You have anxiety issues. These things can bleed over in MANY facets of our lives. Peeps with HA, most often, do not simply have issues ONLY about their health. One of the keys to living well alongside our challenges is acceptance (which is a much broader topic), but one that I've mentioned here many times (as have other folks). You know you have mental health challenges, so all you can do is work upon them as best you can. "What if?" thinking can DOMINATE us, when we are amped up. Worst case scenarios race through our anxious minds at lightning speed and they continue to build up until we are totally freaking. They continue to build up until we can slow them down...until we can remove some of their power. How do we do this? Well, you know most of the answers....you've been around The AZ for awhile now:) When we find ourselves getting in a major panic, we have to likely rely, majorly, upon the action and habits and mindsets that we have, hopefully, accepted and practiced and developed for our interactions with our anxiety issues. And, when we actually boil it all down to basic form....anxiety is anxiety....in pretty general terms. Your anxiety over your cat, and upcoming travels and life events, can be helped (will be helped, overwhelmingly) the same way you help yourself in your daily life living with a fear of dying from cancer, a fear of getting some neuro disease, etc...or whatever your particular HA driver is, currently.
Didn't you have a good airplane trip before with your cat? Why won't this happen again...a GOOD trip? Oh yeah, you have anxiety and this next time it, simply, HAS to be a disaster trip...you just know it!:) Of course, this isn't true...and you know this, too:)
Actions - Habits - Mindsets:)
What are you doing for your anxiety these days?
Peace and Feel Well:)