(Closed) Freaking out and need to be talked off the ledge!

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
2249 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

Take a deep breath! Stressing out won’t help and if they are making appointments days away that means the professionals arent worried! ((hugs))

Post # 4
1418 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

All you can do right now is wait to see the specialist!  You are prepared with your questions and seem to know what you want to get out of the appointment, and I honestly think at this point there is nothing else to do!  Yes – there are some scary words in there, and while it is good to be mentally prepared for all the possibilities, don’t assume the worst either!  The solution may be much simpler!  You are as prepared as you can be at this point, so take a few deep breaths!  You will find out more soon enough.  Good luck with the specialist and I hope everything works out for you!  

Post # 6
814 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

i hope all goes well, but the days leading up to your appointment will make you feel like pulling your hair out.. totally normal!! wish i could be more help though.. just remember that it could be something super simple to treat!

Post # 7
2410 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Wishing you all the best. It sounds crazy, but try not to stress too much. It really could be something much simpler than that. They give you all the information to cover all the bases, but that isn’t to say that you should necessarily leap to the worst case scenario. Hugs.

Post # 9
97 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

@2PeasinaPod: Oh hun I’m sorry to hear this {{hugs}}. The best advice I can give you is to pray and let it go. Worrying is not going to solve the situation. I will send up prayers for you. It will all work out for your good. 🙂

Post # 10
303 posts
Helper bee

Ok, the first thing to do is to STOP GOOGLING.

I know, from experience, that it’s a really really really bad idea.

Secondly, I think you’re going about this the right way by thinking about your questions first. That way, you won’t be as anxious when you’re at the appointment, and you won’t forget any of the things you want to know (I work for a specialist, so my only advice here is don’t write too much on your piece of question paper or you will come across as a bit nutty…then the receptionists will talk about you when you’re gone… dot points are the way of the future!!)

Thirdly, you have to be pretty sick to end up on dialysis. My grandfather has been on dialysis for 10 years, and he was in end stage renal failure with 10% function when they made the decision to go ahead.

Lastly, though “autoimmune disease” sounds like a really scary game changing type of thing, it’s not always as bad as it sounds. For example, arthritis and psoriasis are autoimmune diseases, and while they’re nasty, they hopefully don’t strike terror into your heart. Even if it is something like lupus, there are treatments available and it doesn’t necessarily mean that you are going to be condemned to a life of ill health.


Good luck at your appointment, all will be ok!! You are doing absolutely the right thing by asking questions and taking action now. And stop googling! I convinced myself I had colon cancer…not a good idea 🙂

Post # 12
2538 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Just want to say that I hope everything goes well.

Post # 13
11325 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

Aw… If I were you I would try to take comfort in the fact that this is something thats been going on for DECADES. And you’ve been going along living just fine up until now right? there is no reason to believe that your quality of life is going to change at this point. And please know that sometimes weird medical stuff is just weird medical stuff. Obviously it is great that you’re taking the steps to get it checked out and meeting with the right doctors, but just because there is something abnormal does not necessarily mean they will find anything at all wrong with you so don’t assume it does! I am anemic and after a bajillion tests they decided– I just am because I am– there is nothing wrong with me! I also have low blood pressure. Nothing wrong with me there either. The testing process is always scary but I am sure that every person on earth has at least one or two things that are “off” with them and they don’t always mean that something is really wrong. 

Post # 14
375 posts
Helper bee

Aww, I pray everything works out for you.  If, God forbid, they suspect Lupus is the cause, feel free to PM me.  My family has extensive experience with it and I’d be happy to help with any questions.  I’ll be sending positive thoughts your way!

Post # 15
303 posts
Helper bee

@2PeasinaPod: How did you go? Was your appt with the specialist this Friday just gone?

Thinking good thoughts for you!

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