Here are my top three....
Number one in my list is going to the dentist. I have always hated going to the dentist because nothing good has ever happened to me in a dentist office. I mean there are needles, pain, blood, gagging and an occasional throwing up episode and I just can’t get past that sound of the drill. I know I am a grown man and shouldn’t be afraid of it but I am. By the way, I have an appointment this afternoon and am dreading it. I am claustrophobic too and I always feel like I am going to choke with all that stuff in my mouth. When I was young, my dentist was named Dr. Fang. The name alone says it all.
Number two on my list is spiders. There is something scary about a spider. I think they were created by the devil just to scare me. Once when I was very young, I got a big banana spider on my face and to this day I nave nightmares about it. They just look creepy to me and then there is that anticipation of the bite when they get on you.
Number three for me is heights but not just being high. I am afraid of being high and on the edge of something. I can climb to the top of the stack where I work and that doesn’t bother me but let me get on my roof and up to the edge and I get chills. I guess it is the falling that I am really afraid of. You know, the thought of knowing that it is going to hurt when I hit the ground.
The weird thing is I am not afraid of dying I just don’t’ want a lot of pain to go along with it. It is somewhere way down on my list of umpleasent things but way down there.
I associate those three things with pain and I just don’t like it. Any suggestions?
Three hours until my appointment. I am feeling nauseous. Does anyone have a Valium?