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.