I am going out on a limb (and it is a limb that is quite sturdy and is in no danger of breaking) and going to tell you that your are NOT going to get a tumor from those two scans
my eldest had her first ctscan at age 4 months. she has had numerous other x--rays over the years and had her second ct scan at age 20. She is now 25 and actually had another x-ray or two since then.
my dad and sister were both diagnosed with brain tumors using a CTscan. these were their first EVER scans.
lots of people, hypoes primarily
, make a big whoopie te do about radiation and ct scans...... it is all for not............ that IS unless you are going over and over and over again.
another thing to give a few thoughts about is this: guess how most cancers are treated? that is RIGHT by radiation.....
what are you doing for your anxiety disorder? what is working? what isn't? as we know anxiety disorders just don't get better by using the reactive habits---ie repeat reassurance via family, friends, doc visits and medical testing, self-checking, googling, ruminating..... we get better when we start embracing the proactive habits---therapy, self-help, exercise, yoga, mediatiton, involving oneself with meaningful life--ie hobbies, volunteering. AND all of these things take MONTHS. My son was in a very bad way
last year (the kind that you are hospitalized for). He began his proactive habits Jan. '12. It took SIX
months before we began seeing a turn around. Here we are a year later and I have my son back. He just had his annual physical. His doc comes out to bring me in to the exam room (my son is now 18). On the way back in she is saying, "my gosh he is a different KID. absolutely amazing". THis took time and a real commitment on my son's part. AND I am so very proud of my son
. He has turned it around. He is an amazing person.
AND so are you... you have to find yourself again. you too can get better...... just start those first steps. you'll be glad you did.