Lately, I have felt like I've been doing okay. No real problems. Until these past few days.
My father-in-law is not doing well. They found a mass in his lungs and will be doing a biopsy soon. Plus, they found a tumor in his eye which they suspect may be from whatever is going on in his lungs. Hearing this news, I just can't seem to shake his problems out of my mind. I feel so bad that all of this is happening to him but it also makes my anxiety high just knowing someone so close to me is going through this. I guess it just makes it all seem so real. I find that I'm thinking about it 24 hours a day.
Then, this morning I read a story in the newspaper about how a local man went into cardiac arrest due to an issue with is heart beating out of sync. He came back from riding his bike with his daughter and collapsed. His 12 year old daughter called 911 and performed CPR on him and saved his life but what really has me freaked now is that he has had this heart problem off and on for years and his doctors ran all sorts of tests and everything came back normal every time. The doctors all said it was anxiety! Ugh. Now, it makes me even more nervous about "assuming" things I am feeling is simply anxiety.
I have been having pain down my left arm all morning now. Plus, I had a pretty significant feeling palpitation last night and then again today. Both happened while I was just sitting and resting. Just out of the blue it happened and then made me feel all warm afterwards. Just a horrible sensation.
I was just wondering if anyone else has their anxiety set off by either reading about someone else's health issues or watching it on the news, etc. I could never work in a doctor's office for this exact reason.