I’m telling my doctor about these shooting pains that I get near the back of my head, behind my left ear. Sometimes they don’t happen for months and sometimes they happen several times a day.
She says it’s likely to be caused by stress and tension.
“You don’t think it’s a brain tumor?” I ask.
“No, because a brain tumor would hurt all the time and the pain would get worse over time.”
“OK . . . that’s good to know because I didn’t want to deal with a brain tumor right now.”
“I’m not worried about it. And if I’m not worried about it, you shouldn’t be worried about it.”
“That’s what my wife said this morning. She said she wasn’t worried about it. I said, ‘Of course you’re not worried about it. It’s not your head.’ She said she wouldn’t worry about it even if was her head.”
“Let me say it another way. If your doctor is not worried about it, then you don’t need to be worried about it.”