PTSD from surgeries, procedures, and admissions
I found myself the other day with a stomach pain. Pain scale, it maybe was a 6 — but, my mind topsy turvied into panic. Am I getting sick again? What if this is something serious, like what happened four years ago?
Granted, everyone where I work was sick with a stomach bug. And after gently telling myself that it probably wasn’t anything serious, while validating to myself that it makes sense that I was panicking. I still get frustrated worrying.
It’s crazy how my brain can make these associations, without me thinking much about it. However, it takes serious effort to deconstruct these fears.
Does this happen to y’all? How do you cope with it?
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