Keep Calm and Carry On

June 12, 2014

I am having surgery Friday. I shouldn’t be scared because it is only wisdom teeth we are talking about, but inside I can’t stop myself from thinking about the last time I got put under (the horrifying) anesthesia. When I think about all the things that could go wrong in the operating room, it makes me feel uncertain. Last time I was under I had a major stroke but that was brain surgery, this is only wisdom teeth. What I don’t like is to feel like I am losing control and that makes me scared more than anything.

The way I cope with feeling all these anxieties is I use these strategies, one of them is listening to my strong and motivating songs, another is writing and getting my thoughts down on paper, and another one is just talking to my mom. As weird and childish as it seems it truly makes a difference.

  • Ed

    You are so lucky to have strategies that help you! I completely understand why you are scared and nkow that your family is a wonderful support for you!

    • julidixon

      Thanks Ed you’re a real support.

  • Sue Pinkham

    Alex, we are in awe of what you are doing to change lives around the world. You are such an inspiration to so many people. Thank you for your commitment to helping others. Jodi and I will be thinking of you tomorrow and hoping everything goes perfectly with your surgery. Gentle hugs to you, your Mom and Jessica!!!