Am I worrying too much?

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  1. TheDreamMaster The Night He Came Home...

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    I know we have a thread about fears but I don't feel like I would get a response there.

    So, I'm deathly afraid of mad cow disease, or specifically the human version vCJD. During ym 6th grad year, I didn't eat beef for an entire year. Now that fear sort fo went away for a while, but in the last, after doing research, I've become very afraid of it again. Granted, in the United States there is claimed to have only been 4 confirmed cases, and two of those were related Canadian beef. However, after studying the way the USDA tests beef (aka, not doing regular tests but using a random sample of so many thousand dead cattle brought in.) I just don't know if I feel like we have a system that is truly making sure we are safe.

    That said, I also fear because in regards to the US beef practices, vCJD can also take a long time to manifest. The shortest times have been within a year, but usually it takes as long as 8 to 13 years to manifest, and from offset is still between 6 and 13 months before it kills. And that is what also scares me, if basically sets in as paranoia and hallucinations, followed by memory loss, and the loss of leg function. Eventually the person dies.

    So am I worrying to much about this, afraid that another epidemic is waiting around the corner because I feel we may not have the ebst practices regarding our beef in thsi country, and the time it takes to manifest is the only reason we haven't seen more cases yet?
     
  2. Darthphere Kneel before 'Drox!

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    You're more likely to get hit by a bus.
     
  3. Piper Maru Guest

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    Breaking Bad - Walter White Speech On Fear
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  4. TheDreamMaster The Night He Came Home...

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    Huh, never thought of it that way.
     
  5. Immortalfire In the pale moonlight

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    In my life, I've survived Y2K, West Nile virus, bird flu, mad cow, and anthrax. I don't worry about anything.
     
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    Y2K...my god....the horror of Y2K....we have been through a lot in the past 20 years
     
  7. Darthphere Kneel before 'Drox!

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    You gotta live your life man. Just think of all the random, crazy ass way people have died. Death can come from anywhere. Worrying about something like Mad Cow disease is crazy. A plane engine can land on your house right now. And you didn't get to enjoy that burger because you were worried about something that is not much of an issue.
     
  8. TheDreamMaster The Night He Came Home...

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    You're right man. I guess encountering a special on TV as a kid really scared me because that is what got me thinking about it in the first place all those years ago. I guess it has always gotten to me as a scary way to die.
     
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    The Rock says you have to be water, go with the flow.
     
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    Every man dies. Not every man truly lives.
     
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    The Rock is worried that you have been peeking at The People's Package while The Rock has been showering.
     
  13. Piper Maru Guest

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    I will take you down Know Your Role Boulevard which is on the corner of Jabroni Drive and check you directly into the Smackdown Hotel!
     
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    Know your role and shut your mouth!
     
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    The jabroni beating, pie eating, trail blazing, eyebrow raising, heart stopping great one will layeth the Smackdown, if ya smell....
     
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    ....what The Rock is cooking!
     
  18. Brain Damage Everything Under the Sun

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    I've been worried over needless health-things lately too. Namely, heart attacks. But I'm honest with myself that my fears are very much unfounded and that worrying about stuff that may or may not happen will just lead to needless stress - which actually can impact me negatively. Point is, don't be afraid. Don't be stupid, obviously. Some people take it too far and refuse to ever go see a doctor unless they're throwing up blood three times a day. That's not good. But it's not good to be the person who goes to the ER every time they have a headache, either. Stay rational. It helps.

    Also, to stick with the BB theme set by Piper Maru, when I feel some of this anxiety set in, I watch this to remind myself that I'm in control.

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    P.S: That doesn't mean start cooking meth and killing people :)
     
  19. Thundercrack85 Registered

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    Considering the myriad of other things more likely to kill you, yes, you're worrying way too much. Try to distribute that fear evenly. Like just think about asteroids. Crazy people. Guns. Crazy people and guns. Cars. Crazy people with cars. Drunk drivers. Spree killers.

    Hell, why limit it to beef? What about chicken flu? Swine flu? Salmonella, which can apparently be in everything from chocolate to salmon.

    And then there's the economy...
     
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    Try not to think about it or worry about it , go out & eat a hamburger. :up:
     
  21. Darthphere Kneel before 'Drox!

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    I understand his fear though. I have this irrational fear of appendicitis for example. Everytime my stomach hurts I'm like "Oh God." Usually its just because I need to drop a deuce.
     
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    The Rock should be more worried about the probation he just received.
     
  23. Darthphere Kneel before 'Drox!

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    C. Lee with a stone cold stunner.
     
  24. Kane52630 TRAPPED IN A BEE CAGE

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    C. Lee is an expert in the art of wielding Hulkamania.

    For what its worth, DreamMaster, you're better off with fish, chicken and the occasional piece of pork than beef. I kind of think your fear is farfetched; I've eaten plenty of beef in the last 19 years and haven't seen anything like mad cow.
     

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