I worry about everything. I have health anxiety too.
In 2011 I had tests done for cancer, about a month later the doctor phoned and said he urgently wanted to see me, it was non – Hodgkin Lymphoma. This was a name I recognised, our friend had this cancer, and died a few months later.
Being told I had cancer was out of my control, there was nothing I could do about it. Worry, fear and anxiety are choices, there are alternatives. I can still try and dictate how the cancer was going to affect my mind and my ability to cope with the news.
A few minutes after putting the phone down; I prayed for the wisdom, strength and peace to live with the cancer whether the cancer was a death sentence, or just an inconvenience. I can only say that from the moment of making this prayer, I have experienced a profound sense of peace, and the thought of cancer has never troubled me for a moment. Cancer could be a truly worrying process, you wait a month or two for tests, you wait for the results, and you wait for more tests.
I think anxiety happens when you want things to change that are out of your control to change.
Please ignore if this is not for you, i hope I haven't caused you any further stress.