28 November 2018

Anxiety

I am an anxious person.  Always have been, it’s part of my psyche.  Right now I’m fretting about my daughter, Sarah, in Australia.  There has been a bad storm in Sydney and I can’t make contact with her.  She is probably fine and having fun somewhere but I can’t help worrying.

Yesterday I went to the hospital about my thyroid biopsy.  It was done six weeks ago and I was keen to get the results.  The clinic was running late and I waited for over an hour to see the Consultant only to be told that the biopsy was inconclusive and I would need another biopsy.  What a waste of time.  Why not just write to me weeks ago and arrange another biopsy? So, yes, I'm a bit anxious about that.

When we got home we discovered Rick had barfed his breakfast up all over the kitchen floor.  I can deal with things like that, it doesn’t make me anxious.



25 comments:

  1. I can confirm I’m fine. Was having a cheese and wine night at work.

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    1. I was worried you might have been washed away by the storm.

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  2. Yes there has been a bad storm but I'm sure Sarah is fine. Haven't heard any terrible news about people being injured. Just dramatic photos of water flooding down streets. Probably all gone by now. The media had a great time dramatizing it this morning but it was just a bit of rain.. well possibly a lot of rain but that's all.
    Dogs barfing on the other hand sends us into a spin here with snakes and ticks rampant at the moment

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    1. Snakes and ticks would make me very anxious, ugh!

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  3. As an anxious person myself, I am so sorry you've had to wait so long, and now have to go through it all over again. I wish I could be less of a worrier - I envy those who are easy going and just go with the flow. -Jenn

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    1. Just the way we are I suppose. I'm more relaxed after a glass of wine or two!

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  4. Thanks for sharing this Sue. We cannot change our essential traits. It's nice to learn that Sarah was eating blocks of cheese and guzzling flagons of wine during the storm. I hope it was vegan cheese!...Now there's something else for you to fret about!

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    1. Sarah has rebelled against veganism after the bearded vegan abandoned her. Roast turkey and pigs in blankets for her this Christmas!

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  5. I just saw Sarah's response. I was going to say something like that but thought I might get told off so didn't xxx

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  6. I could write this post about anxiety, I'm exactly like that.

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  7. I had a biopsy on my thyroid and it was inconclusive and my doctor told me they usually are. So they removed half my thyroid and it was fine.
    I understand your anxiety over your daughter, ours is in Japan and every typhoon or earthquake I worry. They don't seem to understand how a mom worries. Glad she's ok.
    I'm an anxious person too and unfortunately I always expect to worst.

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    1. The doctor suggested removal of my thyroid but I would like to avoid surgery if possible. You will understand how I feel with a daughter so far away.

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  8. Why did you have to wait six weeks for the results? In the days of emails, or even telephone, surely they could have contacted you easily much sooner and no need to drive in to get the results and the second test could have been done by now. So I assume you will now have to wait for a date for that too now.

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    1. Ridiculous isn't it? No wonder people lose confidence in the NHS. The staff are great but some of the systems are rubbish.

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  9. Hopefully bu the time you read this your major worries will have resolved themselves - your daughter will have contacted you and the hospital will have arranged another appointment.

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    1. Yes, Sarah is fine but still waiting for my 'urgent' appointment. I expect I shall have to chase it.

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  10. And in Queensland they have bush fires! When I have my three-monthly blood test here, I get the results through the post two days later; all the way from Villeneuve. Amazing service (but it does cost me about €40).

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    1. I always found the French health system very quick and efficient.

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  11. Glad Sarah ok. Keep giving Rick cuddles for your anxiety

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  12. I was waiting for an appointment a while ago.....I had been told I would be seeing someone within 3 weeks, but still hadn't even got an appointment by then, so I phoned up and was told I was in a queue for getting an appointment !! As I was on the phone, she said, she would give me a date! So I jumped the queue.( it was still a month until the appointment but at least I had one!) The same thing happened to young friend whose baby was waiting for an eye op. She phoned and massively jumped a queue! Try it. Hope it all turns out to be OK anyway. X

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    1. It's crazy isn't it? I shall chase next week if I haven't heard anything.

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