Each time one of our children gets sick he is convinced that we need to have them tested for Cystic Fibrosis (we have breathing issues at our house). A few months ago I had an issue with one of my eyes, he was convinced it could be a brain aneurysm, it ended up just being a muscle issue. A stomachache for him makes him worry he has colon cancer. The list goes on.
Now me on the other hand, I'm the relaxed one. My doctors office has labeled me as the "chill mom". A few years ago the Doc woke up with a stomachache and I told him to take some Pepto and get over it. He said he needed to go to the doctor ASAP. One appendectomy later, turns out being the "chill" one didn't go in my favor. And for the record, I don't tell my kids to take a Pepto and get over it, I'm not that negligent.
Now I don't know about you, but I have heard doctor friends complain about the patients who come in with their own diagnosis and all sorts of crazy hypochondriacs. What makes me laugh is that my doctor husband is the crazy one at our house. How do things work at your house? Is your doctor the laid back one or the one researching crazy illnesses?