My big HA trigger has always been cancer, starting about 4 years ago when I began having thyroid problems and eventually being diagnosed with thyroid cancer. Since then my FIL died of colon cancer about 10 months ago and my dad was diagnosed with esophageal cancer last year, but is doing fine right now (knock on wood)!
Cancer just always seems to be close by. I could be wrong, but I seem to be affected by it more than anyone I know. I am only 39, but my DH had testicular cancer and melanoma approximately 10 years ago, my paternal grandpa died from prostate cancer, my paternal grandma had breast cancer twice and melanoma, my maternal uncle has had colon cancer and melanoma. It just seems to be never ending and seeing how it affects people just freaks me out to no end.
I try to deal with the HA related to this, but it's not always easy. My 33-year-old brother lost a good friend he's known since childhood a couple weeks ago from Hodgkin's lymphoma after being diagnosed just 1 month ago. Then today I find out on 0409 that a high school classmate of mine died from colon cancer at the age of 39. My mom also has to go in Wednesday for a biopsy due to an abnormal Pap, which has me stressed. Oh, and a good friend of mine, his sister who is probably in her early 30s or so was diagnosed with brain cancer a few months ago.
As far as my personal health issues, my latest thing is a mole on my back I just noticed (not sure how long it's been there) and a little spotting after sex. The first time it happened was more like blood, but I think I may have been starting my period a little early. Last week I had a tiny bit of pink when I wiped after sex. I had a little pain at the time from ovulating, so I'm hoping it was related, but still has me stressed a little
This has turned out to be somewhat of a rant, but my HA is high today because of the recent events. I just wish I could get past my cancer fears, but it almost seems impossible when it's everywhere I turn. I hope my post doesn't trigger anything for anyone else, but I guess I'm just looking for someone to say something to calm my anxiety or say the right thing..........