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.