Sunday, December 10, 2006

Question from a Worry Wart

I just need to know if this is only me...

I just got off the phone with my momma a little bit ago and she told me she has a doctor's appointment tomorrow.

It's weird, but over the last couple of years I get terrified when my mother goes to see a doctor. I mean, a lot is that I don't have the greatest trust for the profession and I just feel like when people go they're most definitely going to get diagnosed with something. Stupid, I know.
But my mom's appointment isn't really for anything major. She's just been having some pains in her leg that she has diagnosed as a potassium deficiency. (Yes, with the help of the Internet, she is now Dr. Rucker)

I guess we're both at an age now that I think many people start losing their parents and I can't help but to think what the doctor's going to tell her this time. But, I guess I need to calm down. I do tend to overreact and worry too much. She exercises, stopped eating meat a few years back and I think is generally in good health. But I know I'm no doctor.

Does anyone know what I'm talking about or is it what I thought - that I'm going overboard with the worrying?

3 comments:

Crazy In Shreveport said...

I understand what you're saying. My daughter and husband go to the doctor on a very regular basis because they both have bipolar disorder (I run as far away from docs as I can).

The strange thing is all my momma's sisters who've been to the doctor more than she has all now have some complications that have come about from being treated by doctors... (I don't mean to scare you).

I say good for your momma in that she's researching what might help her naturally. In Oklahoma where I'm originally from they have many Osteopathic doctors who have a more natural approach.

Special K said...

I definitly agree. I worry about my parent health all the time, and they aren't even that old or particularly unhealthy. My mom is a smoker, and I always wory about her getting lung cancer, in particular. WIth all the nutrition and health news we're surrounded by these days, I think it's only natural for us to worry about these things.

Anonymous said...

A worrywart is not a person who worries excessively. A worrywart is a person who bothers other people excessively. That kid brother who pestered you? He's the worrywart. And, notice that it is one word? That's because it comes from a comic strip character, Worrywart, from "Out Our Way" drawn by J.R. Williams in the 1950s.