I have always been a worrier and it tends to get on a right roll ahead of medical appointments ( my own or those of anyone I care deeply about).
I have heebie-jeebies these days ahead of an appointment and I wonder if any of you out there have found the way to get control of your self.
See, I have tried deep breathing, relaxation techniques, yoga, exercising, diving into poetry, being open about how I feel, shutting up about how I feel, thinking about happy moments, writing down my fears, writing gratitude lists ….
When it comes to the waiting room and being summoned, I tend to lose any little bit of headway I may have made.
Sometimes, I wonder if it’s best to brace for the worst or hope for the best or maybe not think at all.
Has any of you mastered the art of coping with these kinds of terrors, long, medium and short term?
I know everyone is different and we all have different baggage but I also know I am not alone in dissolving into a blithering idiot ahead of and during medical appointments.
All ideas welcome!