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    Reacting to the pressures of life with a massive brain tumour fear

    I have been a lot better since my leukaemia scare (weird blood test result that turned out to be a virus) before Christmas. But this week I have just gone into TOTAL MELTDOWN. I have a job interview tomorrow for a job I am not sure if I want, I have been in my current job for 16 years and fear of change is a massive thing for me. So as a result my HA has gone into total overdrive. I have been working hard in therapy and I now have a lot more insight about how the HA process works for me. The logical part of me thinks that I am hyper focusing because I am pinning all my anxiety about the interview onto my health, but there is a very, very real part of me that says this is an actual brain tumour and I will ignore these symptoms or explain them away AT MY PERIL!

    I am having bad visual disturbances. Started with noticing sparks in my vision when I move my eyes sharply to the side. I think these are flick phosphenes (yeah, I googled) which could be harmless, so I managed to just about accept that. Then yesterday I had coloured lights in the corner of my vision. I have ocular migraines and this was nothing like that, it only lasted a few seconds. Then the a few nights ago I woke up smelling a strange smell (then woke up the next morning with a migraine. This has happened before with the smell thing but that was years ago)

    Then today, I was looking at my ipad screen and I noticed a very definite ghosting of the letters on a white background. So all in all, I have convinced myself that this can ONLY be a brain tumour. I can't rationalise. I have googled, it's bad. Just can't calm down. I'm annoyed and frustrated with myself but also very scared that this time it's the real deal. I have even booked a Dr appointment before my regular check up which I am not meant to do as part of my not reassurance seeking. So as you can tell, things are going badly.

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    Re: Reacting to the pressures of life with a massive brain tumour fear

    Well now I'm moved back to leukaemia even though my last blood test was normal. Would leukaemia always show up in a blood test?

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    Re: Reacting to the pressures of life with a massive brain tumour fear

    Don't even answer that!!

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    Re: Reacting to the pressures of life with a massive brain tumour fear

    None if these symptoms are of a brain tumour. My dad died of one, and, trust me, you would know!!

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    Re: Reacting to the pressures of life with a massive brain tumour fear

    Thank you and I am sorry to hear about your dad.

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    Re: Reacting to the pressures of life with a massive brain tumour fear

    It was a long time ago, but can remember it clearly. I've seen 2 people with them, and there is no mistaking, you know something is seriously wrong

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    Re: Reacting to the pressures of life with a massive brain tumour fear

    my mom has a brain tumor , your symptoms arent even close
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