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Offline annaki

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Reading survivor stories and statistics
« on: February 02, 2014, 11:33:28 AM »
Why do I do this? It makes me feel so much worse!
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Re: Reading survivor stories and statistics
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2014, 11:39:02 AM »
Looking for reassurance. Sometimes I will calculate odds like "1 out of 10000 get X so my odds are ___." It'd compulsive behavior.
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Re: Reading survivor stories and statistics
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2014, 04:38:20 PM »
My sister had non-hodgkin's lymphoma in October 2000 diagnosis.  She was given a 10% chance of living. She is the mother of a 10 1/2 yr old now. She continues to see her oncologist as required but she is doing well .
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Re: Reading survivor stories and statistics
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2014, 04:51:39 PM »
I understand.....I've had a blood clot fear for the past month and half. I started reading survivor stories and memorials because I was trying to prove to myself that I am different and don't have the same symptoms. I then read a story about someone with no risk factors or similar pain and I get sucked into a hole of worry and fear
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