So, /adv/, any hypocondriacs here who want to share methods to "just like chill"? I'm being ultra paranoid because I'm afraid the constipation and slightly impacted colon I just got visited for two days ago might be worse than initially thought and that before the 6 days of therapy the doc prescribed me I'm going to die an explosive, brown and smelly death. Granted it already happened to me and lasted much longer, but my intestine didn't hurt that much the one time it happened two years ago.
In all seriousness though, because of a previous trauma I'm fucking horrified by the perspective of being in a hospital, mostly because it would disrupt my routine so much.
And I have a couple of important university exams coming up. AND THE PROM IS TOMORROW!
Anon, we're all going to die. Why the fuck are you worrying about what's going to kill you? Sure, prevent your death as long as you can, but it's going to happen. If you end up with an illness that cuts your life in half, fucking whatever man. You're wasting the (very short) amount of time you have on this stray blue planet worrying about the inevitable. SNAP OUT OF IT!
That's why I'm worried to waste time in whatever therapy or hospital. Everyone I know gives me shit about being paranoid about my health, considering I've gone through much, much worse stuff, but I think they see it more as a "Oh you must be afraid of being hurt or dying". I'm more concerned with wasting time being hospitalized or otherwise incapacitated.
Every moment I'm not studying, learning, having fun or shitposting on my favourite chinese cartoon website feels wasted, doubly so if I have to feel like crap for a while as well.
See, that's the thing man. Waste is subjective. Your entire life is a cumulative series of good/bad/exciting/boring/etc. events. Spending time in the hospital or therapy or what have you isn't a "waste", it's just another experience.
Roll with it.