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Confronting Your Fears

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Today, I am conquering a big fear with a seemingly miniscule act.

I am going to the dentist.

I won't say how long it has been since I last visited the dentist. But I will say that I have allowed my fear and inertia to keep me out of the dentist's chair for far too long.

My goal is to live a long and healthy life. To this end, I eat right and work out and try to make time for fun and family and religion and other stress relieving activities.

I know that to meet my goal of a long and healthy life, I need to take good care of myself and take preventive measures.

This includes regular dentist visits.

So with a heavy heart and a moderate amount of anxiety, I head off for my appointment. Wish me luck!
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    I hate the dentist too. I'm paying for not going when I was younger.

    Congrats for getting it done!
    1825 days ago
    Good for you! That can be one of those things that will just sit and sit on a to-do list until you actually make it happen. I'll try to cross one of those "lump" items off my list today, too! Thanks for the inspiration!
    1825 days ago
  • KEELIE21
    Good for you! (it's been FOREVER since I went too)
    1825 days ago
    I went a good 10 years without going and definitely know how you feel. I have since been every 6 months and am very glad I took that step.. and glad that you are too!
    1826 days ago
  • TIFFA409
    so proud of you! I also need to go to the dentist. Thank you for the reminder and inspiration! I hate going because of all of the meds I have to take before and after I go. It makes me feel ill for days.
    1826 days ago
  • CDCSMITH2013
    Oh, I'm right there with you. I had to get meds before I went back for my first visit back. I have a great dentist office now and they are always willing to work with me. Hope you've found a great new place and it was not as bad as you thought it might be.
    1826 days ago
    Good luck.
    1826 days ago
    Wow- that is a great fear to overcome. I hope that you had a great check up and you like your dentist.
    1826 days ago
    emoticon Be proud of yourself for doing what you need to do in spite of being fearful.
    1826 days ago
    Good luck! I avoided going for years because I hated my dentist and was too lazy to find another one. After having pain and getting recommendations from my friends, I found the BEST dentist and I'm so glad I went and got my teeth taken care of! Good job on facing your fear!!! emoticon
    1826 days ago
    Good luck. I hope it went well. I really dislike going to the dentist as well. Unfortunately, the alternative is even more painful. You are doing the right thing and your teeth will feel so good once you have finished.
    1826 days ago
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