As you probably know I am a licensed counselor, which in my case hasn't helped much during this difficult time in my life. All the training and books go out the window when the therapist is the one who needs a therapist. Why stress right now?
My wife had Melanoma a couple of years ago and now the dermatologist is telling us that while it isn't Melanoma
she does have skin cancer on her back again. Yes there is a brief sigh of relief in knowing it isn't Melanoma, but then you are hit with the reality that it is still "The C Word." And to give more anxiety to the situation they found a precancerous spot on my lip
which they froze off. I know, I should be jumping for joy that it was labeled precancerous and not cancer. However, I have what is called "health anxiety" so I don't react well to any form of diagnosis....especially pre-ANYTHING. And I made the mistake of doing some Dr. Google research and that has made it worse. So what do you do when life deals you a big batch of stress?