear how other people managed the scary feelings while waiting for results or after a diagnosis. I don't really really have anyone to talk to so I'm feeling very alone.
Hi Nat 1977,
I'm so sorry you find yourself in this situation.
It's normal to worry while waiting for results, and I really don't think you need stress about the implications of worrying - unless you're resorting to unhealthy coping methods which I'm sure you're not.
You could make an appointment with the GP to discuss why the specialist thinks you may have cancer and at the same time, you could tell them how worried you are. You may feel better just telling them how scared you are - even writing on this site may make you feel better if you feel you don't have anyone to talk to. There's also the cancer counselling line.
Over the last 14 months, I have had many, many, many scary moments. It's been a long time since I enjoyed food and if you look at the time I'm writing, you can see I sleep badly too! How I managed with the worse times was to break time down into 60 second blocks. In that way if nothing bad happened, or if the sky was particularly blue etc etc, I could tell myself...that was a good minute!
I wish you all the very best.
Thank you for the advice, I am going to see a gp today or tomorrow to try and get some answers about the ultrasound. Hopefully knowing a bit more will help me worry less. I appreciate your reply, I'm sorry to hear you've been through so much, I hope things get better for you. Best wishes.
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