Thank you all. I really appreciate the support.
That's really sad to hear. I guess this a reminder that we should take measures to keep ourselves in good health where we can. Hope you get better! I can't imagine this site without you (not to be cheesy).
Well, I certainly don't plan on going anywhere. :)
I wish you the best and a smooth recovery, man. I was shocked when I realized you're the OP. I think it goes without saying that you're still very young, and being myself someone that is also extremely fearful of illness, I can only imagine the staggering amount of pressure, fear, and anxiety you must be having right now. Don't think about it and always have a positive outlook, that's really the only thing I can say.
Yeah I used to draw some comfort myself from the fact I just turned 30, which means my risk for most serious illness is low. And I suppose that does mean I have better chance of recovery than I would if I was elderly. Apparently these particular ones tend to show up spontaneously, but if it helps your own fears, bear in mind that as I mentioned, they're usually not malignant.
really good to hear that there is a high chance of positive outcome to this and it's great that you're already working with doctors and health professionals even though you have a phobia of medical conditions (tbh a fear of getting sick isn't really irrational a fear to have) but if you are offered treatment which will remove or shrink it go for them asap, if someone offers you apple cider vinegar as the cure to it.... take the bottle and shove it right up that persons anus as far as you can, you can use it as a test of your strength to make sure you're keeping muscles active!
I know it's hard to do right now as well Curl but try not to worry and trust that your doctors will do everything that they are trained to do to help you, stress and negative feelings can make people very sick even without any other things wrong with them so try to stay positive and like you said avoid unneeded arguing on here... or you know what, maybe the odd rant related to Video game sales and other non serious matters might draw your mind off the worry over this thing.
Sending all the positive vibes your way man, you get yourself better soon alright.
Oh I definitely plan to go 100% with what the doctors and experts recommend, which at the moment is removal ASAP. I've had my fair share of people offering me quack cures in my life due to being autistic, one guy tried to convince me Broccoli Oil would cure me once.
When you're feeling stressed or worried, just try and think about how great it will feel afterwards when it's done and over with and in the past. Plenty of gaming to look forward to yet.
Best of luck.
Oh yeah, definitely don't plan on missing out on Bayonetta 3! ;)