Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Irrational Fears

I am about to have to make a dentist appointment for myself in the next week or so once my jaw gets totally back to normal. This terrifies me to my very core. Let me fill you in on something about myself, I’ve got a handful of irrational fears and going to the dentist is one of them.

I’ve always hated the dentist, but it was never a paralyzing fear until I got my wisdom teeth removed and the surgeon made an “oops” and hit a nerve, making part of my face numb for weeks. Yeah, that happened.

So basically since then, I am scared to death of going any place where they throw around the word “procedure.” But, alas, the time has come and with my back against the wall, the appointment must be made. I’m dreading it because I know there will be pulling of teeth and most likely filling of cavities and that just makes me squirm. It’s not the pain I’m afraid of, it’s the possibility of messing up. So happy thoughts my way are accepted and appreciated.

Do you have any irrational fears? My other would definitely be flying, but that’s something I’m slowly learning to get over with practice (and Xanax… jk, but really). I think the most irrational fears are caused when we don’t have control over the situation. I know that’s the case for me. If I’m not flying the plane, I’m not comfortable. Let’s be honest, if I am flying the plane, something’s gone terribly wrong, but you get what I’m saying. This is where we just have to trust that everything will work out for the best I guess! J

Hopefully my smile will look better than what I made my breakfast into this morning.

1 comment:

  1. I have sooooo many irrational fears, and I constantly just have to give them over to God.

    I'm always afraid I left my hair straightener, curing iron or candle warmer on and that I'm going to burn down the entire apartment complex.

    I'm really weird about left hand turns, too. I'll take right hand turns whenever possible - they just feel safer! Left hand turns into oncoming traffic are scary!

    I'm afraid of tornadoes, like CRAZY. I haaaaate them.

    And that's about as transparent as I'm going to get today. :)