Being worried for nothing

@maximax8 (29018)
United Kingdom
May 20, 2011 8:03am CST
I took my disabled son to hospital for an operation weeks ago and they said he was 12.6 kg. I worried so much and looked at the chart. It was scary because it looked like he was number 100 out of 100. Today I took him to for an appointment to discuss his weight. When he was weighed he was 13.75kg. The diet expert said that the other hospital scales might have been wrong. How strange! she was very pleased with his weight and height. Have you ever been worried about something for nothing? If so please discuss this.
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@cutepenguin (6457)
• Canada
15 Jun 11
I worry all of the time about random things. They usually don't mean anything...most things aren't actually that big of a deal once you actually deal with them. The things that happen that are bad are usually surprises. I spent a lot of time worried about a rash on my son only to discover that it was just from the heat. It's almost cleared up now.
@zeloguy (4913)
• United States
22 May 11
I don't know if it is worrying over nothing... I would have had them weigh him again if he was only 28 pounds and you knew or even had a feeling that wasn't right. This could also be a discussion for countries to come back to the Imperialism system instead of Metric. The reason you (as a country) use tenths of a kilo is because that is 2.2 pounds... so gaining one kilo is gaining a lot of weight. My scale at home goes down to .1 lbs which is .045 kilo approximately. Same with gasoline and liters and gallons but that is for another post. We DO use liters for soda in the US... have no idea why. Hope everything is well and good! Thanks Zelo
@bounce58 (17524)
• Canada
22 May 11
The world was supposed to end yesterday, May 21st, 2011, 6pm. I suppose there were a lot of people who worried about this. Specially the group who was shouting out this event. I'm sure they look like they have egg on their faces today. My son went for a sleepover the other night. I keep worrying that he might not like it, or call in the middle of the night and want to get picked up. I got so tired worrying, that I fell asleep on the couch waiting for the phone to ring. When I picked him up yesterday, I realized there was nothing to worry about. He even had a great time!
@bhanusb (5709)
• India
22 May 11
Hi maxi, don't worry for your child. He is fortunate enough that he has a careful mother like you. I think balance diet will help him to maintain normal weight. He also needs proper physical exercise.
• Philippines
21 May 11
It is normal for us to worry sometimes especially about little things. It is sometimes frustrating that we worried about nothing. In the past, I got worried because I thought I was late in passing an assignment to my teacher. But when I came into the class, I was surprised and relieved that the assignment was due for the next week of that day.
@moirai (2311)
• Philippines
20 May 11
Hmm... well yes. I have been worried about something for nothing before. Although I can't think of anything particularly like your case which involves a mistake by someone or something. The example I can think of right now is worrying about something because of being left in the dark about it. I mean for instance, you are worried about something because you don't know what's going on and the person you are asking, for one reason or another, does not give you the info you need to allay your fears. And that's really frustrating. =/
@cream97 (29166)
• United States
20 May 11
Hi. maximax8. Yes, I have been worried about many things in my life, especially when it comes to my children. When my youngest daughter started walking crookedly, I thought that she was going to be bowlegged or she may be handicapped. Her feet turned inwards as she would walk. It scared me! So she was evaluated by a Podiatrist that specialized into children's feet issues. So, she took X-Rays and her feet ended up being normal. This Podiatrist told me that he did not see anything abnormal with her feet. He told me to just help her learn how to walk by allowing her to practice. This was about three years ago. Now, my daughter is walking straight and she no longer walks as if she has the stance of a pigeon toe. I am so happy, I prayed that God would fix her feet to walk straight and he did it. I am so glad that your son's weight is normal and healthy. I know how relieved that you must feel. I am glad that he is okay. As mothers it is very natural for us to worry about our children. This has become a regular habit of mines daily. I can't help but to wonder and to worry about my child. It is because I love them and we all love our children. I know that worrying is never the answer, because we always tend to get the answer sooner or later from God. Take care, maximax8
• India
20 May 11
I have my end of second year exams in weeks and still have coursework to do as well. I have missed a lot of lectures this year and dont really know the course content. i also have learning difficulties that make reading, time management and concentrating quite difficult for me. Usually id be a lot more prepared for exams by now, so im really scared that ive let myself get so behind. I just need to focus the best i can for the next weeks and hopefully somehow ill do okay. I guess what im looking for is some words of encouragement, or advice that will inspire me to just do the best i possibly can and hopefully still succeed, rather than getting overwhelmed and worried which will mess me up even more.
@mods196621 (3631)
• Philippines
20 May 11
Yes most mother are like that worried to all matters with regards to her kids. Most especially to health. I cannot tell the specific scenario of how i battle worried in my life because i really want to forget this feelings. Not a good thing. Because the time my children are kids and small they are all sickly and almost lost my strength every time they got sicked. And i feel not only worry but afraid of something to happen to them badly. My heart pounded like it was like to come out of my body and that is so bad for me. This is just simple but really unforgettable to me. Now that they are grown up already and nothing to worry much still as mother i feel the same worry for nothing...
@GreenMoo (11842)
20 May 11
I think I'd be quite cross to have been put in this situation. A difference of that much is really quite a lot for a small person, and could make a difference to treatment or dosage in a hospital environment. Dangerous.