While reading around on this, I found it all interesting of course with that being the type of person I am. However, when I read yours and you talked about anxiety/panic disorder, I stopped in my tracks. I have been dealing with what I think it anxiety/panic disorder for longer than I can remember. I also have alcerative colitis and I receive Remicade IV infusion (this has many risks as everything else. One being the risk of cancer). I've received these treatments for years now and the last one I received a month ago was the worst I have had yet. They think I am having some sort of reaction during treatment. Needless to say, I've been feeling like I'm dying and just a day ago I woke up to feel that my lymph nodes just under my jaw bone are swallon... kinda hard and tender. I, myself, am scared to death that I will be faced with cancer... I am SLOWLY, but surely training myself not to live in fear. I have looked and looked for answer and I still continue to study... if you get this, please contact me @ firstname.lastname@example.org (this goes for anyone that can help). I would love and appreciate the talk!!View Thread
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