I feel like Buffy The Vampire Slayer this morning. My dental appointment was set for 8 AM, so I got to the waiting room early to try to settle down. This was my third visit to the Faculty Dental Practice office in the past two weeks. Having two good experiences under my hat definitely helped. While waiting for the first appointment, I felt like I was strapped to the tracks in the path of an oncoming train. Today, I saw the train coming, but knew it would stop in time.
Turns out one psych appointment wasn't quite enough to settle me down. The assistant took my pulse before the Dr started and it was revved up to 115. The Dr made sure that I'd tell him if I needed him to stop at any point. How nice is that, to feel like you have some sort of control? The exam lasted a full hour, and at the end I can say, there was no pain at all, and I have no additional work needed. Woot! So, I'm good for another six months, and hopefully by then I'll have a better handle on the meditation and can keep my pulse rate in control. I have another seven psych appointments planned to polish up my relaxation skill set.
I didn't slay the demon today, but I got a chain around its neck, wrestled it to the floor and kicked its ass. Next time, maybe I can stick a stake in its heart, Buffy-style. Thank you, everyone, who posted or wrote emails yesterday. Your encouragement and kind words mean so much to me.
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