My husband, who has suffered from digestive problems lately, went to the ER this week as he was unable to keep any food or liquid down. A CT scan revealed he has a tumor, and he will have several more tests to find out more details and get a definitive diagnosis. Sixteen years ago, he had cancer and was told it would return at some point – whether 2 or 20 years -- not necessarily in the original place of origin. Immediately, my thoughts went to the worst-case option, resulting in a few sleepless nights which made things even worse. I wondered how I was going to get through the next weeks waiting for more information on his condition.
Then I heard you tell a caller that “anxiety is future, depression is past, and healthy is now.” I really heard those words and realized that I need to be in this moment now, instead of worrying “what if.” So now, I’m appreciating this time of ignorance, not knowing what he may have to face. When I catch myself on occasion thinking into the future, I replace my thoughts with things that give me pleasure: listening to your program, crafting, putting on some music, watching a movie with my husband, and even line dancing with him. Thank you for those words of wisdom; they have truly helped.
Your Words Helped Calm My Anxiety
The Dr. Laura Call of the Day Podcast