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Fear is taking all my peace!

Elisabete150
Elisabete150
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I have suffered with anxiety since I was little, but six years ago I had to do something more then doctors and pills so I went to a clinical for 7 months. It worked wonders! So much serenity and peace, I was so happy and not worrying about everything all the time! But I was diagnosed with BCC (basal cell carcinoma) two weeks ago ( but I already knew in my guts since the end of November). And I am in so much suffering had to go back to anxiety medication, and my mind is always telling me that is going to metastize and that at most I will have one two years without phisical suffering. Doctor says it’s going to be fine...

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Lisau2

Hi Elizabeth, I'm sorry that your fear is bothering you so much right now. Even though basal cell is very treatable, it's just scary any time something like that is the matter. I'm sure you will feel better once it is treated or removed. In the meantime, is there some one you can talk through your fears with, like a counselor or therapist? Does it help you to write down your feelings, as in a journal?

Try to remember that this is just a bump in the road and soon it will be over.

Hugs to you! 🤗

Lisa

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Jloava
Jloava
in reply to Lisau2

Anything is possible with God. Miracles happen. Stay positive and stay hopeful.

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Elisabete150
Elisabete150
in reply to Jloava

Thanks!

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Elisabete150
Elisabete150
in reply to Lisau2

Thanks so much for your words! And today, i already contact my therapists from the clinical center, to get some support! The journal is a great ideia, starting it tonight!

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borderriever

Hello Elisabete

I have chronic disabilities and also a Congenital Short Term Memory Disorder. It took five weeks for a complete diagnosis with Scans and various memory tests, they were testing for various Dementias. I now forget what I did twenty four hours before and I am unable to read and remember so now I look at picture books etc

What I am trying to suggest is you look for interests and diversions you can take part in, We need to exercise our thoughts and memories. Put it down to the old saying use it or lose it. Diversions and activities will also rise your mood.

The most important thing in general is live for the day, and plan for the future. Being positive in thought and body will help.

Try Mindfulness a Relaxation Technique if you are on edge, it is important you remain positive, negativity just makes matters worse, your GP has suggested you will be fine, you have no reason not to trust him,

Remember your GP is in partnership with you as far as you and your health is concerned

BOB

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Elisabete150

Thanks! Yes, I do have to trust my doctor(dermatologist), he is performing my surgery on the 26...but trusting is a big issue for me! Focus in the fact that he has his schedule always very full and that he treats me with a lot of respect, knowing my anxiety issues!

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Hidden
Hidden

Sending you a hug and praying for you. I wish you health, healing and peace. ♡

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Elisabete150
Elisabete150
in reply to Hidden

Thanks so much!

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Hidden
Hidden
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You're welcome. :)

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dore13

anxiety is a big problem for a lot of people, it is so hard to get control over something that has control over a person most of their lives. I know you feel, anxiety can make me jump from 0 to 100 on a panic scale! I am SLOWLY learning how to control it. I use to have panic attacks, but I learned how to control them, and I don't get them now. It took a great deal of work, and it was so hard! Getting control of anxiety is so much harder, because a medicine is suppose to curb the anxiety so you can learn to deal with it.... but to deal with it, you have to restructure your whole thought pattern. We think so fast, it is a daunting task to try to control one thought jumping to the next conclusion. I am trying to use mindfulness and DBT. There is no easy answer because it is no easy task! I am sorry you were diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma. At the very least, you have one comfort, it is the lowest grade and the most treatable. That is good! I was diagnosed with a precancerous condition, and needed surgery. Now every 4 months, I need that area checked to make sure it does not return. Since the surgery, my tests have come back negative, but there is always that fear it will change. So I try to view it as it was a good thing it was caught at such an early stage, and my doctors are keeping on top of it by keeping a close eye on me. I am trying to see the good in the situation, because no matter if I am filled with anxiety or not, I have to live life, I have to face my problems when they come up. I know I am rambling, I am sorry! I am just trying to say maybe you can find a way to cope, as I am trying to find a way to. I wish you luck!

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Elisabete150
Elisabete150
in reply to dore13

I was reading and yes, the biggest problem is how fast all thoughts come and lead me to a path that I don’t want.

Yes, we do have a life to live our life! And I do hope all goes well for all of us!

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77Horse

Hello Elizabeth

Stay positive everything will work out for a reason .

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Elisabete150

Thanks! It will work out!

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Jamie2018

Hi iv had basal cell and squamous cell also. The squamous cell was close to my eye and it really freaked me out. But I had surgery to remove it then another surgery where they did a skin graph and it looked really ugly but after it healed you can't hardly see a scar. The basal cells I had a cream to put on them and they cleared up fine. I can relate to your anxiety about it though. Your dr is right you will be fine. It is very common lots of people have it. My dr explained to me that it was more of an inconvenience than anything else.

Your going to feel so much better after it's taken care if. Take deep breaths and remember this is nothing to get so upset about. I know it's easier said than done but it's really true. Let us know how your doing in the meantime with anxiety

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Elisabete150

Thanks for your words!

I do hope that after the surgery I will be better!

I going to do excision surgery on the 26 of February on my nose...

Today, I woke up very negative, but I started with a gratitude meditation and a little Yôga sequence... and breathing deeply and slowly a few times when ever I remember...

One day at the time!

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Ann10

I'm sorry you are feeling anxious again. You were brave to go to the doctor. I hope you can go to therapy and talk about your fears and concerns. You are doing all the right things for yourself.

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Elisabete150
Elisabete150
in reply to Ann10

💚

My therapists are very far from me 500km. But I am speaking to then everyday... I think I have to find one here or a support group... not easy!

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Ann10

It would be helpful if you could find a therapist close to where you live. Maybe your doctor's office might have some suggestions.

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Elisabete150
Elisabete150
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You are right! I have to find a therapist near, my fears get out of my control and I have to have a space to organize my mind... sometimes I get obsessed and all my skin marks look like a cancer... doing this “job” of racionalize all and see wath is illogical alone is not easy and I don’t know for how long I will be able to do it!

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Ann10

Your doctor is probably going to check your skin regularly. I get my skin checked also. I have had some atypical findings. Do you focus your thoughts on the present when they get away from you? You can always use the five senses to take note of your environment. That helps me remember that I can make the most out of today.

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Jamie2018

Hi was wondering how your surgery went?

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