Just wanted to update on the plane crash in progress.
He saw a psychiatrist, who said he had a classic case of hypochondria. However, hubby still isn't convinced, and is going back tomorrow for a barium swallowing test. He is CONVINCED that the news will be bad, and is actually upset with me that I am not panicking like him. Both of our careers are imploding as a result of this, which is unfortunate because we've both worked so hard to get where we are. I'm worried he might lose a promotion he got, since he basically has told his boss what is going on that and that he will be "unavailable" to help in his new role for the time being. He's also told some people at work he has a "serious medical condition."
This whole thing has been a nightmare- it's caused tremendous strain in our marriage, primarily because he thinks he is dying and that I don't care about his imminent death. He can't understand why I am trying to do my own job, as well as try desperately to preserve his own professional reputation and standing, when he is going to be dead in a year.
The good news is the psychiatrist told him this usually only lasts a few months, and he will be starting weekly counseling soon with a psychologist. Given that we are already 2 months into this firestorm, I am holding out hope we've reached the 1/2-way point. I'm just worried how much damage is being done to him and our family though in the meantime.