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BellaKey

117d

Hey everyone, I'm finding myself in this relentless cycle of anxiety as I wait for my next set of test results. I keep trying to distract myself, but my mind keeps racing back to all the "what ifs." It's starting to really wear me down, and I could use some advice or tips on how to handle this better. How do you all cope with the suspense and the worry? Any strategies or personal experiences you're willing to share would be a huge help. I'm at my wit's end here and could really use some guidance.

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    • Penny19

      109d

      My faith helps. I pray and listen to gospel music.

    • Penny19

      109d

      My faith helps. I pray and listen to gospel music.

    • StevenFred

      113d

      Sending you lots of love and support right now. It might sound weird but i set strict limits around my 'worry time.' I give myself 15 minutes a day to worry, write down my fears, or talk about them. After that, I try my best to engage in something totally unrelated.

    • plumleeet

      113d

      I feel for you, do you have support in your life? . Sometimes, just voicing your fears and anxieties to a friend, family member, or even here ,can lift a bit of that weight off your shoulders. i'm here if you want to talk

    • OliviaPatientPower

      114d

      Wow, that sounds exhausting. Have you tried journaling or meditation? Cancer survivor, Catrina, shares what works for her in this short video. I hope this helps you, too. https://www.patientpower.info/navigating-cancer/patient-stories/how-to-manage-anxiety-while-waiting-for-results

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Some strategies shared by others include spending time with friends and family, engaging in hobbies or watching new TV shows, reading, focusing on positive thoughts, and sharing feelings with a friend, family member, or support group. Others have found relief through physical activities like walking or journaling to release the energy associated with anxiety. Some also suggest using distractions such as reading a book series whenever anxiety starts.

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