Apr 01, 2013 - 7:18 pm
I was thinking this morning that there are different stages of Scanxiety.
First, there's When-Is-My-Next-Scanxiety, when you're not sure what the next step is.
Next, there's Waiting-For-My-Scanxiety, when the appointment is scheduled and you start to experience phantom symptoms while waiting.
Then you experience Waiting-For-Results-of-the-Scanxiety, a phase you enter as soon as you sign in for your appointment.
Some of us also get to enjoy WTF-Is-On-the-Scanxiety, where we hear about results piecemeal, or that there is an oddity that has not been explained yet.
I just passed from When-Is-My-Next-Scanxiety into Waiting-For-My-Scanxiety this morning. The relief at finally having it scheduled quickly faded into feeling like I have a sore throat (although that may also be explained by the fact that I attended back-to-back conferences with lots of sick people at them). ;-)