How can I defeat my anxiety about medical tests and surgery?
You're not alone. We have all been there, and my path to understanding my fear of pain took me many years to understand. This journey is a bit different for all of us, but inside we are the same. This is a discussion where we can share our creative ideas on how to distract ourselves from worrying about the medical or dental procedures we are facing. I can tell you that I didn't expect to be victorious over my fears of surgery, but I found my way and I learned where my fears had taken root long ago. That let me get past them.
To start this conversation, I would like to share a podcast video called "Your Positive Imprint" where I was interviewed and spoke about my role here on Connect, and facing my fears of surgery, and the healing connection in my own work as an artist.
I also talked about facing my fears in this Sharing Mayo Clinic Story.
I decided not to let my fears make my choices for me. Make friends with your fears and understand them. That will help you get past them.
Please join the conversation and share the ways that you can chase your fears away during those moments when you have to face them.