Fear – Is It Worth The Anxiety?

Fear… it’s an odd emotion, isn’t it?

Last week, I had to go to the dentist for my first lot of fillings.

I will admit, I’ve never liked going to the dentist but I’ve reached a point where I need a LOT of work done.

If you had asked me years ago how I would feel sitting in a dentist chair… then I would have been a crying, nervous wreck.

But yesterday?

I was actually quite calm…

And I think I know why!

Last year, I faced my worst fears in the space of 1 month which were – almost dying, being in critical care, being on my own and miles away from Ewan and my family. Being sick and so much more.

That really tested me and it turns out, it gave me a whole new perspective on fear.

So, yesterday when I sat in the dentist chair, I asked if I could hold the dental nurse assistants’ hand, just while the dentist was administrating local anaesthetic.

Let me tell you, numbing cream is my saving grace – I didn’t even know the needle was in my gum until, well what appeared to me it looked like they stopped what they were doing, but the dentist was actually holding the injection still.

Ohhhh….is that it? Yes… yes, it is!

I was more focused on my Ataxia as I was worried any involuntary movements would occur and everything flying everywhere… but thankfully, it wasn’t too bad!

To some, having a fear of the dentist is nothing, but to the rest…its everything.

I realised how much time I have wasted because of my fears, not just the dentist but others too, I’ve put my life on hold because of fear.

Well…no more!

I am not wasting anymore time, fear let me tell you something…

Bring it!

3 thoughts on “Fear – Is It Worth The Anxiety?

  1. Well done, I’m not a fan of the dentist either! I once grabbed the dentist’s hand whilst he was drilling which was really dangerous….I have a lovely dentist now but I still feel pretty anxious going…

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