Any of you have to deal with people who are obsessed with illness. How do you deal with it? Several members in my family talk about little else whenever I speak to them even though I try to change the subject. My Mom, all 4 foot 10 inches of her, is the biggest threat to my stability when having to deal with this. For example: she goes to the doctor an average three or four times a month and often gets tested for various illnesses; I always hear about these in great detail. She has had a stint put in her heart, so there is some cause of concern, but I can’t begin to tell you about all the details and complications that worry her and are the main topic of discussion…always. I am quite the opposite when it comes to going to the doctor, but she is always afraid and I do sympathize with her fears, after all she is Mom and so little and venerable, LOL. Yesterday, she called me to tell me that a childhood friend had died of a heart attack, then that she had taken out her Bible and wrote in it, and reminded me for the umpteenth time that it was going to be mine when she goes. It does make you think, and low and behold she got heart flutters last night and called 911 ending up in the hospital. So I get the call early this morning and am brought to tears in worry, but turns out all is fine, yet I feel set up for an emotional rollercoaster ride regardless, and I could have seen this coming, and/but what if I was wrong? Not a good way to start your day!