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What's Serious? & Hypochondria

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

I was diagnosed with "severe fatty liver" back in early November. I was referred to a liver specialist who called me last week to schedule an appointment. First available? Feb. 2, 2013.

Apparently this must not be serious? It is to me! I could have pushed them but I've done alot of reading on the disease and am taking steps in the right direction: lose weight, eat healthy, etc. I also read that the Liver Center at the hospital I go to refers people with fatty livers to the Weight Loss Center. I have an appointment there next week.

I suffer from SEVERE hypochondria which manifests itself as always thinking whatever ailment I get is the worst possible scenario. Until I was diagnosed with fatty liver (GOD I hate that name), I was convinced I was dying of liver or lung cancer. Years ago I had lost 100 lbs and was doing a beast exam. I found a lump, convinced it was cancer only to be told by the doctor it was a rib. Funny now, but at the time I was hysterical.

The quicker I get a diagnosis the better. I can't imagine having to wait months to get one.

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JINLYNN 11/28/2012 2:31AM

    The uncertainty can be worse that the diagnosis and I hope you don't have to wait too long. It may be possible to get your name put on a waiting list for a cancellation appointment. it is good that you already have an appointment with the Weight Loss Center - this way you will be somewhat ahead of the game.

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INTHEGAP 11/27/2012 1:41PM

    Yes, I hate the name, too. You are totally right, however, that it can't be anything too serious or they would have had you to a doctor right away. It is hard waiting, I know. I worry, too, when I have to. I want to know WHATEVER it is, now, so I can deal with my feelings. Just remember, though, that worry won't change anything. If it would, I would be willing to worry with you. Take it easy, my friend, and have faith. We are always here to talk to. emoticon emoticon

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